Espoo, Finland, April 21, 2005 â€“ Nokia and Bugbear Entertainment Ltd today released updated information on their highly anticipated racing title Glimmerati. Set in the 80â€™s glamorous jet set world, Glimmerati is an arcade style racing extravaganza with a gripping storyline and challenging missions offering players thrilling rides in designer super cars, powerboats and even rocket propelled vehicles!
Set in four exciting real-world based locations: Paris, Milan, the Alps, and Monaco, Glimmerati boasts a unique setting in the fast lane life of movie moguls, super models and pop stars. A lucky street race opens the playerâ€™s the door to Club Glimmerati, the racing club of the rich and famous. Race against the German film producer Klaus Staumacher and burn the rubber with beautiful American socialite Penelope Ashcroft.
The best players will be able to gain access to a special stage, set on a Mediterranean island, where the winner not only walks away with the gold trophy, but also steals the presidency of Club Glimmerati from the famous ex-formula 1 race driver Maxwell McCain.
â€œFast cars and beautiful ladies â€“ that is the essence of Glimmeratiâ€ says Jussi Laakkonen, business development director at Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. â€œIt feels good to win a car from a heated street race, but it feels a lot better to win it from a fabulous looking and furiously driving supermodel!â€
Developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by Nokia, Glimmerati is a one of a kind game on the N-Gage game deck. The game features extensive N-Gage Arena support including unique Club Cards recording the playerâ€™s individual way through the branching Glimmerati storyline. The fun is taken to the maximum as up to four players tear through the
gameâ€™s highflying locales racing via Bluetooth connection!
Glimmerati is expected to be released for the N-Gage game deck summer 2005.
Bugbear Entertainment is available for press interviews during E3 at the Nokia booth.
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games
services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers.
About Bugbear Entertainment:
Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. is an award-winning Finnish game developer focusing on immersive and advanced driving games. The companyâ€™s first international breakthrough was the critically acclaimed title â€˜Rally Trophyâ€™ in 2001. The company released 'Tough Trucks' for PC in 2003. The innovative and much-awaited â€˜FlatOutâ€™ on Playstation 2 Â®, Xbox Â® and PC
CD was published in November 2004 with great success. The company is currently working on a first party Nokia N-Gage title â€˜Glimmeratiâ€™ as well as on unannounced console and PC projects. For more information please visit www.bugbeargames.com