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London, 28 February 2013
Bossa Studios today confirmed
Surgeon Simulator 2013
is to be included in the fifth set
of games to advance through Steam Greenlight, and be offered
worldwide distribution via Steam.
What evolved from a prototype, made in just 48 hours at the
Global Game Jam in January, has quickly become a YouTube sensation,
as gamers everywhere enjoyed the comical, tricky and downright
messy gameplay. Numerous videos and memes have popped up all over
the internet and total video views are over 20 million.
Commenting on the announcement, Henrique Olifiers, Bossa CEO
said, “We are just blown away by the positive reaction
we’ve had to this demo and to the hilarious and occasionally
bizarre videos our community has already made. What started as a
bit of fun has become a global phenomenon and we literally
can’t wait to see the full game for sale on Steam.
We’re going as fast as we can! Kudos to the team – Tom
Jackson, James Broadley, Luke Williams & Jack Good.”
The Steam version will include additional operations to perform
as well as new features and modes. Full details, including price
and release date, will follow.
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About Bossa Studios
London-based Bossa Studios is led by a team of veterans from the
worlds of gaming and entertainment. Proud creators of BAFTA-winning
Monstermind, the first real-time, player-vs-player game on
Facebook, Bossa Studios has revolutionised the social gaming
market. Its achievements of developing and publishing innovative
games resulted in it being awarded the Develop Excellence Award for
best ‘New Studio’ in 2012. Bossa's latest title,
Merlin: The Game, combines authentic style with striking visuals to
satisfy even the most avid Merlin fans in the 180 countries where
the show airs. It has now been nominated for “Best Online
Browser Game” in the 2013 BAFTA Awards. As part of Shine
Group, Bossa Studios is also developing new transmedia experiences.
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