Archive for February, 2012

Polarbit and First Star Software team up for worldwide distribution of Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ on Android

Stockholm, Sweden – Leading developers and independent publishers, Polarbit and First Star Software, Inc., announced today their cooperation distributing Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ on the Android Market and numerous Android channels throughout the world.

Says Mitri Wiberg, CEO at Polarbit: “First published by First Star Software in 1984, Boulder Dash® is a landmark in computer gaming, and the definition of a true classic. We’re thrilled to be a part of bringing the game to as wide an audience as possible, and in introducing it to a whole new generation of gamers.”

Developed by InstantCom, Ltd. for Android, Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ is a fast-paced action/puzzle game challenging the player to make their way through a series of caves, filled to the brim with boulders just waiting to fall, sneaky enemies, deadly traps and helpful tools. Players will need all their cunning and dexterity to collect enough diamonds to open exits and find their way out of the caves.

Richard M. Spitalny, First Star Software’s president added: “We’re thrilled to work with Polarbit and leverage their success on the Android Market and with their numerous channel partners throughout the world. With only a few exceptions, Polarbit will be our exclusive distributor throughout the world.”

The multi-million unit selling, much loved original game from 1984, with original graphics, sfx and music is just one of the five games from the Boulder Dash® series that comprise Boulder Dash®-The Collection™. Three of the cave packs/games are from the 1980’s, two more recent games include new features such as the ability to access inventory to rotate caves 90 degrees, kick objects or use bombs.

With over 250 cave permutations available players can buy Boulder Dash®-The Collection™, Complete Set as a single download containing all five cave packs for USD $3.99; or, they can select Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ Pick Your Pack for USD $0.99 with each additional cave pack then sold for USD $0.99 as an in-app purchase.

Languages supported are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Optimized for Xperia Play, players can elect to play in Zen mode, without a game clock; select from 3 sets of user-Configured Controls; play in Portrait or Landscape; use ‘Pause & Explore’ and/or the variable zoom to plan their next move. On the Android Market, Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ features OpenFeint, allowing players to earn achievements and share their top scores with friends.

Reckless Racing 2 is released!

Stockholm, Sweden – Leading developer and independent publisher Polarbit and renowned mobile game studio Pixelbite today proudly announced the immediate release of Reckless Racing 2 on Android Market, iTunes App Store, App Store for Mac and Blackberry App World.

A follow-up to Pocket Gamers 2011 Android Game of the Year, Reckless Racing 2 shares the intense top-down racing gameplay laid down in Reckless Racing, but improves and expands upon it in every way.

In addition to improved driving physics and controls, Reckless Racing 2 includes more cars, more tracks, more characters and more game modes than did its predecessor. Further features include customization and balancing options for cars, global leaderboards and Internet multiplayer mode.

Reckless Racing 2 features world-class visuals, with beautifully crafted tracks and cars and graphical features.

Key features:

  • Probably the best power slides in the world.
  • Tune and tweak the performance, handling, tires, rims and colours of your cars.
  • Shader based game engine with normal maps, reflections, specularity,
  • shadows, particles and more.
  • Improved and optimized shaders for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
  • Online leaderboards with downloadable ghost cars.
  • Online multiplayer over the Internet.
  • 17 characters, including your favorites from Reckless Racing 1.
  • 5 control layouts with customizable button positions.
  • Optional assists, such as race lines, mini map, chase camera and more.

Get Reckless Racing 2 now your store!