Firebrand Developed Race Driver™: Create&Race™ Wins Best DS Racing Game Of 2007 From IGN 2007 Best Of Awards
Friday, 4th January 2008 at 2:21 pm
Glasgow, United Kingdom– 4th January 2008– Firebrand Games developed Nintendo DS hit, Race Driver™: Create&Race™, published by Codemasters, today was awarded Best DS Driving/Racing game of 2007 in the IGN annual awards.
The critically acclaimed racing title beat off stiff competition from Need For Speed ProStreet, Diddy Kong Racing and Juiced 2:Hot Import Nights to be crowned Best Driving/Racing Game of 2007 for hugely successful Nintendo DS handheld gaming platform.
Firebrand CEO, Mark Greenshields, said "We are extremely confident in our racing game engine and we're sure that the features that we crammed into Race Driver: Create&Race would set the title as one of the best of 2007. We're very proud to receive this award from IGN and it's of great credit to our Scottish Team that they developed the IGN rated Best DS Racing Game of 2007."
The IGN Best of 2007 website stated, "Race Driver: Create and Race brought a console level experience to the handheld market. The game is a fun arcade-style racing game that boasts an impressive amount of features, both online and off. The customizing features add a creative element not seen in other racers and the production value is some of the best we've seen. Race Driver shows just how polished a third-party game can be, and other racers may have a hard time competing".
Launched in September 2007, Race Driver: Create&Race gives players control over 20 of the fastest racing cards on the planet and unleashes them on 30 of the most-exciting official race circuits. What really sets Race Driver: Create&Race aside is the unique and intuitive track designer which gives players a chance to design and share their very own race tracks using the Nintendo DS stylus. The game also was recognised as a runner-up in the IGN 2007 Best Graphics technology and Best Online Multi-Player game categories.
For more information on the game, check out www.codemasters.com/createandrace
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-- About Firebrand Games --
Firebrand Games have studios in Glasgow, UK and Florida, USA and specialise in the production of racing games which are developed using the company's proprietary technology; "Octane" which maximises efficiency and ensures consistent quality across products.
The company was founded and is run by Mark Greenshields who has been in the games industry his entire career (since 1981). Mark started off as an author of computer books teaching others how to write games and program in assembly language, before progressing to games programming, running development studios and working in the UK, France and Canada. Mark is a bone-fide petrol-head.
The company website is located at: www.firebrandgames.com
Game branding in international territories:
UK, France, US and R.O.W. Race Driver: Create&Race
www.codemasters.com/createandraceGermany / Benelux DTM Race Driver 3: Create&Race
www.codemasters.nl/createandraceAustralia / New Zealand V8 Supercars 3: Create&Race
-- About Codemasters–
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Overlord, Race Driver, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Burbank, California. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux.
The company website is located at: www.codemasters.com
-- About IGN Entertainment --
IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. IGN's properties collectively attract more than 31 million unique monthly users worldwide. Our network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, 3D Gamers, Direct2Drive and others) is the web's number one videogame information destination and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. We also own and operate the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes, and one of the leading male lifestyle websites, AskMen.com. In addition, we provide technology for online game play in videogames.
The company website is located at: www.ign.com
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