SHIP SIMULATOR 2008 Now Shipping to Retailers Across Canada and the US

January 21, 2008

SHIP SIMULATOR 2008 Now Shipping
to Retailers Across Canada and the US

Leading computer software publisher
Lighthouse Interactive and developer VSTEP, invite you to sail the open sea in
the World’s best nautical simulator. Today they announced that Ship Simulator
2008 has begun shipping to major retailers across Canada and the US. This
true-to-life naval simulation for Windows® includes many great new features,
such as: multiplayer (LAN and online), a highly customizable mission editor, 16
new ships, and three vast new environments (San Francisco, Marseille and
Southampton/ Cowes/ Solent). A bilingual French/English version will be released
in Canada for Francophone fans. Ship Simulator is available in 20 countries and
7 languages, selling over 280,000 copies to date.

SUMMARY

With the growing number of Ship
Simulator users worldwide, VSTEP is continuously adding new content and
features. In Ship Simulator 2008, players will need to perform a multitude of
tasks, all set within stunning 3D environments. They will take control of a wide
array of vessels – from massive cargo ships and ferries, to speedboats, yachts,
water taxis, personal watercrafts, and even the mighty Titanic! The waters you
sail are as varied as the ships, including the harbors of New York, the Thai Phi
Phi Islands, Rotterdam and Hamburg, plus three newly added harbours: San
Francisco, Marseille and Southampton/Cowes/Solent. Ship Simulator 2008
incredibly recreates real locations from around the world and presents players
with the challenges of commanding the vessel of their choice on the open sea.

FEATURES

  • Dynamic ocean waves, with
    realistic ship motions

  • Long distance travels, open ocean
    voyages between ports

  • Visible damage system

  • 50 new complex and challenging
    missions

  • Extensive day, night and weather
    systems

  • Open sea, plus 7 harbour
    environments including San Francisco, Marseille and Southampton/Cowes/Solent

  • 16 ships, each with walkthrough
    functionality and interactive bridge controls

  • Controllable container crane

  • Advanced vector graphic sea chart
    based on realistic 3D seabed models, with full-screen display option,
    transparency setting, and high level of detail on text and depth readings

  • Advanced damage system showing
    dents and holes in vessels after severe collisions

  • Free-roam mode allows players to
    choose a ship, an environment, weather conditions, time of day, and set their
    own waypoints

  • Extensive mapping options for keys
    and joystick buttons • Advanced rope system, which allows you to connect and
    disconnect player ships to other ships or mooring boulders at will (anchoring
    is now also possible)

  • Mid-mission save function

  • A system for sinking ships when
    damaged below the water line

  • Advanced system for scoring and
    ranking in different ship type classes, linked to your online profile on the
    Ship Simulator forum

  • Mission editor, so you can create
    your own adventures and share them with your fellow players on the forum

  • Multiplayer free-roaming,
    including towing and chat

  • In-game downloading of new
    missions, created by other players

To find out more about Ship
Simulator 2008 and to keep up with the latest news, visit:

www.lighthouse-interactive.com
  and
www.shipsim.com .