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  Experience the Golden Age of Tennis in World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s
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05/17/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRAGUE— May 16, 2018—World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s—a distinct take on one of the world’s most popular sports—is now available on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Store! Developed by Helium9 Games, the title’s polished visuals, precise swipe-and-tap controls, realistic physics—and an innovative multiplayer mode featuring highly-skilled AI avatars that mimic human behavior—are sure to delight tennis fans of all ages.

World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s invites players to revisit the 1920s—a decade when movies, music, and culture in general underwent massive change. Period-accurate music and clothes set the tone as you create a character and play a quick game to learn the ropes. You’ll notice that the game’s unique AI system is “paying attention”—seamlessly learning how you play. Eventually, your character/avatar will be able to join multiplayer matches as yourself against other players—allowing everyone to enjoy ever more realistic PvP-like tennis matches.

Outsmart your opponent with well-placed shots by tapping or swiping across the screen to aim and hit the ball—then tap the screen to position your player. That’s it!

World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s is filled with thousands of unique, formidable opponents that play just like their human counterparts—allowing you to challenge opponents from all over the world in league, tournament, and practice matches to earn prizes. As you make your way up the leaderboard, be sure to upgrade your character’s tennis skills to stay one step ahead of the competition.

“The AI technology we developed for World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s learns from human players and can actually mimic the way they play,” says Iskander Umarov, game director and co-founder of Helium9 Games. “In the real world, tennis players pay a lot of attention to footwork and placing the perfect shot. Knowing this, we decided to use realistic motion capture and dozens of animation sequences to make the game even more immersive.”

Key Features

  • Play with precision using swipe-and-tap controls.
  • Immerse yourself in realistic 3D tennis play with true motion ball and shot physics.
  • Enjoy lag-free asynchronous multiplayer action in league, tournament, and practice matches.
  • Train your AI character to play just like you.
  • Customize and develop your in-game character into an ultimate tennis pro.
  • Join private clubs, earn prizes, and climb global leaderboards!
 

Pricing & Availability

World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s is now available on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. The game is free to play and includes in-app purchases.

World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s supports English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Japanese.

App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/world-of-tennis-roaring-20s/id1112102590

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Helium9Games.WorldOfTennis

Windows Store:

https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nc5ts9vth64

Assets

Trailer

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1DcT7Tqn7U

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR

https://imgur.com/a/zqQBy2Z

Social Media

Helium9 Games

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Helium9Games

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/helium9-games

World of Tennis: Roaring ‘20s

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/worldoftennisgame

Twitter - https://twitter.com/_worldoftennis_

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ8mhNxz9_P119-NpxlKH4g

Pinterest - https://pinterest.com/worldoftennis

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/worldoftennisgame

Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/WorldOfTennisTheGame

About Helium9 Games

Based in Prague, Helium9 Games was founded in 2016 to create high-quality games with advanced AI and innovative gameplay. Founding members include game director Iskander Umarov (BioShock Infinite, Pro Evolution Soccer), technical director and AI lead Maxim Mozgovoy, and backend and data analytics lead Michael Mukovskiy. The studio was a finalist in the 2017 Central European Startup Awards and collaborates with specialists from Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Romania, Japan, Australia, and the US. Team members have experience in game design, AI research and development, multi-platform programming, academic research, and customer behavior analytics—and have worked with companies such as Electronic Arts, Konami, Sony, Irrational Games, Lockheed Martin, Samsung, and several research institutions. To learn more about World of Tennis: Roaring ’20s and Helium9 Games, please visit https://www.worldoftennis.com and https://helium9games.com.

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