Stourbridge, England November 2004 - Data Design Interactive wholly owned subsidiary of Green Solutions Ltd announced today that they have secured the licence to create a driving game based on the Official FX4 London Black Cab. London Taxi will be set in London England, complete with landmarks such as: Trafalgar square, Big Ben, Hyde Park
Stewart Green MD. DDI, said:
This is a great arcade title, that you can just pick up and play, smashing fun, weaving between the traffic, racing against the clock, chase, smash, and crash, the emphasis is on great fun. As developers we have come up with a great playable game, and then chosen the classic Black cab as the ideal vehicle and London as the best environment to race in. It is great to have the chance to write games for gamers, rather than just another film license
The London Taxi game will be based on what Black cabs do best; collecting customers and taking them to famous London destinations within the time limit to get paid. There will be different routes, obstacles and busy traffic to transverse before picking up one of the many paying customers waiting for a lift. London Taxi will feature a realistic map of central London for players to race around.
The Official FX4 London Black cab itself is perfectly rendered, and features environment mapping to bring out the high-polished look of the famous London Black Cabs.
Title: "London Taxi"
Genre/Engine: Driving based mission game
Platforms: PS2, XBOX, PC, PSP
Number of players: Single Player only
Suggested RRP: TBC
Data Design Interactive is one of the UK's leading game design and development companies. They are also one of the most prolific, producing over 12 titles a year, on PS2, Xbox and PC. Data Design has been producing games for the past 20 years, and is owned by Green Solutions Ltd (GSL). www.green-solutions.co.uk GSL manages the production of Interactive products for the entertainment industry. >From character and game design to final production on PC, Console or Online. GSL owns the popular MYTH MAKERS, KIDZ SPORTS, and ACTION GIRLz, brands. GSL own the publishing rights to the GODS development system. They employ the best skills for a job either outsourced or internally through their fully owned studios: Data Design Interactive for development, Artworld Studios for Computer animation, and All-Star-Gaming for Coin op production. As part of their continued expansion plans they have just opened a new development studio in South Africa, with a second studio in India due to open Q4 2004.