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  Pixowl Opens Pre-Reg for Goosebumps HorrorTown, Upcoming Monster Collecting Simulation Game
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05/03/2018
 


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SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2018 – Pixowl, creator of the award-winning world builder game, The Sandbox, which has been downloaded over 40 million times, today announced the opening of pre-registration for the upcoming May 30th launch of Goosebumps HorrorTown, a character-driven simulation game where players will build and populate a town with scary monsters, on the App Store and Google Play.

Based on R.L. Stine’s hit “Goosebumps” horror series and licensed by Scholastic, the game will take players to HorrorTown to build and manage a quirky town, collect iconic monsters, frighten hapless humans, unlock compelling human characters, and undertake scary missions where young townsfolk spy on monsters to try to figure out what’s going on in their town.

                                                                           

Goosebumps: HorrorTown is all about collecting monsters in a character-driven adventure set in R.L. Stine’s spooky world,” said Arthur Madrid, CEO and co-founder of Pixowl. “Players who sign up for pre-registration today can be the first ones on their block to collect all their favorite monsters!”

As seen in the Goosebumps HorrorTown preview trailer released today, players will build a town and fill it with over 50 signature scary monsters from the series, including Slappy the ventriloquist dummy, Curly the skeleton, the Mummy, Murder the Clown, the Phantom, and even the Lawn Gnomes! Players take on dual roles: gathering a scary assortment of sinister creatures to terrify townsfolk and playing as humans to defend against the monsters by investigating monster activity and exploring the map to unlock new areas and adventures. As monsters, players can scare humans to obtain materials and add new creatures, while as humans they can gather resources, craft items, and spy on the monsters.

                                                                                                                                                      

Along with pre-registration, Pixowl today launched a “Draw your Monster!” contest on its Facebook page allowing players to submit their ideas and drawings. The best suggestions will be submitted to a public vote and the winning Monster will be included in the game at the time of worldwide launch. More details can be found on the Facebook post.

To keep in touch with Pixowl and Goosebumps HorrorTown, please visit www.pixowl.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

To watch the latest trailer for Goosebumps HorrorTown gameplay trailer, please head here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm-SlY0xnIg

About Pixowl

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with development studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pixowl, Inc. is a mobile game development company. Pixowl’s experienced international team of dynamic innovators strives to meet and exceed the desires of mobile game players worldwide by blending exciting gameplay, comic book art and character-driven storylines.  With the success of its iOS games including The Sandbox, Peanuts: Snoopy’s Town Tale & Garfield: Survival of the Fattest, Pixowl has already established itself as a leader in casual mobile games and IP-based games. For more information about Pixowl, please visit www.pixowl.com or friend and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About Scholastic

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online.  True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com .