[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
th December 2013 –Mastertronic are
joining forces with two Godfathers of Britsoft to bring you an
all-new version of one of the greatest games of all time,
Speedball 2 HD!
How did video games shape your world? If gaming life has a
narrative, Speedball 2 plays a huge part in many stories. From
The Bitmap Brothers and Jon Hare’s Tower Studios
comes a faithful high definition remake of the peerless 90’s
classic. Relive those epic Speedball memories with a brutal mix of
handball, American Football, and ice hockey, punctuated by super
power-ups and tactical switches, all brought together by
Appster’s ‘2013 Indie Developer of the Year’,
Choose your players, lock them in and then get ready for some
ruthless action! Manage and upgrade your Speedball team with full
player transfer market across four planets and new formations.
Featuring 330 players to choose from and six new arenas, your
ultimate mission is to assemble your own Speedball team to win the
Intergalactic Champions League and bring the greatest prize in
galactic sport back to Earth. Points are earned by injuring
opponents as well as scoring goals, so let the carnage begin!
“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
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” says 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.” commented Mike Montgomery.
Developed by Vivid Games and designed, directed and produced by
Jon Hare with Mike Montgomery, Speedball 2 HD is available now on
Steam with a super 20% launch discount!
In addition indie developers Mode 7 are offering all that buy
Frozen Endzone a mega 30% off Speedball 2 HD on Steam!
20% Launch discount for 1 week
20% Launch discount for 1 week
Buy Frozen Endzone at
http://www.frozenendzone.com and receive 30% off
Speedball 2 HD on Steam!
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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 20
th 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
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
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.
Mastertronic is a multi-platform games developer and publisher
and incorporates Just Flight, Just Trains, Sold Out, Get Games and
Mastertronic Games making and selling games all over the world in
both digital and packaged goods formats. 25 years old this year,
Mastertronic prides itself in partnering with the best developer
talent around to share great games experiences with all gamers.