Haarlem, The Netherlands - June 24, 2008– Today computer software publisher Lighthouse Interactive and game developer VSTEP released two new updates for their successful simulation hit, Ship Simulator 2008. These updates were developed by enthusiastic members of the Ship Simulator 2008 community. They add new true-to-life horn sounds and realistic radio chatter to the game, further immersing players as they sail the virtual seas.
VSTEP’s CTO Pjotr van Schothorst said,“We are very proud to have worked with our dedicated gaming community to produce these new updates. Not only do our fans enjoy the game and give us valuable feedback, these additions prove that Ship Simulator 2008 fans, just like VSTEP, aim to improve and grow the series even further, making it the ultimate virtual experience for ship lovers.”
The‘Horn&Radio Sounds’ updates are available for versions 1.3 and up for Ship Simulator 2008. To download these updates, visit: www.lighthouse-interactive.com
With the growing number of Ship Simulator users worldwide, VSTEP is continuously adding new content and features. In Ship Simulator 2008, players will perform a multitude of tasks, all set within stunning 3D environments. They will take control of a wide array of vessels– from massive cargo ships and ferries, to speedboats, yachts, water taxis, personal watercrafts, and even the mighty Titanic. The waters you sail are as varied as the ships, including the harbors of New York, the Thai Phi Phi Islands, Rotterdam and Hamburg, plus three newly added harbors Southampton, Marseille and San Francisco. Ship Simulator 2008 incredibly recreates real-world locations from around the globe and presents players with the challenges of commanding the vessel of their choice on the open sea.
VSTEP develops professional simulators for fire-fighters, train drivers, safety officers, and nautical training. Since its initiation in 2002, VSTEP has completed over 30 training simulators for customers like the Royal Dutch Navy, the Port of Rotterdam, Falck/Nutec, and the Dutch Railways. VSTEP’s experience and core technology from these projects has been adapted to deliver a“true to their roots” simulator for the home PC user. www.vstep.nl
About Lighthouse Interactive
Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing B.V. is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure, Action and Strategy. Staffed with industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.
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