[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
After recently announcing their new digital publishing branch -
D11 Games - Double Eleven have now revealed that they will be
working with Mode 7 on a console version of Frozen Synapse. The new
title, Frozen Synapse: Tactics, will be released for PlayStation 3
and PlayStation Vita via the PSN™ store.
Originally released in 2011, the critically praised Frozen
Synapse has sold over 430,000 copies to date. Its unique style of
gameplay offers something new to the strategy gaming genre and is a
refreshing change from modern traditional RTSs.
“Frozen Synapse for us represents some of the best work
coming out of the UK and onto the PC. We know there’s also a
great console game in there as well waiting to be realised.”
said Mark South, COO for Double Eleven.
Demi Gounari, Art Director on the new project, said “We
are thrilled to be working on Frozen Synapse; our vision is to
reinvent the game’s aesthetics and interactivity in the same
way that Mode7 reinvented strategy gaming with this
Mark added that “we don’t want to give too much away
yet, but I will say that Frozen Synapse: Tactics is not simply a
transition of the original onto console; we will be giving it a
complete Double Eleven makeover.”
Paul Taylor, the co-founder and joint MD of Mode 7, said,
“Frozen Synapse proved that turn-based strategy doesn't have
to be about people with misguided beards prodding tanks into lonely
hexagons. We have put our trust in Double Eleven to translate
our original vision for a PlayStation audience; they have impressed
us with their commitment to creating a completely new version for
Sony's awesome hardware. We can't wait to see what they come
Shahid Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager at Sony
Computer Entertainment Europe, said “We have a fantastic
relationship with Double Eleven and have supported their publishing
model of bringing hit indie IPs to our platform. As Double
Eleven’s first self-published game, after releasing
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, they have chosen a perfect title for
Frozen Synapse: Tactics is scheduled for release in 2013. Keep
an eye on our website, Twitter and Facebook page for updates.
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Notes to Editors:
About Double Eleven Ltd
Double Eleven was founded in January 2010 by Lee Hutchinson and
Matt Shepcar. The company currently comprises over 44 employees,
with headquarters in the landmark Boho technology park in
Middlesbrough, England, and a satellite office in Leeds.
The company specialises in publishing and development of video
games. This is realised through a team of highly technical and
experienced staff, and cutting-edge internal R&D.
Mode 7 is an indie development studio based in Oxford. It
consists of co-founders Ian Hardingham and Paul Taylor, two
full-time employees and a host of trusted freelancers.
Frozen Synapse was their second game, originally released on PC,
Mac and Linux in 2011.
They are currently working on a new, unannounced title as well
as an iPad version of Frozen Synapse.