8th March 2011: Liverpool Football Club, today announced the launch of The Official Liverpool Shootout Game; the first official football club game developed for iPad.
The Official Liverpool Shootout game gives fans the chance to test their skills against Liverpool’s number one Pepe Reina, using the latest in 3D physics and advanced artificial intelligence to deliver the most authentic gaming experience possible.
Genuine supporter chants and sound effects, plus detailed visual content from within the clubs historic Anfield stadium, have been used by Bright AI to create an application which is true to the heritage of Liverpool Football Club.
The game features three modes: Classic - where players have three lives to score as many goals as possible, Time Attack - where the player is against the clock and Target Mode - where targets must be struck as the clock ticks down.
Apple’s Game Center functionality enables players to connect with friends, compare scores and unlock up to 20 achievements in the game, whilst the application records player progress including the number of goals scored, goals saved, shots on target, average score, highest score and games played from each mode.
In 2009 Bright AI developed the first officially branded football club game application for iPhone (Spurs Keepy Uppy). Bright AI has now built official mobile applications for over 17 football clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Newcastle.
Kathy Smith, Mobile Manager, Liverpool Football Club, commented: “Mobile provides an important channel for fans to engage with the Club, not only on matchdays but for entertainment too, and we look forward to extending our product range to other devices in the near future.
"With Shootout, Bright AI has developed another excellent application which gives fans the chance to try and score one past Pepe, with the backdrop and sound effects straight from Anfield. Something I’m sure supporters will appreciate.”
David Lane, Managing Director, Bright AI, added: “We are excited to be working with such a prestigious and historically rich football club as Liverpool FC, they are a major global brand, synonymous with exciting and top class football. We are also pleased to be commencing with our planned strategy of further game development.”
The Official Liverpool Shootout Game is available on iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iTouch and costs £1.19.
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