Today we’re proud to announce that Recoil Game’s Rochard was the recipient of two Unity Awards, Best Graphics and Best Game Play, at the 5 th Annual Unity Developer Conference in San Francisco on September 29. Unity Award finalists display some of the best and brightest professional and amateur talent within the video game industry across platforms from iOS and Facebook to PlayStation 3 and PC. R ochard, which was built using the Unity Engine and is the first console game to run on Unity, was nominated for three awards at the show, and released last week on the PlayStation ® Network.
"Rochard being given such tremendous recognition in the face of the strong competitors at the Unity Awards does us proud. The Unity platform and its community have come to stand at the basis of productions by some of the most influential publishers out there. With Rochard's critically acclaimed release on the PS3 console, we find ourselves on the forefront of Unity's venture into the realm of high definition console titles,” said Samuli Syvahuoko, CEO of Recoil Games.
Rochard, an action packed side-scrolling puzzle platformer for the PlayStation ® Network, follows the story of the humble astro-miner John Rochard as he uses his wits and everyday mining tools to fend off space pirates, save his team of missing miners and solve the mystery behind the discovery of an ancient alien artifact. Rochard tests players' coordination and wits as they manipulate gravity to their advantage, changing it at will to solve environmental puzzles and advance through each level. By using the upgradable G-Lifter, the main tool of the game, players can lift and maneuver heavy objects around the environment, and eventually swing, jump and propel themselves huge distances throughout each level.
Rochard is the first game authored on the Unity platform for the PlayStation ® Network. Unity provides a real-time 3D authoring tool for the video games industry. With a community of developers and with thousands of Unity-authored video game titles available on the Web, PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS3 ™, Xbox 360, and Wii, Unity is the industry's leading game development platform and middleware company. Unity's customers range from small, independent video game studios to large publishers such as Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network. Games like Bigpoint's Battlestar Galactica Online and Electronic Arts' Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online are created with and powered by Unity.
For more information about Unity, visit http://unity3d.com.