SAN FRANCISCO – April 11th, 2005 – Last Day of Work, a top producer of real-time games and simulations for handheld devices, has released Village Sim for the Palm OS platform. Village Sim, the company’s first product in almost five months, continues the long tradition of life-simulators and true real-time games that continue to play even when the device is turned off.
Village Sim allows a player to care and nurture a displaced tribe of people by teaching them the basics of survival - whether or not the device is turned on. Players will test their ability to help a small village live and prosper, depending on the frequency that they monitor their village's needs. Do the villagers need food, housing, or technology to help ward off disease? In addition from guiding the villagers' day-to-day lives, the player helps them explore and restore their island oasis, as the villagers become curious about the mysteries of their tropical home. But should a player turn off their device, or set it aside for too long, sickness and death can sweep through the village. Only setting this real-time game to pause can truly make time stand still.
The real-time feature of Village Sim is unique among mobile device games. Other handheld device games let the action die or freeze once the "off" switch is hit. "We are very excited to launch Village Sim on the Palm OS platform. We hope to please our existing fans with another complex life simulation game, while exploring some new game ideas outside our traditional breeding sims like Fish Tycoon and Plant Tycoon," said Arthur Humphrey, Last Day of Work chief executive.
Palm OS based device (Treo 600, Treo 650, Zires, Tungsten, Zodiac,)
OS 5.x -- 4 Mb RAM
Price and Availability
Village Sim will be available starting April 11, 2005. The price is $19.95, and is available online from www.LDW.com
Evaluation copy available upon request
About Last Day of Work
Last Day of Work is a San Francisco based independent game development studio. The company specializes in handheld games that bend the definitions of existing genres and run in true real-time. For more information, visit www.ldw.com.
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