Basingstoke, UK, April 30, 2009
Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and the developer inXile Entertainment today announced the launch of the website ( http://linerider.deepsilver.com) for Line Rider Freestyle which will be released for PC and Nintendo DS and Wii.
"Line Rider" is a true phenomenon, with a seemingly simple, addictive principle. Millions of gamers have already played the Internet version. Numerous "Line Rider" video clips are found on the Internet, along with fan sites and increasingly spectacular tracks. At the Game Developers Conference, "Line Rider" was awarded the innovation prize.
The Nintendo DS, Wii, and PC versions contain plenty of additional tools and new game modes. In "Line Rider Freestyle", the player gets to draw a random landscape on the screen with a virtual pencil. Ramps, hills, chasms and jumps may be incorporated as desired. There is no limit to the player's creativity.
By pushing a button, a virtual sledder is then released into the previously created landscape, racing down the slope at breakneck speed until he careens off the track.
In Story mode, the main character needs to solve 40 puzzles in eight chapters, hitting certain targets on the way. In Freestyle mode, on the other hand, "Line Rider" artists are absolutely free to create their own exciting tracks. A completely new set of tools is available for this. The self-designed challenges may then be presented on the official "Line Rider" website.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing onwhat the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 80 games since 2003, including Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD), the successful Secret Files adventure series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (co-published with Ascaron), and the Horse Life series of horse simulations. The company's own brands Risen (Xbox 360 and PC), the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team, the urban MMO 7Million, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii), and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed. Deep Silver's own production company in Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, Blade Interactive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
InXile Entertainment was formed in late 2002 by Brian Fargo. We are located in beautiful Newport Beach just blocks from the beach. We have assembled a team of some of the most talented people in the software industry so that we can bring the highest quality games possible to your home videogame and computer systems. Our goal is to remain focused on very few titles so that the inXile name becomes one you can count on for quality games.
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