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

November 2 nd 2012, Kaliningrad, Russia – HeroCraft and co-publisher, First Star Software, Inc. today announce that Boulder Dash®-XL™, the latest sequel in the legendary Boulder Dash® hit series, is making its way to iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® .

An exciting and challenging action-puzzle-dexterity game, Boulder Dash® made its debut in the early 80s and has continued to fascinate its enormous fan base. Today it is recognized as one of the best loved retro games of all time. The core gameplay of this multi-million selling hit remains unchanged over the decades: in a race against time players must collect sparkling diamonds while besting hordes of enemies and avoiding numerous traps!

Pavel Prokonich, CEO of HeroCraft: “We at HeroCraft remember spending hours in front of our screens trying to escape those falling boulders and having a great time of it! We hope iOS users will enjoy digging into this amazingly fun gameplay just as millions of players before them have for close to 30 years!”

Richard M. Spitalny, president of First Star Software, Inc., owners of the Boulder Dash® IP, went on to say: “Catnip Games, GmbH & Co. KG co-developed Boulder Dash®-XL™ with us for Xbox LIVE Arcade and Windows PC and HeroCraft has done a truly fantastic job of porting the game over to all of the popular iOS devices.”

For $2.99 USD Boulder® Dash-XL™ features five game modes and more than 100 caves! Players can elect to play as either Rockford™ or Crystal™ in four beautiful and different worlds. In addition to the classic Boulder Dash® game elements, Boulder Dash®-XL™ includes telescopic arms for remote manipulation of objects; teleporters and numerous new enemies.

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About HeroCraft:

HeroCraft is an established developer and publisher of high-quality games for mobile platforms, tablets, social networks and personal computers. HeroCraft has ‘Top developer’ status on Google Play and is a top 5 Nokia Store publisher with titles such as Yumsters, Majesty and Farm Frenzy.  Headquartered in Kaliningrad, Russia, HeroCraft was founded in 2001 and employs over 100 staff in offices across Europe. HeroCraft is currently distributing in 15 languages worldwide.

About First Star Software:

Founded in 1982, First Star Software, Inc. develops, licenses and publishes games across all platforms including cell-phones, SmartPhones, Tablets, hand-held devices, home computers and next generation consoles. A privately held corporation, First Star Software’s titles, including numerous best selling and award winning titles such as the Boulder Dash® and  SPY vs SPY series of games are distributed extensively worldwide.


Co-Published by First Star Software, Inc. BOULDER DASH®, FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. and its logo are registered trademarks of First Star Software, Inc. The names and likenesses of Rockford™ and  Crystal™ are trademarks of First Star Software, Inc. Boulder Dash®-XL™ was developed by Catnip Games, GmbH & Co. KG  with First Star Software, Inc. BOULDER DASH® was created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray.  Audiovisual material owned and Copyrighted © 1984, 2012 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. All rights reserved. iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.