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#1 IMG News

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:08 AM

JV Games has announced the launch of a Kickstarter funding campaign for Hard Contact, a new game planned for Mac and Windows PCs. The futuristic combat sports game takes the basic gameplay of classic titles like Battle Sport and Ballblazer, and combines it with 3D graphics, online multiplayer, and team play.

“We have always wanted to release games that we would like to play, great games that we remember playing,” said Jag Jaeger, project manager of JV Games. “Kickstarter lets us pitch games that are driven by the players and not the publishers.”

About Hard Contact:
Hard Contact is a futuristic combat sports game, where the objective is to score the most goals in the round. Your opponents, all the while, are also trying to get the ball by blasting the tar out of you with a range of weapons and power-ups littered around the arena. This is a very fast action and high adrenalin game that is a unique take on the 1996 hit video game for the 3DO, Battle Sport.

We are going to take these basic gaming elements and send it through the roof with full online multi-player and team play in glorious 3D.

New levels of strategy will be introduced with Team play as you pass the ball to your mates or fly interference as you protect the handler from being exploded across the arena.

We believe this style of game has been forgotten over the years.

Battle Sport was hailed as an incredible gem and considered one of the best games for the 3DO. Battle Sport itself was the next evolution of the 1984 Lucasfilm's Ballblazer for the old Atari, Apple ][, & Commodore systems.

About JV Games:
JV Games, Inc. has over a decade of history, producing quality games for a wide variety of systems.

These games have spanned many computer and console systems, and consisted original work with contracted work peppered throughout. Over the years JV Games have worked with many top publishers that include; EA Games, Namco Bandai, and Zoo Publishing. The most notable of these high profile titles were James Bond: Nightfire and Warhammer. For more information visit us at www.jvgames.com.
Check out the link below to learn more about Hard Contact. The team is seeking at least $100,000 in pledges before the May 3 deadline.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

This could be a lot of fun. Haven't seen a sports combat game in a while.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

Ballblazer? One of my old-time favourites on 8-bit and Amiga. But Battle Sport? Never heard about that.

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