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  Blocksworld Adds New Legends of Oz Set
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05/09/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

For Immediate Release:

Friday, March 9, 2014—  Linden Lab and  Summertime Media today announced that a new  Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return  set will be available in  Blocksworld  on  Friday, May 9, in coordination with the release of the new animated feature film. This is the second  Legends of Oz set in  Blocksworld and is the result of a content-licensing relationship with Linden Lab and Summertime Media, brokered by KZero Worldwide.

The  Legends of Oz  sets allow players of Linden Lab's free, 3D building-block game for the iPad to create and play with content and characters from the new animated feature film and include:

•   New props and decals players can use to create playable versions of characters from the film, including Dorothy, Toto,

•    Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and more

•   New games in which players can re-create iconic scenes from the movie

•   A new world of terrain to build in, featuring the Emerald City, Jester’s Castle, and dynamic lighting effects

•   The new Four-Legged Block - great for creating small creatures like Toto and bringing them to life

•   New action controls, expanding Blocksworld’s drag-and-drop visual scripting language to make it easy to control multiple

•    characters in the worlds that players create

Linden Lab has also secured other relationships to bring world-famous brands to Blocksworld (like the recently released Transformers sets). Blocksworld has seen more than 1 million downloads and more than 600,000 user-created worlds shared to date.

About  Blocksworld

Blocksworld  is a free 3D building-block game for kids and family that brings the imaginative play of toy blocks to your iPad's touch-screen. Snap-together 3D blocks to build anything you can imagine from crazy characters to cars, space rockets, animals, robots, planes, monsters, and much more - and then bring your creations to life! Simple drag-and-drop controls make it easy to add interactivity and animations to anything you make. Play with your creations in action-packed games, share what you’ve made with your friends, and explore creations made by people all over the world.

About Linden Lab

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in San Francisco,  Linden Lab makes shared creative spaces that inspire and empower users to explore and share their creativity with others. For more about Linden Lab, its products, and career opportunities please visit  LindenLab.com.

About  Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return  is an animated feature film based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. In the film, Dorothy (voiced by Lea Michele) awakens to a devastated post-tornado Kansas, and is soon whisked back to Oz and its new villain in this 3D-animated musical adventure. The film also stars Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart and Bernadette Peters. More information about the film can be found at  www.LegendsOfOzMovie.com.

About Summertime Entertainment

Founded by Ryan Carroll and Roland Carroll, Summertime Entertainment is a multi-media company specializing in family-friendly entertainment for film, television, digital, mobile and other trans-media platforms. Currently, Summertime Entertainment is in production on a new franchise of epic proportions, the re-vitalization of the indelible and beloved world of Oz. Through various forms of digital worlds, online communities and a brand new stereoscopic, 3D animated feature film, Oz will soon be brought back to life in literally new dimensions, for a whole new generation to love and cherish. More information about Summertime Entertainment can be found at  www.summertimemedia.com.

About KZero

Founded in 2006, KZero is a market-leading online games consulting firm providing strategy, analytics and insight for the rapidly growing kids gaming market. KZero clients include Summertime Entertainment, Viacom, The BBC, France Televisions, Mattel and Ubisoft.