PLANO, Texas, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
KingsIsle Entertainment today launched Grub Guardian--an engaging guardian defense game inspired by the magical world of Wizard101. Grub Guardian can be played on a stand-alone basis and also as an extension of Wizard101, enabling players to advance the skills and experience of their in-game pets.
"With Grub Guardian we engage with, and introduce KingsIsle's online family entertainment properties to, a wider audience inclusive of our more than 30 million registered players," said Elie Akilian, chairman and CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. "In an era of ubiquitous use of always-on smart phones and tablets, games like Grub Guardian will help us expand our family game platform and stay engaged with our player community."
Grub Guardian can be played via Web browser at www.kifreegames.com. Additionally, Grub Guardian is available for download from the App StoreSM at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grub-guardian/id498330099. Wizard101 players can log in and play Grub Guardian using their existing Wizard101 account information. New players can sign up to create a KingsIsle Account at https://www.wizard101.com/free-games/gg-ipad-reg.
"Grub Guardian is a leap forward for the accessibility of persistent world gaming--now players can make meaningful progress in Wizard101 using iPhone(TM), iPad(TM), iPod touch(TM) and PC or Android Web browsers," said Josef Hall, vice president of Development at KingsIsle Entertainment. "We believe that satellite games, such as Grub Guardian, represent a new frontier for game design in which standalone mobile games connect seamlessly with larger online worlds like Wizard101."
About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality online games which provide entertainment for the entire family. KingsIsle games have received numerous honors, including the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal and recognition by the National Parenting Publications Awards. KingsIsle's first game, Wizard101, was named Best MMO of 2010 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine, Best Family MMO of the Decade by Massively.com and the #1 Best Family Game of 2009 by MMORPG.com. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Austin, Texas. Information about the company's games, which include core titles Wizard101 and Pirate101, can be found at http://www.kingsisle.com/corporate/products.
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