February 4, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, BC, Canada - Following the recent test launch in Canada that propelled the game to the top three grossing spot in the Racing category, and into the Top 50 overall Free Apps on the App Store, Sky Pirates Racing is now available globally for the iPad, iPhone, Amazon Kindle Fire and on Facebook (Google Play for Android next week).
Developed by Fathom Interactive, Sky Pirates Racing is a 3D cross-platform multiplayer kart racing game where players compete in real time. Racers must speed through a three-lap, six-player race on their magic-powered Glidewings. The game is the latest addition to the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra franchise, featuring steampunk-inspired visuals designed by renowned pop surrealism artist Camilla d'Errico.
The new game kicks off with eight race courses ranging from bright green meadows and cold arctic landscapes to scorching sand dunes, with plans for a new track to be added every two weeks. As players fly through the tracks, they must make clever use of six magic crystal power-ups to boost their speed, burn their rivals or drop tornadoes to slow others down; ultimately outsmarting the other racers to beat them to the finish line.
Players can race as any of the eight unique characters, or use a wide range of options to create their own characters and improve their Glidewing's performance. New players start off with 2,000 crystals that they can use to purchase more power-ups, costumes and Glidewing parts from the in-game store.
Weekly content updates are already in the pipeline, promising more tracks, features and characters, including the skilled but cruel Pirate King.
Players on any of these platforms will be able to play with each other in real time. Visit the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra website to learn more about the world of Neo Terra, and join the online community on Facebook for the latest updates on the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra franchise.
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 263 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Sky Pirates Racing is free to download and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The app features in-app purchases for custom character and Glidewing parts or extra power-up crystals. The game is also free on the Amazon Appstore and can be played online for free on Facebook.
Fathom Interactive is an independent media developer located in Vancouver, Canada. Built around an exceptional team of video game veterans and talented newcomers, Fathom Interactive provides a full range of services from concept creation, production, and outsourcing solutions for numerous media platforms. Fathom Interactive's IP roster includes the popular Sky Pirates of Neo Terra franchise, Undead City and the recently released Kaia's Quest. For more information, visit Fathom Interactive online. Copyright (C) 2013 Fathom Interactive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.