DRIVING GAMES SET TO CHANGE FOREVER AS NEW STUDIO CREATES GROUND BREAKING TOUCH CONTROL

PRESS RELEASE

16 th December 2011

New studio Hutch is hoping to revolutionise the racing game genre with the launch of Smash Cops, an exciting new iOS action racing game with unique and intuitive driving controls designed for touch, available in the iTunes App Store from mid January 2012.

Smash Cops uses innovative new push controls using a single finger to control and steer your car in a way that is natural and fun for gamers, and accessible for casual players too. This innovation will set a new standard for all third person games on touch devices.

As the police in Americas wildest TV chases, players smash felons off the road in a large, free roaming, and beautifully rendered city with aerial coverage of the pursuit. With 20 missions and 5 different vehicles, players collect stars to access new areas and new cars.

Hutch has been set up by five highly experienced developers who have worked on a number of top selling franchises including Fable, Burnout, EyeToy, Battalion Wars, This is Football, Eight Days, and the Getaway. The studio believes that Smash Cops is destined to massively progress the touch gaming experience, and not just for racing games. Smash Cops boasts some of the highest production values seen to date on touch devices.

Will Whitaker, Art Director of Hutch said “I’m delighted by what we have achieved with Smash Cops: our first launch to market as indie developers. We identified early on that a lot of touch games use traditional console interfaces on a touch screen resulting in a poor user experience, this became an opportunity and an obsession for the team to improve upon, I hope our progress will delight gamers and influence other 3rd person touch games in the future”

Sean Turner Technical Director of Hutch addded “Passion, personal commitment, a world of low cost, and accessible development tools allowed us to take a risk with Smash Cops. We hope it will show that touch devices can have rich console experiences designed for gaming on the go. Our long term goal is to further develop our IP and work with other publishers and developers in the future on creating cool experiences”

For further information please log onto www . hutchgames . com follow www . twitter . com / hutchgames or visit http :// www . facebook . com / HutchGames

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For further press information on Hutch or Smash Cops, please contact Cathy Campos at Panache PR cathy@panachepr.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1483 401099/ +44 (0)7768 535451

Download Smash Cops trailer here http://www.hutchgames.com/games/

ABOUT HUTCH GAMES

Founded in June 2011 and based in a Hutch in Old Street, London, Hutch is a new studio launched by five ex-PlayStation developers who have worked on many top selling franchises. With the objective to create fun, rich and beautiful games on digital platforms. Hutch is a place where creative bunnies can deliver on their dream games.

 

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