April 2, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Reston, VA - FlipSide5 today announced its most popular multi-player apps, Touch Hockey Extreme and Touch Tanks Online, are now available for the iPad from the App Store. Both of these games take full advantage of features only available on Apple's revolutionary new iPad.
Touch Hockey, the premier air hockey game for the iPhone and iPod touch is a best selling iPhone games with over 16 million unique downloads. Touch Hockey Extreme for iPad features head-to-head play over WiFi, stunning 3D graphics performance, accelerometer support and enhanced multi-touch gesture recognition taking full advantage of the iPad's capabilities.
Touch Tanks Online for iPad is one of the first online arcade games that allows online game play for 4 and 6 player games over 3G and WiFi. As players gain skill through combat and experience credits are earned that can be spent to upgrade weapons and armor.
"Touch Tanks Online is our first real-time wide area networked game and with its industry leading gameplay has already developed a strong following. Touch Hockey is our best selling classic and Touch Hockey Extreme is going to be a staple on every iPad," said Michael Sanford, FlipSide5's president. "With these versions we have completely retooled the user experience of both titles to take full advantage of iPad's revolutionary capabilities. We are bringing something truly amazing and unique to iPad.
FlipSide5 has also rebuilt its online game server technology from the ground up on Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server to take advantage of the Apple's 64-bit and powerful multi-core technology, called Grand Central Dispatch. This allows FlipSide5's game servers running on Apple's Xserve to significantly scale up to support thousands of concurrent iPhone, iPod touch and iPad players worldwide.
Pricing and Availability:
Touch Tanks Online is available free with the ability to purchase tank upgrades. Touch Hockey Extreme is available for only $2.99 (USD). Both can be downloaded from the App Store on iPad.
Located in Reston, Virginia, FlipSide5, Inc. is a world-leader in iPhone social-networked gaming. FlipSide5 offers Mancala: FS5, Touch Hockey, Touch4, Tic-Tac-Touch and Checkers FS5. FlipSide5, Inc. began in 2007 to bring the world's best software on the world's best mobile platform by delivering the world's most compelling applications to every single user in the world. Copyright (C) 2007-2010 FlipSide5, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.