Zombie Tycoon Takes Home FITC Award for 'Best 3D Flash'

TORONTO - May 5, 2011

Frima Studios, Canada's leading independent game developer, has announced today that Zombie Tycoon: Icefield Demo has won the FITC award for 'Best 3D Flash'. Built using a combination of Adobe's Molehill technology and Frima's proprietary IceField 3D engine, Zombie Tycoon is one of the most advanced Flash games to be released. The honor was given at the FITC Awards in Toronto on May 3rd, 2011.

"We're thrilled to have been recognized for our achievements in 3D Flash," said Steve Couture, CEO of Frima. "Luc Beaulieu, our CTO, and our entire R&D team did an exceptional job working with the 3D technology to create the Zombie Tycoon: Icefield Demo. Frima has always focused on new and cutting edge technology, and this award inspires us to continue to be a leading edge video game developer."

In Zombie Tycoon, players control their very own horde of ravenous zombies! Developed in just a few months by Frima Studios' R&D team, the Zombie Tycoon: IceField Demo offers three levels of zombie madness. Two game modes are available to try; mild, which offers players a chance to explore and conquer the game world, and chunky mode which offers players the chance to see the full power of the new technology with over a hundred zombies moving on the screen at the same time. Zombie Tycoon: IceField Demo was also nominated for the 'Technical Excellence in Flash' award.

To play the Zombie Tycoon Interactive Demo on Adobe Molehill, click here: http://molehill.zombietycoon.com

The FITC Award Show highlights the best of the creative and technical applications of Flash and digital media in Canada. For more information about the 2011 FITC awards, visit: http://www.fitc.ca/awards

About Frima

Frima is a prominent game developer based in Quebec City, Canada. Since 2003, the company has been developing countless world-class products for the Web, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation Portable, DS, Facebook, iPhone, iPad, TV and mobile markets. Frima's clients include world-renowned names such as Electronic Arts, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon. With over 265 artists and programmers to develop our products, Frima produces high-caliber games that are as remarkably outstanding artistically as they are technically. For more information, please visit www.frimastudio.com.

About FITC Toronto

FITC ( http://www.fitc.ca) is a Canadian company that produces events that inspire, educate and challenge the best animators, designers, developers and motion graphic artists working in Flash and other new media platforms. Over the past seven years, the company has held 17 events in nine cities and four countries with over 10,000 attendees and over 700 presentations. The company’s flagship conference, FITC Toronto: The Design&Technology Festival is one of the largest and most important events of its kind, attracting participants from around the world and serving as a launching pad for new ideas, new methods, and new technologies.

Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for Frima Studios

212-730-9744

sam@triplepointpr.com

 


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