Lancashire firm launches fun festive app

Fun: The new app
Fun: The new app
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Lancashire-based digital design and marketing agency Motionlab hopes its second mobile phone app will bring some Christmas cheer.

Following on from its hugely successful 500,000-selling Darts Match app, Motionlab is now hoping to corner the Christmas mobile gaming market with Chuck Saves Christmas.

Launched in time for the festive season for Android, Amazon and Windows Phone, it features the central character of Chuck the elf who after falling asleep guarding Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve must recapture the presents stolen by the sneaky snowmaniacs.

Users have to put their accuracy skills to the test and rely upon Chuck’s trusty snowball catapult using a simple “pull and release” mechanism to launch snowballs at the elusive snowmaniacs to uncover all the gifts and save Christmas.

The agency’s specialist app and game development division, Motionlab Interactive, has once again utilised the powerful Unity 3D engine to build the free application.

An in-app purchase is available for the removal of adverts.

User scores can also be shared via Facebook with the firm intending to reward the highest scoring festive flinger in the New Year.

Preston-based Motionlab’s head of Apps, Alan I’Anson, said: “Following the phenomenal success of our debut launch, Darts Match, we were eager to show that was no fluke.

“We fully expect that this second effort will further enhance Motionlab Interactive’s reputation as a major new player within the highly competitive mobile gaming field.

“Whilst Chuck Saves Christmas is an entirely different proposition to our last release, it should equally appeal to gamers and become a real festive favourite with family members, young and old, over the Christmas period and beyond.”