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Hamburg, Germany, 13 August, 2009 – Last year, FISHLABS received nothing but top marks for their mobile game Rally Master Pro™. Starting in mid October, every iPhone and iPod touch owner will be able to put the pedal to the metal and test their rally skills in sun, rain, and snow on 27 varied and detailed extreme courses. FISHLABS has elaborately revised the graphics, including vertex colouring and dynamic lighting (OpenGL ES 1.1) and once again improved the weather simulation for the iPhone and its enormous computing power. Dynamic 3D sound effects (OpenAL) and the individual, customisable controls with manual or automatic acceleration for left- and right-handed players add the finishing touches to the hardcore rally fun. Journalist can get first hands on at gamescom, Cologne, in Hall 4.2 booth L41/M40.
In Rally Master Pro™, three classes tear across courses of asphalt, gravel, sand, or snow. The direction of the course is announced optically and acoustically by the co-pilot, so that players can ease off of the gas at the right moment to drift cleanly through the curves and hit the tough time targets without totalling their vehicles. The weather, course, and damage-dependent driving physics provide an individual and realistic driving feel and supply players with increasing challenges, especially on uneven track surfaces. With the unique, interactive replay, the last stage can be studied with numerous vehicle and TV cameras and individual sequences can be fast forwarded and rewound. That way, drivers can memorise every curve and perfect their driving style. The 3D damage model always allows an overview of the condition of the car – the repair options can be used as a mini-game between the stages to get the car fit again for the next test.
‘With Rally Master Pro™, we will put another top title in the running for the iPhone,’ says Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH. ‘Rally Master Pro™ has already set standards on Java phones. With the completely revised version for the iPhone, we have really got the most out of the hardware to roar into the top 10 of the download charts with Rally Master Pro™.’
• 27 courses in a variety of countries
• Improved graphics with vertex colouring and dynamic lighting (OpenGL ES 1.1)
• Dynamic 3D sound effects (OpenAL)
• Realistic 4-point driving physics
• 3D damage model
• Wide variety of weather conditions
• Adrenaline mode
• Manual replay
• Configurable controls
• Online high scores
Since 2004, FISHLABS is specialized in 3D mobile games development of rich racing and action titles on iPhone, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux Mobile, BREW and J2ME (Java). Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, FISHLABS employs a team of 30 full-time artists, designers, programmers and marketing experts who have been responsible for developing and self-publishing titles like Galaxy on Fire™, DEEP™, Blades & Magic™, Rally Master Pro™, Snowboard Hero™ and Gladiator (Paramount license), as well as work for hire productions of well-known brands like V-Rally® 3D, Star Wars™ – Imperial Ace 3D and Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam™.
FISHLABS is also known for extremely successful ad games on iPhone for clients like Volkswagen and Barclaycard, having dominated the App Store download charts in almost every country for weeks. Furthermore, the superior quality of FISHLABS’ productions is demonstrated by numerous awards, such as Best Mobile Game 2008 (Rally Master Pro™) and third-best mobile game 2008 (Snowboard Hero™) according to Pocket Gamer Analysis. FISHLABS is also the best mobile game developer of 2008 according to the independent MobileGamesDB.
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