May 10, 2011

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Lab Rats Studio Signs Publishing Deal with Chillingo for Upcoming Title

Lab Rats Studio Signs Publishing Deal with Chillingo for Upcoming Title

Up and coming independent game studio, Lab Rats Studio, announced a publishing deal with Chillingo, the leading Independent Game Publisher and division of Electronic Arts Inc. This partnership will allow for Lab Rats Studio’s flagship title, M.U.S.E to the Apple App Store.

M.U.S.E is a real time, 3D  3rd person shooter set in a variety of settings, ranging from grungy urban to a broken down oil rig. Appealing to both hardcore and casual gamers, the title is episodic comic-book styled story complete with psychological twists. The first episode is slated for a release just in time for the summer.

Gamers will play as Sid Tripp, an agent of M.U.S.E, in a modern day setting as he struggles with external and internal forces and sets to right things for himself. Sid will have to use all of his resources to endure the alternate realities put in place by The Brain and the minions and bosses he uses at his disposal. For succeeding, he will have one single shot at redemption from the agony caused by The Brain.

“M.U.S.E brings console quality gameplay and graphics to mobile platforms,” explains Chris Byatte, Co-General Manager of Chillingo. “We are very excited to partner with new studios such as Lab Rats Studio who can bring fresh and unique titles to mobile platforms.”

“We are excited about signing our first publishing deal,” said Rion Holland, CEO and Co-founder, “The association with Chillingo will help M.U.S.E. stand out in the mobile space. Their success in publishing hit games is a tremendous boost for our company.”

Those interested in M.U.S.E won’t have to wait long for the title to make its way to the App store. Android users shall be able to download the game soon after the App store release. For more information, follow Chillingo on their Twitter.

[Source: Lab Rats Studio]