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Individual player characters make the difference in Kickster

Berlin, 07/31/2008: In a first screencast on the official Kickster weblog publisher Frogster shows the creativity of individual characters in the new street soccer game for the PC. The appearance of the player character is not only a question of style in Kickster but strongly influences their abilities in the match, just like a role-playing game. Thus, gender, body type and height can be selected first during character creation. These statistically defined body characteristics decide directly upon speed, stamina, shooting power, precision, trick skills and defensive skills of the player. Crucial for the gameplay in particular is the chosen position on the pitch. Deep-fielder, mid-fielder and forward can be selected as main classes, each with different attributes.

Forwards are decisively better at scoring for example, while midfielders have their strengths in tackling among others. Football fans can personalize their character further by configuring the facial features of their player, the hair and skin colour, the clothing and sneakers without influence on the player's qualities. After the first successful matches, the character can evolve with cool street wear articles and special skills in the item and skill shops. From level 17 on, players can specialize even further. The expert level offers even more strategic gameplay and lots of new powerful moves.

The character creation's screencast is available as a flash video on http://kickster.eu/en/node/171. Interested players can register immediately for the beta phases. Furthermore two community videos of alpha user "Moon" offer more interesting insights into this fast-paced online street-soccer game: http://kickster.eu/de/node/152.

Kickster– Online Street Soccer

Stale football simulations are a thing of the past– on the comic inspired online grounds of Kickster only those players who control the most individual character and master the coolest special moves will rule. Two vs. two or three vs. three: with their team of real buddies online, players stir up international tournaments and leagues. With dashing moves, impressive tricks and absolute ball control, PC kickers gain respect from the ball addicted online community. Only those who have the coolest special skills will climb up the player rankings.

Kickster offers various scenarios in authentic street style. Backyards, parking lots or factory premises– a fast match can kick off anywhere. Thanks to the dynamic motion system, artists with the ball sweep their opponents from the court with impressively animated dribbling, tackling, tricks and straddles. But only players with the best skills receive respect from the streets. As soon as they reach the expert level, Kickster offers even more strategic gameplay and lots of new powerful moves. A tutorial is available to get you started and will help new players increase their skill level ready for human opponents. The dynamic and elaborate tournament and league system of Kickster will see the best players unveiled and glory claimed. "Easy to download" and "free to play"– Kickster offers fun football without complications or any payment liabilities. The original online game can be quickly installed and runs smoothly on any average PC. Currently Kickster– Online Street Soccer is in the private alpha stage. The closed and open beta phases are scheduled for August and September respectively. This autumn the whistle will blow: Kick off in the backyards!

Features Kickster– Online Street Soccer

• Free2Play: free game client, no subscription fees

• Team based multiplayer online game (no single player, no AI opponents)

• Getting started easily: comprehensive tutorial with 13 game missions, hints and rewards for completed missions

• Intuitive controls, but profound gameplay

• Ingame chat and community tools

• Compact game client of about 300 MB and moderate system requirements

• Customization of player character in large-scale item shop: trendy outfits from head to toe and special moves available for micropayment

• Level based game system: advanced skills learnable with progress

• Strategic team play and tactical moves in expert level

• Elaborate league system with promotion and relegation

• Ample tournament system

• Formation of clubs and club ranking available in the future

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computer games industry, Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focused on the growth sector of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. The company licenses, operates und markets different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Studios Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. At their headquarter in Berlin and in Rheine and Seoul, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of marketing, community management, customer support, IT, web design, web development, sales and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

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