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  Speedball 2 HD knalt vandaag naar je PC toe!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Londen, 6 december 2013 

Mastertronic heeft de handen ineengeslagen met de twee van de grootste namen in de Britse gamesindustrie, Mike Montgomery en Jon Hare. Samen met Vivid Games brengen zij een gloednieuwe versie van het klassieke Speedball 2 in HD op de markt.  


Veel gamers herinneren zich wellicht nog wel de klassieker Speedball van vroeger.  Deze brute sport voegt elementen uit American Football, handbal en ijshockey samen. Voeg hier power-ups aan toe en je krijgt Speedball. De titel werd in de jaren 90 ontwikkeld door The Bitmap Brothers en Jon Hare’s Tower Studios. Appster’s “ 2013 Indie Developer of the Year” Vivid Games komt nu met een getrouwe HD remake van deze Amiga klassieker. 

Kies een team, stuur ze het veld op en maak je klaar voor meedogenloze actie. Beheer en verbeter je Speedball team door spelers te kopen van andere clubs dankzij de ingebouwde transfer markt. Met meer dan 330 verschillende spelers is het aan jou de taak om het ultieme team samen te stellen. Strijd in zes gloednieuwe arena’s in de intergalactische Champions League en neem die legendarische cup mee naar huis. Punten scoor je niet alleen door goals te maken, maar ook door je tegenstanders pijn te doen.

Retro-style PC games are a growing trend. Many of today's game developers, like Vivid Games, grew up in the 8 and 16 bit eras and enjoy using their talents to breathe new life into old classics. We have all enjoyed working with Mike Montgomery to bring back the magic of the original Speedball franchise with enhanced mechanics and features for the modern gamer” zegt Jon Hare. " Speedball 2 was one of my favourite games on the Amiga, so when Mike offered it to me to work on I couldn’t turn it down. We have done great things with Speedball in recent times at Tower Studios and now we have Speedball 2 HD, the best version of this classic game ever to grace a PC screen”. 

Working on the original The Bitmap Brothers games, it becomes apparent how much of those games are still relevant today. It’s been a fascinating journey translating the original Atari ST game for modern engines but with that said, Speedball 2 HD is as strong and addictive as ever before.” zegt Mike Montgomery. 

Speedball 2 HD, ontwikkeld door Vivid Games onder supervisie van Jon Hare en Mike Montgomery, is vanaf nu verkrijgbaar op Steam. Tijdens de lancering krijgen je tevens 20% korting!


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About Tower Studios

Tower Studios is owned and operated by Jon Hare, founding member of the legendary Sensible Software, one of the most successful European game development companies of the 20th Century. Hare’s strong games design pedigree has produced 10 titles that have reached #1 across Europe. Recently, the company has been working quietly behind the scenes with the Bitmap Brothers and some of today’s most successful digital developers, such as “Indie Developer of the Year” Vivid games to bring back old school development values into both classic remakes and new titles for the digital age

About Vivid Games

Vivid Games is one of Europe’s premier emerging independent development studios, with a passion for accessible and engaging gaming at the heart of its philosophy. Founded in 2006, Vivid Games is making a valuable contribution to the worldwide games development community. Vivid Games has become renowned for its specialization in cross-platform development, working both with licensed brands and exciting new IPs of its own.

About the Mastertronic Group Limited

Mastertronic Group is a multi-platform, world-class developer, publisher, manufacturer, distributor and online retailer of digital interactive entertainment. Using the extensive experience in our quality-focused teams, we deliver digital entertainment to consumers and significant added-value income to our development, retail and publishing partners. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established PC titles are republished through our  Sold Out range, specialist PC simulations are published under the  Just Flight and Just Trains  labels and console formats (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, iOS and Android) via  Mastertronic. The Mastertronic Group also publishes Indie games on the Great Indie Games label.  Just Flight, and its sister company  Just Trains, are the leading worldwide simulation specialists.  Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the world's largest publisher of flight simulation software with the exception of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts. Via  The Producers, the Group offers a 'cradle to grave' turnkey service for physical product, from marketing, packaging and warehousing and an experienced sales service right through to retail, while its specialist PC download site,  GetGames  is a key player in the digital distribution market. The Mastertronic Group has just celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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