Japanese publisher Tecmo and Swedish developer Pieces Interactive are soon releasing Fret Nice– the first platform game played with a guitar controller, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Sk?vde, Sweden– October 29th, 2009. Fret Nice is a unique platform game with a distinct art style, a lot of great music and support for all guitars controllers out there. Fret Nice is the first platform game ever to be played with a guitar controller. The game will be available from Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in early 2010.
-“We felt sorry for gamers who bought a guitar only to be used for pure music games, so we made a platform game for them! Fret Nice is the perfect blend of two worlds.” - says Pieces Interactive CEO Johan Hellberg.
Pieces is an up-and-coming Swedish developer that has quickly garnered attention to their titles. Their unique style and innovative game mechanics, blended with great music has become a signature trademark.
-“The game industry is under a lot of stress, we have to differentiate our products against the competition. Fret Nice looks and feels like nothing else!” says Johan.
This autumn Pieces and Tecmo also launches Puzzlegeddon, an action-filled online puzzle game, available from PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade. Puzzlegeddon was recently released for iPhone and the game has received global attention when released to PC in 2008.
Pieces is also hard at work on two brand new IPs, Walkie Tonky - a destructive walk‘em up and Kindle– The kite in the sky, an aerobatic adventure with innovative character control and subject matter. The goal is to sign a publisher for the titles this year as well as showing prototypes of the games at Game Connection in Lyon, France in December.
“Pieces is always pushing forward and growing, and we are ready to take on bigger productions and new challenges. Kindle is an ambitious project that will take the company to a new level. Its bold concept, slick mechanics and original character design is something we are very proud of.”, says Calle Kyhlberg, Game Director for Kindle– The kite in the sky.
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A press kit can be downloaded from: www.piecesinteractive.se/press.html
For more info, please contact:
Johan Hellberg, CEO
Tecmo Inc. is a global developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Torrance, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO, LTD., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive?, Ninja Gaiden?, Tecmo Bowl? and Fatal Frame? series. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger. More information on TECMO can be found at www.tecmogames.com
About Pieces Interactive
Pieces Interactive AB is an independent developer of computer and videogames for multiple platforms. The company was founded in 2007 and specializes in fresh experiences and original IPs which can stand out in a crowd. Pieces Interactive is a friendly and professional bunch as well as a licensed developer of the major platforms. For more information visit www.piecesinteractive.se