Is it time for a new hairstyle already?
Little Orbit LLC, publisher and developer of casual computer entertainment products, and Redken 5th Avenue NYC, international salon cosmetics brand, today announced their participation in the Europeâ€™s biggest computer games exhibition Gamescom. Taking place in Cologne Germany and open to the public 19 â€“ 22/8/2010 the exhibition attracts around 250,000 visitors making it the largest event of its kind in the world. The Redken tour Lorry will be in the public arena offering consumers the opportunity to sharpen their styling skills with Busy Scissors, a hairstyling and simulation game designed for the Nintendo Wii and DS.
Busy Scissors video game is scheduled for release on Nintendo Wii and DS in North America and Europe 4Q 2010. The game will be called in French â€œCoiffure AcadÃ©mieâ€ and in German â€œDein Friseursalonâ€
â€œWe are excited to share the behind-the-scenes salon professional experience with our clients via Busy Scissors,â€ states Gabriel Langeveld, Managing Director of Redken Germany. â€œBusy Scissors is a new way for consumers to connect and engage with Redken by allowing them to interact directly with Redken products in the virtual salon.â€
Get ready to color, shampoo, cut, blow dry, and style hair with the Wii remote. Players earn reputation and advance their career in a Hollywood based salon by meeting the demands of their glamorous and eccentric clientele. The game progresses as they help unlock each clientâ€™s inner potential by finding their unique outward style. The game features over 25 hairstyles, 20 mini-games, 6 career levels, and 4 game modes, which provide a dynamic combination of realistic gameplay, humor, and entertainment.
Manifest Oranj, the gameâ€™s developer, spent months working with industry experts to emulate the real hair styles used in the game. Each salon technique was demonstrated and filmed by the team, before it was re-created in 3D and designed as a mini-game. Additionally, professional styling tools from Sam Villa like the Sleekr flat iron are incorporated into the game as key tools to achieve the looks that clients crave.
For more information visit www.busyscissors.com