BBC Worldwide announce Top Gear: Race The Stig
London, 28 February 2014: Top Gear fans around the world will soon be able to pit their wits against The Stig when brand new mobile game- Top Gear: Race The Stig – launches globally next month. The game, developed for BBC Worldwide by British producer Supersonic Software and publisher Mastertronic will launch on iTunes, Amazon, Windows Phone and Google Play simultaneously on 6 March, 2014.
The ‘endless runner’ game takes players on a high-speed journey through some of the most iconic Top Gear locations where they’ll have to use their skills to collect as many Golden Nuts as possible whilst jumping, ducking and dodging around obstacles and other vehicles. It wouldn’t be Top Gear without the cars, and Race The Stig allows players to drive some of the series’ most recognisable challenge vehicles including Richard Hammond’s beloved Oliver, Jeremy’s Italian police car, complete with Ben Hur wheels and James’ Amphibious Triumph Herald. And the infamous Indestructible Pickup-truck features as the ultimate shield against destruction . All the while, players will be chased and blocked by the show’s legendary tame racing driver The Stig.
New content will be regularly added to the game including new iconic vehicles and locations, extra crash helmets to choose from, tougher challenges and more powerups. Players will also be encouraged to compete with their friends via social media and will be rewarded for high scores.
The game has been developed by the team behind the highly successful Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution which has been downloaded over 10million times around the world.
Grant Dean, Head of Top Gear Games at BBC Worldwide said, “We’re delighted with Top Gear: Race The Stig as we believe it brings the brand to mobile and tablet gaming like never before. It’s an exciting time for Top Gear fans and gamers alike.”
Top Gear is consistently BBC Two's most-watched programme in the UK and is now on its 21st series. The original format has been sold to 214 territories worldwide and holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely watched factual programme. The U.S. format of the show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for HISTORY, and featuring hosts Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara is currently in production on its fourth season, while there is also a successful local format in South Korea. Top Gear Magazine is the leading motoring publication in the UK, while the global road tour, Top Gear Live, continues to be a success around the world, recently selling out in Glasgow and attracting over 58,000 fans to the national stadium in Warsaw, Poland.
For more information, please contact: Chris Hicks, Communications Officer UK at BBC Worldwide
T: 0207 612 3145
NOTES TO EDITORS
About BBC Worldwide Ltd.
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. It does this through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also builds the reach and reputation of the BBC brand overseas and champions British creativity.
In 2012/13, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £156m and headline sales of £1,116m and returned £156m to the BBC.
For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview
About Supersonic Software.
Supersonic Software Ltd has been going strong since 1989. We’ve developed for just about every viable platform since then. We have a particular specialization in fast, fun multi-player arcade racers – producing most of the Micro Machines series as well as the cult classic Mashed, and more recently the multi-million-selling Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution for the BBC. Supersonic is a founding member of AppyNation, a developer-led consortium of independent studios from around the UK who operate across all digital platforms.
Mastertronic has been an independent games publisher since 1988 and publishes globally on all digital formats including Steam, PC, MAC, Linux, Playstation, Xbox, Xbox One, Wii, NDS, 3DS, iOS, Android and Kindle. It owns specialist simulation development and publishing labels Just Flight and Just Trains.