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CID THE DUMMY available for MAC and LINUX

Twelve Games, the International Game Development studio is pleased to announce the release of the MAC and LINUX versions of CID THE DUMMY on Steam. Utilizing the cutting-edge porting capabilities of CodeWeavers, CID THE DUMMY’s new Mac and Linux versions will expand the availability of this innovative title to a wider gaming audience.

CID THE DUMMY is a playable action/platform game starring CID, a crash test dummy whose goal is rescuing the beautiful daughter of his inventor. In the process, CID has to navigate a fast-changing world, and fight a variety of foes. Filled with an amusing blend of action and puzzle-filled game play, CID THE DUMMY blends classic platform elements such as timed jumps, collecting pick-ups, defeating enemies, and challenging boss battles with more cerebral elements such as puzzles, clever weapon use and route finding.

“We’re very excited that CID will be able to entertain Mac and Linux gamers now,” Twelve Games CEO, Giuseppe Crugliano. “We know that the Mac and Linux game markets are expanding, particularly with Valve’s rolling out many of its own titles for those two platforms. CodeWeavers was able to get us to that space quickly and easily, and we’re very pleased to be in this new market.”

While CID THE DUMMY is an action game, with a sophisticated fighting system, it’s still friendly. There’s a minimum of gore, and a maximum of fun, with lots of electrifying elements, humor, and addictive gameplay. The game’s sophisticated fighting system presents hysterical confrontations, but ironically enemies die with no gore!

“We’re amused at the irony that our platform game is now truly multi-platform,” said Crugliano, “CID can now compete on any operating system, and we’re certain that he’ll be able to prevail in any situation!”

About Twelve Games

Twelve Games is a Console, Computer and Mobile Games Development studio founded in 2003 by an Industry Veteran, Giuseppe Crugliano, in few years became one of the leading companies in the video game scene. The company has now produced a series of titles for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Playstation 2, Playstation Portable (PSP), PC, iOS and Android Devices. The company also develops games for Fortune 100 companies and brands such as Orbit and Vodafone. The Company’s  titles are distributed worldwide trough partners such Just A Game GmbH, O-Games, Playten, CDProjekt, Logrus as well as Digital Download Portals like Steam, RealNetworks, Gamestreamer, and Stardock.

Twelve’s current and past team members have worked for numerous success companies like EA, Monumental, Sony London Studios, Codemasters, and Thq. The studio specializes in Motion Sensing game development, partnering with companies such Leap Motion, PrimeSense, Extreme Reality, and Softkinetic. Twelve is also experienced in using game engines such Cryengine 3, Unreal Engine 3, Unity, Vicious Engine, Virtools as well as iOS and Android tools like Gideros for fast and reduced budget development projects. The team is also capable of handling outsourcing tasks of 3D Modeling, Animation, Sound Design as well as Concept Creation and Game Design.

About CodeWeavers

Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company’s goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.

About Steam

Steam is Valve Corporation’s platform for digital distribution, digital rights management, and multiplayer community. Steam currently delivers more than 3,000 titles to over 65 million Steam accounts. Steam currently accounts for over 75% of the Windows PC games delivered to players, and has accommodated as many as 7 million concurrent players.

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