London, 24th January 2011– Mobile games publisher Metro Apps and Austrian developer Greentube GmbH have launched a global version of“Ski Challenge”, a unique first-player skiing game for iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices.
?“Ski Challenge” was originally released in 2004 as a 3D, free-to-download eSport game for Mac and PC. Today it is the most successful online multiplayer skiing game with more than 6 million players worldwide. The mobile version was previously launched in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland where it has reached a number 1 App Store position in the free charts.
The game faithfully recreates 6 real-life ski courses in stunning 3D, such as the world-famous Val d’Isere in France, and uses sophisticated physics to navigate the course. The goal is to master these runs in offline training before you compete with other players around the world in an online high-score table.
The global iOS version of“Ski Challenge” is sponsored by Teletext Holidays, the DMGT Plc. holiday company, who are offering gamers a chance to win a 7-day holiday for two to Mayrhofen in Austria. Anyone who downloads the game before the 22 nd of February is automatically entered into this competition.
Jamie Walters, Digital Director of Metro UK:“Our urbanite audience love skiing, so for those who can’t get to the slopes this winter, Ski Challenge is the next best thing. It is a fantastic game and something our readers and users will love.”
Eberhard D?rrschmid, Managing Director of Greentube:”We are very happy to extend our international partnerships with Metro Apps, a truly international player within the field of mobile entertainment.”
Mark Bloxham, Marketing Director of Teletext Holidays:“This will be a great way to connect our brand with game savvy skiers."
The game is available now, for the following devices:
Youtube Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Au7DezwCkg
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About Metro Apps
Metro Apps is dedicated to publishing and marketing the hottest games and apps across all Smartphone platforms. It focuses on launching applications that make life fun and easy on-the-go, from CabFinder and News apps to great mobile games.
Metro Apps was established as a partnership with urbanite's favourite newspaper Metro, the world's largest single edition free newspaper and the third largest national newspaper in the UK.
About Greentube GmbH
Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions GmbH, located in Vienna, Austria, is among the leading worldwide developers and providers of turnkey gaming solutions for the Internet, mobile devices and iTV.? Moreover, the company regularly stimulates international interest with its cross-media formats for PC and TV– with its free download 3D games financed by In Game Advertising.
About Teletext Holidays
Teletext Holidays launched in 1991 and is owned by Daily Mail and General Trust, parent company of newspapers including the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro.
At www.teletextholidays.co.uk people can search and compare prices from millions of holiday offers, including packages, flights, hotel and villa deals from over 200 of the UK’s leading travel
Digital TV viewers can access Teletext Holidays via Freeview channel 101 and anyone with a new internet connected television can find the Teletext Holidays“widget” on screen.
A daily summary of the best travel offers from Teletext Holidays is now available as a free application for iPhone or iPod touch owners. A new i-pad application will be available early 2011.?