Darmstadt, September 11, 2007 â€“ Today 10TACLE STUDIOS AG and the automobile manufacturer BMW are pleased to introduce the freeware game â€œBMW M3 Challengeâ€ developed by the racing specialists Blimey!Games at the international automobile trade fair IAA. Now all PC car racing game fans can enjoy the excitement of racing the new car model around the NÃ¼rburgring for a few rounds â€“ it isnâ€™t just for interested trade fair visitors anymore
The virtual sports car, which packs 420 horsepower under its hood, can be downloaded for free at www.m3-challenge.com or installed from the CDs/DVDs included in games magazines. â€œBMW M3 Challengeâ€ and its four different playing modes will provide plenty of opportunity for determined practice for the soon starting worldwide online competition where talented drivers can already register on the official homepage. Up to 1000 drivers will compete against each other to prove their racing skills. The candidates will participate in more than 100 races according to the â€œshoot-outâ€ method, which sends the best of them to the next race, and on to the next, etc., which become progressively more difficult. The length of the races will vary between 5 and 25 rounds. The thrilling live finale will then crown the best of 14 finalists as the vic tor. Exciting prizes await the â€œM3 Challenge World Championâ€.
The authentic racing feel of the â€œBMW M3 Challengeâ€ is based on the international game success â€œGT Legendsâ€ award-winning technology, which was customized to duplicate this yearâ€™s M3 model in collaboration with the BMW engineers. The carâ€™s performance, sound effects, visuals and the detailed reproduction of one of the most demanding racetracks in Europe, the NÃ¼rburgring, provide a thrilling, realistic test drive experience of the new sports car under racing conditions.
About 10TACLE STUDIOS AG:
Listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 10TACLE STUDIOS AG (WKN: TACL10, ISIN DE000TACL107) is one of Europeâ€™s leading independent developers and producers of high-end computer and video games. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG produces top-quality products that meet international development standards, and its product portfolio covers all relevant, high-growth segments in the games market. Currently, around 440 employees work for the Company at its headquarters in Darmstadt and the development sites in Hanover, Duisburg, London, Charleroi, Bratislava, Budapest and Singapore. 10TACLE STUDIOS AGâ€™s revenue increased in the first six month of 2007 to â‚¬19.4 million EUR (first six months 2006: â‚¬12.71 million EUR). During the same period, EBIT increased sharply to â‚¬3.37 million EUR (previous year: â‚¬2.3 million EUR).
About Blimey! Games
Blimey! Games Ltd is an international software development company headquartered in London, England, comprised of world-class programmers and artists from more than 10 different countries and 4 continents, united with the single vision of creating the most detailed and authentic simulations, and the most immersive gameplay experiences possible