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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
High Voltage Software announces The Conduit HD, a
high-definition mobile version of their impressive Wii game.
Hoffman Estates, IL – February 28, 2013 – High
Voltage Software, Inc., the independent developer behind the award
winning Wii first-person shooters The Conduit and Conduit 2, is
pleased to announce the release of The Conduit HD on March 14th
from the Google Play store.
The single-player experience of this award-winning title breaks
new ground by harnessing the tremendous potential of NVIDIA’s
Tegra-powered devices in the form of The Conduit HD. The highly
praised graphics of the original console game have been greatly
improved to make this one of the best looking mobile games.
“This project is important for our industry because it
proves that not only can we deliver console-quality gameplay
experiences on mobile platforms, but we can improve them,”
said Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer at High Voltage
Software. “From the graphics to the gameplay, The Conduit HD
delivers an experience that was only previously possible on
The Conduit HD is a fast-paced action First Person Shooter (FPS)
set in the near-future of a fictional America. Players fight enemy
forces in a highly detailed 3D world using the robust sensitivity
of the touchscreen controls. Battle against fourteen (14) unique
enemies that use cover and tactical thinking to make each encounter
exciting. Unleash destruction with a huge arsenal of eighteen (18)
different weapons, many of which utilize unique aiming and firing
“We worked very closely with NVIDIA during
development,” said Kerry J. Ganofsky, CEO & Founder of
High Voltage Software. “Their Tegra mobile processors have
revolutionized the industry and we’re proud to help showcase
Excellent controls have been a staple for the franchise and this
game is no different. Featuring intuitive touch-based controls for
movement and aiming, simple gestures for more complex mechanics and
the ability to customize nearly everything to fit your play style,
The Conduit HD delivers. For those that prefer more traditional
controls, the game fully supports GameStop’s Wireless
Bluetooth Controller for Android providing a true console-like
“Intuitive and customizable controls have always been a
hallmark of Conduit,” said Kevin Sheller, Producer.
“And Conduit HD further refines this input methodology
specifically for touch interfaces. It’s a much more
accessible way to play a first person shooter.”
The Conduit received a number of awards including Best Overall
Wii Game from IGN.com and Gametrailers.com, Best of E3 2009 from
411mania.com and Best Wii Game from CrispyGamer.com. It was again a
nominee for Best Wii Shooting Game from IGN.com and
GamingExcellence.com. Additionally, it was a Gaming Excellence.com
nominee for Best Wii Game of the Show and a runner up for Wii Game
of the Show by GameSpy.com.
The game includes some stellar voice performances by Mark A.
Sheppard, William Morgan Sheppard, Kevin Sorbo and many more!
Mark A. Sheppard stars as the voice of the main character,
Michael Ford. A British-born actor and musician, Sheppard’s
TV credits include Supernatural, Leverage, Warehouse 13, Chuck,
Battlestar Galactica, 24, Medium, Firefly, Burn Notice, CSI and
many more. His film credits include Unstoppable, Evil Eyes, and In
the Name of the Father.
William Morgan Sheppard puts his incredible voice to the
character of John Adams. William Morgan Sheppard spent 12 years as
an Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His TV
credits include Young Justice, Dexter, It’s Always Sunny in
Philadelphia, The AOF Channel, Mad Men, Legend of the Seeker, Star
Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5, and Kingdom Hospital. His
film credits include Star Trek VI, The Prestige and Transformers.
His video game credits include Civilization 5, The Chronicles of
Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Medal of Honor, Metal Gear Solid
2, Escape from Monkey Island and Star Wars: Force Commander.
Last but definitely not least is Kevin Sorbo, who stars as the
voice of the terrorist Prometheus. Sorbo is an American actor best
known for the role of Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
and Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda. His film credits include Kull
the Conqueror, Avenging Angel, Prairie Fever, Meet the Spartans and
An American Carol. His video game credits include Skylanders:
Giants and God of War 3.
Music in The Conduit HD was composed by the famed Diego Stocco.
Stocco's sound design credits include movies such as Immortals,
Takers, Sherlock Holmes, Transformers, Resident Evil: Extinction,
Crank, Jumper, Lady in the Water, and video game soundtracks for
Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Assassin’s Creed:
Brotherhood, Justice League Heroes, Far Cry and SoulCalibur IV.
“Working with Diego on this title was such an
enjoyment,” stated Michael Metz, Audio/Video Director at High
Voltage Software. “When I heard the first track he made for
The Conduit, I literally got the chills; it was exactly the mood
and mix we were looking for.”
Rick Nielsen, guitarist and founding member of the musical group
Cheap Trick, provided guitar performances for The Conduit. Nielsen,
who has penned and performed such hits as I Want You to Want Me and
Surrender, is known for his distinctly powerful riffs and for his
signature five-neck custom guitar and crowd-pleasing live
"We were very excited to get the chance to work with Rick on The
Conduit," said Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer of High
Voltage Software. "Even though he's known for driving rock guitar,
he was able to provide great ambience and textural qualities that
perfectly fits the mood of the game and helps it become a truly
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About High Voltage Software, Inc.
High Voltage Software, Inc. is an award-winning studio that has
been developing games and simulations for many years. Celebrating
its 20th anniversary in 2013, the studio has shipped over 80
titles. Located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, it employs more than
90 full-time staff. The independent company has successfully
produced a wide variety of license-based video game titles that
include competitive racing, professional sports, horror, motion
picture adaptations, and military simulations, and has recently
developed many original and innovative intellectual properties.
More information about High Voltage Software and its products can
be found at
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