[11 th March 2013] [London] White Room Games Limited, the UK-based publisher / distributor, has announced it has teamed up with award winning midlands developer, Flaming Pumpkin, to develop and bring to market a re-make of the mid-eighties classic “Footballer Of The Year”. The game is already in development and has a planned released date later this year.
Luiz Ferreira, comments: “I am a huge fan of the original game and I always believed it would be perfect for a re-make on mobile platforms.” Ferreira continues, “Once we had the permission to begin work on the game I immediately thought of Flaming Pumpkin as our development partner. We had met at various events and they are a super talented bunch with the same passion and drive for success.” “Some of the features, designs and game play they have come up with is awesome and we can’t wait to tell more people about the game.”
Charlie Horn, Studio Director at Flaming Pumpkin, comments: “When White Room Games came to us with the project we totally bought into the concept immediately as we could see that it had strong heritage and the original game mechanics would benefit from a 21 st century update.” Horn also added “We are really happy with where we are with the project to date and we are looking forward sharing more details in the coming weeks and months.”
About White Room Games.
Founded in 2009, White Room Games are video game software, accessory and merchandise distributor that offers sales, marketing and pr services to clients. The company supplies the leading retailers in the UK as well as international distributors. The company also offers Business Development services to independent games developers as well as well as publishing their own games. Relying on the management team’s wealth of experience from the traditional gaming sector, the company has set out to deliver a high-quality games service to the broadest audiences possible. White Room Games in funded by private equity.
Company Website: http://www.whiteroomgames.com
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About Flaming Pumpkin
Flaming Pumpkin is an independently owned games development company based in the centre of Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. With over 30 years combined industry experience their team offers a full range of gaming experiences including Facebook, iPhone & Android and Online. The studio produces both client work and their own IP's including their latest WIP "Dead Faction". Flaming Pumpkin are also the creators of the successful Adobe Flash to Unity UI software solution "uniSWF". uniSWF is available for sale on the unity store and has been the top grossing application as well as being purchased by organisations such as Konami, EA, Square Enix and Lucas Film.
Company Website: http://www.flamingpumpkin.co.uk