VertiGolf Goes Pro; Kinelco Tournament-Enables the Hit Online Golf Game with Game Trust Technology


 
Kinelco, a leading developer of immersive Macromedia Shockwave and Flash games, has chosen Game Trust to tournament-enable the hit "VertiGolf" title. In May 2004, players from around the world will be able to compete for cash and merchandise prizes in 3, 6, and 9 hole tournaments across 32 stunning virtual courses. Players have an opportunity to compete for as much as $1,000 in a single game.

VertiGolf is a futuristic mini-golf game based around an archipelago of floating islands, funky pipes, and dizzying highs. This high-end Shockwave game employs an accurate, real-time physics engine that faithfully replicates the laws of motion. The game has a loyal following and large distribution via the Internet, where a free demo and $9.95 full version download are widely available.

Kinelco is using the Game Trust OPENGame API to integrate the tournament functionality for VertiGolf. OPENGame provides full commerce capabilities, detailed player ranking, automatic tournament set-up, fair tournament results, and unparalleled game security to prevent against cheating.

"We were very impressed with the Game Trust tournament engine and integration API," states Christian Holland, Kinelco Director. "Game Trust has solved the most difficult game security issues. As a developer of world-class games, I needed to be sure that our titles are played in a fair and fun environment, particularly given that cash and prizes are on the line. Game Trust gave me that confidence. Furthermore, integration takes less than two weeks to complete."

Kinelco has joined the Game Trust Developer Network, a growing group of companies worldwide that leverage Game Trust API's to tournament-enable their hit titles. Access to the Developer Network is free, and game developers create new profit opportunities from lucrative cash tournaments in a revenue sharing agreement with Game Trust by integrating their titles. Game Trust provides full API documentation, integration support, and distribution of the tournament title to 15 million players worldwide through our partner network of large game portals, such as MiniClip.com.

"Integrating with the Game Trust platform is a win-win-win proposition, and we are excited to be working with the world-class creative team at Kinelco," explains Adeo Ressi, CEO of Game Trust. "Players win as they compete in VertiGolf for real prizes, leveraging their skills in the game. The developer wins with a new revenue stream from an existing title and renewed player interest. Game Trust wins by providing the technology and sharing in the upside. At Game Trust, we strive to benefit everyone in the value chain always."

About Kinelco
Based in Manchester, UK, Kinelco develops visually exciting Shockwave and 3D-based games for the Web. The company offers its games via sale or license and is able to re-skin existing games for corporate customers interested in a branded game offering. For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.kinelco.com .

About Game Trust
Game Trust, Inc. licenses the first and only software that "tournament-enables" any game on any device, allowing players to compete for prestige, merchandise, and cash prizes. The Game Trust platform is designed to enhance the experience of network game play, adding new revenue through cash tournament, subscription, and advertising opportunities. The Company was founded by veterans of the software, banking, and media industries in 2002. Headquartered in New York with offices in Denmark, Game Trust licenses to game developers, gaming destination sites, and portals, supporting PC, console, online, and wireless game markets. For more information, see http://www.GameTrust.com/.


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