HAARLEM-The Netherlands- June 9th 2006- Leading publisher Lighthouse Interactive and Dutch developer VSTEP today released the demo version of the revolutionary new sim game â€œShip Simulator 2006â€.
The demo will let the player steer a patrol boat in the port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe. As the skipper of the boat you have to steer to different way points while watching out sharply for passing container ships and also having to save a drowning person. Meanwhile youâ€™re getting a tour of the Rotterdam port.
Pjotr van Schothorst, Technical Director at VSTEP and producer of the game: "The demo offers a good impression of what people can expect from the final game, especially in combination with the trailer, which shows more ships and features and weather conditions. As for the demo, we have chosen the harbour patrol vessel, because it offers a nice balance in responsive steering and realism. The ship handling you accidentally learn in the demo is usable in real life!"
Erik Schreuder, CEO of Lighthouse Interactive adds: "Ship Simulator 2006 promises to be a great new addition to the simulation genre and next weekâ€™s launch is eagerly anticipated. We are excited to announce the playable demo, which will allow people a quick and tasty sample of the feel and gameplay, not to mention the superb water effects and graphics."
About the creators of Ship Simulator 2006, VSTEP develops professional simulators for fire-fighters, driver training and nautical training. Since its initiation in 2002, VSTEP has completed 26 training simulators for customers like the Royal Dutch Navy, the Port of Rotterdam, Falck/Nutec, the Dutch Railways, and DriveZone. VSTEPâ€™s experience and core technology from these projects has been adapted to deliver a â€œtrue to their rootsâ€ simulator for the home PC user.
About Lighthouse Interactive
Lighthouse Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in The Netherlands and Canada. Lighthouseâ€™s upcoming titles include the critically acclaimed adventure title â€˜Keepsakeâ€™, the fast paced mech shooter â€˜War World: Tactical Combatâ€™ and the highly anticipated 4x space strategy hybrid â€˜Sword of the Starsâ€™. Staffed with industry veterans and with offices in key locations around the world, Lighthouse is a strong alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. For more info about Ship Simulator 2006 or Lighthouse Interactive, please visit www.lighthouse-interactive.com or send us