San Rafael, CA– May 23, 2011— Vector Unit, an independent game developer dedicated to creating big game play experiences for mobile devices, announced that jet ski racer game Riptide GP is now available for purchase in the Android Market on Tegra Zone, exclusively for tablets and super phones powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra™ super chip.
Riptide GP is an easy-to-pick-up, arcade jet ski racing experience with realistic wave physics and stunning graphics, ushering in a new era of console-quality titles on mobile devices. Designed from the ground up to take full advantage of Tegra’s dual-core CPU and GeForce GPU, Riptide GP features super-realistic water physics, real-time reflections, and gorgeous high-detail vehicles and environments.
Players stunt, boost and rocket their jet skis through twisting canals and rivers, futuristic cityscapes, and mysterious research facilities over an ever-changing torrent of unpredictable and undulating water.
· Designed specifically for mobile devices powered by NVIDIA Tegra
· Carve through 12 race courses across dynamic, ever changing water surfaces
· Grab massive air and perform dramatic stunts
· Unlock and master 6 screaming fast jet skis
· Alter the environment mid-race with interactive triggers
· 3 game modes: Race, Hot Lap and Championship
· Earn achievements, post to leaderboards, and race against your friends’ best split times with OpenFeint support
Matt Small, Creative Director at Vector Unit:“We're fans of casual phone games, but the kinds of gameplay experiences we like to make are big, exciting, over the top 3D extravaganzas. Our goal with Riptide GP is to create a showpiece game that's exciting to play and looks awesome - something you can show off to your friends to make them jealous of your new Tegra-powered tablet or super phone.”
Ashu Rege, Vice President of Game Content and Technology at NVIDIA:“ Riptide GP is a great example of the new content and experiences NVIDIA Tegra is bringing to Android devices. Vector Unit, the team behind the popular Hydro Thunder Hurricane on Xbox 360, has brought the same outstanding gameplay, console-quality graphics and sheer fun to super phones and tablets with Tegra.”
Official web site: www.vectorunit.com/riptide-gp
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/RiptideGP
About Vector Unit:
Located in San Rafael, California, Vector Unit Inc is an independent game development studio dedicated to creating small games that deliver big game play experiences to downloadable game platforms. Their first title, Hydro Thunder Hurricane (©2010 Microsoft Game Studios) was released as part of the Xbox LIVE® Summer of Arcade in July 2010, followed soon after by the Tempest Pack DLC. A critical and commercial success, HTH still enjoys a healthy online community of dedicated rocket boat racers. The company was founded in 2008 by Matt Small and Ralf Knoesel, veterans of award winning projects such as: Spore, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Dead Space, Godfather, and Blood Wake.
About Flashman Capital LLC:
Flashman Capital provides innovative financial services specifically for the video game industry. They offer accounts receivable financing for game project milestones, minimum guarantee and royalties financing, tax credit funding, and venture capital for digital download game projects. Flashman Capital is part of the Flashman group of companies that provides innovative business management, financial, and marketing services to the video game industry. The Flashman group started in 2004 with Flashman Studios, a business management firm with deep experience working with game developers, brand owners and game publishers. The Flashman Agency was created in 2010 specializing in delivering cohesive game brand strategies to developers, publishers and brand owners through creative marketing for digital download and online games. For more information see www.flashmancapital.com, www.flashmanagency.com, www.flashmanstudios.com