Lighthouse Interactive Has Acquired The Rights For The PC Game Loco Mania

Lighthouse Interactive
Has Acquired The Pan-European Rights For The PC Game “Loco Mania” In A Deal With
Czech Developer 7FX.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 8th 2005.
Expanding Dutch publisher Lighthouse Interactive today announced that it has
acquired the pan-European rights for the PC game “Loco Mania” in a deal with
Czech developer 7FX. The agreement will give Lighthouse Interactive publishing
rights for all European territories, as well as Turkey and Australia/NZ. The
game is scheduled to begin shipping across Europe by the end of February 2006.
Erik Schreuder, Lighthouse CEO, said: “Loco Mania’s gameplay hooked us from the
moment we first playtested it. With its fast paced and challenging gameplay, it
provides a refreshing twist to the genre.” Schreuder added: “ Whether you are
passionate about trains or just want a game that challenges your wits and
strategic thinking, you will definitely find something to love in Loco Mania”.

Loco Mania is a fast paced, action/strategy game
that puts you in charge of managing an entire railway network. Players have to
control switches, semaphores and train directions to get the trains through the
system as quickly and efficiently as possible. Each level will put players
through a multitude of tasks from getting trains to their destination on time to
guiding trains with hazard laden cargo safely home. Successfully clearing the
trains through the railway system improves the players score and unlocks maps to
take the game through progressively challenging levels. Loco Mania will feature
12 maps each inspired by various European landscapes designed to provide a
unique gameplay experience.

Vladimir Sedivy, CEO 7FX added: “Thanks to our
collaboration with Lighthouse Interactive, we are pleased to offer an innovative
and original game to our loyal European following, which combines a virtual
world requiring the skills of logic and strategy for excellent gameplay. During
development, we have concentrated on playability and fun whilst keeping the
gameplay challenging and interesting. We are confident that this game will be
successful as we have every confidence in what we see as a professional and
fruitful relationship with Lighthouse Interactive.”

Game Features:

  • Multiple game modes each with their own unique
    challenges.
  • All train models are based on real trains with
    26 locos (steam-powered, electric and diesel) and 36 carriages. – Loco Mania
    contains over 12 different maps inspired by different European landscapes each
    with an increasing degree of difficulty.
  • Gameplay allows you to control switches,
    semaphores and directions of all trains.
  • A unique Inspection mode allows you to survey
    your tracks and the various landscapes from a 3D view point on top of your
    train.
  • Beautifully detailed 3D environments with
    effects such as; steam, chimney smoke, rotating wheels, real time lighting and
    shadows.
  • Simulation of weather effects and daylight,
    faint rain, snowing, streetlights, low-altitude clouds hovering above the
    landscape.
  • Realistic sounds for all ingame objects and
    addictive background music for each map.
  • Includes a beginner friendly tutorial to teach
    you the elementary controls and strategy.