iWin launches the most exciting adventure game of the year, Jewel Quest Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear

SAN FRANCISCO – September 12, 2008
iWin, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of online casual games, today announced the launch of Jewel Quest® Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear, one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful and intriguing games of the year.  iWin also announced its Jewel Quest® Mysteries, which combines the thrill of the hidden object gameplay with 6 chances to win $1,000 prizes!

Jewel Quest® Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear is one of the first games which successfully manages to seamlessly integrate two different game play mechanics into one solid hit game.  Borrowing on the huge success of its predecessors, Jewel Quest® Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear uses the Match 3 gameplay as a complement to the industry-wide favorite hidden object gameplay.   In addition to truly magical art, Jewel Quest® Mysteries gives the player more options to customize their gameplay than ever before.

“In Jewel Quest® Mysteries, we created a unique player upgrade system that allows the players to customize their play methods,” said Dennis Cheng, Sr. Producer at iWin. “For example, some players may want to upgrade more time on their clock while others might want extra hints for later in the game.  Jewel Quest® Mysteries allows players to play games the way they want.”

As in other Jewel Quest® games, in Jewel Quest® Mysteries, Rupert and Emma are in the center of a mysterious and intriguing battle of good versus bad.  They must find the mystical “Emerald Tear” that supposedly gave great “powers” to great leaders throughout history.  As Dennis Cheng continues to explain, the storyline in Jewel Quest® Mysteries plays a huge part in the overall success of the game.

“In creating this game, we realized that everything had to fit together, the look, the feel and the story in order for it to be successful. We tried to make sure that all elements of the game make sense in the context of the overall story.  There is a reason behind each search location, puzzle, and jewel board, which in the end succeeds in hooking players from the second they begin to play.”

The Jewel Quest® Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear Sweepstakes begins on September 11, 2008 and runs through October 23, 2008.  Players can enter the sweepstakes by downloading the 60 minute free trial of Jewel Quest® Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear at www.iwin.com.  Find the iWin logo in one of the first screens and players will be prompted to enter their name to win!  Prizes of $1,000 will be awarded weekly to lucky winners. Good luck!

Jewel Quest® Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear is currently exclusively available from iWin.com where it can be downloaded with a free one-hour trial. Customers of iWin's iCoins service can purchase Jewel Quest® Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear and other Jewel Quest® games for 50 percent off, in addition to receiving exclusive discounts on other iWin games.  Jewel Quest®, Jewel Quest® II and Jewel Quest® Solitaire are available entirely for free at http://www.iwin.com/download/InGameAds-games.

About iWin, Inc.:
iWin is a leading publisher and developer of online casual games for the mass market. The company operates iWin.com, is visited by over 3.8 million customers every month and offers over 500 download games, multiplayer games and ad-supported games provided entirely free to the end user. As a multi-platform publisher of casual games, iWin provides extensive resources, financing, marketing, and distribution services to independent game developers throughout the world. iWin received the most game nominations in 2007 by the Casual Games Association, making it the #1 casual game publisher of hit titles. Additionally, iWin’s Jewel Quest II won the 2007 Zeeby for Best Puzzle Game of the Year.  iWin has offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Kiev, Ukraine. Visit iWin at http://www.iwin.com.

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