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GDC announcement - Nnooo announces return to Nintendo WiiWare™ with escapeVektor™: Chapter 1.

Australian based games developer Nnooo has revealed details of their new game under development for Nintendo WiiWare which they will be showcasing at this year’s GDC. Titled escapeVektor: Chapter 1, the game is a retro styled arcade game in which the player controls Vektor, an entity trapped inside the player’s Wii™ (click? here?to access the video).?

The player has to help Vektor escape the Wii’s CPU which has been holding him captive. In making his escape, Vektor must avoid enemies sent out by the CPU. Each enemy type has different hunting patterns and intelligence, and as the player completes the various levels in the game, escape becomes more difficult. New abilities unlock to help the player outwit and destroy the CPU’s army.

“We wanted to bring back some of the simplicity and style of the old arcade games but with a modern twist”, said Nic Watt, Creative Director at Nnooo.“For some of us, it will be like reliving our youth. We want this to feel like a blast from the past with cool, stylized graphics and a great sound track.”

As the player continues through the game, old code and memories are unlocked which reveal more about Vektor’s past. This chapter will be the first in a series of escapeVektor games which will follow the adventures of Vektor inside the player’s Wii.

“This is very different from Spirit Hunters Inc™, the other game we currently have in development”, said Watt.“It’s great to be working on 2 projects with such contrasting styles. Although they are very different games, one thing escapeVektor does have in common with Spirit Hunters Inc is a planned Nintendo 3DS™ version. Keep an eye on our website www.nnooo.com for future updates.”

escapeVektor: Chapter 1 marks a return to Nintendo WiiWare for Nnooo after the highly successful Pop™, one of only 6 launch titles for Nintendo WiiWare in the Americas.

For more details on escapeVektor: Chapter 1 visit www.escapeVektor.com.???

escapeVektor: Chapter 1 is scheduled for release in the second half of 2011.?

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NNOOO is a games development studio based in Sydney, Australia.

Nnooo™ (pronounced "no") was formed in 2006 by Nic Watt, a former lead games designer at EA in London, with the aim to create and produce proprietary software and make it available via online distribution models.

Nnooo’s first game Pop™ was released as a launch title for WiiWare™ in the Americas in May 2008 and in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan in July 2008. The game was also launched on the iPhone™ and iPod Touch™ later in the year and Pop+ Solo™ was released for DSiWare™ in August 2009.

Other DSiWare titles released by Nnooo™ include the myNotebook™ collection (November/December 2009), myPostcards™ (April 2010) and myDiary™ (January 2011).

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