zGames Launches The War of The Worlds

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War of the Worlds has been done many times as we know, but now it’s on the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The game is $4.99 and available now and it contains 12 minigames. The story advances as you complete each minigame, starting with the Prequel puzzle adventure quest, where you learn how the Martians surveyed Earth. Work your way through different game styles with each episode, from puzzle to action to arcade games. New minigames will be added every 2-4 weeks.

zGames, the mobile games division of Softeq Development Corporation, today announced the launch of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds: Minigame Adventure. The Minigame Adventure will ultimately contain 12 unique minigames for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and is available immediately for $4.99 from Apple’s App Store.

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Inspired by HG Wells’ visionary Victorian tale, Jeff Wayne’s original double album was released in June 1978 featuring a compelling blend of prog rock and classical, as well as a spell-binding narration by Richard Burton and outstanding performances by some of the biggest artists of the 70s, including David Essex, Justin Hayward, Phil Lynott and Julie Covington. "I’ve owned and continue to listen to Jeff Wayne’s album since it was first released, so we approached this project first and foremost as fans," explained Chris Howard, CEO of Softeq.

"The original HG Wells story was first published as a series of adventures for Pearsons Magazine in 1897, so in homage we’ve created a serialized, 12-part Minigame Adventure of The War of the Worlds," stated Terry Marshall, Marketing Manager for zGames. "Each minigame is based on one of the scenes in Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version, and features the music, sounds, and dialogue from the award-winning musical version."

The story advances as you complete each minigame, starting with the Prequel puzzle adventure quest, where you learn how the Martians surveyed Earth. Work your way through different game styles with each episode, from puzzle to action to arcade games. New minigames will be added every 2-4 weeks.

A second app is also available, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds: Augmented Reality, available for $0.99, which allows the player to invade his own home with Martians and Martian Fighting Machines and take photos. App available at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-war-the-worlds-augmented/id404152288?mt=8

"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million-to-one, he said…"

Augment Reality or start your Minigame Adventure today!

About Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds double album has enjoyed huge success and critical acclaim across the globe with 15 million records sold to date, spending over 330 weeks in the UK Album Chart (up to this writing) plus achieving two International hit singles – ‘Forever Autumn’ and ‘The Eve of The War’. The album has been Top 10 in 22 countries and No 1 in 11 of them.

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage! has been touring major international arenas since 2006 with phenomenal success. The production features:

  • Live Performance by 46 musicians on stage conducted by Jeff Wayne
  • 5 Guest Artistes
  • 11-foot high 3D Hologram of Richard Burton
  • 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience & scanning them with its bug-like eyes.
  • 100-foot wide screen projecting 2-hour cutting edge CGI-animated film in perfect sync with the show and its live performances
  • Special Effects including World First Levitation Sequence and a vanishing act
  • Pyrotechnics, leaf drops, and Flame Effects
  • Mixed in live in Surround Sound to heighten the audience’s interactive experience!

For more information, visit www.thewaroftheworlds.com.

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