Manchester, United Kingdom - 3rd February 2005 - Publisher Player One releases Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker developed by Rockpool Games' Manchester Studios.
Licensed from the World Number two Snooker player, Ronnie O'Sullivan, the game offers a breath-taking array of features and utilises a clever 3D engine while not requiring the latest generation of 3D capable phones.
The game, which is available for a large array of mass-market handsets pits your skills again those of Ronnie 'The Rocket' using a complete set of official snooker rules, accurate ball and cue physics. Game play is extremely realistic and allows you to apply Backspin, topspin and sidespin (English) whilst making your shots. Also included are a full Snooker championship mode and a "Ronnie's Snooker Hall" sub game where you can challenge Ronnie and his friends to challenges such as 'Trick Shot', "Pot the Colours" and "Black Break Challenge".
Rockpool Director, Alex Rigby, commented on the technology, "We're delighted at the results of our 3D engine which runs without the need for any specialist 3D hardware. We specifically coded the engine to work on the largest number of handsets and the graphical results range from fully-filled polygons to wire-frame modes depending on the power of the device."
Martin Ogden, Business Development Director for Player One, added: "We're delighted with the results of Rockpool's development on The Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker game. It's an innovative title, worthy of the license and which we hope will excite both mobile phone gamers and keen snooker fans."
Ronnie O'Sullivan's Snooker, the mobile game, will be available Q1, 2006 and will be available for a wide range of phones on the major networks.
For further information please contact:
Tina Elkin, Rockpool Games Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 161 839 2828,
Fax: +44 (0) 161 839 2838
Nick Goodmaker, The Promotions Factory
Tel: +44 (0)20 7 580 6200
Mobile: +44 (0)7971 184 247
Fax: +44 (0)20 7 580 6558
About Rockpool Games
Rockpool is one of Europe's leading developers of games for wireless devices. Amongst the largest and longest-established independent studios, Rockpool is one of the few able to offer a full solution including Development, QA, Porting and Certification. It has a proven track-record of delivering the highest-profile brands for the largest publishers.
About Ronnie O'Sullivan Games
Born in 1975, Ronnie's super-fast play earned him the official nickname of "The Rocket". His play is unique amongst professionals in that he can play both right and left handed and frequently alternates between hands during a frame. Ronnie currently holds the record for the fastest recorded maximum break. He cleared the table in 5 minutes 20 seconds during a World Snooker Championship match against Mick Price in April 1997. Ronnie is currently ranked the World Number Two and has 18 ranking tournament wins including the World Championship in 2001 and 2004 and the UK championship in 1993, 1997 and 2001.
About Player One Limited
Player One is a leading mobile content provider and games publisher, leveraging World renowned sports and entertainment IP. Formed in 1999, the company has grown its stable of properties across a range of applications and holds a rapidly expanding library of high quality sports branded content featuring some of the strongest brands in sport. Player One has developed key relationships with the top tier mobile phone network providers and operates over 20 different countries worldwide.