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  Wait wait wait….A game that gives away 100% REAL 24K Gold Bars?!
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03/15/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

San Francisco- 15 March 2019, 8am PST

The rumors are true! Today publisher PlayStack has launched the world’s first game that awards players with 100% REAL 24k Gold Bars delivered to your door. Yes! Real gold, cast by the distinguished bullion merchant Baird and Co - no strings attached.

Dig That Gold, developed in the UK by the start-up innovator Project M, is a beautiful and captivating adventure puzzle game set against the original Gold Rush era. With more than two years of early access development under its belt, the game is finally ready for global release. Dig That Gold is designed to be as fun as it is rewarding, and sets out to reinvigorate interest in a key part of American history.

Players explore virtual mines searching for gold and, when they collect enough, they will be mailed Real 24K Gold Bars through the post.

YouTubers around the world are already joining the gold rush for themselves!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HeTIYeGjcc

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The release of the game across Android and iOS coincides with the 171st anniversary of the American Gold Rush, as first cited in the Californian Newspaper in 1848 . It is considered the world’s most famous Gold Rush, and began in America 171 years ago when yellow shimmers of light were spotted in the American River in California.

This discovery transformed the United States, reinvigorating its economy, providing new opportunities for its people, and it even expanding California into a state.

“Dig That Gold is everything we look for at PlayStack - it offers something truly unique in an increasingly homogenous market,” said PlayStack chief executive Harvey Elliott.

“It also is of course a very rewarding game too - quite literally if you play it enough. But most importantly to us, we spent a great deal of time with Project M to make sure it fulfils PlayStack’s ultimate requirement - that it’s a superbly enjoyable game.”  

Dig That Gold is out now on Google Play and the Apple App Store. Download today prospectors!

About PlayStack

The entire ethos of PlayStack is to discover and nurture the next generation of talent in our industry. Our development partners can play to their strengths as creative leaders, entrusting our talented team to build the marketing and publishing campaigns. Supported by its subsidiaries PlayFund and PlayIgnite, PlayStack benefits developers in three key ways; investment and development funding, market leading publishing expertise, and UA capital to build player communities and rise up the charts.

For more information contact

Harriet Hughes – [email protected]