Hyderabad, India – Gameshastra, India’s largest gaming Services Company has recently released its first puzzle game based on a character, called ‘Rescube: Planet Escape’. The character is an alien from outer space called Gisu and he gets stuck on the planet Rescube while he is on his way to Earth. The planet is filled with cubes which move in a particular direction only and the player has to enact the role of Gisu’s savior by moving these cubes and help him collect the missing pieces of his broken ship.

Even aliens need to let off steam, and Gisu knows exactly what he wants to do. What could be better than a whiff of fresh air, the sight of beautiful people, delicious food and the soothing sound of crashing waves after spending months and years in tiny cramped up spaces where the weather never changes? The plan’s made, the destination’s set, and the ship’s on cruise control. Hawaii, Earth had topped the list of ‘places to see before you vaporize’ and Gisu was done striking off workdays from his schedule dreaming about the takeoff and the place TravAlien called ‘a pleasure for all 19 senses.’

Now, the planet was in sight and Gisu could almost taste the cool and delicious pina coladas as he soaked up the sun in the beach. He closed his eyes and let out a sigh, a smile curling on his lips. But suddenly he realized something was wrong! Why was the ship slowing down? He looked outside and saw to his horror that his ship was being pulled down by the gravitational pull of an unknown planet. He tried tinkering with the controls but there was nothing that he could do. He looked on helplessly as the ship veered out of control, plummeting towards the strange shapes that seemed to grow bigger every second and as he lost consciousness, he thought he heard a loud CRASH!

This is where the player finds little Gisu, our latest stranded alien, trapped in planet ‘Rescube’ with parts of his ship strewn all over the place. All Gisu can think of is Hawaii and his much needed vacation. Gameshastra’s latest puzzle offering ‘Rescube’ places the user in the shoes of Gisu’s savior, given the task of helping the hapless alien find the missing pieces to repair his ship. However, the roads to all the missing pieces are filled with obstacles in the form of cubes. The aim is quite simple: Move the boxes and clear the path for Gisu to collect each piece. But, there’s a catch.

Firstly, all the boxes do not move in every direction. So, you need to figure out how to move these to your (and Gisu’s) advantage. Also, there’s a limit to the number of moves you can make at each level. And, the levels keep getting more and more challenging. If you thought that a cute alien trapped in a brightly colored cartoonish planet was a walk in the park, think again; because you will soon find yourself working up a sweat, thinking about which block to move so that Gisu does not get stuck in ‘Rescube’ forever.

Apart from the challenging format which tests the players’ ‘little grey cells’ the game gives them the option of finding out the minimum number of moves in which to clear the path and the player stands to earn up to 3 gold stars based on the number of moves he takes to clear a level. In addition to this there are 15 achievements to be unlocked, from completing levels to earning three stars in every level. This gives the player bragging rights amongst his peers and competitors via Game center, Facebook and Twitter. So it’s safe to put your clairvoyant skills to test and see whether you can think beyond the obvious for greater rewards and satisfaction.

With over 50 levels of gameplay and a tutorial to help you get started, the game’s going to demand your attention for quite some time, and before you know it you would want to return to ‘Rescube’ to rescue Gisu. Get Gisu to Hawaii, what happens next is another story.

Device Requirements:
* iOS 4.3 or later
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* 47.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Rescube: Planet Escape 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Gameshastra is India’s leading game services company, working with the leading publishers in the games industry. Gameshastra has been honored with the 2007 Red Herring Global 100 award which recognizes it as one of the 100 promising technology startups in the world. Having established a strong base in the casual publishing space, we are making rapid strides in the console and mobile gaming arenas. The first completely in-house game published by the company on the mobile platform was ‘Don 2: The Game’ which was based on the popular Hindi movie starring Shahrukh Khan. We are currently working with global majors with games on PS-2, PSP, Wii, i-phone and PC platforms. GameShastra leverages the strong methodologies and processes used by Indian software firms in addition to the talent of Indian engineers to provide high quality outsourced production services to the games industry. We are a global company with operations in Hyderabad, Los Angeles and Princeton. Copyright (C) 2012 Gameshastra. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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