For immediate release
The future's wildest and craziest sport is coming to iPad on Thursday 14th March courtesy of indie developer Alistair Aitcheson.
"I received a psychic transmission from the year 2113, which inspired me to make Slamjet Stadium ," said Alistair. "It was the one day I forgot to put on my foil hat - funny how these things happen by accident!"
A futuristic version of football played on hoverbikes, Slamjet Stadium as transmitted to Alistair was chaotic, brutal and super-fast. Recreating this vision, his game encourages players to share an iPad and play one-on-one.
"You can grab each other's players, throw them into traps, activate multiball releases, or simply wrestle for control of the arena in the real world."
Included in the vision were six playable teams from across the galaxy, from bloated space pigs to ageing sci-fi fanboys, and nine ridiculous arenas filled with sawblades, wormholes and traps.
"I was lucky to get such a clear picture of what sport will be like in the future, so it would have been selfish not to share it with the world. Not everyone has psychic abilities as sensitive as mine.
"I really wanted people to get a feel for the energy and violence in the sport - so I focused on getting people to play together, sharing an iPad, getting in each other's way, playing dirty and having a great laugh."
Reflecting the advancement of artificial intelligence in 2113, Slamjet Stadium also features a single-player mode where players can take on increasingly tough A.I. challengers to earn trophies, new arenas and Game Center achievements.
So, is this highly physical shared-tablet play the gaming of the future?
"I sincerely hope not," says its creator. "It's far to crazy and chaotic for me. I'm more into Snakes and Ladders."
Slamjet Stadium launches March 14th for iPad
More information and screenshots: http://www.slamjetstadium.com
Developer's blog: http://aitchesongames.blogspot.com
Press Kit: http://www.slamjetstadium.com/presskit.html
About the Developer
25-year old Alistair Aitcheson runs a one-man games studio in Wiltshire, UK. In 2011 he released his studio's debut title, Greedy Bankers, followed by an iPad-exclusive sequel Greedy Bankers vs The World.
Greedy Bankers vs The World was noted for its frantic shared-device multiplayer which encouraged players to cheat and steal from each other, and was a finalist in Eurogamer's Indie Games Arcade, as well as Tap! Magazine's game of the week.
As well as programming the games and running his business, Alistair Aitcheson does all his own artwork, and wants to bring his unique and identifiable art style to his work. He has a great passion for bending the rules and creating laughter through his games.
Before starting his indie business, Alistair was a hobbyist game developer for ten years, starting his studio after graduating university as a mathematician.
In 2011 he was awarded a place in Develop magazine's 30 Under 30