Game publisher IGS Software announces PC title Hank Haney's World Golf

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Towson, MD---Thursday, October 28, 2010---IGS Software is proud to announce Hank Haney's World Golf, their premier golfing simulation experience, available for PC at most major retailers on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, making it the solitary golfing simulator this holiday season.  Bluestone Interactive developed the realistic, immersive game that golfing enthusiasts worldwide will adore, and notable golfing coach Hank Haney, known for coaching Tiger Woods, has endorsed the game with his own name and appearance on the product.

Hank Haney's World Golf is the ultimate PC golfing experience, complete with accurately detailed courses recreated from all over the world, articulated golfing mechanics and many other features and game types, including fully designed Mini Golf courses, Pitch and Putt, and Par 3. It includes a bonus DVD, hosted by Hank Haney, helping to teach golfing techniques to the average golf player.

Golf industry legend Haney has collaborated with IGS Software to release Hank Haney's World Golf.  Haney is a multi-award winning, famed golfing coach, famous for coaching and teaching pro-golfing legends. Haney currently owns and operates four golf teaching facilities in Texas, plus hosts "The Haney Project" on the Golf Channel, helping to develop golfing skills for celebrities such as NBA star Charles Barkley and comedian Ray Romano.  As well as offering his likeness on the box art and name in the title, Haney has shown great enthusiasm for the realism and production quality of the game.

Hank Haney offers, "There are a lot of golfing games out there, but none as realistic and true to the sport as World Golf.  I'm truly impressed by what IGS and BlueStone have done here. It's a great game for anyone who enjoys golf!"

Paul Lombardi, CEO and president of IGS Software, spoke about the addition of Haney to the game, "We're so excited to have the famous game coach, Hank Haney, endorsing our game. He's attached himself to the project because he has seen how realistic this game is for PC players.  His commitment to the game has been a real testimonial to its golf play accuracy and overall entertainment value."

In addition to the beautifully designed game, IGS Software offers a pack-in deal for the golf-pro-in-training.  A bonus DVD, which is a video collection taken straight from Hank Haney's best selling "Essentials," will be included in every game. This game provides the perfect holiday gift for any golfing enthusiast, giving them not only the game, but also the instructional DVD to perfect their own swing!

Hank Haney's World Golf will be available worldwide November 9, 2010, in all major and independent retail software chains.  The game will be available digitally on most major digital portals, as well as included in many golf channel retail outlets and golf course pro shops such as PGA.  Bookleeger will also be distributing the game title into golf retail channels.

About IGS

www.igs-games.com

Founded by game industry veteran, co-founder of I-Magic and early member of the Microprose team Paul Lombardi, IGS Software has risen to fame over the past several years with popular game title such as MMO Fallen Earth,  and PC titles Gun Ship, Battle Squadron, F-15 Strike Eagle, Restaurant Empire, Commander-in-Chief  and the X3 series.  Distributed by Atari USA, the company has been associated with sports simulators, flight simulators, and science fiction based games.

About Bluestone Interactive

www.bluestonegames.co.uk

Based in the U.K., Bluestone Interactive is a new independent video games company specializing in publishing and distribution of original games that appeal to the mass market consumers. Bluestone Interactive will distribute its products via a strong distribution network in Europe and has a wide network of contacts within the industry.  Bluestone Interactive strategic focus will be close collaboration with third party developers and publishers.

About Hank Haney     

www.hankhaney.com

Hank Haney, a multiple award winning golfing coach, is most famous for being the coach for golf legend Tiger Woods, as well as two-time major championship winning Mark O'Meara. Currently he hosts "The

Haney Project" on the Golf Channel, helping develop golfing skills among NBA star Charles Barkley and comedian Ray Romano.  Hank has lent his name and appearance to the game, and is confident that the game will be a hit with consumers.

To request a review copy of Hank Haney's World Golf, or for more details regarding IGS Software and Bluestone Interactive, contact Jesse Collins at (727) 239-9193 or Jesse@themeparkstudios.com, or Fiona Cherbak at (512) 916-9633 or Fiona@themeparkstudios.com. For more retail product information, visit www.igs-games.com, or contact Paul Lombardi at paul@igs-games.com or (410) 853-7349.

 

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