Ladies and Gentlemen, Choose Your Ships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Our game aims to out-race the competition.

To learn more about OC-TANE, visit our website here: http://www.syncinteractive.co.uk/octane/ and to help support the cause, visit our kick-starter page here:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/50711971/oc-tane-future-race

OC-TANE is a "hi-octane" racing game. You take control of a multitude of futuristic, slick racing machines and fly as fast as you can around insanely wicked neon tracks. We all have great memories of playing such classics as Micro Machines, Golden Eye and Wipeout. We want to make something that gives people the kind of memories and fun experiences that we have been given.

We will be releasing OC-TANE on OUYA. Then after six months we will be porting it over to the iOS and Android systems. We hope to have thousands, if not millions racing around OC-TANE's tracks. We aim to focus on the multiplayer experience of competitive racing with your friends but expect single player and time trial features. The difference with OC-TANE is we are building it specifically to cater from 2 to 8 players at a time on the OUYA console and we will be providing the players a level builder. This will allow the players to build as many tracks as they like and race their friends, hopefully making OC-TANE one to keep playing from now and into the future!

In addition to building the game, Sync Interactive Ltd is recording all of its progress from beginning to game launch, and even onwards with updates and future content. “We've created a designated Website & Blog, Twitter, YouTube channel and Facebook. Yes, part of it is for buzz but it's also for showing people what works and what doesn’t, giving them a glimpse behind the scenes in every sense. They will be able to see every detail and aspect that went into the development and release of what is slowly turning out to be our bet games release so far! We'll document the ups and downs, the business, the marketing and everything else. So it’s going to be an interesting adventure!”

To put it all simply, OC-TANE is a game that we’d love to play. We’re pouring our heart and soul into this project, and we want to bring as many people along on the journey as possible. The game industry is changing, and we really believe that the voice of backers and fans is integral to the process of making a truly great game and having it be successful (ignore Snakes on a Plane that just should never have happened).

We feel that the game concept should sell itself. We all have wonderful memories attached to the old titles that have inspired us to create our own racer. But we hope that with our racer, we'll help to create memories as good or maybe even better than those that players have of Micro Machines, Wipeout & Mario Kart. We want people to play OC-TANE with their friends, eat some pizza and knock back a few as you blast around the craziness that will be OC-TANE. To finish, we want your help to create something truly personal to everyone that plays it. In advance of any help we get, we want to say thanks for the support, and look ahead to the release date!

OC-TANE is set for release on the OUYA console for Christmas 2013. The iOS and Android versions will be released early Summer 2014!

We're participating in OUYA's #FreeTheGames Fund, created by OUYA to support developers making new and creative console games. OUYA will match your pledge dollar-for-dollar if we raise a minimum of $50,000. So help us get there and make a great game for everyone! To be eligible for this match, we commit that this game will be an OUYA exclusive for six months—no matter what. To learn more about OUYA, go to  www.OUYA.tv

Sounds pretty sweet right? It is! If you give us $10, you’re really giving us $20! Oh, and don't forget the cool rewards you'll get from us for supporting us in our adventure! You'll get to feel twice as good for just giving once! We’re huge fans of the open-source nature of OUYA and when we saw this opportunity we had to act.

Meet the makers:

We are Sync Interactive, a small but seriously talented and hard working app development company base in the heart of Birmingham, UK.

We are a team of two designers and four developers who have been working closely together for a number of years. We're not only work colleagues but close friends too. Developing and playing games is just what we do!

Octane Twitter:   https://twitter.com/ocsync 

Youtube:   http://www.youtube.com/user/SyncInteractive

Octane Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/SYNCOCTANE


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