Lyon, March 12th 2012 - Game Connection today announced that independent developer Wolpertinger Games' upcoming title Phobos has won the Game Connection America 2012 Best Selected Project award. Featuring a unique art style and a tense, twisted plot, Phobos provides a highly immersive experience for fans of suspense and horror game genres and is currently in development for major platforms, including Xbox LIVE.
“ Our Selected Projects program helps shed light on some of the more innovative projects that are currently in development by independent studios”, said Pierre Carde, CEO of Game Connection. “ Phobos captured our attention and imagination this year with its high-quality graphics and unique storyline that will have players on the edges of their seats. Game Connection is proud to support and lend more visibility to this project and its developer, Wolpertinger Games”.
“ We invested a lot of time and effort to create Phobos and are very happy and proud of this achievement”, said Sebastian Bender, Managing Director of Wolpertinger Games. “ This award takes us one step closer to release – and we’re definitely not afraid of inviting publishers or other partners to join us in this venture”.
Immersing players in the terrifying world inside a psychopath’s mind, players must keep their wits about them in order to escape from a mental prison. From a 1st person perspective, gamers must maneuver through the game by utilizing floating anchor points to propel them through levels of gameplay. Darkness rules the world, and players must utilize light strategically to prevent them from falling off the map into the oblivion. Featuring a unique art style with strong contrasts, an interactive soundscape and a narrator whose comments intensify the suspense and terror of the twisted plot, Phobos is currently in development for Xbox LIVE.
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For more information about the Selected Projects nominees, please visit the Game Connection website: http://bit.ly/A8s2XA
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About Game Connection:
Game Connection is an event produced by Connection Events, creator of opportunities, resources and results in the Video Game Industry. Taking place in Paris (France) and San Francisco (California, USA), Game Connection stands out as an efficient business meeting solution with: matchmaking events between service providers, developers, publishers and distributors; network building and business enhancement.
The event offers delegates significant added value through its program of conferences and master classes.
About Selected Projects
The Selected Projects program gives developers an opportunity to gain additional exposure at Game Connection America by submitting their most creative and interesting projects to the Board for evaluation. The top 15 projects will be selected as finalists and receive a free Standard Pass to Game Connection America 2012, including a 700 Euro discount on any exhibitor option, a five-minute presentation of the project to high-level publishers at the Selected Projects Conference, a trailer spot on the dedicated Selected Projects plasma screen that will run throughout the show.
About Connection Events:
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About Wolpertinger Games:
Formed in 2009, Wolpertinger Games is an independent game developer located in Munich, Germany. From 2010 to 2012 Wolpertinger Games developed and published two Xbox? LIVE games, Quizocalypse and Poopocalypse, in addition to two unreleased Playstation? 3 titles, the iOS game Wok Masters and two branded entertainment games for a major Austrian retailer and a German publishing company. The team currently works on 1st-person puzzle platformer, Phobos, and has won a variety of development awards, including Best Student Concept 2010, third place at the German Developers Awards in 2009 and Game Connection America 2012 Best Project, among others.