FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE?
23rd September 2013
Binary Pumpkin are excited to announce the launch of their new Kickstarter project, TaxiTaxi. Bringing together touch control, hectic resource management and real city maps, TaxiTaxi puts the player in the role of a Taxi Tycoon moving multiple cabs around in the most efficient manner to avoid delaying and annoying customers!
Using the 3D mapping platform licensed from eeGeo Ltd in Dundee, TaxiTaxi mixes an obsession with maps with madness of city traffic and the need to avoid roadblocks and other incidents.
The company already have a working prototype up and running in Flash and are looking for assistance from the Kickstarter community to move over to touch devices and finish the game off.
On the launch of their first Kickstarter project, co-founder Lol Scragg stated “It’s an exciting time for us as we have never looked at crowdfunding as a potential method of developing our titles before. It will be interesting to see whether the Kickstarter community think our ideas is as good as we do! We want to launch using the City of San Francisco and quickly follow up with New York and London.”
Fellow co-founder Bruce McNeish continued, “Kickstarter seems to be a lot like mobile games and apps in that generating awareness of your campaign is key. We will be trawling through our contact books to let people know and we ask that as many people share the campaign as possible - and contribute if they can!”
The Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to run for 30 days and the team are looking to raise £35,300 to finish the game and launch on iOS and Android platforms early 2014. The team also has some unique reward ideas for backers that they will reveal later in the campaign.
To follow, share or contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, the URL is: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1503599460/taxitaxi-real-streets-in-real-cities-that-you-cont or goo.gl/OZw7J6
The founders of Binary Pumpkin are always available for interview or comment on any digital entertainment issue, and do tend to be quite vocal and outspoken.
Company website: www.binarypumpkin.com?
Binary Pumpkin are a fresh start-up based in Dundee. Founded in 2011 by Bruce McNeish and Lol Scragg who between them have over 30 years games industry experience, the company is now developing it’s own products as well as offering it expertise to others.
The companies various Bingo games are currently available on numerous handheld and mobile platforms and have received over 300,000 downloads so far. The company has also developed products for US charities and it currently finalising a new unannounced social product for a US client.
Prior to Binary Pumpkin, Bruce and Lol were co-founders of Cohort Studios who developed console titles primarily for Sony Europe. The company employed over 50 people at it’s height and for a short time was the largest independent games developer in Scotland. After Cohort reduced headcount in 2011, Bruce and Lol exited the company and built a games team where they created and managed a small group of recent graduates to deliver three social projects in under one year.
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