DECEMBER 1, 2006 - Gamers can now download real video games for free and play them in a secure, online, multiplayer environment, and they can win cash while they're doing it. An initiative of Groove Games, SkillGround is the world's first platform where people of all skill levels can play real video games head-to-head for cash prizes or just for fun. SkillGround offers a variety of multiplayer modes and games to choose from. Tired of being blasted apart after five seconds in online games? SkillGround allows players to match themselves against others of similar ability. All you need to get started is a PC and a broadband connection.
SkillGround will offer all major genres of videogames including FPS, racing, fighting and sports. Launch titles include "WarPath," "Close Quarters Conflict," "L.A. Street Racing" and "Kung Fu: Deadly Arts." All games have multiple play modes, including the ability to challenge a single opponent to a head-to-head competition. SkillGround's games should not be confused with simple, online casual games - they are real video games of comparable quality to those available at retail.
"SkillGround operates on the principles of fun, fairness and simplicity," said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Media Inc. "Our unique skill ranking system, which gives all players a numerical indication of their skill relative to other players in the system, is a particularly exciting aspect of the service. For the first time, no matter what your level of ability, you will be able to find opponents of similar skill to play against - for free or for cash prizes. This brings competitive prize-based online gaming to a whole new, much larger audience. We're extremely proud to be able to offer this unique and innovative service to gamers around the world."
To find out more about this innovative new approach to gaming, visit www.skillground.com.
SkillGround is the world's first online multiplayer arena where you can play real videogames head-to-head for cash prizes or just for fun. A hub for the game community to test their skills through great games, SkillGround is fun, safe and easy to get started.
Players can challenge competitors in real, top-quality games, and there are a variety of different modes and game genres to choose from. The challenge structure is designed to be very transparent so that players can select opponents of a similar skill level.
About Groove Games
Groove Media is a global publisher of video games with offices in Dublin, Ireland and Toronto, Canada. Groove owns and operates Bedlam Games, a top tier game development studio, and Skillground.com, the world's most rewarding online game service.