Freeze Tag Announces Soft Launch of Garfield GO! Game In Australia
New Game Similar to Pokemon GO but with Garfield
TUSTIN, CA, April 25, 2017 – Freeze Tag (OTC: FRZT), a leading creator of mobile social games, today announced that its new Garfield GO! augmented reality treasure hunt game is now available on Apple’s App Store (iOS) and Google’s Play Store (Android) in Australia.
“Garfield GO! is the first augmented reality, location-based game that features the beloved Garfield cat character,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “It’s like Pokemon GO, but with Garfield, the lasagna-loving cat. We are launching the game in Australia to gather player feedback and refine the experience before we launch in the USA and other parts of the world.”
Freeze Tag brings the lasagna-loving feline Garfield to the fun and engaging world of augmented reality gaming, similar to Pokemon GO. In Garfield GO!, the player must help Garfield “collect” the comic strip pieces that got scattered about the world when Odie tore up the comic books. Along the way, players pick up treasures and trinkets from the Garfield universe such as a Party Hat, Yarn Ball and Garfield’s favorite teddy bear, Pooky. In order to retrieve the treasures, Garfield insists that he be fed first. Garfield loves to eat. The player then can either bake or purchase one of Garfield’s four favorite foods: donut, pizza, cake or lasagna. The game also features mini-games, player statistics and achievements, in addition to a comic strip collection that contains hundreds of comic panels from the Garfield comic strip.
Garfield GO! represents the first collaboration between Freeze Tag and strategic partner, Munzee (www.munzee.com). To help build out the available geographic play areas for Garfield GO!, many Munzee locations have been incorporated into the game. Freeze Tag has also added thousands of additional locations to make it easy to play Garfield GO! in most areas. To learn more about Garfield GO! please visit the game’s website at www.garfieldgo.com.
GARFIELD was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978. The creation of cartoonist Jim Davis, GARFIELD is a humorous strip centered on the lives of a quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog. GARFIELD was introduced to the world in just 41 newspapers and is now the most widely syndicated comic strip ever, appearing in 2100 newspapers. The strip, distributed by Universal Press, is read by over 220 million people each day and is translated into 42 languages.
Follow Garfield on Facebook (facebook.com/Garfield), Twitter (twitter.com/Garfield), Instagram (instagram.com/garfield_real) and YouTube (youtube.com/garfieldandfriends), and visit garfield.com, and Garfield’s free educational site, professorgarfield.org.
About MUNZEE Inc.
With almost 6 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players, Munzee is a social platform that blends gamification, geolocation and marketing elements into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world. Utilizing QR code and GPS technology, Munzee is able to validate a person’s location and provide them points to level up in the various Munzee mobile applications. The Munzee suite of applications includes Munzee, our flagship product, Eventzee, a photo scavenger hunt useful for corporate training and trade shows, and WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,000 beautifully drawn digital cards.
About Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Based on a free-to-play business model that has propelled games like Pokemon Go and Candy Crush Saga to worldwide success, we employ state-of-the-art data analytics and proprietary technology to dynamically optimize the gaming experience for revenue generation. Players can download and enjoy our games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor. Our games encourage players to compete and engage with their friends on major social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Founded by gaming industry veterans, Freeze Tag has launched several successful mobile games including the number one hit series Victorian Mysteries® and Unsolved Mystery Club®, as well as digital entertainment like Etch A Sketch®. Freeze Tag games have been downloaded millions of times on the Apple, Amazon and Google app stores.