HONG KONG and LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Artificial Life, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ALIF), a leading provider of award-winning mobile technology and applications, announced today that a new version of the popular iSink U game will arrive soon and will be available on Facebook.
The iSink U title is a take on the classic naval strategy game which has enjoyed great success and popularity on the iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android platforms since its initial launch on the Apple App Store and in the Android Market. The upcoming iSink U Facebook Edition marks the Company's (ALIF) debut on the social network platform and will be the Company's first Facebook title set to launch in Q2 2011. iSink U Facebook Edition will have all the gameplay features of the original iSink U game's mobile version, while incorporating new features that take the gaming experience to a new level by leveraging the unique game play opportunities a social network like Facebook can offer. In iSink U Facebook Edition, players will engage in real time, turn based sea battles with the options of challenging their Facebook friends to one-on-one sea battles, or creating teams and conducting multiplayer team battles.
Attractive new features in iSink U Facebook Edition include:
- High level of customization available for weapons, ships, armor, avatars, and maps using in-game purchases and/or awards
- Facebook currency for in-game purchases
- In-game real time chatting
- A "shipyard" for players to expand their fleet beyond the starter fleet of 5 ships
- Loyalty point system
- Leaderboards, achievements, and tournaments with frequent prizes to top gamers
- Localization into several languages including Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Japanese
- Seasonal events
The new version of iSink U will soon be available on Facebook. More about this title and others by Artificial Life can be found at www.artificial-life.com. Fans may get a sneak peek of the game by visiting the Facebook pages for Artificial Life, Inc. (ALIF) and iSink U.
"We are delighted to introduce our iSink U title to the global Facebook community. The new social networking and customization features will build upon our classic iSink U mobile title to provide an exciting and addictively entertaining experience to our fans. Throughout 2011, we will continue to produce more new games and apps for Facebook," said Eberhard Schoneburg, CEO of Artificial Life, Inc.
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About Artificial Life, Inc.
Artificial Life, Inc. has been a pioneer in artificial intelligence and mobile technology since its inception in Boston in 1994. We are a public US corporation (OTC BB: ALIF) with listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurt: AIF.F; Xetra: AIF.DE) and headquarters and production center in Hong Kong. We have additional offices in Berlin, Germany (EMEA headquarters), Tokyo, Japan, and Santa Monica, USA. Currently our main business areas are: high quality (3D) interactive (massively multiplayer) mobile games, mobile participation television, mobile business applications, our powerful mobile commerce technology platform OPUS-M™ and our green IT solutions provided by Green Cortex, Inc. We have won many industry awards for our outstanding technology and products.
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