New Finnish studio Two Men and a Dog releases anticipated debut mobile game Zombie Catchers worldwide exclusively on the App Store
HELSINKI, Finland – Oct. 30, 2014 – Two Men and a Dog, a Finnish mobile game development studio, today announced the worldwide launch of Zombie Catchers, a genre-defying arcade action game, available exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Zombie Catchers is the first title released by Two Men and a Dog.
In Zombie Catchers, players take control over the adventures of A.J. and Bud, two intergalactic entrepreneurs on a mission to rid the world from a dreadful zombie infestation. Using an arsenal of the gadgets and weapons, the players must hunt for zombies, while building and managing a profitable base of operations. The game is free to play with optional in-app purchases.
"We started Two Men and a Dog with the goal of making games that put fun first," explains Matti Kallonen, cofounder and Chief Executive Officer at Two Men and a Dog. "With Zombie Catchers, we wanted to put our unique touch on the zombie genre and create something thoroughly original with gameplay mechanics that are simply fun."
Founded by former Rovio and White Sheep veterans Matti Kallonen and Aleksi Räisänen, Two Men and a Dog intends to keep building original games with an emphasis on characters, stories, and quirky gameplay. The developers draw inspiration from classic 2D adventure games and cartoons, such as Sam & Max and Futurama. Zombie Catchers game is loaded with character dialogue, but packs more than a twist of modern physics-based action gameplay.
"We love high caliber characters and stories in games, cartoons or drama, but in the arcade and action genre these are often lacking," said Aleksi Räisänen, co-founder and Designer at Two Men and a Dog. "We wanted to combine humor and storytelling with classic platformer action, and give it a modern treatment on the mobile platform – somehow, these things just clicked together."
Zombie Catchers is available to download for free exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.zombiecatchers.com/download.
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About Two Men and a Dog
Two Men and a Dog is an independent game development studio based in Helsinki, Finland. The studio was founded in 2013 by Aleksi Räisänen, former artist at Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds, and Matti Kallonen, former developer at White Sheep, the award-winning digital agency. Together, Aleksi and Matti make games that draw inspiration from classic 2D adventure games and animations, and combine storytelling with the technological potential of modern gaming platforms. With experience from working with some of the most recognized characters in mobile gaming, and creative work for major global brands, the team knows what it means to create a polished experience. However, Two Men and a Dog is always about putting fun first. In September 2014, Two Men and a Dog raised a round of seed funding from Finnish seed investor Reaktor Polte.