Zimmdot, LLC leads Teotl Studios’“The Ball” Into The Cloud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTA, GEORGIA DECEMBER 13, 2010 - Zimmdot, LLC is pleased to announce that“The Ball,” developed by Teotl Studios and published by Tripwire Interactive, is now available for purchase on the OnLive gaming-on-demand platform. 

Playing The Ball, you will be transported into a cavern on the side of an inactive volcano in Mexico.  It is here that you, an archaeologist, unveil ancient ruins, discover a mysterious artifact --The Ball-- and uncover some of humanity’s greatest secrets. 

The Ball was not available“at the touch of a button” until Zimmdot, LLC ported The Ball into The OnLive Cloud.  And now, The Ball is available for a $19.99 PlayPass from OnLive.

OnLive, founded by Apple alum Steve Perlman, allows players to access games without downloads, patches or disks as the games and player’s info resides‘in the OnLive cloud.’  According to CEO Perlman, the launch of OnLive marks "the first step toward a future where video game content is increasingly free from the restrictions of device and location, while showcasing the ability to instantly play the latest, most advanced games at the touch of a button."

In other words, The Cloud allows you to finagle your way out of The Ball’s Mexican cavern: anytime, anywhere.  "It was a blast working with the developers at Teotl Studios and Tripwire Interactive," says Zimmdot Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Childers. "Working together allowed us to cover more ground: while they focused on this unique and innovative game, we focused on the OnLive technology, which is quite impressive in itself.”

Zimmdot can handle any application on any platform.  Zimmdot’s up for it; are you?  For all your gaming needs, Zimmdot is your solution, better yet, your portal to the next level, which in this case, was The Cloud.

About Zimmdot

Zimmdot, founded by video gaming veterans, is an Atlanta-based technology firm creating innovative solutions exclusively to match individual business needs. Zimmdot understands custom software and has worked on virtually every kind of software engineering project: traditional boxed software, digital download, porting, mobile, web, database applications, etc. For more information visit Zimmdot's website at www.zimmdot.com.

About Teotl Studios

Based in Vittinge, Sweden, Teotl Studios is a game development start-up focused on creating quality and immersive single player experiences. The staff is a unique mix of seasoned veterans and talented enthusiasts. The studio's first title, The Ball, started out as a critically acclaimed mod. It came second in the 2010 edition of Epic Games' "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition, and also secured ModDB's "Best Singleplayer Mod of 2008" award. Recently the game was awarded funding by the Nordic Game Program, an initiative from the Scandinavian governments to promote and support regional game development. With the full version of The Ball, Teotl Studios aims to continue this success and present the world with an atmospheric, memorable, and above all fun experience. For more information visit Teotl's website at www.teotlstudios.com.

About Tripwire Interactive

Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the award-winning mod team and winners of the 2004 edition of the "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition. Released in early 2006, Tripwire Interactive's debut retail title Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 achieved both critical and commercial success garnering several awards including "Multiplayer Game of the Year" and "FPS of the Year" for 2006. Killing Floor, Tripwire's second title, jumped straight to the top of the Steam best-seller list and instantly became one of the top-ten most played FPS games in the world. With some of the most-played PC multiplayer games on the market and over 1,000,000 units sold on PC, Tripwire Interactive have proven that with hard work, determination, and great distribution partners, independent game developers can still make a big splash in the games industry. And if that wasn’t enough, in 2010, Tripwire is publishing Zeno Clash, The Ball, and Dwarfs, bringing more independent developers’ products to the world. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive's website at www.tripwireinteractive.com.

FOR MEDIA INFORMATION ONLY

Lauren Childers,

Zimmdot, LLC,

678-404-2153

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