Leading UK developer appoints Press Association Sport to provide data for innovative new football game
29thJune 2010: Supermassive Games TM , a leading UK games developer, has appointed Press Association Sport as its data supplier for Big Match Striker, the free-to-play downloadable PC football game where fans battle head to head in the ultimate championship of tactics and trivia.
The Guildford-based developer has appointed the world-renowned multimedia sports information supplier, which is part of the PA Group, to supply a daily feed of official football data to the game’s question engine, ensuring that the questions posed to players of Big Match Striker are accurate and concurrent with the real-life English football leagues.
Big Match Striker, slated for release in August, is aimed at football fans of all ages, testing their tactical and strategic skills and their football knowledge. Players enter competitive leagues, answering both historical and constantly-updated questions on The English Football League and its 92 clubs.
Geraint Orchard-Bungay, Supermassive Games TM Online Publishing Director, commented:“The accuracy and timeliness of the questions is key to making the game as competitive and enjoyable as possible. We are really pleased to have Press Association Sport as our chosen partner for supplying the game with best-in-class data.”
Ian Campbell, Managing Director, Press Association Sport, said:“We are delighted to be appointed as the data supplier for Big Match Striker, and be part of this really exciting new game that will test the knowledge of football fans across the UK.”
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About Supermassive Games TM
Headquartered in Guildford, England, Supermassive Games TM Limited is a leading independent UK developer of interactive entertainment. Established in 2008 by highly-respected industry veterans, the business now employs more than 85 talented individuals developing cutting-edge video games. More information about Supermassive Games Limited can be found on the company’s website, www.supermassivegames.com
About Big Match Striker
Big Match Striker - the free-to-play downloadable PC football game where fans battle head to head in the ultimate championship of tactics and trivia. Players succeed in the game by answering a selection of both constantly-updated and historic football questions from English football’s top four tiers, keeping the game concurrent with the real-life action. Players can win possession and tackle the opposition by responding quicker to questions, requiring a good level of football knowledge and quick thinking.
The reward of winning matches is gaining fans and in-game currency. This can be strategically used to buy players, upgrade stadiums and even install hotdog vans to attract more fans and progress to the league’s higher echelons.
Players will need to combine all the skills of chairman, manager, player and fan as the title blends the best in football management strategy and animated trivia games. The exciting new title is highly competitive and will challenge all levels of football fans’ knowledge and strategic skills as they battle in one-on-one leagues to meet the game’s main objectives - to win titles and silverware, and attract more fans to their club.
Player interaction is a key aspect of the game experience. The game’s main entry point and community will be hosted online and will contain regular news and features from the game’s editorial team, weekly podcasts with lively chat and debate on the game’s latest talking points and discussion forums for players to interact with each other. The initial game download and subsequent updates will be available from the game website; www.bigmatchstriker.com.
About Press Association Sport
Press Association Sport is a leading sports data supplier, providing dedicated coverage from more than 40 major sports worldwide. Their unrivalled sports wire service delivers a round-the-clock breaking news feed, whilst their comprehensive sports content supplies sports data feeds, editorial and page-ready services to clients around the world.