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  Boulder Dash® - 30th Anniversary™ Rolls in Exciting v2.0 Update with New Levels and New Features
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

San Francisco, CA – April 11, 2016 - TapStar Interactive and First Star Software, Inc. have released their massive v2.0 update for Boulder Dash®-30th Anniversary™ for both iOS and Android devices in Apple’s AppStore and on Google Play. The new update has been featured as a “Best New Update” in the App Store in 36 EU countries. The update adds two brand new worlds and an avalanche of new features to the already very well-received game.

The original Boulder Dash® was created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray and published by First Star Software, Inc. over three decades ago. In Boulder Dash-30th Anniversary Peter Liepa has returned to create new levels for the first time in 30 years.

“The response from both critics and players has been amazing for Boulder Dash-30th Anniversary,” said Chris Gray, CEO of TapStar Interactive. “We’re making the game even bigger and better with this new update. The hardcore fans are in for a real challenge!”

First Star Software, Inc. president Richard M. Spitalny added, “The new level packs, of 20 caves each, by Peter and the other by Chris, are wonderfully challenging, if not downright diabolical at times! We’re excited to include them as in-app purchases.  

V2.0 Update includes:

  • Two New Worlds, now totaling over 280 Levels in the full game
  • First New Levels in 30 Years by original creator Peter Liepa
  • Special, Limited-Time Events to Unlock Exclusive Content
  • Controller Support, including:  MOGA, 8BitDo NES30 on supported iOS devices
  • Challenge Friends and Post High Scores on Facebook and/or Apple’s GameCenter
  • Tweet Screens and Messages from within the app only on Android devices
  • Unlock Characters with Unique Abilities
  • Gem Combos and Stylized Power-Ups
About TapStar Interactive

Based in San Francisco with offices in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Montreal, Canada; and Saarbrucken, Germany, TapStar Interactive creates and publishes unique and innovative gaming experiences that appeal to a wide range of players. Its portfolio includes original and licensed IP, from location-based to casual puzzle games. TapStar works with talented game development teams from around the world, both for its own titles and for its third party publishing program.


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Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary on Google Play

Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary on the App Store

Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary Press kit (including artwork and videos)

About First Star Software, Inc.

Founded in 1982, First Star Software, Inc. develops, licenses and publishes games across all platforms including smartphones, tablets, hand-held devices, home computers and next generation consoles. Creators of numerous best selling and award winning video game titles including Boulder Dash® and the SPY vs. SPY series of games, millions of units of each series have been sold throughout the world.  A privately held corporation, it is one of a very few surviving publishers from the early 1980’s that are run by the original founders. For more information please visit .

Boulder Dash® is a registered trademark of FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC.  Boulder Dash®-30 Anniversary™, the names and likenesses of Rockford™ and Crystal™ are trademarks of FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. Boulder Dash®-30 Anniversary™ Copyright © 1984-2016 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. All rights reserved. The original Boulder Dash was created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray. Boulder Dash®-30th Anniversary™ is created and developed by TapStar Interactive with FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. Trademarks are property of their respective owners