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  RELEASE OF "GARFIELD KART: FAST & FURRY", THE NEW AND FREE VERSION OF GARFIELD’S BEST RACING GAME ON IOS AND ANDROID
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11/20/2014
 


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Paris, November 20, 2014 — Microïds Games for All announces the release of " Garfield Kart: Fast & Furry”, the free iOS and Android versions of the crazy racing game centered in the universe of the world’s most famous cat.

After conquering more than 1 million players across the globe, "Garfield Kart" now has, as of today, its free version subtitled "Fast & Furry". The entire content of the original game – and more – is included in this edition. The players will be able to entirely unlock it without any payment. However, they will have the opportunity to speed up their progression by purchasing integrated items.

This version revolves around new challenges the players will have to successfully complete to collect golden coins that will allow them to access the various playable characters, tracks, customization objects… 80 goals need to be completed on "Garfield Kart’s” winding tracks. Perform the longest skid or Throw a given amount of cream pies to a specific opponent. These are only a few examples that will spice up an already hard-fought race.

A brand new other feature in this version, is the opportunity for the players to follow the global progression as well as best times of their friends on the various tracks. Finally, it is now possible to connect a wireless controller to an iPhone or iPad to provide more control precision.

Garfield and his friends carry on their competition in a colorful multiplayer racing game, inspired by his world of crazy characters and situations. Eight of the series symbolic characters can join the race: Jon, Nermal, Liz, Odie…and of course, Garfield. The claws come out when it’s time to race, and there are many ways to win with sixteen circuits available, and many possible means to finish first.

MULTIPLAYER: VERSUS THE WORLD!

Thanks to the cross-plateform feature, players can overtake their friends simultaneously all around the world, indifferently on iOs, Android, PC and Mac. GARFIELD KART, the first racing game without boundaries!

On the track, several bonuses are available (8 different bonuses) and have to be picked up in order to get rid of the other pilots, or to protect themselves from them. Throw pies to stop the opponents, use the lasagna booster to drive faster or a spring to reach some hidden passages: everything must be used between two skids to finish first.

The players can select a pilot and a kart according to their driving style. Each of the eight protagonists and the eight karts own specific features: acceleration, maximum speed and vehicle maneuverability. Accessories are also available to custom pilots and vehicles. Many combinations are possible!

The hats and helmets bring special abilities to the pilots, such as the chef’s hat that increases the speed of the pies that are thrown at the opponents. The spoilers make it possible to modify the kart’s features. At the beginning of the race, different Boosts must be chosen. The Boosts bring significant advantages to steal the victory from the opponents (faster start, two trials to win the race,…). It is up to the player to make the right choices to get ready before the beginning of the race.

" Garfield Kart" includes four different game modes according to the desired type of challenge. The “Single Race” mode, perfect for a quick game, the “Grand Prix” mode to race on the sixteen circuits, the “Time Trial” where the goal is to reach the reference time and the “Challenge of the Day” which proposes a challenge every day.

" Garfield Kart Fast & Furry" is available since November 20, 2014 on iOS and Android in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

THE CONTESTANTS: THEY CAME, THEY ARE ALL HERE!

They are friends, they sometimes bicker, but this time, this is serious stuff! Finishing first in the championship has become an obsession for some of them and they are not afraid of anything to get past their friends…

" Garfield Kart " (iOS)

Price: free (in app purchase) / Weight: 248 Mo link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id887815029?mt=8&at=10ltWC

" Garfield Kart " (Android) Price: free (in app purchase)/ Weight: 146 Mo Google Play : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microids.google.GarfieldKartF2P


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About Microïds

Created in 1985, Microïds is an international publisher of multi-platform video games based in Paris (France). Today, it represents Anuman Interactive’s video game business in all its forms.

Managed by its creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds keeps getting stronger and widens its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as " Syberia" or " Amerzone" on new supports or through its original creations (" Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy ", " Haunted House Mysteries ", " Monument Builders: Colosseum "…), today, Microïds is present on PC, Mac, tablets as well as iOS and Android mobiles but also on Tizen (more than 20 titles are in progress), Xbox 360 or PS3 (" Syberia " 1 and 2).

Besides its heroes and heroines from original creations (" Syberia "’s Kate Walker, " Still Life "’s Victoria Mc Pherson…), Microïds also create new titles including other characters or authors from other media (comic books, cinema, literature…) such as Garfield, Lucky Luke or Agatha Christie.

Microïds is currently developing Syberia 3 scheduled for 2015, responding to many fans of this cult adventure game series (more than 3M sold) who have been waiting for more than ten years.

For more informations, visit the official website www.microids.com, the Facebook Page www.facebook.com/microids, Twitter www.twitter.com/Microids_off or Pinterest www.pinterest.com/microids .

About GARFIELD

GARFIELD was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978. The creation of cartoonist Jim Davis, GARFIELD is a humorous strip centered on the lives of a quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog. GARFIELD was introduced to the world in just 41 newspapers and is now the most widely syndicated comic strip ever, appearing in 2100 newspapers. The strip, distributed by Universal Press, is read by over 200 million people each day and is translated into 42 languages.

The success of the comic strip spawned an entertainment empire including television: Garfield and Friends (1988-1995), The Garfield Show, currently on Cartoon Network in 130 countries, a dozen primetime specials; movies, including Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties; hundreds of best-selling books, and thousands of licensed products.

Garfield has long been considered an evergreen property because he has not only endured, but continues to be fresh and funny after 36 years in the limelight.

Follow Garfield, along with over 17 million other fans, on Facebook (facebook.com/Garfield) and Twitter (twitter.com/Garfield), and visit garfield.com, and Garfield’s free educational site, professorgarfield.org

About Paws, Inc.

Cartoonist Jim Davis’ company, Paws, Inc., located near Albany, Indiana, was founded in 1981 to handle the creative end of the Garfield licensing business. Today, Paws is the sole owner of all copyrights and trademarks for the Garfield property, and controls not only the creative angle of the fat cat’s flourishing empire, but also the licensing, marketing, and brand management of Garfield and the Garfield characters.

More information at garfield.com/paws-inc

GARFIELD and The Garfield Characters © Paws. All Rights Reserved.

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