Monday, May 25, 2009

Press Release: A Different Game takes award-winning Ghostwire game to Nintendo DSi

A press release from A Different Game AB

A Different Game takes award-winning Ghostwire game to Nintendo DSi

Ghostwire on the Nintendo DSi lets you hunt ghosts using the DSi's built-in cameras.

Stockholm - May 25, 2009. The Swedish games studio A Different Game today announced that they have begun development of the augmented reality game "Ghostwire" for the new Nintendo DSi platform. Using the DSi's built-in cameras, the game allows you to find and hunt ghosts seen through the camera lens and projected onto the real world.

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Ghostwire is a collection- and adventure game, where you use your handheld device to communicate with ghosts. Your portable device is used as a portal to the astral plane, and helps you find and collect ghosts that exist all around you. In your quest you use real tools, such as the built-in camera and microphone, as well as abstract ones like a "frequency modulator" for tuning in ghosts. Once you find the spirits, you document them and find out why they haunt our world. They can also give you riddles to solve. Ultimately, you can help them to find peace.

"The Nintendo DSi platform is perfect for this game" says Anders Bergman, lead game designer of Ghostwire. "This allows us to enhance the integrated real-world experience with the combination of camera, microphone and touch screen."

Ghostwire received a lot of attention last year, when it won 1st prize in Nokia's N-Gage Mobile Games Innovation Challenge 2008, and was later nominated in two categories in the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) 2009. Since then, the game has been in development by A Different Game for various smartphones and handheld devices.

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  1. Is this available for phones yet? Where can I download it from?

  2. I want this dsi game very much! I am pumped about it, my girlfriend and I will have very much fun playing with this.

  3. I'm looking forward to this game on DSiWare it looks really good. Mostprobably a 800-Points title but it's certainly worth it

  4. I think it'll be a full-fledged game.

  5. I am very ecited about this game!It looks fun and it is problably worth it.I hope it comes out pretty soon!

  6. i want it, i want it, i want it, i want it, i want it!!!!!WHEN DOES IT COME OUT!!!!????

  7. This is a very cool game! Very creative!! I like it^^ No wonder it gets an award... I just wish that this game can be a Free Games^^ that would make it more awesome!

  8. I can't wait to have this game. Pretty cool! Hope this would be available in Download Games. When will this game be released?

  9. where can you download it? or buy it?