Hilversum, the Netherlands - March 9, 2010
SPIL GAMES, the worldwide leader in online gaming websites (comScore Media Metrix), is excited to announce the release of its second game for the iPhone and iPod touch: Uphill Rush 2. Now available at the iTunes App Store, this new version of the 2D, side-scrolling, stunt-racing game lets mobile gamers shake and race their way to bigger stunts and higher scores.
According to Peter Driessen, CEO and cofounder of SPIL GAMES, the reintroduction of the hit game for this platform is a bonus for the company and gamers alike.“Playsoft and our game developers worked very hard to revamp Uphill Rush 2 for the iPhone and iPod touch,” said Driessen.“Now, with the new Facebook leaderboards, onscreen controls, and most of all, the built-in accelerometer effects for jumping and doing stunts, fans can expect an entirely new gameplay experience.”
More than 150 million players have already enjoyed the online versions of Uphill Rush and Uphill Rush 2 on SPIL GAMES’ websites. And in January 2009, Uphill Rush was nominated for Best Racing Game in the FHM Web Games Awards.
The mobile version of Uphill Rush 2 offers players three difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, and Hard), Time Trial and Versus modes, twelve customized stunt vehicles, and twenty different racing outfits. High achievers can win eight different cups spanning three different worlds and can post their scores on Facebook. Uphill Rush 2 is now available for $1.99 at the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.com/apps/uphillrush2
A free version is also available: Uphill Rush 2 Lite. In this compact form of the game, players compete in Time Trial mode on the Easy setting, and can also enjoy the thrilling accelerometer effects, using shaking techniques to jump and perform stunts. Uphill Rush 2 Lite is now available, free of charge, at the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.com/apps/uphillrush2lite
About SPIL GAMES
Based in the Netherlands, SPIL GAMES owns and operates a global family of web properties dedicated to online games. With 45 localized online game destinations in 17 languages, SPIL GAMES is ranked as a Top 50 most-visited online property in the world (according to comScore Media Metrix) and attracts more than 115 million unique visitors to its websites each month. A deep understanding of the online gaming market enables SPIL GAMES to produce localized and targeted websites such as GamesGames.com (for family), Agame.com (for tweens), A10.com (for teens), and GirlsGoGames.com (for girls). In its current portfolio, SPIL GAMES has a collection of more than 4,000 online games, which have been developed both in-house and through partnerships with top-tier game developers and studios. For more information, please visit www.spilgames.com.
Gregory Kukoji - Global Contact, Corporate Communications Director, SPIL GAMES
+31 (0)35-6466 354
Eddiemae Jukes - North American Contact, TriplePoint for SPIL GAMES
+1 (415) 955-8500