Haarlem, The Netherlands – 12 April 2010 – Marking the 29th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle launch on April 12, 1981, Exciting Simulations ™ is proud to announce that it has reached agreements with Iceberg Interactive BV and PMDG Simulations LLC for publishing on CD and distributing the award-winning Space Shuttle Mission Simulator in Europe and North America, respectively. Exciting Simulations™ will be continuing the distribution of the downloadable version in English. The special edition boxed versions will include all the missions and features that have been developed for the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator, and will bear the name “Space Shuttle Mission Simulator: The Collector’s Edition” or “SSMS: TCE”.
Iceberg Interactive will publish and distribute the CD box in Europe through local major retailers and through their on-line shop. The European version will also be localized in French and German. The localization will include manuals, user interface and in-game text.
The English boxed versions of SSMS: TCE are slated for release in June 2010, followed by the localized French and German versions at a slightly later date.
About Space Shuttle Mission Simulator: The Collector’s Edition:
• Experience the Liftoff shakes and engines roar right from the Commander's or Pilot's seats.
• Perform mission procedures: press buttons, rotate knobs, control the General Purpose Computer and manually guide the Shuttle to a safe landing etc.
• Perform variable-difficulty historical missions from STS-1 (the maiden flight), through secret DoD missions, and up to the recent ISS missions.
• Beautifully rendered Space Shuttle 3D virtual cockpit, Shuttle, International Space Station, Hubble, satellites
• TrueEarth™ Global Satellite Imagery – licensed from TerraMetrics Inc. These are the same textures used by Google Earth.
• First Person View, including Space Walks – you cannot get any closer to the ISS or Hubble than that!
• Launch Control, Mission Control, Shuttle and Astronauts audio smart communications.
• Three difficulty modes: from Novice which leads the "astronaut" through the tasks with context arrows and full text subtitles, to "Read the Manual and Checklists Commander!"
• TrackIRTM Support in 3D Virtual Cockpit and first person view during EVA
• Multiple-Monitor support for Matrox TripleHead2GoTM and Nvidia nView TM
• Native support for Vuzix iWear VR920 Stereoscopic goggles + head tracking. This is the closest you can get to the NASA VR Labs where Shuttle Astronauts train for ISS missions (on compatible systems).
• Space Shuttle Mission Simulator is an unforgettable experience. If you've ever wondered, how it feels to be in command of the Space Shuttle, to do "space walks" and float around the ISS, enjoy the view of our beautiful planet at dawn and sunset from space, this it!
• You can find more about the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator at the official website at www.space-shuttle-mission.com
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is a premier videogame publisher set to make a splash in the interactive entertainment industry. The company is staffed with a mix of industry veterans and upcoming young talent, has offices in key locations across Europe and has established partnerships all over the globe for both online and offline sales. Iceberg is a great alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. The company has the licenses for several console platforms yet currently focuses foremost on PC gaming. Iceberg is among the market leaders for the following genres for PC: simulators, adventure and action games. Don't just play, play it cool!
About Exciting Simulations
Exciting Simulations ™ is an entertainment brand of Simsquared Ltd. – a leading developer of professional Virtual Reality Simulation applications with customers such as the US Coast Guard, US NAVY, Thales Group, NATO, Lockheed Martin, Textron Defense Systems, Elbit Systems etc.