TORONTO, ONTARIO – November 9, 2010 – TransGaming, Inc. (TSX-V:TNG) is proud to announce that its in-house game development studio, creators of In The Mix Featuring Armin van Buuren for the Nintendo Wii™, is now in the final stages of development on its next game entitled Garage Inc.
Garage Inc. is an original title, developed from inception as a multi-platform game, and targets the rapidly growing casual gaming segment. Garage Inc. is slated to be released before the end of the year on PC, Mac, iPhone as well as on TransGaming’s new GameTreeTV digital home platform.
“The casual games segment is one of the fastest growing markets in electronic entertainment and we are incredibly excited to be creating original intellectual property for it,” commented Wojtek Kawczynski, Managing Director of TransGaming Studios. “Garage Inc. was designed from the outset to leverage TransGaming’s enablement technology and expertise to reach the broadest possible audience across multiple platforms at a streamlined cost, including gamers on our new GameTreeTV Platform.”
Garage Inc. is an innovative time management game that takes place in Prohibition-era Chicago, and features a rich cast of memorable characters. The story centers around Angelo Marito, a car mechanic and recent Italian immigrant who is trying to make a life for himself in the windy city. Players help Angelo fulfill his dream of opening his own car garage, but must navigate many challenges and plot twists as the local Mob gets involved. The casual nature of the game allows players to jump in and play in “bite-sized pieces”, which is ideal for mobile or smart-television experiences.
Garage Inc. is being developed by TransGaming Studios in partnership with Breakthrough Entertainment and is based on an original concept from GlobalFun. The iPhone version is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
“We are very proud of the work that TransGaming has done with the Garage Inc. property and are confident that it will perform well on all platforms”, said Dorothy Vreeker, Director, Digital Media at Breakthrough Entertainment.
Garage Inc. is being introduced to gamers worldwide through an innovative social media campaign on Twitter, where Angelo provides real-time updates of his journey from Europe, speaking of his new experiences as he settles in Chicago, 1928. The Twitter campaign can be found at @GarageIncGame and @AngeloMarito.
Additional Garage Inc. game information including screenshots and details about the characters can be found at http://studios.transgaming.com.
About TransGaming, Inc.
TransGaming is a leader in the development of unique software products that facilitate the deployment and distribution of games across multiple platforms. TransGaming's portability technologies significantly reduce the time-to-market for and costs associated with multi-platform releases of games. TransGaming works with many of the industry's leading developers and publishers to enable and distribute their games for the Mac and Linux/CE platforms, and currently markets products under: Cider (Mac Gaming), GameTree (Game Publishing & Distribution Platforms), Cedega (Linux Gaming), and SwiftShader (Graphics Rendering). TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, maintains an R&D center in Ottawa, Canada, and has a subsidiary – TransGaming Digital Home Inc. based in Atlanta, GA. To learn more about TransGaming visit www.transgaming.com.
About Breakthrough Entertainment
Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 2600 half-hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. In addition to its dedicated program development, production and distribution divisions, Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks among one of the industry’s most respected producers of high quality digital entertainment including websites, and online, mobile, iPhone and ITV games.
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