Leading downloadable games publisher, Chillingo, today announced a licensing agreement with developer Biodroid to publish Billabong Surf Trip, an arcade-simulation surfing game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Set throughout the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best surfing destinations, the game uses BillabongÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top professional surfers Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson and Tiago Pires as ambassadors for the game, who share helpful tips on how to rip and get tubed on waves for maximum performance.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re proud to bring the first licensed surfing game to the App Store, delivering an immersive experience to surfing enthusiasts and newcomers alike,Ã¢â‚¬Â explains Johnny Coghlan, Head of Publishing, Chillingo. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The adrenaline rush of paddling out and executing over 20 maneuver combinations including snaps and cut backs, along with catching air and negotiating through ground swells and barreling waves will really excite gamers seeking fast-paced fun at their fingertips.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Biodroid developed a robust life-like game that explores Surf and Billabong heritage in a totally authentic wayÃ¢â‚¬Â said Diogo Horta e Costa of Biodroid. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We worked closely with Billabong and its Professional Surfers to ensure that the game mechanics mirrored what is experienced in reality,Ã¢â‚¬Â states Ricardo Flores, of Biodroid. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Every detail from the types of heart-stopping waves found at various surfing locations to the range of maneuvers players can try is the same as what can actually be done in the sport.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Combining the simulation style game with an arcade feel is the ideal approach to introduce new folks to the sport as well as engage surfing fans,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Scott Wallace, Billabong VP of Strategic Partnerships.
Billabong Surf Trip is slated to launch this Fall on the App Store.
Chillingo publishes innovative games and software for various platforms. Other hit iPhone, iPod touch and iPad titles include Angry Birds, Minigore, Ravensword: The Fallen King, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, iDracula and Cash Cow. For more information about Chillingo please visit chillingo.com.
BiodroidEntertainment is a media entertainment company founded in 2007 and based in Lisbon, Portugal. The company focuses on the management, production and distribution of IP based products. www.biodroid-entertainment.com/www.biodroid-productions.com
Billabong produces active lifestyle clothing, accessories and related products designed and distributed to a worldwide customer base of board riders. The products are developed in the authentic environment of the boardsport culture and sold primarily through surf and specialty retailers.