Ninjatown About to Sneak onto iPhone

Premier developer Venan Entertainment and designer toy studio Shawnimals announced today that they have reconnected to create Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!, an all-new game for iPhone and iPod touch coming later this spring. These top notch creative squads previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed, BAFTA-nominated game Ninjatown for the Nintendo DS in 2008. Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! is the first title from Venan since it released the instant classic Space Miner: Space Ore Bust earlier this year, and it includes many of the beloved characters from the original Ninjatown game.

In Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! , the player is a Wee Ninja who must impress his wise mentor Ol' Master Ninja by running straight up a pair of towering trees, jumping between the two to avoid treacherous hazards. The trees become more deadly as the Wee Ninja ascends – watch out for slippery patches, untouchable Dark Syrup, Deadly Swarms, and demonic enemies like Flying Devils, Syrup Devils, and spear-wielding Tribal Devils. Oh, there is also a live volcano spewing lava balls nearby! On the bright side, you can launch upwards by using flexible branches like catapults and there are power ups galore, including the ability to hitch a ride up the tree on the flying mucho macho Moustachio.

"We have a fantastic relationship with Shawnimals, it's been a lot of fun working with them to create a fresh Ninjatown experience," said Brandon Curiel, CEO at Venan. "Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! was developed to bring the plush toys' world to life in a new way, while creating an original style of play that takes advantage of the genius of Apple's platform."

"Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! is certainly a 'snack sized' gaming experience, but man, oh man it is one tasty snack," stated Shawn Smith, creator of Shawnimals. "We've put a lot of polish and thought into this simple yet addictive game. It can be played by anyone, and never gets old."

To show off ninja pride, the game has integrated Plus+ technology for global leaderboards and awards, and also includes Facebook and Twitter support for players to share their progress with friends and followers.

Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! is being produced by Pickle King Productions and will be self-published by Venan under its Venan Arcade label. It will hit the App Store in a couple weeks and will cost $1.99.

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