Distinctive Developments Races onto iOS with Downhill Xtreme Debut

- International game developer delivers breakneck action in world's first mobile longboard racing title -

Sheffield, UK - Distinctive Developments, award-winning producer of independent games including the top-selling Hockey Nations and Rugby Nations franchises, announces the immediate release of their latest mobile title, Downhill Xtreme on iOS. As the world’s first longboard racing title, Downhill Xtreme launches players through a whirlwind of exotic locations and sets them against the clock in an adrenaline fueled race to the bottom. Speeding through tracks of volatile twists and turns, players advance from amateur racer to professional longboarder by conquering new destinations and tougher races, collecting money and prizes along the way. With astounding 3D graphics, precise gyroscopic controls, and a killer soundtrack featuring unreleased tracks from the latest indie bands including We Outspoken, Kidd Russell and The Clench, Downhill Xtreme takes players on an electrifying racing experience unlike any other!

From heart-stopping hillsides to scenic slopes, Downhill Xtreme dares players to propel past their peers in unique races, winning sensational prizes and hefty rewards along the way. Racers can unlock new locations and go Pro to compete against the world’s top racers or turn rogue in randomly occurring, winner-take-all events. Clad in the latest gear, players can even get an edge over the competition and show off their style by choosing from Downhill Xtreme’s custom collection of boards (including the game’s exclusive Urban Rodeo Signature Series) and assortment of performance enhancing wheels.

“Downhill Xtreme was developed to address a missing discipline in the sports game genre,” states Nigel Little, Managing Director of Distinctive Developments. “We consider it our mission to bring completely original and exciting games to the mobile masses, titles that are fun and playable without sacrificing quality. As the world’s very first longboard racing game, Downhill Xtreme accomplishes this while allowing us to incorporate the many personal touches that set Distinctive Developments apart from competitors. Our company feels that it’s more important now than ever to bring the focus back to actually building games. We’ve created a unique experience for gamers of all backgrounds and are opening the sports game genre to a whole new audience!”

Downhill Xtreme Features:
- Medal Events let players progress through the seasons to unlock new gravity-defying locations and reap even bigger prizes and rewards
- Limited time Special Events test players’ skills: Outlaw Events and Online Events
- Incredibly realistic lighting and shading effects
- Real-time newsfeed and race results
- Game Center integration and Facebook connectivity to share racing career highlights

Downhill Xtreme is available for free for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch  in the App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downhill-xtreme/id483554913?mt=8

For more information, please visit distinctivegames.com or www.facebook.com/downhillxtreme.

Screenshots:
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Posters:
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Trailer: http://youtu.be/aIhGQCsp6k4

About Distinctive Developments:
Since 2001, Distinctive Developments has been developing award-winning mobile titles for all major gaming publishers, such as Electronic Arts (EA), SEGA, Eidos (Square Enix) and PopCap. Distinctive has worked on a number of high profile gaming brands, including the FIFA franchise (since 2002), Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider Underworld as well as many well-known consumer brands looking to build or revamp their mobile identities.

Alongside developing games for publishing and marketing partners, Distinctive has been releasing its own suite of successful mobile titles, including Hockey Nations, the Rugby Nations franchise, Bonecruncher Soccer, Dead Runner and Football Kicks. In the past 12 months in addition to acquiring over 10m new gamers, Distinctive Games has been receiving positive exposure also outside the traditional gaming media, such as appearing as in-store and exhibition demos as well as in a major TV advert showed to over 100 million viewers. In February 2011, The Sunday Times nominated Hockey Nations 2010 as one of the best sports apps in the World.

More about Distinctive Developments Ltd can be found at www.distinctivegames.com  

Press Contact:
Tyler Chester
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