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Hamburg, Germany, 16 December 2009– After the successful porting of Galaxy on Fire, comes Rally Master Pro, the second title from FISHLABS for the Zeebo 3G wireless entertainment system. Just in time for the holidays, the off-road racing game will appear in December and once again offers the South American fan community a treat from the Hamburg-based team's portfolio.
Rally Master Pro has been revved up both graphically and acoustically for the Zeebo. As a result, it is now the only racing game on the system that offers genuine engine sounds during acceleration and braking, as well as squealing tires. In addition, the 4-point driving physics have been adapted to the analogue stick controls and the speed of the vehicles in the game has been increased. Rally Master Pro on the Zeebo not only tears up the track even faster, the reduced road traction and more precise steering increase the difficulty, living up to the longer game sessions on a console as compared to the iPhone.
Tight, icy curves and wet asphalt demand all the driving skill players have, even on the television. Help comes from the co-pilot, whose instructions should be followed if you don't want to risk totaling your vehicle. With the unique, interactive replay, the last stage can be studied with numerous vehicle and TV cameras and individual sequences can be fast forwarded and rewound to perfect the player's driving skill The adrenaline mode also calls for error-free driving, because the rally car must reach the finish line as undamaged as possible. The 3D damage model provides information about the condition of the car at any time - the vehicle can be repaired for the next test between stages in a variety of minigames.
“As with Galaxy on Fire, we believe the investment we’ve made in adapting Rally Master Pro for the Zeebo will please gamers in Brazil and Mexico,” says Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS.“Of course, that really pays off in gaming fun, and since Rally Master Pro will be available this month, there is nothing in the way of enjoying a good rally through the holiday season.”
“Rally Master Pro is a terrific example of the type of high-quality titles coming to Zeebo,” said Mike Yuen, senior vice president of global content and services, Zeebo, Inc.“FISHLABS has produced yet another top notch game with attention to detail that consumers in Brazil and Mexico are sure to enjoy during the holidays and anytime they are looking for fun, fast entertainment.”
· Optimised graphics for the Zeebo
· Extra controls adapted
· Engine and environmental sounds
· 27 courses in a variety of countries
· Optimised 4-point driving physics
· 3D damage model
· Wide variety of weather conditions
· Adrenaline mode
· Manual replay
Zeebo is a 3G-connected digital gaming, entertainment and education platform that provides families with simple and convenient wireless access to videogames and educational content as well as the ability to bring the best of the Internet Cafe into the home. The system enables consumers to download games, digital content and connect via email and social networking sites from the comfort of their living rooms.
Since 2004, FISHLABS is specialized in 3D mobile games development of rich racing and action titles on iPhone, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux Mobile, BREW and J2ME (Java). Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, FISHLABS employs a team of 30 full-time artists, designers, programmers and marketing experts who have been responsible for developing and self-publishing titles like Galaxy on Fire™, DEEP™, Blades&Magic™, Rally Master Pro™, Snowboard Hero™ and Gladiator (Paramount license), as well as work for hire productions of well-known brands like V-Rally® 3D, Star Wars™– Imperial Ace 3D and Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam™.
FISHLABS is also known for extremely successful ad games on iPhone for clients like Volkswagen and Barclaycard, having dominated the App Store download charts in almost every country for weeks. Furthermore, the superior quality of FISHLABS’ productions is demonstrated by numerous awards, such as Best Mobile Game 2008 (Rally Master Pro™) and third-best mobile game 2008 (Snowboard Hero™) according to Pocket Gamer Analysis. FISHLABS is also the best mobile game developer of 2008 according
to the independent MobileGamesDB.
For more information visit www.fishlabs.net.
ABOUT ZEEBO, Inc.
Zeebo, Inc., a closely held company based in San Diego, California, has developed the Zeebo, a wireless system to deliver digital gaming, entertainment and education to the next billion consumers in emerging global markets. Primary shareholders in Zeebo include wireless technology leader Qualcomm and Tectoy SA, which pioneered the introduction of digital gaming in Brazil.
For more information on the Zeebo videogame console, please visit www.zeeboinc.com,
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