30 October 1998, UK – Abstract Worlds Ltd, today announced the launch date of its forthcoming 3D space shoot ’em up game, Close Approach.
Monday, 23 November 1998 has been set as the date for the launch of the company, it’s first game and the company web site. The UK based Abstract Worlds develops its own PC games and sells them directly to customers via the Internet, removing middlemen and other costs in order to deliver the best possible value to the customer.
The company’s first game, Close Approach, is named after the Close Approach tables kept by NASA on asteroids whose orbits bring them in close proximity with the Earth. Set in the year 2100, the aim is to pilot your ship and two probes in 3D space and blast the asteroids out of existence before they collide with the Earth. During Slot Online development, research was undertaken into gravity propulsion, saucer shaped spacecraft and asteroids.
Close Approach uses Microsoft’s Direct3D for 3D graphics and DirectSound for 3D spatial sound. The game is available for Pentium class PC’s running Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT. Although not required, a 3D card will greatly enhance the game and all major 3D cards have been tested. As far as Abstract Worlds is aware, this is the first 3D shoot ’em up game developed in Microsoft’s Visual Basic. Despite past misconceptions about VB’s performance as a gaming language, Close Approach proves that it is possible to produce an enjoyable, fast paced action game in VB and Direct3D.
A free playable demo of the game is available now, showing three levels. The full version of the game will cost £5 and can be securely purchased and downloaded from the website.
We would like you to get involved in this exciting new launch and demo copies of Close Approach are obtainable now from our website at www.abstractworlds.com for you to copy and make available to your readers.
If you are going to publicise Close Approach, we would be grateful if you could advise us in which …