Easter Weekend invitation to try Backgammon on Steam for free and record the results for posterity.
LYMM, CHESHIRE, MARCH 21st 2016: Nomad Games is to attempt a World Record for the number of Backgammon games played on the PC gaming platform Steam over 48 hours during Easter Weekend, with results of the attempt to be submitted to Guinness World Records for official verification.
The game, Backgammon Blitz, will appear in everyone’s Steam library at no cost as part of Steam’s Free Weekend promotion from Thursday March 24th until Sunday March 27th.
Players simply install the game and play between Friday 2pm (PST) – Sunday 2pm (PST) to count as part of the record attempt. Backgammon fans will also be able to buy for keeps at a discount of 50% until Sunday April 3rd. The game is normally priced at £6.99.
A valuable numbered and signed print of ‘The Peacock’ backgammon board painting, by world-renowned designer Alexander Llewellyn, will be awarded as part of a prize draw. To enter simply tweet about the free weekender using #BackgammonFW, and 3 tweets will be selected at random. Winners will be announced on May 1st.
“We’re excited to be encouraging more folk to try backgammon,” said Nomad Games’ Managing Director Don Whiteford. “Backgammon Blitz is designed specifically to teach the basics and encourage online competition with friends and family.”
Backgammon Blitz, from leading independent developer VooFoo Studios, is designed specifically for two players whether online or offline on the same screen. It also boasts a solo mode to help new players develop basic skills. An Instant Play button links available players, while Steam Invites allow players to organize games amongst friends.
In the last 20 years, Backgammon has become a truly competitive tournament game, played in major events across the globe. The game is enjoyed by all ages and famous fans include Tobey Maguire, Morgan Freeman, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Vladimir Putin.
If you already have Steam installed, just check your library during the Easter Weekend to install or play Backgammon Blitz.
If you don’t have Steam, you can download it via: http://store.steampowered.com/about/
View the Backgammon Blitz trailer: https://youtu.be/qY7Z199ZaMk
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Nomad Games
Nomad Games is an independent video games developer and publisher based in Lymm, Cheshire. It was formed in 2011 by a small team of veteran digital developers, with over 20 years of experience. The company has evolved from the team’s passion for digital gaming on PCs and mobile devices, and is expanding its business to offer publishing services to niche developers and license holders of table top games. Nomad Games was recently nominated for a prestigious Develop Award.
For more information about Nomad Games, visit www.nomadgames.com.
About VooFoo Studios
VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary cutting edge technology, VooFoo’s first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. More recently, VooFoo have gone on to release Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita and have successfully established the ‘Pure’ series of games – Pure Chess, Pure Pool and Pure Hold’em – renowned for their stunning visual appeal.
For more information on VooFoo Studios and its games, please visit the official website at: http://www.voofoostudios.com/.
About Guinness World Records
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS book has gone on to become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling over 2.7 million copies a year. Since its launch nearly 60 years ago over 130 million copies – including 400,000 e-books – have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS global television shows are watched by 750 million viewers annually, over 390,000 users subscribe to GWR’s two YouTube channels, the global website receives 12 million viewers annually and the brand has 1.25 million fans on Facebook. In 2013, OFFICIALLY AMAZING became the registered trademark of Guinness World Records Limited.
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