CAMBRIDGE, UK - June 5th, 2006 - Frontier Developments Ltd, the leading independent games developer headed by games industry pioneer David Braben, today announced Thrillville, its new game for Christmas 2006 on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Sony PSP and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.
Thrillville is an all-access pass to adventure and fun, allowing you to party nonstop in a fully interactive and customizable amusement park that you create. Combining elements of social interaction, party gaming and simulation like nothing before, Thrillville presents gamers of all ages with immediate action and allows them to experience the joys of creating and playing within their very own theme park. At the same time, it offers the necessary depth to reward those who want to tweak and customize to their heart's content.
Built with the console audience in mind, Thrillville is the first theme-park game that lets you experience at ground level what you've created as a playable character who can actively chat, joke and even flirt with every single park guest. The game has over 100 different interactive attractions and 15 unique environments (five different parks, each with three uniquely themed areas), where the fun ranges from racing on go-kart tracks and playing mini-golf on courses you designed to joining friends for multiplayer first-person shooter competitions and many other party games. Build and ride amazing roller coasters, place thrill rides, stalls and other playable attractions wherever you'd like, such as videogame arcades, hover-car soccer, trampolines or bumper cars. As you tune your parks to perfection, even such otherwise mundane tasks as training your staff become a blast, as you play to improve their dancing and maintenance skills. Based around a mission-based framework, Thrillville provides a uniquely broad, deep and progressive gameplay experience. Meanwhile, a simple lobby system allows for instant access to your favourite attractions.
Thrillville is published in the United States by LucasArts, and in Europe and Asia by Frontier.
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Frontier employs over 100 people, based in Cambridge, UK and is one of the games industry's leading independent developers, having built upon the innovative creations of founder David Braben, co-author of the seminal 'Elite'. Frontier works with a number of top publishers and is also currently developing for PlayStation® 2, PSP, Xbox®, PC, and Java mobile phone handsets as well as the next generation of games consoles.
Frontier has a proven reputation for original game design and commercial success. It received three BAFTA nominations and several awards for its recent console games "Dog's Life" and "Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo", and scored a Christmas 2004 No.1 position in the USA with its RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 PC game, which has also been the recipient of various awards and a prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences nomination and is still high in the US PC charts 18 months after its release.
Frontier holds the publishing rights for Aardman Animations' 'Wallace and Gromit' characters on mobile phones. RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3: Soaked!", the first expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3, was released in June 2005 and went on to win 'Expansion Pack of the Year' award from PC Gamer magazine in the US, with a second expansion pack "RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!" released in November 2005. Frontier's game of the Oscar® winning 'Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-rabbit' was published by Konami in September 2005.
More information on Frontier can be found at www.frontier.co.uk.
LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; and Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Lucasfilm's motion-picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and 53 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.