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Mumbo Jumbo Signs 'Hexic Deluxe' and 'Mozaki Blocks Deluxe'

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2007 @ 11:01 a.m. PST

MumboJumbo announced that it will publish Hexic Deluxe and Mozaki Blocks Deluxe, two of Microsoft’s top-selling puzzle titles developed by legendary games designer Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris.

Hexic Deluxe is a mind-boggling match-three puzzler that takes gamers on a fun and challenging journey. In this clever puzzler, gamers can enjoy enhanced graphics as they rotate hexagons and create clusters of same-colored tiles to clear the board. Mozaki Blocks Deluxe is a colorful block-matching puzzler where every move must be precisely calculated. With the goal of forming a bridge of color-connected geometric pieces from the exterior edges to the center of the screen, players will experience endless hours of entertainment and an exciting change of pace from the typical puzzle game.

“Bringing these popular titles to retail is a natural extension as we continue to deliver the strongest casual game titles across all platforms,” said Chris Early, product unit manager for Microsoft Casual Games. “MumboJumbo’s role as the leading publisher of retail casual games, combined with Pajitnov’s skill and history in developing award-winning titles, makes for a exciting and winning combination.”

“Microsoft is the frontrunner in the games industry, and we’re thrilled that among the vast landscape of game publishers, MumboJumbo was the one entrusted to bring these premium puzzle titles to retail,” said Mark Cottam, CEO of MumboJumbo. “MumboJumbo has a long history of successfully delivering some of the world’s most popular and best-selling casual games, and we’re confident these puzzlers will prove to be hugely successful for Microsoft and are guaranteed to entertain casual gamers, and puzzle enthusiasts alike for years to come.”

Both available at retail this month, Hexic Deluxe and Mozaki Blocks Deluxe each carry an estimated retail price of $19.99.

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