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THQ's Margaritaville Online Now Available

This time of the year in the northern hemisphere reminds me why my former life in the southern hemisphere was so idyllic and pleasant. It is Summer in Oz at the moment, and while I love Summer's in the island paradise in which I live, Winter is... Well... Not so much. The good news is that as of today I can kick the thermostat up to 80, mix a pitcher of margaritas, and fire up my computer to load Margaritaville Online and it almost feels like Summer!

THQ today announced that Margaritaville Online, the immersive free-to-play everyday escape inspired by the lifestyle of legendary singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, is now available on Facebook and iPad, with a version for the Iphone launching soon!

"The Margaritaville laidback state of mind is inherently social, and this game has captured the spirit of that lifestyle," said Jimmy Buffett, who consulted on the game. "With Margaritaville Online, fans across the globe can party together any time and any place."

Friends will be able to play and party with great music and frozen concoctions in an open easy-going world, featuring exotic adventures, customized bars and outfits, and playful mini-games. A virtual trip to the tropics set to a soundtrack of classic Buffett tunes and featuring 3D visuals, Margaritaville Online allows players to interact with a wide cast of characters and exotic destinations full of fun and adventure in a virtual playground that reminds players it's always 5 o'clock somewhere!

"With both Facebook and iOS capabilities, players can now easily switch between devices and enjoy the same high quality experience regardless of the platform," said Michael Lustenberger, Vice President, Global Brand Management -- Online at THQ. "The game's goal is to provide a full and rich experience that is fun for anyone who wants to embrace the Margaritaville state of mind and escape to a virtual tropical paradise."

Margaritaville Online is developed by Exploding Barrel Games and published by THQ. The game is now available for free on Facebook and iPad (with optional in-game premium items and a one-time Parrothead Membership upgrade).

The iPhone version is a companion app that features a variety of popular mini-games from the Facebook and iPad versions and rewards players for living the Margaritaville lifestyle in real life.

Posted: 25th Jan 2012 by CMBF
Tags:
Margaritaville Online, PC, iPhoneiPad, MMO,

 
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