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  Totmob Launches the TotRacer Grand Prix Competition
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11/13/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - November 13, 2012 - Totmob, a division of Kinetics, has announced the launch of the TotRacer Grand Prix Competition.  To celebrate the last race in the 2012 Formula 1 calendar, Totmob is announcing the launch of a competition based on one of their most popular games. The competition will be available for up to 10,000 participants, and will give away up to 20 Xbox 360s as prizes. As a racing game available on Google Play, TotRacer is very addictive and yet very simple to play. To control the car the player just turns his device like a driving wheel. The game, however, is complex enough to make it very hard to be a top racer. The levels within the game are progressive, allowing players of different standards to enjoy themselves.

The TotRacer Grand Prix championship will take place on a virtual version of the Interlagos race track, the very same circuit as used in the last leg of the 2012 Formula 1 Championship. To take part, each participant has to buy the Starter Pack of Tokens, and start posting times, to try to climb all the way to the top places of the Competition's Online Ranking!

“We've been running online competitions since 2003,” says Marcelo Cunha “ and this one will have a new format. We've created a ranking system with a progressive prize structure, where the more people play, the more prizes get given out - we'll be giving lots of Xbox 360s, currently one of the most desirable game consoles. With this format players of different levels will have a real chance to win a prize. The TotRacer Grand Prix will take place at the same time as the final race of the 2012 F1 Championship, on a 3D version of the same Interlagos track.”

Competition Format:

The progressive ranking prize structure of the championship will start out giving an Xbox 360 to the player ranked number 1, the player ranked 500th gets the second Xbox 360, the 1000th gets the third, and so on, until the number of 10,000 participants, so that a total of 20 Xbox 360s have been given out. To post an initial time on the ranking competitors will have to complete a three lap time trial, after which they will have at least five more opportunities to improve their times. Each participant starts with a pack with 6 tokens (the Starter Pack). Each token allows the player to race a three lap timed session. Once ranked, competitors can start a thrilling climb up the standings by racing against the car ranked one step above them.

Highlights:

• Up to 20 Xbox 360s in prizes

• Starts at 2PM Nov 12 ends 2PM Dec 3 (BRST / GMT - 2 ).

• Innovative Progressive Ranking Prize distribution.

• The more people take part the prizes will be given.

• New - players of different levels can win a prize

• 3D Interlagos Circuit.

Time trial format, each player posts his best time doing 3 laps of the circuit.

• Inscriptions using the inApp purchase within the game app - Starter Pack with 6 tokens costs U$ 4.99

• More than 240,000 downloads the world over / 3,000 races daily.

Device Requirements:

Android:

· Tablets or smartphones w/ a 320x240 pixel display or higher

· Requires Android 2.2 or greater

· 4.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:

TotRacer is free to play, and players are invited to practice on the tracks. To take part of the TotRacer Grand Prix the player uses the inApp purchase feature to purchase a 6 token Starter Pack as well as an add-free version of the game. TotRacer is available on Google Play.

Links:

Google Play:

http://goo.gl/GZ4Xv

TotRacer Site

http://www.totracer.com/gp2012/

Totmob:

http://www.totmob.com/main_totracer.html

Kinetics:

http://www.kinetics.com.br/

TotRacer resources (logos, screencaps, icons,...):

http://www.kinetics.com.br/totracer/totracer_img.zip

About Totmob:

Located in Rio de Janeiro, RJ/Brazil, Kinetics was founded in 1994. Totmob ® is the mobile game and app brand for Kinetics ® . Kinetics’ current activities are focused on Web and mobile technologies, including mobile apps and mobile games development. The company worked on Web systems for the last five years, developing cutting-edge projects for various US start-ups. Kinetics/Totmob has beenpresent in the mobile and tablet (iOS and Android) market since 2009. Kinetics/Totmob keeps up with the latest game trends and innovations. With almost 20 years of experience in the production of games, with various success stories and several prizes, all the work from the concept to deployment is done in-house. The company has worked in the past with various major game labels, such as Infogrames (now Atari), and has several major online games in Brazil, such as Kinuca. Copyright © 2012 Kinetics. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.