17th July 2007
Ghostlight are on their marks and set to explode out of the starting blocks with the highly anticipated release of Decathletes™ on the Nintendo DS™ and Sony PlayStation® Portable in spring 2008.
In an announcement that is sure to set hearts racing and adrenaline pumping, Ghostlight has confirmed that development duties will be handled by The Code Monkeys whose illustrious CV includes global hits such as Shrek Treasure Hunt™ and Charlotte's Web™.
Adrian Hirst, Development Director at Code Monkeys says of the news.“Our goal is to create a highly realistic athletics simulator whilst maintaining a compelling pick up and play game style akin to titles such as Track and Field™ and Daley Thompson's™ Decathlon.”
Central to the appeal of Decathletes will be the immense variety of the ten gut-busting events and the innate need of man to compete and win against his fellow man. As a single player game Decathletes will be challenging and rewarding but once taken to the multiplayer level things will really get serious. Both formats feature a multiplayer mode with up to 4 players going head to head.
Career development is certainly not overlooked. Players will be rewarded for winning events in a compelling medal chase, unlocking famous stadiums and bonus events. Full character customisation will allow players to recreate their sporting heroes with mind blowing accuracy, selecting facial features, skin type and body stature.
Ghostlight’s Marketing Executive, Adrian Clews comments“Athletics is a truly global sport and is currently enjoying a massive surge in popularity in the build up to the 2008 Olympics™ in Beijing. This has provided the perfect platform to launch Decathletes and forms a strong foundation for a new leading athletics franchise.”
Sam Collins, Sales Manager of Ghostlight stated“Decathletes is an outstanding title with huge mass market appeal and further bolsters Ghostlight’s expanding portfolio of high calibre titles for 2008. We are pleased to be able to announce the release of Decathletes on multi-formats in all PAL territories, reinforcing Ghostlight’s position as a major publisher in the global games market.”
For more information please contact Adrian Clews at Ghostlight.
T: +44 (0) 1279 858 004 / 000
About Ghostlight Ltd:
Part of the Majesty House group of companies, and established in 2004, Ghostlight has seen a meteoric rise earning a well-deserved reputation as a leading European publisher of full price video games.
As well as supporting the current major platforms Ghostlight aims to be at the forefront of publishing for the next generation of consoles. Ghostlight has set its standards at the highest level reinforcing its stated aim of focusing on premium quality games of the highest calibre.
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About Majesty House
Majesty House is a newly established holding company looking after a group of companies operating within the entertainment industry. These companies are Midas Interactive Entertainment Ltd, Ghostlight Ltd, and Laughing Jackal Ltd (a development and testing studio).
The primary role of Majesty House is to firmly establish the Majesty House Group in the entertainment sector and deliver a profitable, vertically integrated business model.
“Majesty House– the home of entertainment” www.majesty-house.co.uk
About Code Monkeys:
Founded in 1988, The Code Monkeys Ltd are one of the oldest and most respected independent games developers in the world, offering publishers an unparalleled wealth of experience in the field of video games development.
As the gaming industry has changed over the years so have The Code Monkeys. The ability to adapt our technology and production in the development of console, handheld and mobile games has resulted in an extensive softography produced for many large worldwide publishers
The primary goal of The Code Monkeys is to bring enjoyment to gamers across the board.
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For further information please contact Janet Smith, Administrative Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1924 454511