NEW YORK, April 2, 2010– Firemint, critically acclaimed developer of games for iPhone® and iPod touch®, today announced its Real Racing HD App for iPad is now available from the App Store.
Real Racing is one of the most acclaimed racing games on any handheld platform, and has been extended and enhanced especially for iPad. Real Racing HD brings players all the excitement, competition and glory that only true championship racing can provide. Stunning new graphics make Real Racing HD the most impressive racer yet, perfect for showing off iPad’s large screen and processing power. Players can comfortably use iPad as a steering wheel for an incredibly immersive experience or they can choose from a number of touch screen control options and adjust the sensitivity to suit.
"We’re all very excited about the launch of iPad, and Real Racing HD really shows off the new possibilities that come with this breakthrough device," said Firemint CEO Robert Murray. "Real Racing is all about authentic pack racing action. iPad is incredibly immersive and personal so playing the Real Racing HD App will be an adrenaline-fuelled rush.”
- <*>Car Skins - allows players to select photos from their Photo Album on iPad and Real Racing HD will automatically wrap the photo around the selected car. Artistic players can even use one of the many popular paint programs to create personalized racing decals, based on any of the existing car skins supplied with the game. Firemint will also release new Car Skins via its web site.*> <*>Ghost Racing - lets players race against a pre-recorded ghost saved on iPad or downloaded from Firemint’s servers. Drivers can test their skills against the best in the world, or try to beat their own previous personal best. Ghosts will also be shown in Online League races, adding a whole new level of competitive fun to this popular play mode.*> <*>Players can watch replays of their Time Trial races or any races uploaded to the leaderboards from within the game and select different camera angles while watching, providing an exciting new way to learn the best racing lines from the top drivers.*> <*>Touch screen controls specifically designed for iPad, with a new sensitivity adjustment option.*>
The Real Racing HD App is available for US$9.99 from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
For more information about Real Racing HD, please visit www.firemint.com/realracinghd.
Real Racing on iPhone has met with wide critical success, with honors including the Independent Games Festival Mobile award for Technical Achievement; International Mobile Gaming Award for Excellence in Connectivity; Slide to Play Game of the Year; IGN iPhone Racing Game of the Year; and Best App Ever Awards (voted by the public) for Best Racing Game, Best Simulation Game and Best Game Graphics.
Firemint creates fun, addictive games. Firemint’s best known titles are its self-published iPhone games Flight Control, the ultra-casual, broad-appeal hit, and Real Racing, the high-end 3D pro racer critically acclaimed as one of the best racing games on any handheld platform. The studio has also worked with the industry’s leading publishers developing over 30 titles from notable franchises as well as originals. Founded in 1999 by CEO Robert Murray, Firemint is located in Melbourne, Australia’s games development hub, and employs 37 people.
Firemint’s accolades include: Pocket Gamer Best iPhone Developer of the Year; Pocket Gamer iPhone Game of the Year; Macworld AppGems Casual Game of the Year; Independent Games Festival Mobile award for Technical Achievement; International Mobile Gaming Award for Excellence in Connectivity; Game Developers Association of Australia Best Game of the Year; Finalist, Casual Game of the Year in the Interactive Achievement Awards; Finalist, Handheld Game of the Year in the Game Developers Choice Awards; IGN's Best of E3 Award and IGN Editor's Choice Award.
For more information about Firemint, please visit www.firemint.com/media.
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