Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Appxplore (Alien Hive, Sporos, Caveboy Escape), an emerging mobile game development studio, is excited today to announce the relaunch of Lightopus, a free to try game on iTunes store under its own publishing. Already a certified hit on the App Store and Google Play, this neon swathed arcade extravaganza challenges players to dive into the abyss and rescue as many bulbies – baby lightopuses – from the depths while dodging or destroying monsters in a bid to rack up the highest scores they can!

This critically acclaimed adventure has already drawn thousands of loyal fans on iOS and Andorid due to its smooth-as-butter controls and animations, wildly imaginative graphics, and uniquely addicting gameplay. Lightopus is currently available for download on iTunes store and Google Play for free.

Released into the iTunes store in March 2012, published by BulkyPix, Lightopus has been successful gaining numerous positive reviews from its users and of competent critics from sites like Pocket Gamer, Toucharcade, 148apps.com and AppSpy. Due to the unique gameplay the app was featured by Apple on New & Noteworthy, What’s Hot and Staff Favourites Games feature categories in many countries.

Lightopus is as vividly entertaining as it is well rounded. Complete with both “Casual” and “Advanced modes this wild arcade romp has just as much to offer the casual mobile gamer as it does the hard core mobile arcade enthusiast. The game itself is eloquently simple to learn yet features gameplay that’s diverse and fast paced enough to keep anyone motivated to play for hours on end.

Controlling their neon glowing lightopus via gesture or virtual joystick controls players must navigate an alien looking underwater abyss in a bid to break shells containing kidnapped lightopus youngsters and ultimately guide them back to safety! Things aren’t that simple though, as the game’s levels become increasingly more populated with stationary as well as roving deep sea monsters. Some you’ll have to dodge around but others – either with the help of the bulbies trailing behind you or after picking up an electrifying power-up – you can simply decimate!

Though Lightopus has a narrative to drive its action, it is far from a watered down arcade experience. The game rewards players for every bulbie shell they break open, every monster they kill, and how accurately they finish every level!

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.1 or later
* 67.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Lightopus 1.5 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. To unleash the full potential of this eye popping mobile bonanza players can unlock Premium version via in-app purchases.

Lightopus 1.5
Download from iTunes
YouTube Video (Trailer)
Press Kit (zip)

Appxplore Sdn. Bhd. is one of Asia’s most modern young gaming studios, focused on providing high quality original games & apps. Based in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, they strive to be the region’s mobile development leader. Their debut game, 2012’s Lightopus, was featured by Apple and received acclaim from G4, PocketGamer, 148 Apps, Appolicious, Touch Arcade and more. Their followup, Sporos was featured by Google Play with over a dozen positive reviews, including CNET, MacLife and PocketGamer. In March 2013 they launched Alien Hive which too was featured by Apple and critically acclaimed on many leading gaming websites. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Appxplore Sdn. Bhd. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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