Diner Dash: Flo On The Go coming to Nintendo DS

Before I did the recent preview of Diner Dash for the Xbox 360, the series was one of those things I was aware was out there, but probably wouldn’t have been attracted to to play. After all, the art has that “played by ladies over 40 in their cubicles after lunch” look to it. Well, imagine my embarassment when I not only got addicted to  the 360 build I played, but also found myself seeking out other versions on the PC and DS to play. It might be a simple game, but it’s a good one.

PlayFirst, Inc announced this morning that Zoo Publishing, Inc would be publishing four of their most popular titles for Nintendo DS, including Diner Dash: Flo on the Go, Wedding Dash, Chocolatier and Dream Chronicles. Now, I might be a embarassed about my Diner Dash problem, but get this: games from the series have been downloaded over 400 MILLION times since they started in 2004. I guess I’m not alone here.

Anyway, I don’t know about the other three, but I can promise you I will be picking up Flo on the Go when it comes out this holiday season. Crack is still crack, whether it comes in casual or hardcore packaging!


PlayFirst, Inc.’s Successful Casual Game Franchises Come to

Nintendo DS™ this Holiday Season

      New York, NY (May 26, 2009)—After acquiring the rights to Empire Interactive’s intellectual property earlier this month, Zoo Publishing, Inc. today announced they will publish and distribute four titles from PlayFirst, Inc.  Zoo will be bringing four of the most popular franchises in casual games to Nintendo DS™ this holiday season—Diner Dash®: Flo on the Go, Wedding Dash®, Chocolatier®, and Dream Chronicles®.

      The success of these four titles is astounding.  The Diner Dash® franchise has recorded over 400 million downloads since its inception late in 2004. Since then, PlayFirst has released three sequels to the original, solidifying the franchise as one of the most widely recognized brands in casual gaming.  Diner Dash®: Flo on the Go will feature everyone’s favorite waitress, Flo, as she takes on five all-new restaurants while “vacationing” in paradise!

      Dream Chronicles®, Chocolatier®, and Wedding Dash® also by PlayFirst have flourished into thriving franchises.  Each game has had over 25 million downloads, prompting sequels that give gamers more of the sensational casual titles they love.

      “PlayFirst has really done an incredible job building highly recognizable gaming brands using unique gameplay, rich characters, and strong storylines,” says Mark Seremet, CEO of Zoo Games, Inc.  “The popularity of these titles is really astounding, and we at Zoo are thrilled to expand the audience for these games by releasing them on Nintendo DS™.”

      “At PlayFirst, we are continually looking for new ways to reach our fans through a variety of platforms and the prevalence of DS helps us extend that reach,” said Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst. “We look forward to a new working relationship with Zoo Publishing that will enable our established and future titles to see continued success within the handheld market.” 

Check out zoogamesinc.com in upcoming months for more information and screen shots, and get in the game!

About Zoo Publishing, Inc.

Zoo Publishing, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoo Games, Inc.  Run by industry veterans, the company is focused on licensing, developing, and publishing a wide variety of casual and family-friendly video games for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Playstation®2 system, PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system, and PC through their wholly owned subsidiary, Zoo Publishing, Inc.  Product highlights include Order Up! and Deal or No Deal for Wii™, and multi-platform releases of titles for M&M’S, Chrysler, and Jeep.  Zoo Games, Inc. is headquartered in New York, NY and Zoo Publishing, Inc. is based in Cincinnati, OH.  Zoo Games, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoo Entertainment, Inc.  More information on Zoo products can be found at zoogamesinc.com.

About PlayFirst, Inc.

PlayFirst is an innovative entertainment company dedicated to making games appealing to everyone. Engaging consumers through story worlds that capture the imagination, PlayFirst teams bring quality gaming experiences to life everywhere consumers want to play. PlayFirst games are available on popular platforms as PC, Mac, Mobile, handheld, and console. The company’s portfolio includes world-renowned titles such as Diner Dash®, Wedding Dash®, Chocolatier®, and Dream Chronicles®. PlayFirst games are available in major retailers and on more than 500 sites in 20 languages. For more information, visit www.playfirst.com.

PlayFirst, Diner Dash, Wedding Dash, Dream Chronicles, Chocolatier, Diner Dash: Hometown Hero, Diner Dash: Flo on the Go and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of PlayFirst, Inc. PlayFirst and Diner Dash are registered in the U.S. and other countries.  Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo..

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about Zoo Entertainment, Inc. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Zoo Entertainment, Inc.’s management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: general economic conditions; geopolitical events and regulatory changes; requirements or changes adversely affecting the businesses in which Zoo Games is engaged; demand for the products and services that Zoo Games provides, as well as other relevant risks detailed in Zoo Entertainment, Inc.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. Zoo Entertainment, Inc. assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

Colette Bennett