Exclusive beta trial opens for‘Big Match Striker’

20th July 2010: Gamers have an exclusive opportunity to help shape an innovative new football game, Big Match Striker, taking on the game’s unique challenge of football trivia and tactics.

The game, launching in August, represents an entirely new type of challenge for football fans as they use every ounce of football skill and knowledge in the role of chairman, manager, player and fan. There are 500 places up for grabs. To be amongst the first players in the world to play Big Match Striker, visit www.bigmatchonline.com to register your details and sign up for the trial.

The latest video trailer for the game is also released today, highlighting the tactical and strategic aspects of the game. Should I upgrade my stadium? Should I set the team up 4-4-2, 3-5-2 or 5-4-1? Is it worth buying a new player? In-game commentator Roger“The Gaffer” Gaffney, a legend in his own lunchtime, reveals all in the latest in a series of game trailers to be released.

Playing in competitive leagues, players must win matches by correctly answering constantly-updated questions on the English Premiership and Football League players, teams and matches, as well as covering all the significant happenings in English football over the years, World Cups past and present and historic football trivia.

The reward for using up-to-date knowledge to win competitive matches is in-game currency, with which players must make shrewd managerial decisions to strengthen their team and to grow and develop their club, attracting more fans in the quest for promotion to the higher leagues.

Direct link to trailer: http://vimeo.com/13483113

Geraint Orchard-Bungay, Supermassive Games TM Online Publishing Director, commented:“We’re really excited to see the players’ feedback and reaction to Big Match Striker. We’d encourage football and gaming fans to get involved in the three-week trial and play their part in making the game as much fun and as competitive as possible.”

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Embed link to trailer:

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Join Big Match Striker on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Match-Striker/105849872800191

To download the new trailer and additional assets please visit http://www.bigmatchonline.com/news/20-july-2010

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About Big Match Striker

Big Match Striker is a free-to-play downloadable PC football game where fans battle head to head in the ultimate championship of tactics and trivia. Players succeed in the game by answering a selection of both constantly updated and historic football questions from English football’s top four tiers, keeping the game concurrent with the real-life action. Players can win possession and tackle the opposition by responding quicker to questions, requiring a good level of football knowledge and quick thinking.

The reward for winning matches is gaining fans and in-game currency. This can be strategically used to buy players, upgrade stadiums and even install hot dog vans to attract more fans and progress to the league’s higher echelons.

Players will need to combine all the skills of chairman, manager, player and fan as the title blends the best in football management strategy and animated trivia games. The exciting new title is highly competitive and will challenge all levels of football fans’ knowledge and strategic skills as they battle in one-on-one leagues to meet the game’s main objectives - to win titles and silverware, and attract more fans to their club.

Player interaction is a key aspect of the game experience. The game’s main entry point and community will be hosted online and will contain regular news and features from the game’s editorial team, weekly podcasts with lively chat and debate on the game’s latest talking points and discussion forums for players to interact with each other. The initial game download and subsequent updates will be available from the game website, www.bigmatchonline.com

About Supermassive Games TM

Headquartered in Guildford, England, Supermassive Games TM Limited is a leading independent UK developer of interactive entertainment. Established in 2008 by highly-respected industry veterans, the business now employs more than 85 talented individuals developing cutting edge video games. More information about Supermassive Games Limited can be found on the company’s website, www.supermassivegames.com


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