Backgammon Blitz from VooFoo Studios available from Thursday November 12th
LYMM, CHESHIRE, NOVEMBER 12th 2015: Nomad Games has today raised the stakes in the digital tabletop sector by announcing Backgammon Blitz, the first dedicated Backgammon game on Steam, which will be available worldwide from Thursday 12th November, 2015.
The specialist table-top games publisher has joined forces with leading independent developer VooFoo Studios to present a carefully crafted digital makeover of this classic game of skill and luck.
Watch the Backgammon Blitz Steam launch trailer here https://youtu.be/_Xy4hDOyd5k
Backgammon Blitz on Steam is the most authentic and immersive version of Backgammon to date. Pair up with opponents in real-time, challenge your friends locally and online as you take on challengers across the globe with online ranking leader boards.
Designed specifically for two players, online or offline on the same screen, the game also boasts a solo mode that, along with the included tutorials, is an excellent way for a player to develop their basic skills. An Instant Play button links available players, while Steam Invites allow players to organise games in a more formal way.
Britain’s leading Backgammon columnist, Chris Bray (The Independent), had this to say: ‘“Backgammon Blitz, with its excellent features and user interface, enables you to play one of the greatest games in the world online. It will bring many new players into the game and give hours of enjoyment to all who play backgammon. Highly recommended.”
With Blitz mode, it’s not all about the serious game: VooFoo has added classic video game twists and arcade excitement with fun power-ups to create a version of Backgammon that adds an entirely new level of fun and entertainment.
In the last 20 years, Backgammon has been transformed into a truly competitive tournament game, played in world-class events across the globe. The game is enjoyed by the young and old internationally and is growing in popularity in the showbiz world. Famous fans include the likes of Tobey Maguire, Morgan Freeman, Madonna, Lady Gaga, John Paul Jones and Vladimir Putin.
“We’re delighted to offer Steam users this classic game,” said Nomad Games’ Managing Director Don Whiteford.
“Backgammon Blitz features VooFoo’s hallmark attention to graphic detail, with superbly crafted boards, including designs by world-leading board designer Alexandra Llewellyn.
“Chat mode puts you directly in touch with your opponent, with a choice of music – including your own – making it a very sociable experience.
“We’re looking forward to seeing pop rivals Madonna and Lady Gaga hook up on Steam to play Backgammon Blitz against each other…”
Backgammon Blitz can be enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities, providing an entry point into the game but also the features that keen players need to compete on an international stage. Which nation rules the world of Backgammon? Comprehensive stats, personal ratings and achievements all help drive the rankings.
Backgammon Blitz is available for download on PC, via Steam. Nomad Games are offering a special introductory offer of 25% off the standard price of £6.99/$9.99 (USA), for the first week of the launch.
In addition, to celebrate the release of Backgammon Blitz on Steam, Nomad Games is giving away three limited edition prints of a unique backgammon board design by Alexandra Llewellyn.
Everyone purchasing Backgammon Blitz by the end of November will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three prints, as well as a copy of Talisman: Digital Edition – a fantasy adventure board game, also from Nomad Games.
To enter the competition just purchase your Backgammon Blitz Steam Key from www.nomadgames.co.uk/backgammon-blitz and you’ll be automatically entered into the draw.
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.
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/. Follow us at: www.facebook.com/VooFoo and www.twitter.com/VooFoo
About Alexandra Llewellyn Design
British designer Alexandra has played backgammon all her life, and her love of the game was cemented as a child in Cairo. Launched in December 2010, Alexandra Llewellyn Designs embody an exquisitely unique vision of the oldest recorded board game in the world. Alexandra works with an incredible network of British craftsman, making any design and use of material possible and each piece is built to the very highest of standards. http://www.alexandralldesign.com/
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