Icon Games Entertainment Launches New Range of PC Games

DUBLIN, IRELAND - October 12 th 2010 - Icon Games Entertainment (Icon) today announces its move into the PC arena with a series of games to be released via digital distribution.

 

The initial group of titles to be released in October 2010 includes Pool Hall Pro™, Vertigo™, Arcade Sports™ and Soccer Bashi™. For a full updated list of all available titles and features, please visit www.icongames.com.

 

“It’s very exciting to be able to offer our games to a new audience” said Richard Hill-Whittall, Head of Development at Icon.“Delivered via our digital partners, PC owners can now enjoy these titles and we can’t wait to start working with the PC community on current and future releases.”

 

Initial Titles

 

POOL HALL PRO

Challenge your friends and family to this authentic Pool experience, with intuitive controls and a huge range of features.

 

Featuring a host of colourful characters and realistic match environments, POOL HALL PRO allows you to use your mastery of the beize to unlock hundreds of items and kit to create your own private games Crib where you can compete against your friends. Different designs may unlock a host of weird extras!

 

GAME FEATURES:

·         Authentic simulated pool experience

·         11 game rule types– including 6 different pool games, 4  snooker games and billiards

·         Extensive player rewards– unlock new game venues, equipment, outfits, trophies and game modes

·         22 vibrant high detail match venues - fully animated with action around the environments as well as on the table

 

VERTIGO

VERTIGO is a white knuckle race over wild landscapes collecting upgrades, discovering hidden shortcuts and utilising power ups; you must negotiate some of the most challenging courses in the Universe. Race across tracks suspended high above sprawling cities and lush vistas, but don’t miss a turn… it’s a long way down!

 

VERTIGO brings precision racing to your PC– only the most skilful will survive.

 

GAME FEATURES:

·         Amazing sense of height and scale as you race hundreds of metres above ground through 54 Vertigo Inducing Race Courses

·         Multiplayer Gaming; up to 4 players can challenge each other to Time Trials and Xorb Bowling

·         Varied Single Player Game Modes– including Practice, Arcade, Time Trial and Career

·         Customise your Xorb Craft– customise the look of your Xorb with over 2 million unique combinations

·         Stunt Action– hunt for special pick-ups as you travel along the inside and outside of pipes&over wild twisting rollercoaster tracks with amazing jumps and loops

·         Unlockable Rewards and Secrets– new courses, Xorb skins&body styles and extra game modes

 

ARCADE SPORTS

ARCADE SPORTS consists of a selection of four fully featured classic arcade sports games that are easy to pick-up-and-play.

 

GAME FEATURES:

·         8 Game variations– including AIR HOCKEY, BOWLING, POOL (8-Ball UK, 8-Ball US, 9-Ball, 6-Ball) and SNOOKER (Standard, 6-Ball)

·         Multiplayer gaming– play with friends and family in versus play modes

·         Varied game modes– including Practice, Versus, Tournament and Season

·         Player rewards - unlock new game equipment such as varied Pool&Snooker table models and finishes, Air Hockey table, puck and mallet designs, Bowling ball patterns and Special Trophies

·         Season mode– become the World Ranked No.1 player; winning extra rewards and secrets along the way

 

SOCCER BASHI

Soccer of the future; destroy the defender blocks and smash the ball into the goal to win, but watch out for the enemy defenders out to destroy you!

 

A built-in game editor offers unlimited level design possibilities, or play through the 90 game levels over several different play modes, including Arcade and Customisable Tournaments.

 

GAME FEATURES:

·         90 Levels of goal scoring, block breaking fun. With special level features including animated blocks, exploding blocks, shield blocks, invisible blocks and deadly 3D defender enemies

·         9 challenging end of zone Bosses to defeat

·         Level Editor to build your own levels. Up to 100 user created levels can be stored

·         Tournament mode allows you to create your own unique tournaments using game levels or your own levels

·         Loads of special Power-Ups&Super Power-Ups to help (or hinder) you on the way to the goal, including lasers, bombs, flaming power balls and multiple balls and bats

·         A wealth of special achievements and secrets to unlock, including secret level backgrounds and game block sets

 

Related Links

 

·         Icon’s Official Homepage: http://www.icongames.com

 

·         Icon’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Icon-Games-Entertainment-Ltd/99872996701

 

·         Follow Icon on Twitter: http://twitter.com/icongamesent

 

For press inquiries, interview requests and review requests, please contact rich@icongames.com.

 

About Icon Games Entertainment

Icon is an independent game development&digital publishing studio committed to creating games with a focus on compelling gameplay&fun! Icon publishes and develops games for a variety of platforms, including Wii, PSP and PC. More information on Icon can be found on the Internet at www.icongames.com .

© 2010 Icon Games Entertainment Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Pool Hall Pro™, Vertigo™, Arcade Sports™ and Soccer Bashi™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Icon Games Entertainment Ltd.

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Media Contacts:

Richard Hill-Whittall

Icon Games Entertainment

rich@icongames.com


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