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  Freedom Fall Makes Amazon Starting Line-up
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04/06/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Perth, April 4, 2014 — Freedom Fall, the delightfully devilish downward platformer, has been chosen as one of the games to help launch Amazon's move into Home Entertainment with its new Amazon Fire TV.

This Australian game was selected as one of the 134 games to launch the gaming aspect of the device.

The new Fire TV version of Freedom Fall has been fully optimised for the system's new game controller, runs at full HD, includes leaderboards and adds new levels.

Freedom Fall has been praised for its mix of action, humour and twisted storytelling. It challenges players to escape a deadly tower filled with everything from spikes and flames to a mechanical shark, to determine the guilt or innocence of our would-be hero, all the while trying to contend with one very warped Princess.

Freedom Fall designer, writer and artist Lisa Rye says, “Bringing Freedom Fall to the Amazon Fire as a launch title has been a wonderful opportunity - we were thrilled to see the game running on a big TV with full HD graphics. Now you can be taunted by the princess in the comfort of your living room!”

Fire TV was announced yesterday and represents Amazon's first move into home entertainment. The compact device is designed to be the centre of your lounge room media system allowing you to stream TV straight from Amazon, Netflix and Hulu as well as boasting a quad core processor, 2GB of memory and a dedicated graphics chip for HD microconsole gaming.

Freedom Fall is available now on Amazon Fire TV for $US6.95. Platform optimised versions of the game can also be found on Steam, iOS, Android and Ouya.

Freedom Fall was developed in Perth, Australia, and won the 2013 West Australian Screen Award for Best Videogame, and reached the final round of the 2013 Australian Game Developer Awards in two categories: Best Game and Design.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/freedomfallgame

Website: www.freedomfall.com

Press kit download: http://dl.stirfire.net

Reviews for Freedom Fall

"Made up of beautiful, 16-bit-esque graphics, tight controls, and a relationship between hero and jailer that unfolds in a fascinating way, Freedom Fall is one of the most solid and unique platformers I've played in quite some time." 

Touch Arcade

"Freedom Fall, the debut game for small Australian independent studio Stirfire, is a fascinating mix of influences that combine to make something unique and entertaining."

The Sydney Morning Herald

For more information contact:

Garth Pendergrast

Director

Stirfire Studios

M: +61 (0) 433 128 576

garth@stirfirestudios.com

Lisa Rye

Lisa Rye is a concept artist and digital illustrator, with a passion for games and pop culture. She grew up wanting to draw comics and make computer games, and as fortune had it, found work as a concept artist. After five years making other people's games, she decided to start making her own alongside Stirfire Studios.

She has a passion for all things Japanese, speaking the language and having lived in Osaka for a year. She also dabbles in many hobbies, including photography, poi twirling and costume making, winning the Australian national cosplay competition in 2011 with her talented sister.

Website: http://risachantag.deviantart.com/

Stirfire Studios

Stirfire Studios was founded in late 2010 as a new “home” to support WA game developers and digital media professionals attempting to gain ground in emerging mediums, everything from iBooks to digital sandboxes. The name ‘Stirfire’ is reflective of the process of creation - mixing elements together to create something amazing. This is a perfect reflection of the company’s product and offering. We operate as a publisher, consultancy, coders-for-hire, digital-marketers and game-creatives.

Website: https://stirfirestudios.com/