SAN DIEGO, Calif. July 12, 2010– Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and videogame developer Fire Hose Games have agreed to a publishing deal that will bring Slam Bolt Scrappers TM exclusively to the PlayStation ® Network in early 2011.
“Bringing Slam Bolt Scrappers to the PlayStation Network further strengthens our position as a leading publisher for independent titles” said Micah Loucks, Senior Producer at Sony Online Entertainment.“Slam Bolt Scrappers has been praised by critics and gamers alike and we look forward to bringing it to the PlayStation Network early next year.”
Slam Bolt Scrappers is a genre twisting mash-up of brawling and building set in the bizarre and fantastic Slam Bolt City.
One to four players clash in an all-out brawl while simultaneously creating weapon packed towers that fight alongside them. Gameplay centers on assembling colored blocks into powerful weaponized turrets while defending against enemy attacks and mobbing creeps. The game presents a deep battle mode with tons of replayability and a fast and frantic co-op campaign filled with deviously charming baddies, epic bosses, and fun, cartoony levels.
“Fire Hose is psyched to be working with SOE on Slam Bolt Scrappers” said Eitan Glinert, Fire Hose’s Fire Chief. "SOE has been terrific about helping us make the best game possible while letting us keep the creative freedom we need to succeed as Indies. Likewise, the PlayStation Network is proving itself to be a great home for highly innovative and creative titles, so the platform seems like a perfect place for Slam Bolt Scrappers.”
Slam Bolt Scrappers will be released exclusively for the PlayStation Network in early 2011.
For more information please check out www.slamboltscrappers.com.
About Sony Online Entertainment:
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest ® , its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath ® , as well as the recent kids' phenomenon Free Realms ® , SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver and Tucson, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all audiences.
About Fire Hose Games:
Fire Hose Games is a new independent game development studio hard at work on their first game, Slam Bolt Scrappers. Founded in 2008 by some of the first graduates of MIT’s GAMBIT Game Lab, Fire Hose's offices are located in always sunny Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.firehosegames.com, check us out on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Slam Bolt Scrappers© 2010 Fire Hose Games, Inc. Slam Bolt Scrappers logo, Fire Hose Games and the Fire Hose Games logo are trademarks of Fire Hose Games, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.