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New Zealand made game amongst first for iPhone

New Zealand made game amongst first for iPhone

Wellington, New Zealand - July 7, 2008 - Wellington based developer David Frampton of Majic Jungle Software has completed a new version of the popular Mac OS X game 'Chopper' designed specifically for the iPhone. Chopper is an action packed side-scrolling helicopter game, which has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times worldwide since its release for the desktop in 2003.

Chopper will be one of the first games available at the launch of Apple's App Store later this week. It features 3D graphics, sixty levels, and uses the iPhone's accelerometer to control the chopper by simply tilting the screen.

The App Store will give those with an iPod Touch or the new iPhone 3G a chance to purchase and download applications in every category, from games to business, education to entertainment, finance to health and fitness, productivity to social networking. These applications have been designed to take advantage of iPhone features such as Multi-Touch, the accelerometer, wireless, and GPS.

Apple gave developers the chance to develop applications for the iPhone earlier this year when they released the iPhone software development kit to third party developers. Initially the ability to run applications on the iPhone was given only to US based developers. However, in early May the developer program was opened up to the rest of the world, and since then David has been working furiously to get Chopper finished by the launch date this week.

Chopper will be available for purchase at NZD$10.99.

David has recently completed his part in a project for Te Papa, and last week moved to full time independent software development. David is hoping to increase sales of Chopper and his other applications - 'iSight Screensavers' and 'FluidNoise' to grow Majic Jungle Software and eventually take on other team members to help capture the huge worldwide market for quality games and software.

Links and images for further information:
Chopper for iPhone:
http://majicjungle.com/iphone.html
Full resolution Chopper for iPhone screenshots:
http://majicjungle.com/ChopperScreenshots.zip
Chopper for Mac OS X:
http://majicjungle.com/chopper.html
iSight Screensavers:
http://majicjungle.com/screensavers.html
FluidNoise:
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