NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, ENGLAND DECEMBER 18th 2008 - CID The Dummy, Oxygen Games’ entertaining and all-new action multi-platform game will be released in Q1 2009. Today Oxygen Games are pleased to release the first playable demo for CID which can be downloaded from
The Demo contains a tutorial to let you get a hang of CID with his tricks, skills and weapons and then it lets you unleash what you’ve learned onto one of the best (and scariest!) levels from the game – The Graveyard!
For the first time meet and play as CID, a loveable and impact resistant hero. CID is set in a near-future version of our own planet. Litigiousness and refusal to accept responsibility has grown to such an extent that any product manufactured or sold by anyone, anywhere, has to pass a near-infinite barrage of safety tests. Be it a steamroller, a plimsoll, or even a book, it’s got to be safety checked by independent government bodies in triplicate, and only after long-term safety testing can it be unleashed on the general public.
It’s in this world, with its laser-tight focus on safety, and rife with please-don’t-sue-me attitudes, that the lowly Crash Impact Dummy rose to occupy its current position of importance. Back in the old days, Crash Impact Dummies were only used when studying car crashes. As lawsuits became more prevalent, though, Professor B M Werken and D-Troit, joint owners of one of the main Crash Impact Dummy manufacturing plants, saw a gap in the market, and started creating Crash Impact Dummies for other things. They started off with more obvious uses like construction cranes and level crossings, but now make Crash Impact Dummies responsible for checking the safety of sponges, dog toys, contact lenses, you name it. But now all is not well between the Professor and D-Troit and some evilness is afoot…..
About CID The Dummy
A star is born and he's made to last. CID THE DUMMY makes his debut in Oxygen Games’ first multi-platform production . It's an all-new action platformer that is sure to grab you with its enjoyable, fun gameplay, featuring a totally original character with charisma and moves, different fighting styles with which to battle enemies from unarmed combat to weapons like the Bazooka that can freeze, hit and burn.
• Interact as only a crash impact dummy can. Climb walls, swing on ropes, burn obstacles, destroy exploding barrels, use lifters, bounce on springs and with a neat head butt destroy walls all in stunningly realized environments. Game environment interaction is the most important part of the gameplay.
• CID's world is swarming with a host of fearfully fun enemies like the Dumper, Cursed Dummy and the bizarre Failed Experiment.
• Apart from fighting enemies, the player will enjoy solving puzzles, avoiding traps and using acrobatic skills to get out of dangerous situations!
CID The Dummy will be released on Wii™, Playstation®2, PSP®System, and PC.
For further information about CID The Dummy
Ruth Fraser/Keiron Fraser/Sally Robinson
Chaloner Associates Ltd
Tel +44 (0) 1954 270599
Mob +44 (0) 771 517 1788
About Oxygen Games™
Oxygen Games™ boasts a broad range of fun & sociable titles to capture the imagination of the casual-console games audience. With the focus on all major console platforms, Oxygen’s games are based on mainstream lifestyles and interests, whilst delivering contemporary content featuring sports, music & well known personalities. For more information please visit www.oxygengames.net
About Twelve Interactive
Twelve is a leading Italian game development company founded in 2003 by Giuseppe Crugliano. Based in sunny Crotone, in just a few years the company has become one of the most important console game developers in Italy, thanks to CID The Dummy (previously Crash Dummy), an action platformer for Wii™, PSP®System, Playstation®2, PC out in 2009, published by Oxygen. The company is a Wii™, NintendoDS™, Playstation®2, PSP®System and Playstation®3 developer, and the staff is made up of 20 fulltime employees, plus external contractors. The Company is currently working on Martial Arts Capoeira, a stunning fight game for Wii™, Playstation®2, PSP®System, PC featuring lots of sports elements, tournaments and multiplayer street fights. Martial Arts Capoeira will be published worldwide bin 2009. The Company has worked on a licensed bowling game for Nintendo DS™, Elf Bowling Collector’s Edition for Detn8 Games. Twelve is also working on a new title for Playstation®3 and Xbox®360. Previous to this, Twelve worked with some very important clients in various entertainment fields, from mobile games to online games such EA Italy, Vodafone, 3 (H3G), Renault, Wrigley/Candystand.com, just to mention a few. Twelve uses high profile technology for game development, from VICIOUS ENGINE ( www.viciousengine.com), LiveMove and Xproton, a brand new middleware from Raylight that pushes Nintendo DS™ limits to the edge, rendering more than double the polygons of what the DS can officially do. For more information please visit www.twelvegames.com/TWELVE.htm
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