World-first Competitive 3D Rugby Goal Kicking Game ‘Get Kicking’ launched in time for Rugby World Cup

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – October 6, 2011 – It makes sense that at the same time of the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand-based technology firm Rush Digital Interactive have released a free, polished and addictively simple 3D goal kicking game, Get Kickingä.

“World cup tournaments are about having fun being competitive, so Get Kickingä focuses on that by giving players a personalized short URL to easily brag to friends about their high scores. We think this is first for social gaming – the game is about getting a world ranking and the bragging rights that go with that,” says CEO Danushka Abeysuriya.

Get Kickingä features a live online leader board that offers players their own unique “getkick.in” short URL to let them share their high scores over SMS, Twitter, Facebook and other social media. The best-in-its-genre 3D graphics are shown off in three stadiums and RDI promises fortnightly additions of stadiums and features.

The game’s concept is simple. Players are presented with a rugby ball at varying distance and angle to the goal posts, and players must swipe their touch screen at the right angle and speed to simulate a kick. Wind strength, distance and angles increase to provide the challenge. The game’s scoring and hence player’s rankings amplify by getting as many consecutive goals as possible.

“If you get an undisclosed number of goals you’ll earn the immortal badge next to your leader board score, we’ve only had one person come within two goals of earning the prized badge – competitive players love this game,” says Mr Abeysuriya. Rush Digital will be giving away an official rugby shirt for a team of choice to the first person to achieve the immortal badge.

The game was built on RDI’s proprietary smartphone game creation framework IgnitionWareä, which has been under development for the past year.  IgnitionWareä differentiates itself by offering complete 2D capabilities, while still being able to provide all the features expected in a 3D framework. It is currently under license by several unannounced partners and has been used for three of Rush Digital’s own titles.

Visit www.getkickinggame.com for videos, news and leader boards. Follow @rushdigital on twitter, and www.facebook.com/rushdigital to keep informed about updates and prizes.

Get Kickingä is available now as a free download for iOS devices via the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/get-kicking/id467568082

Press packs are available for download at http://www.rushdigital.co.nz/games

About Rush Digital Interactive Limited

As well as providing development services for top brands, RDI develops games for smart-phones and tablets using its proprietary IgnitionWare™ game creation technology. IgnitionWare™ has been used successfully on several 2D and 3D titles as well as being licensed for use by companies such as Runaway Play and Performance Car Magazine.  


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