SOURCE: WildTangent, Inc.

December 03, 2007 09:00 ET

PC Release of 'Lumines' Brings Music Mayhem to the WildTangent Games Network

WildTangent and Q Entertainment Deliver Game's PC Debut to Online Gamers

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - WildTangent, Inc., the fastest growing online game property in the U.S., today announced the PC launch of Q Entertainment's award-winning puzzle game, Lumines, on the WildTangent Games Network. The PC version of Lumines comes packed with the challenges and excitement from the console version, and now makes its online debut exclusively on WildTangent at

WildTangent is rapidly adding console-quality games to its catalog of more than 450 games from nearly 200 developers. Lumines indulges the fusion of puzzle play, stylish visuals and upbeat music from a variety of genres that is dynamically synched with gameplay. The player must maneuver falling blocks to create 2x2 squares in the same color or pattern as the vertical timeline wipes away the squares to allow more room on the playing field. The addictive title, which was originally released on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) and later on the PlayStation 2, Xbox LIVE Arcade and mobile devices, offers up to 40 different skins and five single-player modes to keep players coming back for more. While providing audio and graphics on par with the enthusiast category, Lumines for PC is easy to learn and can be played with a simple mouse click.

Additional key features of Lumines include:

--  Skin Edit Mode: Customize your Lumines experience by creating your own
    play list with your favorite skins that you have unlocked
--  Time Attack Mode: Test your skills and see how many blocks you can
    erase in a given amount of time and compete with your own record
--  Puzzle / Mission Mode: Twist your brain and strategic thinking to
    create specific shapes (such as a dog, heart, or number) using the  blocks
--  Detailed play history: Analyze your play style with detailed
    play history such as the number of erased blocks, highest scores and more

"We continue to focus on bringing console-quality games, like Lumines, to the PC in an ad-supported model that offers gamers unmatched choice in how they play the games they love," said Alex St. John, CEO of WildTangent. "Lumines is one of many console-quality, enthusiast game titles we will be offering our customers in the weeks and months to come."

Consumers can purchase the game for $19.99, pay on a per-session basis using the company's innovative WildCoins™ arcade-style payment system, or play for free when sponsored by one of WildTangent's advertisers. Lumines is rated "E" for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). To play Lumines, visit

About WildTangent

Founded in 1998, WildTangent is the fastest growing online game property in the world with 11.5 million unique monthly gamers (comScore - July 2007) offering hundreds of the most popular online and downloadable games from the world's top developers and publishers including its own WildStudios which publishes Polar Bowler, Penguins, Fate and many more.

The WildTangent Games Console ships directly on the desktops of leading PC manufacturers including Dell, HP, Gateway and Toshiba, representing more than 25 million new consumer PCs annually in North America. Gamers of all ages and demographics play more than 250 million game sessions a month across the WildTangent game network.

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Formed in 2003, Tokyo-based Q ENTERTAINMENT, Inc. creates, produces, and consults in digital entertainment content across multiple game consoles, PC broadband and mobile units. It is best known for their critically acclaimed music and luminary action puzzle game series "Lumines," which was released worldwide in 2004/2005 for the PSP® system (PlayStation®Portable) and has now developed into mobile ("Lumines Mobile"), Xbox Live Arcade ("Lumines Live!") and PlayStation®2 ("Lumines Plus") platforms. Q ENTERTAINMENT's impressive line-up also includes the action puzzle title "Meteos" for the Nintendo DS™ and fantasy action title "Ninety-Nine Nights" for the Xbox 360™.

Founded by principal game creator and Chief Creative Officer Tetsuya Mizuguchi ("Sega Rally" franchise, "Space Channel 5," and "Rez") and industry veteran and Chief Executive Officer Shuji Utsumi (Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sega, Disney), Q ENTERTAINMENT is comprised of experienced designers, programmers, and producers. Q ENTERTAINMENT collaborates with other creators, artists and development studios in Japan and overseas. With a large network and enthusiasm, Q ENTERTAINMENT is always on the "Quest for the future entertainment," anticipating the trends and changes in times to come and brings new value to the game industry with fresh new content. More information can be found on the Internet at