Connect2Media launches 80’s Crystal Quest game for mobile

In a nod to everyone’s favourite decade, Connect2Media, the recently formed multi-platform entertainment company, has announced the launch of 80’s favourite Crystal Quest for mobile.

The game is currently live on select carriers and will continue to launch on additional global carriers in the coming weeks.

Crystal Quest made its first appearance on the Macintosh in 1987, and has progressively grown its fan base during its appearance on platforms throughout the years. Delivering a unique combination of therapeutic enjoyment and intense adrenalin-boiling arcade action, the player’s objective is to collect enough crystals to open a gateway to advance to the next level.

Eric Hobson, managing director at Connect2Media, stated: “It’s a true pleasure for us to rerelease this beloved title that so many gaming fans have memories of enjoying over the years. Crystal Quest is a mega selling classic 20 years in the making; we know it will be a hit with casual gamers and hardcore fans alike.”

Crystal Quest was first developed by veteran game developer Patrick Buckland; the game became immensely successful upon its release. The mobile version is based on the updated Xbox Live Arcade and Windows Vista versions featuring updated graphics with retro gameplay. Enhanced special effects and a sophisticated interface make for a fun and addictive player experience.

Buckland commented: “Good old fashioned arcade games are making a comeback because they are still just as fun as they were 25 years ago. The idea for the game came from a simple observation that people like to clean things up. Present them with a chaotic playfield and build the game around erasing it. There’s something built into us all that makes this enjoyable. Crystal Quest wasn’t the first game to feature such an experience, but it’s probably the first game that was blatantly built around it.”

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