TOM AND JERRY ONLINE NEWS

Posted: May 04, 2004

Just got news of a new Tom and Jerry games. Here's the press release for today the 4th of May:

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For Immediate Release Tuesday the 4th of May 2004


Tom and Jerry Triumph
iDTV Glory For Classic Cat And Mouse Double Act

AWARD-WINNING GAME DEVELOPER Denki successfully captures the elusive essence of one of the world's favourite cartoons in Tom and Jerry in "MOUSE PARTY" for Sky Gamestar and Cartoon Network.

The fast-paced, action-packed fun takes place in and around the house and garden common to Tom and Jerry's greatest escapades. This provides the ideal setting for a unique combination of close-shave chases, tense stealth play and extreme cartoon violence.

Players control Jerry who dashes, smashes and bashes his way around the highly interactive environment, using furniture as cover, obstacles or platforms and avoiding cats and traps. Cats are attacked with whatever Jerry lays his hands on, from frying pans and pokers to bowling balls and dynamite. Frantic chases are all the more thrilling thanks to a special system designed to ensure that the cats make challenging and entertaining playmates.

Cats are seen and heard to comically react to Jerry's presence, displaying a range of emotions such as surprise, fear, curiosity and confusion. They are also stupid enough to be encouraged to run into traps or attack each other by mistake. Remarkably, Denki has made a game that's actually funny to watch and play.

Commenting today, Denki's Managing Director, Colin Anderson said: "This has been one of the most successful projects we have undertaken with Sky and Cartoon Network. The fact that it was designed, built, tested, refined and ready for launch in just over nine weeks is quite an achievement, even by our own high standards. Everyone who's played it says it looks and feels like a quality console game."

Sky Gamestar's Senior Games Development Manager, David Bishop agrees: "It's an outstanding treatment of a distinguished brand and a welcome addition to Sky Gamestar's already unrivalled line-up."

Cartoon Network iTV & Mobile Content Manager, Joe Braman, added: "The game is great, challenging, fun, addictive and hits the brand perfectly. I couldn't put the remote down until I had finished it."

Tom and Jerry in "MOUSE PARTY" is live exclusively on Sky Gamestar as of Thursday the 6th of May 2004. Just press the INTERACTIVE button on your Sky Remote Control...

Contact
For further information and materials contact Penny Malcolm.
press@denki.co.uk
Voice: +44 (0) 1 382 308 645
Fax: +44 (0) 1 382 308 688
www.denki.co.uk

About Denki
Tom and Jerry in "MOUSE PARTY" is another pedigree release from the Denki stable.

Formed in 2000 by four industry veterans, Denki excels in making what it likes to call "digital toys and games" work effectively on limited technology platforms such as interactive Digital Television (iDTV), Mobile Phones and handheld consoles.

Denki's own brands include the award-winning sticky blocks 'puzzler' Denki Blocks!, the compulsive Caterpillar Crunch, the distracting Duopolis and the extraordinary yet entrancing Bips!

Denki has also worked its magic on trusted brands such as David Beckham, Atari's Super Breakout, Taito's Bust-A-Move, Namco's Pac-Man, Universal's HULK, Cartoon Network's Courage The Cowardly Dog and Looney Tunes from Warner Bros.

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I'll be putting up screenshots and images later in the week.

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