VANCOUVER, BC – 10AM PST, AUGUST 28TH, 2013 – Roadhouse Interactive today announced that it has been selected as one of the first partner-developers for Unity Games, Unity Technologies’ newly announced publishing initiative. Unity Games will publish Freeride Ski Cross, a fast-paced, free-to-play game, available later this year for iOS and Android.
“Unity is the leader in driving 3D mobile game development, and we’re super excited to be a launch title for Unity Games.” said Ian Verchere, Chief Creative Officer at Roadhouse Interactive. “Freeride Ski Cross takes full advantage of the great tools and technology that Unity provides. We can focus on content and making a great game, knowing that with Unity, the graphics and speed we need to define action-sports on mobile are there.”
Unity Technologies announced Unity Games publishing program, Unity Games at the Unite conference, in Vancouver, where VP, Unity Games, Oren Tversky said, “We’re delighted to be working with the team at Roadhouse Interactive, and believe that Freeride shows off Unity3D at its best”.
Roadhouse Interactive has been developing Freeride: Ski Cross under the expert guidance of former pro-skier Verchere, (SSX Tricky, ESPNProBoarders), and Jay Balmer, formerly Creative Director on the EA Skate franchise. Verchere and Balmer have applied their action-sports experience and game design skills to ensure Freeride Ski Cross delivers the thrills of the hottest winter sport going, to mobile and tablet. Players will experience a full 3D world, a tap and touch control scheme, and 50 tracks at launch to challenge friends or ride solo. The game also features Head and Volkl’s 2014 product line-up.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance development platform used to make creative and intelligent interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity Technologies boasts a thriving community of 1.8 million developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.
About Roadhouse Interactive
Roadhouse Interactive is a Vancouver based developer focused on mid-core tablet, smartphone and browser games. Roadhouse’s management team is responsible for some of the most well-known game franchises of the past twenty five years and continues to grow industry-leading production, development and live game operations expertise at Roadhouse. Projects include MechWarrior: Tactics, a turn-based strategy reboot of the classic MechWarrior franchise for Montreal-based Infinite Game Publishing, an as-yet untitled action side scrolling RPG set in the Warhammer® 40,000™ universe for tablets and smartphones, and Elemental Power, a collectible card game currently ranking among the top-five CCG on Kongregate. For more information about Roadhouse, visit www.roadhouseinteractive.com.
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