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Alpha Zero Gets Four New Control Schemes in Update Today!

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Gamers Now Have More Ways to Play the Arcade Space Action Game as it Goes on Sale for $0.99

SILICON VALLEY and Da Nang, VIETNAM – December 19, 2012 – /MobileGameWireFunkoi Games, a developer and publisher of high-quality mobile games, today announced an update for Alpha Zero and limited time pricing of $0.99. The update adds four new control schemes to give players more options for how they play the fast-paced arcade space action game. The game launched last week with unique multi-touch controls that alleviates the need for dual arcade sticks and brings the player fully into the minute-by-minute action of fighting sorties of enemies, asteroids and capital ships. The game is available at: itunes.apple.com/app/alpha-zero/id577724499?mt=8

The update adds:
• Dual-Stick controls - Twin joysticks
• Hybrid controls - Joystick for movement and touch to fire
• First move controls - First finger touching the screen will move the ship, a second/third finger will fire
• Classic controls - Touch and drag anywhere to move, joystick to fire

“We launched Alpha Zero with multi-touch controls that tested out as the most popular in our development phases,” said Daniel Jeppsson, lead designer and programmer at Funkoi. “Even after the initial 5 star reviews and our first major review, 9/10 from ArcadeSushi, we realized the community wanted more options and we quickly brought back the other control schemes. We’ve updated the game so Shoot ‘em up fans will be able to choose how they play the game.”

About Alpha Zero
In Alpha Zero, players take control of an experimental spaceship and blast enemies from all around them in this exciting, fast-paced space action game. Enjoy jaw-dropping visuals and effects as well as an original sound track that will bring you into space for the ultimate battle. 

Alpha Zero is a unique new take on the classic 2.5D scrolling shoot ‘em up. The game has five different control schemes (including unique multi-touch), beautiful graphics, and awesome boss-fights. Alpha Zero redefines players’ assumptions of hardcore gaming on a mobile device. 

Features: 
• Fast and furious action 
• Amazing special effects and beautiful 3D graphics 
• Unique backgrounds for every level 
• Natural multi-touch gameplay
• 8 challenging missions and boss-fights (more to come) 
• 35 different enemies 
• Numerous upgrades and special weapons. 
• Over 15 ship skins 
• Full epic soundtrack
• Three challenging difficulty levels (cadet, ace and elite) 
• Campaign story-line, fully voiced and subtitled 
• Optimized for retina display iPhones and iPads 

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About Funkoi
Funkoi is an independent game studio located in the heart of Silicon Valley and beautiful Da Nang. The company was started in early 2012 by its four founders, some of whom have worked in the game industry for many years, and others that are just great at making games.

Alpha Zero has been created with the in-house, cross-platform, 3D game engine, the djEngine. Please contact Funkoi for more information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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