Liquid Edge Games says big prize money and online distribution means their new robotic combat game, RoboForge (www.roboforge.net), is set to usher in the age of the true professional online gamer. Recently gone gold, RoboForge allows players to builds robots on their PC and then enter them into online combat tournaments where they have the opportunity to win big prize money.
ROBOFORGE Goes Gold
Build Robot Gladiators and Win Cash Prizes
Auckland, New Zealand, 30 July 2001 –
Liquid Edge Games says big prize money and online distribution means their new robotic combat game, RoboForge (www.roboforge.net), is set to usher in the age of the true professional online gamer.
Recently gone gold, RoboForge allows players to builds robots on their PC and then enter them into online combat tournaments where they have the opportunity to win big prize money.
“Players download RoboForge direct from our website (http://www.roboforge.net). Using the simple construction kit they build 3D robots on their PC’s and train them to think and fight. After taking on pre-programmed robots that come with the game they can then submit their bots over the Internet to fight in free-to-enter or professional tournaments”, says Mike Ward, CEO for Liquid Edge.
Ward says the professional tournaments are like professional sports with the Ligaz888 winners receiving money and prizes. Liquid Edge say they will be running tournaments of 10,000 entrants or more on a daily basis with a first prize of up to US$10,000.
“Top players will become gaming professionals with RoboForge. It’s a gamer’s dream come true,” says Ward.
By delivering the game online and bypassing publishers, Ward says RoboForge is again breaking new ground. He says the technology employed has dramatically reduced the installation file size to 30mb which makes distribution quick and seamless over the Internet.
“Online distribution is really the future of game distribution because publishing and distribution costs eat up an enormous chunk of the profits on games. We’re able to pass cost savings onto gamers and at a RRP of US$29.95 the game is substantially cheaper than most premium games on the market.”
The game has been developed 100% in Java and will be able to run on all Win32 platforms, Linux and other Unix variants. The minimum spec PC required is 233Mhz CPU, 64MB Ram and a 8MB 3D card.
Ward says RoboForge does not breach the strict Internet gambling laws because it is purely a skill-based game with no luck or chance involved. Players get full details of what their robot was thinking at all times during the fight so they know exactly why it won or lost.
Ward says three years have been spent developing and testing the RoboForge concept and technology.
RoboForge is being marketed primarily through an Internet re-seller program. Liquid Edge welcome enquires about distribution opportunities for RoboForge.
RoboForge is being sold for a limited time at a special launch price of US$19.95.