Brighton, UK, Wednesday 16 th February 2011 - Relentless Software®, the video game industry’s social gaming experts, and leading independent games publisher Chillingo, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced the launch of Quiz Climber for iPhone in Spring 2011.
Quiz Climber is a social quiz where players pit their knowledge against their friends. Featuring 1000s of questions friends get competitive as the addictive gameplay leaves them desperate to leapfrog their pals in the leaderboards. Quizzers answer as many questions as possible in a row to climb the quiz tree. The only catch is the further they progress the harder it gets.
Andrew Eades, executive director at Relentless Software, commented: “We thought it would be great if you could play a quiz with all your friends and family and see how well you did. The gameplay sounds simple but it’s amazingly addictive as you overtake your friends whilst climbing the leaderboards. Every game we make is designed to appeal to as broad an audience as possible and we see this audience growing exponentially over the next 5-10 years. Whether you use a console, connected TV, iPhone or a browser to play, we’ll be making games that are easy to understand and fun for you – Quiz Climber is our next step in making our games available to and played by everyone.”
Andrew continued: “We’re delighted to make the move into mobile gaming with our partner Chillingo who are the experts in publishing iPhone games as far we we’re concerned. ”
“Chillingo is proud to partner with award winning developer, Relentless Software to publish Quiz Climber,” explains Joe Wee, Co-General Manager of Chillingo. “Relentless Software is known for leveraging their seasoned expertise in creating genre-leading titles; we are confident that fans of all ages will enjoy the varied trivia and gameplay experience Quiz Climber will soon offer on the iPhone and iPod touch.”
Quiz Climber follows Relentless’ successful recipe of producing simple, familiar games that are instantly understandable and playable by everyone. Relentless’ long-term vision is to continue to create digital, episodic, social and casual games on many formats for a variety of delivery methods.
Quiz Climber will be previewed to media for the first time at GDC (February 28 – March 4, 2011) in San Francisco where more features and gameplay will be revealed.
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About Relentless Software:
Relentless Software is a BAFTA award winning company founded in 2003 by Andrew Eades and David Amor. Each with a long track record in the industry they set out to develop new and exciting games for the mass market; games that anyone can enjoy, without a steep learning curve. The company is based in Brighton, UK.
Relentless released their first title, DJ: Decks & FX (SCEE), in late 2004, which was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA. They followed up with Buzz!™: The Music Quiz and Buzz!™: The BIG Quiz; games which featured innovative buzzers and demonstrated Relentless' commitment to making world class videogames that appeal to everyone and are simple to play. In 2006, the studio collected three prestigious awards, jointly with SCEE, two Develop Industry Excellence Awards and a BAFTA for the creation of Buzz!™.
Since Relentless’ launch in 2003 they have developed over 10 games in the Buzz!™ franchise in over 15 languages. Whilst continuing to work on Buzz!™. Relentless has launched its first self-published title, Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle on PC and PSN and is developing other, as yet unannounced, projects.
For further information please visit the company website: www.relentless.co.uk
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Chillingo is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts and publishes innovative games and software for various platforms. Other hit iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ titles include; Cut the Rope™, Angry Birds™, Helsing’s Fire, Predators™, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™, Minigore, iDracula, and Modern Conflict. For more information about Chillingo please visit chillingo.com.
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