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  The Bitmap Brothers’ Z The Game out 4 July 2014 for PC
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07/03/2014
 


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

London 3 July 2014

The long-awaited 21st Century reissue of The Bitmap Brothers’ classic action real-time strategy title Z is finally unleashed Friday 4 th July for the PC by digital publishers Kiss Ltd and Kavcom. Z The Game is a faithful and thoroughly modern reworking of the seminal Bitmap title, retaining its offbeat comedy and addictive real-time strategy game play, but updated for the modern gaming PC.

Fans of this classic strategy title are in for a real treat.  Developed by original creators The Bitmap Brothers and Kavcom, everything from the original version of the game is in here from the terrific comedy cut scenes to the frantic game play making this is the definitive version of Z.

On its original release in 1996, Z: The Game was given 8/10 by EDGE Magazine, which commented that, “the computer rivals the best non-human opponents strategy games have ever seen...the attention to detail is remarkable,” while PC Zone awarded 92% and a Classic Award, saying the game was, “like Command & Conquer, only harder, more strategic and more intense.”

“It’s finally here, and I’m pleased to say that Z: The Game on PC is everything we wanted it to be," said Managing Director of Kavcom, Tony Kavanagh. “We’ve built it from scratch for today’s PC’s, but have keept all of The Bitmap Brothers’ unique style, humour and attitude. I’m sure Z fans old and new will just love it.”

About Kiss Ltd

Launched in 2012, Kiss Ltd is a full service digital distribution management company, enabling the independent development community to secure listings across multiple digital retail sites.  As a result of their rapid growth over the last 12 months, Kiss have recently add trade and consumer facing marketing & PR support to their offering, further enhancing the sales potential of their portfolio of titles.  www.kiss-ltd.co.uk.

About The Bitmap Brothers

Founded way back in 1987, The Bitmap Brothers were the original ‘rock stars’ of the development world.  They were a small but highly successful development team with a history of creating unique, critically and commercially acclaimed games including Xenon 2, Speedball 2, The Chaos Engine, Z.

About Kavcom

Kavcom was established in 2006 as a business development agency supporting games developers in the Yorkshire and Midlands regions of the UK. In 2010, Kavcom began digitally publishing on all major platforms, including Apple iOS, Android, Microsoft Phone 7 and Blackberry devices. Z The Game is the second Kavcom release in collaboration with other mainstream publishers to bring their IPs to other digital platforms.http://www.kavcom.co.uk

TickTock Games

TickTock Games was established in 2005 by a group of likeminded individuals to create a new vision in game development. This team of skilled producers and programmers, each with over ten years experience in the industry, have enjoyed success in major retail products for a range of platforms. TickTock Games boast a wide and eclectic skill set, all the way from low level platform programming, web development, network programming through to 3D graphics programming. 

http://www.ticktockgames.com