In de jaren 90 waren het Sensible Software en The Bitmap Brothers die furore maakten in de indie scene van toen. De klassiekers die zij ontwikkelden en op de markt brachten zijn tot op de dag van vandaag nog steeds relevant. Veel indie ontwikkelaars zijn door hen geïnspireerd om ook games te gaan ontwikkelen. Sensible World of Soccer, The
Chaos Engine, Magic Pocket en Canon Fodder zijn slechts enkele voorbeelden van fantastische games die door Jon Hare en Mike Montgomery zijn uitgebracht. Dit beroemde duo brengt nu in samenwerking met Vivid Games de HD versie van Speedball 2 naar verschillende digitale download platformen.
“Over the years so many of today’s Indie developers have been telling us how much our games meant to them, some asking us to bring them back on digital formats and some even begging us to be able to get involved with the development themselves. Speedball 2 HD proves that the synergy between old classic titles and modern digital formats, and wise old heads working with fresh new talent has never been stronger” zegt Jon Hare.
“Speedball 2 HD is a faithful remake of the original futuristic cybersports game. It is as arresting and enjoyable as ever and we’ve added some cool updates to allow today’s gamers to connect with it on their favourite platforms.” laat Mike Montgomery weten.
Speedball 2 HD is een meedogenloze sportgame gesitueerd in de verre toekomst. De game is ontwikkeld door “Indie Developer of the Year” Vivid Games en is geproduceerd door Jon Hare en Mike Montgomery zelf. Speedball 2 HD zal op 5 december verschijnen op Steam, GOG en Get Games voor €7.99. Het spel bevat meer dan 330 unieke spelers, nieuwe formaties en 6 nieuwe arena’s om in te strijden. Snelle beslissers krijgen daarnaast een korting van 20% wanneer zij een pre-order plaatsen op Speedball 2 HD via Steam of Get Games.
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About Tower Studios Tower Studios is owned and operated by Jon Hare, founding member of the legendary Sensible Software, one of the most successful European game development companies of the 20th Century. Hare’s strong games design pedigree has produced 10 titles that have reached #1 across Europe. Recently, the company has been working quietly behind the scenes with the Bitmap Brothers and some of today’s most successful digital developers, such as “Indie Developer of the Year” Vivid games to bring back old school development values into both classic remakes and new titles for the digital age
About Vivid Games Vivid Games is one of Europe’s premier emerging independent development studios, with a passion for accessible and engaging gaming at the heart of its philosophy. Founded in 2006, Vivid Games is making a valuable contribution to the worldwide games development community. Vivid Games has become renowned for its specialization in cross-platform development, working both with licensed brands and exciting new IPs of its own. www.vividgames.com
About the Mastertronic Group Limited Mastertronic Group is a multi-platform, world-class developer, publisher, manufacturer, distributor and online retailer of digital interactive entertainment. Using the extensive experience in our quality-focused teams, we deliver digital entertainment to consumers and significant added-value income to our development, retail and publishing partners. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established PC titles are republished through our Sold Out range, specialist PC simulations are published under the Just Flight and Just Trains labels and console formats (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, iOS and Android) via Mastertronic. The Mastertronic Group also publishes Indie games on the Great Indie Games label. Just Flight, and its sister company Just Trains, are the leading worldwide simulation specialists. Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the world’s largest publisher of flight simulation software with the exception of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts. Via The Producers, the Group offers a ‘cradle to grave’ turnkey service for physical product, from marketing, packaging and warehousing and an experienced sales service right through to retail, while its specialist PC download site, GetGames is a key player in the digital distribution market. The Mastertronic Group has just celebrated its 25th anniversary.