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Friday, August 19, 2016

08/19/2016 - Barnstorm Launches Pro Pinball Ultra in the Mac App Store
Barnstorm Launches Pro Pinball Ultra in the Mac App Store

The world's most popular realistic pinball simulation has been completely rebuilt for Mac

Featuring the first of the ULTRA editions – Pro Pinball: Timeshock!

London, 19th August 2016 – Barnstorm Games today announced that Pro Pinball Ultra, based on the classic hit game, Pro Pinball, is now available in the
Mac App Store and features in Apple’s New Apps and Games We Love section.  The game initially launched on iOS, Android and then Steam, following a successful Kickstarter campaign that garnered the support to bring the series back.  As a result, the first table: Timeshock! can now be played on iOS, Android, PC and Mac platforms.  The original development team used the plans of the original and completely recreated the experience for today’s Mac owners, with the addition of some exciting new features.   The table has support for 4K displays, access to the Operator’s Menu to customize the table, and now includes high, medium or low views with the option to have the backbox on or off.  Pinball aficionados can enjoy further tinkering with Glass-Off-Mode, which allows the player to remove the virtual glass and move the ball around.  Pro Pinball Ultra is available to purchase from the Mac App Store for $12.99/£9.99/€12.99.

“It seems fitting that Pro Pinball is our first Mac App Store release, the original game was a formative title for the development team and proved hugely successful,” stated Adrian Barritt, Head of Development at Barnstorm Games.   “Using today’s technology we have been able to produce a game that has more features and provides and even more authentic simulation experience for pinball fans.  The game really plays to the strength of current generation Apple Macs and we are delighted that this has been recognised by Apple with a feature in the Mac App store,” said Barritt.

Pro Pinball Ultra takes pinball simulation to heights never before seen, with multiple table views, 4K support and a new lighting engine that really brings the experience to life.


Notes to Editors

About the game:
  • The ultimate pinball physics engine! 
  • Beautiful photo realistic graphics at spectacular resolutions, including support for 4K.
  • Includes: high, medium and low views, with an optional backbox. 
  • Control the ambient light level - play in the dark with ultra dynamic lighting effects.
  • Hundreds of top quality dot-matrix display animations.
  • Operator's Menu lets you customise and experiment with the table.
  • Glass-Off Mode - lets you take the virtual glass off the table and push the balls around the table with your finger or mouse.
  • Unified world-wide high score Leaderboards.
  • More content packed in than many regular tables put together - Multiballs, Wizard Modes, Video Modes, Spinners, Jet Bumpers, Magnets, Drop Targets and just about everything else you can imagine!
  • The original games in the popular Pro Pinball series of games were available on PC, Macintosh, PlayStation, Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast

It’s time to take on Pro Pinball Ultra
For more information about Pro Pinball: Ultra visit
https://www.pro-pinball.comPro Pinball Ultra is developed and published by Barnstorm Games and available to purchase from the Mac App Store and Steam for $12.99/£9.99/€12.99. Pro Pinball: Timeshock! The Ultra Edition is also available on the App store and Google Play. Email: PR@barnstormgames.com


About Barnstorm Games
Barnstorm Games publishes, distributes and develops interactive entertainment products on multiple formats, available throughout the world.  Titles include: The Chase, the No.1 on iOS and Android; Tipping Point, the No.1 Game on iOS and Android; Countdown, the No.1 Word Game on iOS and Android; Mensa Brain Test, the No.1 iOS Entertainment App in 17 countries; Evel Knievel, the No.1 Racing Game on iOS in 40 countries; Let’s Draw, the UK No.1 DS title; Hello Kitty Party; Mensa Academy, the No.1 Education App on iOS; Perfection on iOS and Android; Mensa Brain Training on iOS and Pro Pinball. Further information about Barnstorm Games and its products can be found at:
www.barnstormgames.com . Software © 2016 Barnstorm Games Ltd.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

08/17/2016 - Monsters & Monocles Now Available on Steam
Monsters & Monocles now available on Steam Early Access -  10% launch week discount!

Monsters and Monocles is a frantic, Victorian steampunk themed twin-stick shooter all about using teamwork and heavy weaponry to battle the hordes of evil. A naive occult collector has unknowingly unleashed a great evil that is spreading across the globe, and it’s up to you and a team of quirky paranormal investigators to find the source of this dark energy and blast it back to where it came from.

Playing solo, or with up to four players online or locally, fight your way through unique, procedurally generated environments using powerful weapons like the blunderbuss, stake launcher, and crumpet cannon to aid you in battle. Find and equip relics to customize your weapons and add new abilities to match your play style. Upgrade them by destroying enemies, vanquishing fearsome bosses and looting treasure chests. Your team shares a single pool of lives, so you need to stick together, revive fallen comrades, and watch each other’s backs.

Key Features
·4 player co-op - Both local and online
·Co-op centric gameplay - Revive teammates and shared pool of lives across all players
·Challenging single player
·Procedural levels, enemies, power-ups, objectives, and secrets
·Customizable abilities - Collect relics that can be upgraded to match your play style
·Huge bosses
·Sound design & Music by Hyperduck Soundworks
·Dogs wearing smoking jackets

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Monday, August 15, 2016

08/15/2016 - Destiny Collection Available September 20th

Destiny – The Collection to Feature the Upcoming Large Expansion – Destiny: Rise of Iron

Legacy Gen Upgrade Path Begins Today

London, UK – 15th August 2016 – Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today one of the largest content offerings in gaming to launch this year – Destiny The Collection.  Containing every release from the award-winning action shooter franchise to date, including the new large expansion, Destiny: Rise of Iron, Destiny The Collection is the perfect opportunity for new Guardians to join the fight for humanity’s survival.  For legacy gen players, Destiny The Collection marks the opportunity to transition to playing Destiny on a current gen system through the upgrade programme which begins today and runs until 31st January, 2017. Destiny The Collection will launch alongside Rise of Iron on 20th September, 2016 and will be available for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One (PlayStation®Plus, Xbox Live Gold, required for some features).  Gamers who pre-purchase Destiny The Collection digitally will be able to experience Destiny, The Dark Below, House of Wolves and The Taken King immediately, while awaiting the release of Rise of Iron.

Destiny The Collection is the perfect starting point for gamers who have yet to experience Destiny,” said Byron Beede, Sr. Vice President of Destiny at Activision. “Destiny The Collection contains some of the most engaging content Bungie has ever created and the soon-to-be released Rise of Iron. It also includes a character boost that will allow new players to instantly join in with friends who are already enjoying Destiny.”

Players who pre-order Destiny The Collection or Rise of Iron will receive the black and silver Iron Gjallarhorn*, a fan favourite weapon making its return to power. Those that pre-order digitally or at select retailers will also receive the Iron Gjallarwing Sparrow*. 

Destiny brings you into a bold world of action and adventure where you are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth wielding incredible powers. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system as you immerse yourself in a cinematic single-player campaign. Join up with friends in three or six player co-op activities. Spar with your fellow players in a variety of competitive multiplayer modes. Upgrade your character to create a powerful hero as unique as yourself. Become Legend.

Destiny The Collection is rated PEGI 16.  At launch, PlayStation gamers will also get access exclusive content for Rise of Iron, timed exclusive until at least Autumn 2017 .  For more information on the Legacy gen upgrade path please visit:

For game information, visit  
www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter and Instagram. The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net , www.facebook.com/Bungie , @Bungie on Twitter and www.Twitch.tv/Bungie on Twitch.         

About Bungie
Bungie was founded in 1991 with two goals: develop kick ass games that combine state-of-the-art technology with uncompromising art, captivating storytelling and deep gameplay and then to sell enough copies to fund our ongoing quest for World Domination. Over the past twenty years, Bungie created a bunch of fun games, including the Halo franchise, the Marathon Trilogy and the first two Myth games. Our independent, employee-owned development studio is located in Bellevue, Washington, the base where we launched our most ambitious project to date: Destiny.
More information about Bungie can be found at 
www.bungie.net .

About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, 
www.activision.com  or by following @Activision.

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