Saturday, January 19, 2008
Marble Blast Ultra Heading To Xbox Live Arcade
GarageGames, the leader in independent games, has announced that they will launch Marble Blast Ultra on Xbox 360 Live Arcade. Multiplayer functionality and HD graphics represent an amazing evolution in the Marble Blast franchise, and unveiling Marble Blast Ultra alongside the launch of Xbox 360 is a historic moment for GarageGames and independent game developers, said Mark Frohnmayer, President of GarageGames. We hope Xbox 360 users have as much fun playing Marble Blast Ultra as we have. If you are unfamiliar with the Marble Blast, it takes place in a futuristic arena suspended high in the clouds. Players can compete with each other by maneuvering with marbles through moving platforms and endless hazards. We are thrilled that Marble Blast Ultra is now available on Xbox Live Arcade on Xbox 360 , said Ross Erickson, Games Portfolio Manager for Xbox Live Arcade. This enhanced version of Marble Blast represents a quantum leap forward in graphical fidelity and gameplay fun over the original Marble Blast. GarageGames has done a fantastic job of taking advantage of the unique technologies in Xbox 360, creating a great single-player and multi-player experience for Xbox Live Arcade. Marble Blast Ultra has an extremely high fun-factor and a high level of visual polish that we were able to achieve in a relatively short timeframe using our Torque engine technology, commented Jay Moore, GarageGames and Torque Evangelist. The Torque Shader Engine allowed us to quickly and easily take advantage of the extensive graphical capabilities of the Xbox 360, while our award-winning netcode delivers high quality and fast-paced Live! play, while maintaining rock solid performance. The Torque Shader Engine on the Xbox 360 , enriches the game through the enhances graphical ability â" marbles have reflection and power-ups glow using the âœglow shader.â Currently, the demo is available for âœfreeâ on Xbox Live. For more news, check out our Nintendo Revolution site or our PS3 site.