OCTOBER 26, 2009 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy is hitting stores across Europe today. Previously available on PC download only it’s been taken on by Lyon-based publisher and distributer Nobilis. Now out in Spain and France, the game will soon be out in the Czech Republic, Russia, UK, Germany and Italy among other countries.
Developed by Stickman Studios in conjunction with the Blitz Games Studios’ Blitz 1UP initiative, the game features stunning graphics, an epic single player pirate campaign, multiplayer play for up to eight people and (most recently) a full set of cooperative missions allowing you to take up arms together against the crown!
In early 2006 two artists (Simon and Harvey) quit their current jobs in the games industry to pursue their dream: to make an indie game of their own. Nearly four years on and the stunning indie masterpiece is now coming to store shelves near you. Yarr!
“It’s fantastic to see our title getting out there into retail. We can’t wait to reach a whole new audience with the game and we hope people enjoy playing as much as Harv and I did making it,” says Stickman’s Simon Nevill.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Nobilis to take Buccaneer to retail. Nobilis are a highly regarded publisher and distributor, and with their attention to detail and deep understanding of the game we look forward to widening and increasing the Buccaneer audience,” says Chris Swan, Blitz Games Studios’ Business Development Director.
“Buccaneer proves that a highly motivated and talented small team can create original and quality games for PC”, says Patrick Receveur, Producer of Buccaneer at Nobilis.
Press quotes on Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy:
“Buccaneer is a fun game made by a pair of very talented designers. The graphics are… some of the best I have ever seen in an independent game” www.darkstation.com
“Buccaneer is the definitive independent game.”
“Stickman Studios should be proud of themselves for proving that a two person team can create something high quality and entertaining. Good work guys.” www.gamervision.com
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About Blitz Arcade:
Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios and was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to producing top quality downloadable games across all platforms, utilising Blitz Games Studios’ industry-leading proprietary technology, BlitzTech.
About Stickman Studios:
Stickman Studios was founded in 2005 by Simon Nevill and Harvey Greensall and is currently based in Leamington Spa. Stickman Studios are committed to their motto to create‘Games for gamers, by gamers’
About Blitz Games Studios:
Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans Andrew and Philip Oliver and now has more than 200 staff. Its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), proprietary middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy).
Nobilis, a Lyon-based producer, publisher, and distributor of video games (PC, Xbox360TM, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and Interactive DVDs) and video game accessories, was founded in 2001.
Nobilis Publishing has developed successful games such as:“My Baby Boy©” and“My baby Girl©” (Nintendo DS™),” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2),“The Secrets of Da Vinci™”(PC),“Cleopatra™” (PC), and the famous franchises:“Hotel Giant” and“Moto Racer” with over 8 million units sold to date. Nobilis has several distribution subsidiaries in France (Lyon), Spain (Madrid), Belgium (Bruxelles), Holland, Luxembourg, and an office in Italy (Rome). Nobilis Publishing games are already sold in over 40 different countries with the most prominent partners. Nobilis is also a producer/distributor of accessories thanks to its own brand: Subsonic, a symbol of quality and innovation. These accessories are available for the following platforms: Xbox 360™, PSP™, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, and Nintendo Wii™.
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