LINE GAME Unveils the Trick-Based Action Game, LINE Nutlings Tournament
Barrel Through Stages in a Makeshift Cart in LINE GAME's First-Ever Joint Effort with a European Developer
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, announced the release of "LINE Nutlings Tournament," a trick-based action game developed by Boomlagoon Ltd., a Finnish game development company. LINE Nutlings Tournament is slated for release on the LINE-based service LINE GAME, and will be available for free on both iPhone and Android devices.
LINE Nutlings Tournament allows players to race through a variety of courses doing tricks in their cart while vying for the top score at the finish line. The game centers on a trio of acorn-loving, mischievous creatures known as "Nutlings" who pile into the cart and start rolling. Lift the front wheels off the ground while moving to pop wheelies or rotate the cart while jumping to do backflips. Points are awarded for performing these kinds of tricks. All of the tricks in the game can be done with a simple touch of the screen, making for an easy and enjoyable gaming experience.
In addition, players can also upgrade different pieces of their carts as well as the Nutlings themselves. By modifying their rides, players are able to build their own dream carts that earn them bonus points which are added to their final scores. Furthermore, there are three kinds of courses available, with new courses introduced weekly to keep the game fresh for long-time players. The game also includes a feature that allows players to compete for rankings with their friends on LINE.
LINE Nutlings Tournament also marks the first time in the history of the service that LINE GAME has partnered with a European game developer to co-develop a game. "Our partnership with Boomlagoon kicks off our effort to provide fun games for the increasingly international LINE user base. LINE Nutlings Tournament is localized into 8 languages and balanced to capture a global audience," said Jun Masuda, Executive and CSMO at LINE Corporation.
LINE strives to provide a better means of communication among its users by expanding its catalogue of various services and digital contents, including LINE GAME, with the cooperation of its partner companies located across the globe.
LINE is a smartphone app which allows users to enjoy free calls and messages to one another, both nationally and internationally, regardless of which mobile network provider they are using. Launched in June 2011 by LINE Corporation (former NHN Japan Corporation), LINE has more than 270 million users worldwide. It has also been ranked no. 1 in 55 countries in the free app category including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Macau, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Latvia. LINE carries various unique features such as 'instant translation service,' 334 'Official Accounts' that enable users to interact with famous public figures, 'Timeline and Home' to share recent updates with friends, 'Shake it,' a fun way of exchanging ids and many 'Emoji/Stickers/Emoticons.' For more information visit: http://line.naver.jp/en/.
© 2013 LINE Corporation. All rights reserved. LINE logo is a trademark and/or registered trademark of LINE Corporation in Japan and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
About Boomlagoon Ltd.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Boomlagoon is a mobile game developer focused on making awesome mobile games for players of all ages. After leaving Rovio, the company was founded in April 2012 by Antti Sten, Tuomas Erikoinen and Ilkka Halila. The three founders of Boomlagoon have over 20 years of experience in game development and start-ups.
For more details, visit www.boomlagoon.com
All rights reserved by ©2013 Boomlagoon Ltd.
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