Umodo Launches Holiday Game: Santa’s Grounded

Charlotte, North Carolina – Umodo, the developers behind the wildly successful iOS game, Lava Luau, are at it again with the release of Santa’s Grounded and Santa’s Grounded Lite, for iOS devices. Santa’s Grounded is a family friendly, pick up and play action game, bringing the familiar platform gaming experience to the mobile world through Apple’s iPhone. With simple rules and intuitive tap controls, Santa’s Grounded, is easy to learn, fun to play and challenging to master. Various levels of fun add degrees of difficulty and dynamic game play that includes baddies, achievements and hidden presents make this a fun game for casual players and gamers alike. The player’s mission is to navigate eight different levels collecting Jingle Bells, Points and Santa’s Reindeer along the way. Players are rewarded with various levels of achievement for their efforts in helping Santa. With an endless amount of gameplay, Santa’s Grounded is challenging enough to keep players engaged for hours and is sure to be a hit this Holiday season.

“We wanted to give people the ability to play a game that not only could they quickly get in-and-out of, but also one based on a similar platform experience they might be familiar with, eliminating the need for lengthily directions and rules. Smooth beats drive the original musical score that accompanies players on their journey though the may worlds. Intuitive touch controls provide a smooth and fun gaming experience for all ages, while the beautiful, unique graphics, optimized for the iPhone, make Santa’s Grounded a truly fun game to play. And, coming soon, Santa’s Grounded players will be able share their high scores with friends and other players on Facebook, as well as take advantage of online leader boards via Apple Game Center. ” says Ron Edelen, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Umodo.

“Our team took the time and special care to produce a carefully balanced combination of beautiful art, sound and music with smooth, intuitive and engaging gameplay to make Santa’s Grounded an absolute pleasure to play. All this, while keeping things interesting with a mix of quick action and strategic thinking. Our goal is to make everything about this game fine-tuned down to the smallest detail so players can focus on what they are best at, and like doing the most – playing!”, said Brett McCoy, Umodo Co-founder and Marketing Director.

* Eight Unique Levels of Game Play
* Pick up and play action game
* Discounted for a limited time
* Fun for all ages
* Game Center and Achievements
* Uncontrollable Excitement

User reviews:
* “Awesome! Simply Awesome!” User Review
* “It’s great having an app both my son and I can play.” User Review
* “I can’t put this game down!” User Review
* “Move over angry birds, Santa is on a mission!” User Review

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

Pricing and Availability:
Santa’s Grounded Lite is available worldwide for free, exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Games, Arcade category. Santa’s Grounded, the full version of the game, is available worldwide, exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Games, Arcade category for $.99, a 50% discount from the standard price of $1.99.

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Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Umodo was founded in 2010 by Albert Banks, Ron Edelen and Brett McCoy. An innovative digital startup focused on moving beyond the device to publish mobile and web applications that engage users and create a sense of wonder. All Material and Software (C) 2010-2011 Umodo / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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