NEW YORK - September 29, 2009
Zoo Games, Inc. today announced it has signed a deal to publish the independently developed game Storm on multiple platforms in 2010. Storm, produced by game design student Terence Lee, recently won the“Community Favorite” award along with a $5,000 prize in 2BeeGames.com’s first Independent Games Competition. Now millions of gamers will have an opportunity to play this unique, original creation when it arrives on store shelves in 2010.
Storm is a physics-based puzzle platform game where players control the weather, breathing gusts of wind, summoning torrents of rain, and calling down thunderous claps of lightning. The goal is to manipulate the environment in order to move a series of balls from the beginning of the level to the end, navigating treacherous terrain and puzzling pitfalls along the way. Collecting power spheres, players charge their elemental abilities and master the awesome power of nature in Storm.
While still a student in the Computer Science&Engineering program at Ohio State University, Terence Lee created Storm in just two weeks, taking on the roles of programmer, designer, artist and musician. His goal with the project was to explore techniques behind fluid dynamics, particle physics, and rapid development. After being entered into 2BeeGames’ Indie Game Competition, Storm quickly racked up plays and praise from 2Bee’s“Hive” community, eventually taking 2nd place in the competition.
“This project taught me how to work on a tight development schedule and prioritize the features I felt were necessary to give the game its unique feel and style,” said Terrance Lee, creator of Storm.“Now with the opportunity to finish and publish this game, I look forward to adding additional content, features and polish to bring Storm closer to my artistic vision.”
The 2nd Indie Game Competition hosted by 2BeeGames.com is accepting submissions until October 15, 2009. Enter now for a chance to see your game published on consoles.
To download the original version of Storm and play it now, visit: http://www.2beegames.com/game/storm
About Zoo Games, Inc.
Zoo Games, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoo Entertainment, Inc. Run by industry veterans, the company is focused on licensing, developing, and publishing a wide variety of casual and family-friendly video games for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Playstation®2 system, PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone™, and PC through their wholly owned subsidiary, Zoo Publishing, Inc. Product highlights include Order Up! and Deal or No Deal for Wii™, and multi-platform releases of titles for Showtime, Chrysler, and Jeep. Zoo Games, Inc. is headquartered in New York, NY and Zoo Publishing, Inc. is based in Cincinnati, OH. Zoo Entertainment Europe Limited, Zoo’s European division, is based in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. More information on Zoo products can be found at zoogamesinc.com.
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Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for Zoo Games
Alison Kain, Director of Marketing, Zoo Games