Eugene, OR (PRWEB) August 4, 2004
GarageGames announced today that they are bringing the power of Torque-created games to Xbox over the Xbox Live service, and have agreed to bring Marble Blast and other titles online via the soon to be released Xbox Live Arcade. Marble Blast is an arcade-style action game where players race against time as they navigate their marbles through moving platforms and dangerous hazards, collecting treasure along the way.
ÂBringing Marble Blast to Xbox Live Arcade is a natural for the game and the players it appeals to,Â comments Jeff Tunnell, President of GarageGames. ÂThis lays the foundation for full Xbox platform support in Torque and expands the opportunities for high quality independent games.Â
Launching this Fall, Xbox Live Arcade is a new online experience that brings broad-appeal, casual games directly to your Xbox console over the Xbox Live service. Casual gamers can now play classic favorites, arcade, puzzle, trivia, card, board and other games on their television with the added social features of Xbox Live, including multiplayer game-play (in supported games), high-score upload and voice chat, which enables gamers to talk to each other via a standard headset. Xbox Live Arcade games like Marble Blast are easy to buy and easy to start playing quickly.
The Torque Game Engine (TGE) is renowned for its multi-platform PC support and award winning net-code. The TGE brings the power of a commercial quality multi-platform game engine to independent game developers at an affordable price.
Partnering with Oberon Media, GarageGames has agreed to bring Marble Blast and three other, currently undisclosed, games to Xbox Live Arcade. Marble Blast Gold is available at http://www.garagegames/marbleblast on OS X, Linux and Windows for $19.95.
About Torque Game Engine:
The Torque Game Engine is a cross platform commercial quality AAA game engine with seamless indoor / outdoor rendering engine, state of the art skeletal animation, drag and drop GUI creation and a built-in world editor. TGE also features the latest in scripting, geometry, particle effects, exhaustive documentation and award-winning multiplayer networking code. TGE started life as the technology behind Dynamix's Tribes series and is currently being used by thousands of developers around the world to make innovative games such as Marble Blast, Orbz and Think-Tanks.
GarageGames' mission is to change the way games are made and played. GarageGames provides the technology, community and market to empower game-makers to build commercial quality multi-platform games. Known for bringing the no royalty, publish anywhere Torque Game Engine to independent developers for $100. Located in Eugene, Oregon, GarageGames (http://www.garagegames.com) is the presenter of the annual IndieGamesCon.
Â©2004 GarageGames.com, Inc. Marble Blast, Torque and Torque Game Engine are the trademarks of GarageGames.com Inc. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Live, the Live Logo, and the Xbox logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
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