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Hamburg, Germany, 15 December 2010 – Starting immediately, the Nokia N8, followed by other symbian^3 devices very soon, can now also be turned into a mobile roller coaster. Following over eleven million downloads in the App Store, Rollercoaster Extreme, based on the Barclaycard roller coaster campaign, is now coming to the OVI Store. As with Barclaycard’s App Store hit Waterslide Extreme, the high-speed ride was developed by the London digital agency Dare and the Hamburg game developer Fishlabs Entertainment.
Players race at top speeds down winding courses in the upper west side, downtown, Central Park, or Chinatown. During the ride against the clock, objects placed at the edge of the course must be gathered with a wave of the arm. But players don’t always benefit from the objects on the edge of the track. Bridges or gigantic wrecking balls, which whiz just over the hopefully ducked heads of the coaster passengers, also have to be passed without mishap. Skilled roller coaster riders can unlock additional courses in the heart of New York as a reward for speed and the expert collection of objects.
‘Barclaycard Rollercoaster Extreme runs very smoothly on the N8 and looks just great thanks to the high screen resolution,’ says Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS Entertainment. ‘We are convinced that the title will also be extremely successful in the OVI Store.’
Hannah Deans, Senior Digital and New Media Manager at Barclaycard comments: ‘Rollercoaster Extreme has racked up thousands of hours of game play across the globe, which shows how people love a fast, thrill seeking and simple game. We are really excited that Nokia N8 owners now have the chance to join in the fun and take a roller coaster ride through the heart of New York.’
· 3D view of New York
· Unlockable courses
· Interaction with the game environment on every course
· Tilt the N8 to grab for objects or to duck
· Special Rollercoaster Extreme badges at every difficulty level
· Bonus points for speed and collecting several items in a row
Rollercoaster Extreme is available now for free download in the OVI Store. The trailer is available for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvcKxNxFxmM.