< Back to Press Releases

“RACERS ISLANDS” FREEMIUM VERSION RACES THROUGH ON IPAD

Montreuil, July 24, 2014. Microïds Games for All announces the release of “Racers Islands” Freemium version, the wild iPad racing game where everything can happen.

The six greatest pilots are about to battle in the Champions’ Tournament to decide upon the Uncontested Master of the Road. Driving the racing car, there are no holds barred to reach the finish line before the other contestants.

In the finest tradition of arcade games providing immediate fun and user-friendly control, " Racers Islands" includes solo or multiplayer battles. Up to four contestants can battle in the online mode. The mechanism is quite simple: the players first pick their vehicle/pilot duo, according to their look and attributes (acceleration, weight, speed…). They can then choose the type of competition they wish: Race, where the goal is to finish first or Arena where the players must survive by destroying opposing vehicles.

 

In both modes, players dispose of a default shot that reloads over time and whose missiles damage and slow down vehicles that have been hit. They will have to pick up nuts on the track to repair the damage. On the track, all contestants can also collect both offensive (bomb, bath soap…) and defensive (shield…) special bonuses. To win a few important seconds, it is vital to drive on the accelerators spread all over the circuit.

In Championship, Simple Race or Time Trial, contestants will battle on 10 different tracks and in 5 varied battle areas, guaranteeing many hours of fun. So that every player can get their share of challenge, "Racers Islands" offers 4 levels of difficulty to unlock.

In this title, players have to reach specific goals such as, for instance, “touch an opponent three times in a row with a full load missile” or “complete a race without suffering any damage” to unlock successes.

Developed by Artefacts Studio, " Racers Islands " Freemium version is published by Microïds Games for All and is available since July 24, 2014 on iPad in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. PC and Mac versions are also available.

 " Racers Islands " (iPad)

Price : Freemium ($2,99 to unlock the Full version) / Weight : 85 Mo

Link : http://itunes.apple.com/app/id849617598?mt=8&at=10ltWC

 
A PROPOS D’ANUMAN INTERACTIVE

About Microïds

Created in 1985, Microïds is an international publisher of multi-platform video games based in Paris (France). Today, it represents Anuman Interactive’s video game business in all its forms.

Managed by its creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds keeps getting stronger and widens its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as " Syberia" or " Amerzone" on new supports or through its original creations ( " Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy ", " Haunted House Mysteries ", " Monument Builders: Colosseum " …), today, Microïds is present on PC, Mac, tablets as well as iOS and Android mobiles but also on Tizen (more than 20 titles are in progress), Xbox 360 or PS3 ( " Syberia " 1 and 2).

Besides its heroes and heroines from original creations ( " Syberia "’s Kate Walker, " Still Life "’s Victoria Mc Pherson…), Microïds also create new titles including other characters or authors from other media (comic books, cinema, literature…) such as Garfield, Lucky Luke or Agatha Christie.

 Microïds is currently developing Syberia 3 scheduled for 2015, responding to many fans of this cult adventure game series (more than 3M sold) who have been waiting for more than ten years.

For more informations, visit the official website www.microids.com , the Facebook Page www.facebook.com/microids , Twitter www.twitter.com/Microids_off or Pinterest www.pinterest.com/microids .

 

Games Press

Games Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com