Metaversal Studios Releases 'Frank Further' for iPhone OS

Jun 11, 2010, 10:04 ET from Alliance Distributors

BOSTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Metaversal Studios, the video game content development arm of Alliance Distributors (Pink Sheets: ADTR), today announced the release of "Frank Further", the sequel to their popular free iPhone game "Hot Dog Down a Hallway", available worldwide through the iTunes App Store for an introductory price of US$1.99.

With "Frank Further", the designers of the flying hot dog game series have flown above and beyond the original game's racy-but-innocent double-entendres to produce a hilarious tri-pack of visual and verbal puns.  At first launch, the game offers a "vegetarian option" that addresses a few players' complaints about cartoon violence by sending a carrot or turnip through the meat grinder instead of a pig.  The player then selects a "stage" for the hot dog's flight from a carousel of diner dishes.  In keeping with the sequel's theme, all of the game menus are parts of a diner's menu.

For the 1.0 release, Metaversal Studios serves up "Remix", "Retro", and "Clay".  "Remix" updates the graphics of the original "Hot Dog Down a Hallway" while maintaining its original flavor, while "Clay" takes the game into the third dimension with graphics inspired by the animation styles of Will Vinton and Rankin/Bass and new items and achievements.  Things really take off with "Retro", an homage to the Atari 2600 and the Super Nintendo that incorporates new gameplay elements from classic games like "Pitfall", "Mario Bros." and "Adventure".

Lead Game Designer Jay Laird said, "The hardest part about getting this game out the door was selecting from many ideas that everyone in the studio contributed.  But that's good news for our players: we plan to add new stages and new surprises to the existing stages as part of the game's regular free updates." As with the company's recently released iPad game system "GameRoom", "Frank Further" will soon include a newsfeed that informs players about game updates and a feedback system that lets the designers know which stages players enjoy the most.

Jay Gelman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Distributors, stated, "We're excited to build on our existing brand with this sequel and to continue our commitment to our players by responding to their feedback and giving them more of what they want whenever possible."

About Metaversal Studios

Metaversal Studios (, a developer of video games for iPhone OS and the web, is wholly owned by Alliance Distributors Holding Inc.

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