SOUTHPEAK GAMES SHIPS MUSHROOM MEN
Red Fly Studio’s Mushroom Men Sprouts onto Store Shelves Today
MIDLOTHIAN, VA – December 4, 2008 – SouthPeak Games announced today that Red Fly Studio’s fantastic fungal adventure, Mushroom Men, is now shipping two distinct tales, Rise of the Fungi for Nintendo DS™ and The Spore Wars for Wii™. Gamers will have the chance to experience the entire story of these tiny warriors through both titles; while each game is completely stand-alone and does not require one to play the other, both offer players the full spectrum of the mushroom universe.
“Wrapping up Mushroom Men has been one of the most satisfying endeavors this studio has ever seen,” says Dan Borth, CEO of Red Fly Studio. “From the very inception of this original IP, we’ve been working around the clock to make it one of the most spectacular third-party platformers for Wii, and we really think we’ve nailed it.”
Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi lets players choose from three classes of ‘shrooms – Heavy, Sage or Scout – each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Players then take up makeshift weapons to battle in defense of the peaceful Bolete and technological Morel societies. Set in a 2.5D side-scrolling action-platformer, the story takes on a perspective of three-inch tall mushrooms in a vast human landscape. Your journey will take you through the early stages of the mushroom world, as these tribes set up communities, build homes and craft weapons to defend the life they’ve so recently received. Step through mushroom history as these societies battle for their place and to save their kind from the war-like Lepiotas and Amanitas mushrooms.
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars takes a slightly different direction. Picking up after the Rise of the Fungi story concludes, players end up under the mushroom cap of PAX, an outcast mushroom trying to find his place in society. Set in a third-person action-platformer, PAX learns he’s different for a very good reason, uncovering new talents he never knew he had. Using the Wii Remote™ motion controls, players have PAX running, jumping, gliding and spore-powering his way through level after level of everyday scenarios from a three-inch perspective. Join him in his quest to help the Bolete and Morel tribes repel the attacks of the Lepiota and Amanita armies, all the while discovering what his role is in this wild new world.
For more information on Mushroom Men, visit www.MushroomMen.com.