HAARLEM-The Netherlands â€“ July 26th 2007 - Leading publisher Lighthouse Interactive and Dutch developer VSTEP today released the demo version of â€œShip Simulator 2008â€, the much anticipated successor to the surprise hit title â€œShip Simulator 2006â€.
Pjotr van Schothorst, Technical Director at VSTEP and producer of the game: The demo is based on a typical yacht rescue operation: bad weather, big waves, yacht in trouble, SOS call. The player experiences a number of new elements we added to the game, like weather changes, emergency flares, environment changes, ship motions on waves, big bow splashes. You play the captain of a KNRM rescue boat, a very nice ship to sail. Get out there captain, save those guys!â€
Raymond Snippe, Development and PR Manager of Lighthouse Interactive adds: â€œWe said it before, and we will say it again: Ship Sim 2008 will rock your simulator world and by playing this demo you can easily find out for yourself! The weather effects, detailed graphics and ship dynamics are amazingly realistic. If you ever want to experience seasickness from behind your desk we highly recommend that you use the onboard camera mode. If you dare that isâ€¦â€
â€œMonstrous waves, several meters high will rock your ship in all directions making this naval simulation experience even more vivid. Vstep has truly redefined the genre yet againâ€.
About Ship Simulator 2008
Ship Simulator is a revolutionary simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea. Players will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment, taking control of a wide array of ship types - from massive cargo ships and ferries, to speedboats, yachts, water taxis and even the mighty Titanic. The waters you sail are as varied as the ships,
with newly added harbours such as Southampton, Marseille and San Francisco. Ship Simulator 2008 will amaze you with its progress and will rock your simulated world.
To download the demo, please visit the lighthouse interactive homepage here:
VSTEP develops professional simulators for fire-fighters, and nautical training. Since its inception in 2002, VSTEP has completed 32 training simulators for customers like the Royal Dutch Navy, the Port of Rotterdam, Falck/Nutec, and the Dutch Railways. VSTEP's experience and core technology from these projects has been adapted to deliver a "true to their roots" simulator for the home PC user. In 2006 VSTEP amazed the simulation community with its revolutionary Ship Simulator game.
About Lighthouse Interactive
Lighthouse Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in The Netherlands, Canada and England. Founded in 2005 by industry veterans, the company has quickly grown into a worldwide publisher with publishing operations on both the European and North American continents. With a drive for gaming that equals that of their target audience, Lighthouse has proven to have an eye for quality games in all sorts of genres, from adventure to shooters and from simulation to strategy. In 2007/2008, Lighthouse anticipates a further increase in activities, doubling its number of releases for PC Windows to well over 10 in each market, as well as moving into console gaming. By fully backing its franchises, Lighthouse has shown it is the right alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.
For more info about Ship Simulator 2008 or Lighthouse Interactive, please visit www.lighthouse-interactive.com.