PLAYRISE ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING FROM CREATIVE ENGLAND.
“TTR: WORLD TOUR” DEVELOPMENT AND
SELF-PUBLISHING AMBITIONS ARE ON-TRACK
Liverpool - 14th April, 2015: Award winning indie developer and publisher Playrise Digital today announced a new support funding program from Creative England which will help to fund development of ‘Table Top Racing: World Tour’. ‘TTR: World Tour’ is now expected to screech onto gamers TV's in Q4 2015 with PlayStation®4 being the initial launch platform.
"We’re very grateful to be a one of the companies selected by Creative England to be granted further funding.” commented Nick Burcombe, CEO Playrise Digital. “Creative England’s funding assistance will help Playrise remain an independent developer and publisher of our own games as we transition from a mobile developer to a fully-fledged cross-platform developer. We now have everything we need to self-publish 'TTR: World Tour' on a wide range of platforms and we’re excited to be able to move full steam ahead to launch on PlayStation®4 in Q4.”
Creative England is an organisation that supports and funds the film, TV, games and digital media industries. The organisation provides interest-free loans to creative businesses, to help companies turn their ideas into commercial success and create new, high-quality jobs.
Jim Farmery, Director of Regional Partnerships at Creative England, said: “Playrise is a great example of an indie developer that has embraced the world of mobile gaming, and now sees the potential in expanding across multiple platforms. They are a very talented team, and I look forward to following the progress of TTR: World Tour.”
Table Top Racing: World Tour will re-invent the highly successful Table Top Racing franchise taking full advantage of the latest hardware and software technologies. Playrise will utilise Unity 5, enhancing race gameplay, physics and graphics. Racing fans can expect a radical extension to the core game mechanics, humour and frenetic action that made the first Table Top Racing so popular, plus a whole new world of multi-player madness, table-top race tracks, super-cool micro-cars, secret shortcuts and of course, incredible new power-ups!
TTR: World Tour assets are available from here:
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About Creative England
Creative England invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. We aim to grow the brightest, the best, and those with the most promise so that individuals and businesses can achieve their full creative and commercial potential. We help identify future opportunities to grow the economy and generate jobs.
The organisation is only three years old, but in that time we have invested over £14,436,230 in creative businesses, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and games developers.
About Playrise Digital Ltd.
Playrise Digital Ltd, is an independent game development studio based in Liverpool, UK. Founded in 2012 by the co-creator of PlayStation's blockbuster 'WipEout' franchise and former Sony Liverpool game designer, Nick Burcombe, the company develops console-quality games for multiple platforms. The company’s first two games, Table Top Racing, a AAA miniaturised combat-racer, with over 7 million downloads, and Baby Nom Nom, which raised over $5,000 for a children's charity, launched to critical acclaim in 2013. The company was voted “Start-up of the Year 2013” by TIGA, the trade body for the UK Games industry, developers and digital publishers.