Sheffield, United Kingdom – Saunter up to the batter’s box and hit one out of the park in the latest release from Distinctive Developments, Boomtime Baseball 1.0 on iOS. Set in the 1920s, Boomtime Baseball captures the spirit of baseball’s legendary athletes like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson in a nostalgic home run derby draped in the glitz of the Roaring Twenties. Evoking a bygone era, the Jazz Age razzle-dazzle of America’s favorite pastime comes to life through sepia-toned artwork modeled after turn-of-the-century designs. Snappy speakeasies, jazzy jingles, and legendary hitters make Boomtime Baseball an unforgettable return to the Golden Age of baseball.
Featuring jaunty commentary from Boomtime Baseball’s own Jesse “The Shoe” Miller, players can take a swing at hard-hitting curveballs, sliders, and other stylish pitches while aiming for the highest scoring target. The more adventurous can dare to visit Al’s Casino, a shady mob hangout where all bets are off and gamblers can win big in high-stakes mini-games. Increasing one’s batting skills will unlock snazzy ballparks and bats while turning new found fame into lucrative sponsorship deals. Players can also read the game’s latest news straight from the Boomtime Press by checking out the Boomtime Newsreel ticker.
“Boomtime Baseball’s launch marks a unique turning point for Distinctive Developments,” says Nigel Little, Managing Director of Distinctive Developments. “As a studio known for creating sports games for popular yet untapped markets, creating a home run derby baseball game posed a unique challenge. By setting the game at the turn of the century, we created an environment that would be familiar to fans but unlike anything seen before. We’re thrilled with our product and cannot wait to play ball!”
* Choose from a roster of legendary baseball players
* Become the champion of three single player game modes
* Score big against friends and family using Game Center multiplayer mode
* Jump and jive to music from Miss Kitty’s Jazz Club
* Collect playing cards with each batter’s stats and upgrade to unlock the unbeatable Herman George character
* 3/4/5 Gen iPhone, iPad, or 3/4/5 Gen iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 74.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Boomtime Baseball 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Since 2001, Distinctive Developments has been developing award-winning mobile titles for all major gaming publishers, such as Electronic Arts (EA), SEGA, Eidos (Square Enix) and PopCap. Distinctive has worked on a number of high profile gaming brands, including the FIFA franchise (since 2002), Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider Underworld as well as many well-known consumer brands looking to build or revamp their mobile identities. Alongside developing games for publishing and marketing partners, Distinctive has been releasing its own suite of successful mobile titles. In the past 12 months in addition to acquiring over 15m new gamers, Distinctive Games has been receiving positive exposure also outside the traditional gaming media, such as appearing as in-store and exhibition demos as well as in a major TV advert showed to over 100 million viewers. Copyright (C) 2012 Distinctive Developments. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.