London, United Kingdom – Execution Unit today announced that their first game, Max Astro: Stranded Beyond the Stars, will be available exclusively for iPhone and iPad and released on the 14th June 2012. Max Astro: Stranded Beyond the Stars is a visually exciting and challenging 2D puzzle game where players guide Max Astro in his bid to escape an alien world.

In Max Astro: Stranded Beyond The Stars, our hero Max’s shot down on an unknown planet by his pursuers. With limited oxygen supply and very limited athletic ability the player must guide Max through more than 30 puzzling levels guiding him to his spaceship before his oxygen supply runs out all the while evading his alien enemies ballooning in from above.

“The trick to being successful is to use the ballooning aliens, move them, then drop them, stacking and crushing them in the right order to reach pickups and bonuses as well as forming combos to increase your score” says Darren Redgrave lead programmer and company founder. “luckily the aliens aren’t the brightest so they always fall in the same pattern, even if you fail the first time this behavior allows you to puzzle out the best way to complete a level. Just remember Max isn’t the most athletic character so he can’t jump too high even with the aid of his jet pack!”

Max Astro: Stranded Beyond the Stars will be available for free with additional levels priced at $1.99 (USD). The game will be available worldwide in Apple’s App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. For more Max Astro: Stranded Beyond the Stars information, including videos and screenshots of the game visit Execution Unit online.

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Execution Unit is a small, independent video games company based in London England. Formed by Darren Redgrave in 2009 in order to explore the capabilities of gaming and produce fun, creative and stimulating games for players of all ages. Having worked in the video game industry for 18 years as a programmer on Constructor 2 (PC), Aladdin (PSX), Carve (XBox), Catwoman (XBox, PS2, NGC) and PKR (PC, Mac) Darren thought it was about time he made games HE would like playing! Charlie Harbour has worked in the games industry for the last 12 years as an artist working on platforms such as PC, Game Boy, XBox and Playstation. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 Execution Unit Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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