Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 12:00 PM by Guest
On Saturday 12th November, Bang! The Official Videogame will see its full multicross-platform multiplayer go live. Players with Apple iPhone, iPad, Atom Netbook and PC will, for the very first time, be able to play the same multiplayer game together.
Imagine the scene – you’re playing games on your PC. Your brother is on holiday playing games on his Apple iPad. Your best friend is travelling playing games on their Apple iPhone and your Mum is playing games on her Netbook. Everyone is playing, but not together. Multiplayer games have always been specific to a certain platform or cross-platform between a single console and PC, but now this is no longer the case – BANG! has blown this wide open!
The original ‘Spaghetti Western’ card-based board game from publisher dVGiochi is already a massive success selling over 600,000 copies worldwide. BANG! The Official Videogame is a co-operative venture between Italian production company Palzoun and videogame developer SpinVector.
Their focus has been to develop a unique multicross-platform multiplayer, within a game native to each platform, which allows users to play this exciting interactive board game together collectively. With over 200,000 players already enjoying BANG!, the multicross-platform multiplayer looks set to intensify player’s fun and engagement.
Daniele Azara, Production Director of Palzoun said, “We wanted to recreate the experience of playing a card game around a table and developing the game for Apple iPhone, iPad, Netbook and PC, we chose convenient gaming platforms with the widest mainstream attraction. The multicross-platform multiplayer feature of BANG! means that, for the first time, players who each own these standalone platforms will be able to play the same game together.”
Players who have already purchased BANG! will receive the feature for free, and new customers can purchase the game feature complete from Saturday 12th November.
Daniele continues; “The term ‘multicross-platform multiplayer’ is a new but it is a familiar definition which links the well-known concepts of ‘multi-format’ with ‘cross-platform’ functionality. BANG! is a fantastic board game which has shown its massive mainstream appeal and with the combination of great gameplay and multicross-platform multiplayer, we look forward to continuing this success with the videogame version.”
BANG! The Official Videogame is available worldwide via the iTunes AppStore, Intel AppUp (Atom Netbook) and direct from www.bangvideogame.com.
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