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WildTangent's Blackhawk Striker 2 Now Available on WorldWinner
Leading Skill-based Games Site Expands Player Demographic with Cash Competitions of Military Adventure Game
Newton, Mass. - July 13, 2005 - WorldWinner, Inc. (www.worldwinner.com), the leader in online game competitions, today announced online tournaments of Blackhawk Striker 2, WildTangent's popular adventure game that puts players in command of a high-tech attack helicopter. Blackhawk Striker 2 is available on the WorldWinner site and on a co-branded Web site that provides cash competitions in more than two dozen WorldWinner skill-based games. Now, WorldWinner players, as well as dedicated Blackhawk Striker 2 fans, can challenge others to competitions of the action-packed shooter game for cash and prizes.
Blackhawk Striker 2 guarantees a heart-pounding experience as gamers take control of an attack helicopter in hostile enemy airspace. Players score points by shooting enemy vehicles and buildings, while avoiding their relentless fire. Destroying enemy units can produce power-ups, allowing players to upgrade their guns, bombs and missiles to better defend against a treacherous array of forces.
"In sharp contrast to the variety of classic games available on WorldWinner that have predominantly appealed to women, like solitaire and SwapIt!, Blackhawk Striker 2 marks WorldWinner's foray into the shooter game genre, which appeals to a new player psychographic," said Stephen Killeen, president and CEO of WorldWinner. "With the addition of Blackhawk Striker 2, we've expanded our offering to ensure that players have a variety of games to suit their mood on any given day."
"Blackhawk Striker 2 is one of WildTangent's most popular games, compelling players to play again and again to advance to new levels and acquire new lives," said Alex St. John, CEO and co-founder of WildTangent. "Introducing competitions to the game will make it that much more thrilling for online action fanatics as they strive to defend their chopper and their homeland, while demonstrating their skills in the virtual cockpit for cash and prizes."
Screen Shot Availability
A screen shot of Blackhawk Striker 2 is available at http://boggle.worldwinner.com/images/games/BlackhawkStrikerScreenshot.jpg.
About WorldWinner, Inc.
WorldWinner (www.worldwinner.com) is the leading global provider of online games for cash and prizes, where the outcome of each competition is determined by the player's skill. With 14 million registered players internationally, WorldWinner hosts more than four million tournaments and awards millions of dollars in prizes every month. The privately held company was founded in 1999 and has received funding from leading venture capital firms, including HarbourVest Partners and Benchmark Capital. WorldWinner is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.
WildTangent, based in Redmond, Wash., is the leading online game publisher. Founded in 1998, the company's Web Driver platform leverages DirectX technology to enable the development of superior-quality games that can be easily delivered and played over the Internet. With more than 100 million downloads, Web Driver is the most ubiquitous online gaming platform in the world today. WildTangent can be found online at www.wildtangent.com.