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The Hockey Experiment - 3D Arcade Style Ice Hockey

04-20-2010, 12:09 PM
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The Hockey Experiment - 3D Arcade Style Ice Hockey

Hey Everyone, Dev here

Ninth Dimension Studios is amped to announce the release of its first game title, The Hockey Experiment™, available May 2010 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, which will be priced at $3.99. From the unhinged minds of the development team comes a very unusual grouping of hockey players known as Mischievous Muckety Mucks™, who were brought to life through the use of full 3D graphics and Motion Capture Technology, resulting in one of the only complete Ice Hockey titles offered for the iPhone / iPod Touch platform.

This game title has been developed through the collaboration of Ninth Dimension Studios, a young and upcoming studio specializing in digital animation and 3D modeling, and Bitwise Design, Inc., a top-tier programming and game design company. This game has been developed solely by three individuals over the past five months. From Ninth Dimension Studios is Jonathan Sabella, creating all artwork and animation, and Brian Kritzberg, handling audio and musical score compositions. From Bitwise Design, Inc., Ray Graham, developer of published iPhone / iPod Touch titles such as Karnival and Hospital Havoc, coded the entire game.



• Fast-Paced 3-on-3 Arcade Style Hockey Simulation

• Full 3D Graphics

• Motion Captured Animations

• Classic 8-bit Style Music

• Exhibition and Tournament Game Modes

• Two Difficulty Settings: Novice and Advanced

• 6 Uniquely Designed Preloaded Teams

• 2 Achievement-Based Unlockable Teams

• 4 Additional Teams Available For Purchase

• Over 20 Humorous Achievement-Based Trophies To Earn

• Totally Radical Power-Ups for Shooting, Checking, and Skating

• On-Ice “Clutch-Shot” Positions Score 2 Points

• Ability To Pull Your Goalie

• Win Fights To Gain The On-Ice Advantage

• Career Stats Keeper

• OpenFeint Enabled

This game features old school inspired 8-bit music and classic gameplay, but is updated with fast-paced action and 3D graphics that are enhanced through the use of on-ice Power-Up Icons. These enable crazy-fast slap-shots, lightning-quick skating, and extra powerful checking. Need to score a quick two points? No problem, just skate over the on-ice “Clutch-Shot” areas where a score from this position is worth two goals!

Mischievous Muckety Mucks™ don’t have fun playing Hockey - or anything else for that matter - if there are a bunch of stupid rules in place; but be careful, because too much confrontation with another player might spur a fight. And we certainly wouldn’t want that to happen since we all know that fighting has no place in a gentlemen’s game such as Hockey. And be forewarned, these guys have an insatiable and downright dangerous lust for soups of all kinds … It’s strange, we know!

Play for all the world-famous Hockey teams you know and love, like um … well, like the Brothzillas™, you know, the team whose mascot is a dinosaur who pukes up Minestrone soup. Don’t forget their bitter rivals the Lunatics™, whose team manager only signs players who are fresh from the insane asylum. There are way more teams to choose from, but we can’t seem to recall the names at the moment. Any who …

Practice your skills in Exhibition Mode or shoot for the glory in Tournament Mode. Keep in mind that the more you play the more you are rewarded. Rack up enough career goals or wins to unlock cool new teams not available anywhere else. You can also earn special trophies as in-game milestones are reached, like the “Mmm, Generic Cheese Puffs” Trophy that’s awarded to those who have won their 250th game. If you want to be rewarded with our other ridiculously clever, humorous, and witty quips that adorn each trophy, you’ll have to play.

Keep in mind that if you’re obsessed with these funny little jerks, like us, you’ll want to check out the in-game store where additional teams can be drooled over and purchased. But if you ruin your keyboard or mobile device due to an electrical short circuit, that’s your own fault!

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VISIT US: NinthDimensionStudios.com

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Last edited by NinthDimensionStudios; 04-20-2010 at 02:16 PM.
04-20-2010, 12:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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Wow...that looks very, very nice. Any idea when it'll be out?

04-20-2010, 12:34 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
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aw cool.

Beta tester of 54 games
Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.
04-20-2010, 12:59 PM
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Location: bavaria
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that looks really nice

Wow! You are the Lionel Messi of the Touch Soccer world!!!
04-20-2010, 01:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,280
This looks sweet!

You are not pretty enough to be that stupid.
04-20-2010, 02:45 PM
Joined: May 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 171
Woah, that looks awesome. And coming from a Canadian, thatís a big compliment! Iíve played almost all hockey games, from Ice Hockey (NES) to NHL í10. Most likely a day one purchase for me!

Any chance you need a beta tester?
04-20-2010, 03:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
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@project 97
so you're going the pure buttkissery way eh?
04-20-2010, 03:14 PM
Joined: May 2008
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by bobz56 View Post
@project 97
so you're going the pure buttkissery way eh?
Yes and no. After Hockey Nations, I thought EA-caliber hockey games were not possible on iDevices (because of lack of space) . I was extremely impressed with the video, and I hope it plays as well as it is shown. It could a great alternative hockey game to NHL '11 (if EA realizes the potential).

And so what if I am? It's not un-Canadian to kiss butt for betas, eh? ;-)

EDIT: Sorry Distinctive Games, I was quite harsh in my wording. I actually do enjoy HNs 2010 a lot. My main complaints are with the space.

Last edited by Project-79; 04-20-2010 at 04:39 PM.
04-20-2010, 03:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: the 56th realm of existence
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hockey nations looked great on the videos as well. try not to be mislead.

(im not saying hockey nations is a bad game)

Beta tester of 54 games
Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.

Last edited by jak56; 04-20-2010 at 04:13 PM. Reason: epic typing and grammar flop
04-20-2010, 03:33 PM
Glad you clarified that Jak56

Game looks great by the way. Animation looks smooth Why did you go for 3 on 3?

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