There is nothing that can beat the feeling of a perfect hit with the golf driver, which is why Imperial Game Studio is proud to announce the launch of Golf Battle 3D www.golfbattle3d.com, an interactive application available today on iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. Available for US$3.00, this game is all about the two best features of golf: Hitting furiously long drives and kicking your friends’ butts! That is why they have produced this network based, action golf game with the driver as the only weapon.
In addition to iOS, Golf Battle 3D is currently available on Google’s Android market and Samsung Bada. It will soon be available on the other two mobile platforms as well – Symbian (Nokia) and Windows 7. Thanks to the Airplay software and the fact that the game is network based, users can play against their friends no matter what platform they are on. With their sister company, Martin Flensburg (CEO), Pär Green (Producer), and Alex Sahlin (Producer) were among the first developers ever to connect multiple platforms in mobile applications. Now, Imperial Game Studio has kicked it up a notch by connecting players on the top five different operating systems – Android, iOS (Apple), Symbian (Nokia), Windows 7 and Samsung Bada. Not many developers can say that they have been able to successfully accomplish such a wide reach.
As of January 2011, Apple’s App Store contains more than 400,000 iOS applications, which have collectively been downloaded more than 10 billion times. In the last quarter of 2010, it had a 16% share of the smartphone operating system market in terms of units sold, third behind Google’s Android and Symbian. As of May 2010 it accounted for 59% of mobile web consumption (not including the iPad) in North America. According to CEO Martin Flensburg, “After the game goes live for Symbian and Windows7, this means that our game will be available for about 75% of all people in the world owning a smartphone. For you as a player this means that you can play against your friends almost independent of the type of smartphone you may have. It also means that there will always be several players online – ready to take on your challenges in battle mode.”
Golf Battle 3D provides a number of unique features. The game takes place at four different arenas with different access levels depending on the player’s ranking. There is a wide variety of predefined characters, and there’s an opportunity to earn coins that can be used to pimp a character or buy a new one. Once the golfer gets the feel for the basics of the game, he/she quickly learns that there is much to be gained by the special golf balls. For example, players can take advantage of making a double score or a longer drive when golf balls randomly appear. For insider tips and a game play tutorial video, go to the Golf Battle 3D website, under the media tab.
In addition, Golf Battle 3D has three major difficulties, which makes it stand out from other golf game applications:
- Unlike most golf games there are no bars to show when to start and when to finish the swing. Golf Battle 3D makes it more difficult, but this also makes it more fun at the same time. Golfers also have to learn the behavior of the characters and learn when to press the touchpad in order to get a perfect hit.
- After hitting the ball, golfers can tilt their phone and use their game’s gyroscope in order to steer the ball. No matter if it is a “monster shot” or not, the wind will be a big challenge. Of course the wind varies from course to course and gets more difficult to handle.
- When a golfer feels somewhat confident that he/she has mastered notes #1 and #2 above, then the player is ready to enter the battle mode. In battle mode, players will definitely experience the challenge in this stage – the stress.
Golf Battle 3D is currently being submitted for review and coming soon for Symbian (Nokia) and Windows 7. Check back at the game’s website frequently for updates.
For Golf Battle 3D assets, please go to www.golfbattle3d.com.