February 12, 2008
Mobile Gamers: Welcome to Rapture
IG Fun & Indiagames To Bring The Award Winning
"BioShock" To Mobile
IG Fun LLC, the international publishing arm of
Indiagames Ltd, India’s benchmark online and mobile games company; today
announced it will bring BioShock, one of the most awarded PC & Console games in
the history of gaming, on the mobile platform. IG Fun secured the global rights
to develop and publish BioShock for the mobile platform from 2K Games.
BioShock is a first-person shooter game with role
playing game customization elements. It is the 2nd highest rated Xbox 360 game
and the 3rd highest rated PC game till date. Since its launch, BioShock has been
well accepted by gamers and critics all over the world. The game received
overwhelmingly positive press reviews, particularly for its “morality-based"
storyline, immersive environment and Ayn Rand-inspired dystopian setting. At E3
2006, BioShock was given "Game of the Show” award. It was adjudged as the “Best
Xbox 360 Game” during Leipzig Game Convention 2007. BAFTA 2007 conferred
BioShock the “Best Game Award”.
Sean Malatesta, CEO, IG Fun said, “We’re trying
to do great things and BioShock on mobile promises to offer a whole new gaming
experience and unmatched excitement amongst mobile gamers the world over.
BioShock is a special game in its genre; it brings an element of conflicting
morals which has an impact on the storyline, and, among other things, on the
difficulty of the game itself.”
Speaking on the occasion, Vishal Gondal, Founder
& CEO, Indiagames Ltd. added, “Bio-shock on mobile will herald the next level in
mobile game development and gameplay experience. The PC and console version of
the game has already been a huge hit and we are confident of replicating the
success on the mobile platform too.”
BioShock places the player in the role of a plane
crash survivor named Jack, who must explore the underwater Objectivist-dystopian
city of Rapture, and survive attacks, by the mutated beings and mechanical
drones that populate it. The gamer will have to make meaningful choices and
mature decisions, ultimately culminating in the grand question: do you exploit
the innocent survivors of Rapture or save them?
This "genetically enhanced" first-person shooter
lets the gamer do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything
into a weapon, biologically mod body with plasmids, hack devices and systems,
upgrade weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different
battle techniques in.