BRING THE PARTY STRAIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE WITH THE DEBUT OF WURDY ON THE ITUNES APP STORE

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BRING THE PARTY STRAIGHT TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE WITH THE DEBUT OF WURDY ON THE ITUNES APP STORE

Keep the Party Going – and Guessing – in New Word-based Puzzle Game

LONDON: December 5, 2013:  Marvelous Games, a division of Japanese publisher MarvelousAQL, best known for the highly-acclaimed titles No More HeroesHarvest Moon, and RunBot, today announced the release of Wurdy, a highly entertaining new word-based party game on the App Store. Available now on iPhone®, iPad and iPod® touch devices,Wurdy is designed to bring the entire room together – at home, your favourite pub, a friend’s house –  for hilarious ‘shout-out-loud’ fun anywhere you go.

Developed by UK studio SockMonkey, players each have a sixty second round to cleverly and quickly describe a listed word or phrase to their audience using clues that will lead them to the answer. Once someone guesses correctly, players move onto the next word as the clock quickly races to zero. The player with the most points at the end of each round wins, but remember: no miming and no rhyming!

“We fell in love with Wurdy from our very first play,” says Harry Holmwood, CEO, MarvelousAQL Europe.  “People of all ages have always loved playing together – whether it’s cards or classic board games. Wurdy takes that tradition and combines it with the easy accessibility and convenience of a mobile phone – making any occasion perfect for a fun, social game.”

Topics for Wurdy take players through a wide range of subjects that will entertain all types of people including Film/TV, Celebrities, Sports, Animals, Books and even the Kids’ Zone for the wee Wurdy gamer. Premium categories will also be available as in-app purchases, keeping players on their toes and up-to-speed with an array of new topics ,including the latest pop culture news, sporting events and holidays. Each category contains more than 300 words, which will offer endless entertainment to players.

The fun doesn’t stop there, as Wurdy allows players to capture their unforgettable epic fails and verbal victories live on camera by utilising the EveryPlay feature. EveryPlay allows players to record video footage from the perspective of the quizzer, and easily share hilarious videos from their Wurdy funny moments via popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Wurdy is available now for £1.49 from the App Store on iPhone®, iPad and iPod® touch devices, with an Android launch coming soon.

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About Marvelous Games:
Marvelous Games is the digital brand of MAQL Europe, a subsidiary of MarvelousAQL, Inc. of Japan – which is the result of the 2011 merger between Japanese publishers Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive, and mobile/ social developer Liveware.

Known for acclaimed console games like No More Heroes and Harvest Moon, MarvelousAQL has also enjoyed critical and commercial success in Japan with social and mobile games like Logres of Swords and Sorcery and Three Kingdoms.

Marvelous Games partners with mobile and social game developers around the world, including recent iOS titles such as Eyes Attack and the multi-million download hit RunBot, providing expert help with development funding, user acquisition, monetization, PR and marketing for their games.

About SockMonkey Studios:
SockMonkey Studios is a mobile game and app development studios based in Middlesbrough, UK, with a team that has worked at some of the biggest independent studios in the UK including Team17, Atomic Planet Entertainment and Jagex, working on a variety of platforms including mobile, console, handheld and Facebook.

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