For immediate release:
6 September 2005:
In2Games is delighted to announce a highly successful launch week for the revolutionary PS2 game, Real World Golf, which tracks your golf swing in real-time and puts it into the game.
Hitting the top 20 with just 2 days' worth of sales, Real World Golf then rocketed up the PS2 charts to land at number 6, causing many retailers to sell out out of this summer's swinging smash. In2Games and distribution partner Mad Catz have been working around the clock to ensure that stock of Real World Golf, and the Gametrak control system required to play the game is available to retailers and consumers alike.
As well as delivering an incredible chart success for this British-developed and published title, In2Games' Gametrak controller has become the fastest-selling new control system in gaming history. In2Games has ramped up production of Gametrak in its Chinese factories to cope with the huge demand expected worldwide over the Christmas period.
Elliott Myers, MD of In2Games commented "We are delighted that Real World Golf has been received so well by the press, customers and gamers alike. I would like to thank all our staff, Aqua Pacific who developed the game, and our our distribution, PR, marketing and retail partners for their continued support. This is just the beginning - we aim to make Real World Golf the 'must have' product globally in what will be a very exciting Christmas period."
"A supreme videogame...could broaden the appeal of videogaming from kids to their golf-playing parents...5/5"
"A brilliant innovation...9/10"
"Great fun with friends...golf fans or not"
"Real World Golf suits us down to a tee...stunning"
News of the World
"The moment golfers have been eagerly anticipating...makes previous hit games like Tiger Woods look about as realistic as Space Invaders"
Mail on Sunday
Gametrak and Real World Golf are available from retailers including Game, Argos, HMV, Virgin, Gamestation, Asda and American Golf.
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In2Games is dedicated to creating new and exciting gaming experiences through the creative combination of hardware and software. The company was started in 2000 by Elliott Myers, formerly Development Manager at Leda Media Products, creators of the Gamester brand, the largest third-party peripherals manufacturer in Europe. The team has a long history in innovative games hardware design and manufacture, including the creation, for Konami, of the BeatMania DJ controller and their own dance mat. In2Games now combines the team's expertise in hardware design and manufacture with leading-edge software development, resulting in a new range of console and PC products offering gamers brand-new experiences.
Gametrak is a revolutionary 3D motion sensing controller which gives users precise and intuitive control in 3D space - unlike camera technologies, Gametrak allows movement forwards and backwards as well as up, down, left and right, and does all this without any time delay or processor overhead. Instead of a complex and intimidating series of buttons and joysticks; fighting games enable users to physically punch opponents using boxing gloves; sports games will users to pick up and play using real golf clubs or tennis rackets; adventure games will become totally immersive as users are able to manipulate 'virtual' onscreen objects with their hands.
The first Gametrak title, Dark Wind, launched on PS2 in October 2004, winning awards such as Leipzig Games Convention's 'Best Of Show'. Real World Golf represents a milestone in sports gaming, freeing users from the confusion of joysticks and buttons, and allowing them to play a real game of golf. Future Gametrak titles include basketball, bowling, party games, shooting, skiing, tennis, basketball, football, action and adventure titles, for current and future games formats.