May 13, 2016 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Farmers Branch, Texas - Magnin & Associates has announced its popular Zamboni Challenge smartphone game is now available on Apple TV. Zamboni Challenge lets you see what it's like to drive the Zamboni(R) ice resurfacer. Lean and turn the Apple TV Siri Remote in landscape to speed up, slow down, and steer. Drive carefully to clean the ice as efficiently as possible. Get as close to the boards as you can without hitting them. Don't lift the cleaner prematurely and leave snow piles. Don't over water the ice by driving over the same areas too many times.
Start out on an early morning practice rink and work your way up through five arenas of increasing difficulty. The final challenge is cleaning the ice between periods of a professional hockey game with another Zamboni machine running in tandem.
The game was produced by Ed Magnin, programmed by Willie Johnson, Jr, with graphics by Joe Eisma, and sound effects by Rich Douglas. The music was created and performed by The Zambonis. Sungura Games, developer of the Android and Windows versions, provided programming assistance.
According to Ed Magnin, "Almost everyone that ever set foot in an ice rink wished they could drive the Zamboni(R) ice resurfacer. This Apple TV release comes near the 5th anniversary of our initial version for the iPhone and iPad. The Apple TV version lets us show off the excellent graphics and sound in a larger format." Other versions are available for Android and Windows devices. The iOS version contains some additional features, including an hourly reminder feature for the Apple Watch. The iOS version is available for free with a purchase of the Apple TV version.
Note: There are currently no direct links to the Apple TV App Store. The Apple TV App Store is currently only viewable from an Apple TV. To quickly locate the game, just open the App Store on your Apple TV and search for either "Magnin" or "Zamboni Challenge".
Device Requirements (Apple TV):
* Fourth-generation Apple TV
* Requires tvOS 9.0 or later
* 136 MB
* Rated 4
Pricing and Availability:
Zamboni Challenge 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. An Android version is available worldwide from both Google Play and Amazon AppStore. A Widows Phone version is available from the Windows Store. The Apple TV version is a free download to previous purchasers of the iOS version.
Ed Magnin has been actively involved in the game industry since 1979. Earlier in his career he worked for some of the top game developers of their day - MicroProse, Cinemaware, Virgin Games, and Park Place Productions. In 1993, he founded Magnin & Associates and has focused on handheld games ever since. For the last 6 years they have created over 20 for the iOS, Android, Windows 10 Phone and PC. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Magnin & Associates. All Rights Reserved. ZAMBONI has been registered by Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc. as a trademark around the world. Used by license. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.