Berlin, 14th of November 2007. To maximise the impact of its latest title, Speedball 2– Tournament, from the outset, FIP Publishing has announced its partnership with NVIDIA. As part of NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant to be Played programme, Speedball 2– Tournament will bring gamers a stunning experience of its blend of sports action and combat. Developer Kylotonn Entertainment has worked with NVIDIA to enrich the game with technical features including SLI multi-graphics processing unit (GPU) support and Coverage Sampling Antialiasing (CSAA) to enhance performance and image quality.
In addition, NVIDIA will promote Speedball 2– Tournament for one month on its nzone.com website, and host a permanent microsite for the PC game in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian language versions. NVIDIA will also incorporate the game into its ongoing PR activities. Gamers can look for the distinctive NVIDIA logo in the game’s packaging, manual and introduction sequence.
“As part of NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant to be Played programme, our engineers have helped FIP Publishing to ensure that Speedball 2– Tournament takes advantage of the latest graphics technology,” explains Phil Wright, Head of Content Business Development in EMEA and India for NVIDIA.“We’re very pleased that their development studio Kylotonn has worked with us to optimise the game for the PC and make sure gamers can look forward to compatibility, stability and reliability when playing Speedball 2– Tournament on their NVIDIA hardware.”
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.de.
Speedball 2– Tournament
In 2326, rival gangs form an ultra-violent action-sports league called Speedball to settle their deadly disputes. Two teams face each other in bloody battles for a steel ball. Nine on nine– in an all-out rush on the opponent’s goal; almost any malicious move is permitted. The highly anticipated sequel to the Amiga classic for the PC platform transforms the futuristic game setting with state-of-the-art technology into a high-speed online sports spectacle. Offering international leagues, a worldwide ranking system and matchmaking function, Speedball 2 - Tournament pulls all registers of modern multiplayer gaming action. Fully customisable male, female and cyborg characters, dynamic sports battles, and a unique online community platform with online player and clan profiles will thrill sports simulation enthusiasts, action fans, and e-sports experts likewise.
For the production of Speedball 2 - Tournament, developer Kylotonn has assembled a fresh team of experienced game designers and programmers. With photo-realistic 3D models, breathtaking animations and futuristic arenas for Speedball 2 - Tournament, the French development team, already renowned for the“Bet on Soldier” trilogy, heads for a stunning comeback. As eminent advisor and lead producer, Mike Montgomery from the legendary Bitmap Brothers is supervising the overall development of Speedball 2 - Tournament. Since 1987, when he founded The Bitmap Brothers, Montgomery has been behind the legendary original Speedball, as well as classics like Xenon Megablast, The Chaos Engine, Gods, Cadaver, Magic Pockets and Z.
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About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
Frogster Interactive Pictures AG is a Berlin-based holding company with stakes in the field of computer games. Frogster acts as publisher of virtual worlds, so-called Massively Multiplayer Online Games, a growth sector in the games industry. The fully owned subsidiary FIP Publishing GmbH, based in Berlin, acts as publisher of computer games of all genres and price classes and is among the market leaders in Germany. The company publishes and distributes PC games by international licensors under its labels Brigades, Eclypse and BacktoGames. OnlineWelten, a Frogster stake based in Berlin, is one of the most influential broad impact German language MMOG and Gaming portals (Frogster stake 83%). Frogster Studios Co. Ltd., based in Seoul (Republic of Korea), develops MMOGs and publishes its own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia (stake 50%). Yusho GmbH (stake 50%) runs virtual worlds on its own servers and delivers accounting services for subscriptions and virtual items sales for its customers. The Frogster group currently employs more than 70 staff.
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