Platypus – the squishiest shoot-em-up ever now available for S60®, UIQ®, and BlackBerry® smartphones!

Staffordshire & S. Yorkshire UK – September 24th, 2008 – Following a release for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® devices earlier this year, Astraware® and Idigicon are excited to announce the release of Platypus for 3 more smartphone platforms. The squishiest shoot-em-up ever is now available for S60®, UIQ®, and BlackBerry® smartphones worldwide, including the new BlackBerry Bold!

Based on the cult classic for PC and Mac, Platypus is a fast, frantic and fun side-scrolling arcade shooter with a difference – the entire game is made from clay!

The vast continent-spanning city of Collosatropolis has finally reached the limits of its expansion, and tall buildings cover every available space. The Collosotropolan leaders decide to invade the neighbouring country of Mungola. They don’t anticipate much of a struggle as Mungola’s entire defence force consists of a single squadron of fighter planes – the venerable F-27 ‘Platypus’.

Your mission is to pilot your trusty Platypus and save peaceful Mungola! Fly across the squashy fields and trees, avoid the snowy mountains and protect your planet. Shoot down the enemy ships and marvel as they disappear in a splat! Collect fruit bonuses and a range of power-ups to aid you in your quest!

Platypus is a fantastic, fun arcade game featuring 4 massive worlds each with several challenging levels. It’s the perfect casual game for arcade gamers and the perfect arcade game for casual gamers!

Platypus is optimised to use d-pad controls on S60 phones, d-pad or touchscreen on UIQ phones, and the trackball on BlackBerry smartphones. For more information, click here. Club Astraware members can get a substantial discount off all versions of Platypus for a limited time. Simply login here to check out the special price!

Pick Up Some Bargain Booty with Astraware’s Talk Like a Pirate Day Sale!

Staffordshire, UK – September 18th, 2008 – Avast me hearties!!! Friday 19th September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and the Astraware Team is celebratin’ once again! ARRR!

To celebrate with us, get your hands on some fine booty – 6 of the best pirate/nautical/treasure games on very special offer for just 24 hours with more than 50% off each!

Save several dubloons off the price of Tradewinds, Tradewinds 2, Hidden Expedition Titanic, Seven Seas, Bubble Babble, and Golden Skull, but don’t delay – at the stroke of midnight the offer ends! Don’t be a scurvy landlubber, get yourself along to our promo page!

A word from Captain Redbeard Tomlinson: “Yarrr, these games be great for when ye’ve been marooned and the rum’s run out!”

Don’t forget – Friday 19th September – Yo Ho Ho!