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Indie developer Alistair Aitcheson is excited to announce his
Slamjet Stadium for iPad, will be launching on Thursday
A futuristic variation of football,
Slamjet Stadium is a multiplayer sports game for a shared
iPad. Each player commands a team of characters riding the titular
Slamjet-class hoverbikes, grabbing them with their fingers and
launching them across the screen to smash the ball into the
The arenas are filled with deadly traps and ridiculous
power-ups, and players are free to cheat by stealing their
opponents' players and using the wide-ranging stage hazards to
their advantage. It's wild, it's manic, and it's incredibly
Also featured is a single-player tournament mode, where players
take on a gauntlet of challenging computer-controlled opponents to
become the ultimate champion. Shadowy figures from Earth's past
secretly control the tournament, and it's up to you to enter the
championship and stop their nefarious plan!
"I can't wait to get this game out into the App Store" said
developer Alistair Aitcheson. "I've shown the beta versions at
various events around the UK and it's gone down phenomenally
"People get very competitive very quickly, and it's very
physical, with players clambering all over the screen, grabbing
each others' hands… even wrestling over it!
"I don't think I've seen such a chaotic game in my life - I'm so
proud to have created it!"
Slamjet Stadium is a labour of love by the developer. With
the experience of sharing a screen for classic games like
Micro Machines and
Goldeneye very much part of the past, Alistair is keen to
show that playing face-to-face with friends is still a joyous
"The game gives both players full run of the tablet screen, and
getting in each other's way is part of the gameplay. It's a truly
social game - one where playing against your friends makes it
special, creates laughter and memorable moments."
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About the Developer
25-year old Alistair Aitcheson runs a one-man games studio in
Wiltshire, UK. In 2011 he released his studio's debut title,
Greedy Bankers, followed by an iPad-exclusive sequel
Greedy Bankers vs The World.
Greedy Bankers vs The World was noted for its frantic
shared-device multiplayer which encouraged players to cheat and
steal from each other, and was a finalist in Eurogamer's Indie
Games Arcade, as well as
Tap! Magazine's game of the week.
As well as programming the games and running his business,
Alistair Aitcheson does all his own artwork, and wants to bring his
unique and identifiable art style to his work. He has a great
passion for bending the rules and creating laughter through his
Before starting his indie business, Alistair was a hobbyist game
developer for ten years, starting his studio after graduating
university as a mathematician.
In 2011 he was awarded a place in
Develop magazine's 30 Under 30