March 10, 2005 - San Francisco - GarageGames announced today at Game Developers Conference a lineup of exciting new games being showcased in the garage. DH: Lore Invasion, an intense mecha-combat game, scheduled to be released March 18. TubeTwist, an addictive puzzle adventure, now in its final stages. Zap!, the award-winning 2D multiplayer action game has been released showcasing the Torque Network Library. Marble Blast Gold can now be seen on almost every game platform including Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox, Playstation 2 and more. Three current games in the garage are up for the IGF Game of the Year Award. Finally, GarageGames has partnered with eFlyte to bring 3D gaming into the air.
DH: Lore Invasion puts a player in control of a giant mechanized assault vehicle (MAV). Players will choose either to fight for the Federated States or the Eastern Confederation with battles being played out within a persistent back-end universe where every single battle and kill dictates the direction of the game. DH: Lore Invasion will be available for purchase and download through www.garagegames.com.
TubeTwist: As an assistant of a brilliant professor whose experiments have unlocked the secrets of time travel, you journey through five exotic eras while trying to solve over 75 different puzzles. TubeTwist challenges players to guide the mysterious macrotron particles through the maze of spirals, switches, anti-gravity devices, twisty turns, and precipitous drops to release the needed energy to find the missing professor. TubeTwist will be available through GarageGames Spring of '05.
Zap! is a fast-paced multi-player action game with "old-school" 2D vector graphics. The game features the strength of the Torque Network Library to provide a lag-free action-packed gaming experience. Zap! has won the praise of critics and fans alike; winning awards such as Best Overall Game and Best Multiplayer game at the 2004 IndieGamesCon.
Marble Blast Gold has become quite the world traveler and now appears on almost every major gaming platform. This game features over 100 whimsical and challenging levels with crazy power-ups and tricky hazards. Marble Blast Gold has continued to receive numerous amounts of praise. It is now a featured game on every new Mac and Linspire computer, on the Xbox Live Arcade and through a partnership with TransGaming Technologies, now running in prototype on the Playstation 2, as well as on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is honoring three games published by GarageGames. Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion and Rocketbowl, both built on the Torque Game Development Platform, as well as Gish, a side-scrolling physics based adventure are up for the Game of the Year Award. GarageGames is pleased to feature these and other award winning games in the garage at http://www.garagegames.com.
GarageGames is dedicated to reinventing gaming... indie style. Every year in October, game developers from around the world gather in Oregon at IndieGamesCon. Sponsored by GarageGames, this summit-like meeting provides independent developers the opportunity to share. This year, IndieGamesCon will take place October 7-9th and will feature special events like the IndieJam Party, Saturday Night Live LAN Party, keynotes from industry veterans and much more. Visit GarageGames.com to find out more information about these games and events.
GarageGames is excited to announce their partnership with eflyte Entertainment in bringing the games out the garage and into the air. eflyte will begin to roll out GarageGames titles on next generation hardware on many international flights though its network of airline partnerships.
GarageGames mission is to change the way games are made and played. GarageGames provides the technology, community and market to empower game makers to build commercial quality multiplatform games. Known for bringing the Torque Game Engine to independent developers for $100, GarageGames is located in Eugene, Oregon and on the web at www.garagegames.com. GarageGames is the presenter of the annual IndieGamesCon.
IndieGamesCon (IGC) is a fun, informal and informative gathering of independent game developers from around the world. IGC is designed to be a summit meeting of like-minded developers with the shared goal to focus on collaboration and building community. This is an unprecedented opportunity to meet other Indie developers, professional guest developers and hardware manufacturers, as well as the GarageGames staff. IGC'05 takes place October 7-9th in Eugene, Oregon.
Founded in 1999, eFlyte is the premier producer of leading edge passenger entertainment software for the airline industry, currently in service on over 25 airlines. With continuing expansion of the casual games portfolio, eFlyte continues to push the envelope and deliver a wide range of world class entertainment and revenue generation products for the airline industry.
About TransGaming Technologies:
TransGaming Technologies is a global leader in the development of software portability products that allow game developers and publishers to develop games for one system and deploy them across multiple platforms – faster, cheaper and better than anyone else. The platforms supported range from Linux, Mac to Xbox, PlayStation 2, and next generation devices. TransGaming Technologies is a registered Microsoft Xbox developer and a licensed Sony PlayStation 2 developer. TransGaming has a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada, with business, strategy and operational activities conducted at the Toronto, Canada office. More information about the company can be obtained at http://www.transgaming.com.