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Big Red Racing (DOS)

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Eidos Press Release:

    Big Red Racing Goes Online
    With Mplayer, DWANGO, and TEN

    July 10th, 1996 - Eidos Interactive, a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software for the PC, Macintosh, Internet, and next generation gaming platforms, announced today its fast and frantic action racer, Big Red Racing, will be available on Mplayer, DWANGO, and the Total Entertainment Network (TEN) multiplayer gaming services. Domark Software shipped Big Red Racing prior to the merger combining Domark, US Gold and Core Design.

    Big Red Racing's game features include two-player split-screen racing and the opportunity to race 16 different vehicles over 24 different tracks. Gamers choose from vehicles such as backhoes, hover craft, and dumptrucks while racing on a wide range of terrain's from around the world to outer space. In addition, Big Red Racing's 3-D graphics engine allows the player to view the action from any angle - including your opponent's front seat and numerous trackside cameras.

    "The demand for the two track shareware version of Big Red Racing has been enormous. Now we can give gamers all 24 tracks online," commented Mike McGarvey, Vice President of Sales at Eidos Interactive. "All three services provide excellent multiplayer gaming environments that can entertain gamers for hours," added McGarvey.

    Mplayer is a Web-based gaming service created by Mpath Interactive, a company dedicated to developing technologies to enhance social interaction on the Web. Gamers will be able to play fast-action (low-latency) multiplayer games, communicate with their opponents via real-time two-way voice communication, and participate in text-based chat sessions.

    DWANGO is an online service dedicated exclusively to multiplayer gaming. DWANGO forms alliances with leading game developers and publishers to offer a variety of the most popular multiplayer games to the consumer in an online environment. DWANGO, headquartered in New York with offices in Houston, has 29 game servers in cities throughout North America, South America and the Far East.

    Total Entertainment Network is committed to creating the premier consumer network for game playing consumers on the Internet. TEN has online rights to more than twenty five different games, over half of which are TEN exclusives. TEN was formed in 1995 form the merger of Planet Optigon, Inc. and Outland, Inc. Members can reach TEN through their own Internet connection or one of TEN's nationwide access numbers. The software will be available initially for Windows 95. To visit TEN, call 415-778-3500 or visit http://www.ten.net.

    Eidos Interactive (Domark/Core Design/US Gold), established in 1996, develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for the PC, Macintosh, Internet, Sega Saturn, and Sony PlayStation. Eidos Interactive products are available through major distributors, retailers, and mass merchants worldwide.


    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Aug 31, 2006.

Press Release:

    Domark Software's Big Red Racing is Now Shipping!

    March 29, 1996, San Mateo, CA - Domark Software, Inc., a developer and publisher of entertainment software for the PC, Macintosh, Internet and next generation gaming platforms, announced today the release of the company's multiplayer action racing title Big Red Racing.

    Big Red Racing will support up to six players via an IPX network link or two players via modem play. "Big Red Racing not only strengthens our presence in the emerging on-line gaming arena but the $29.95 price point makes the title an excellent bargain!" commented Mike McGarvey, Domark's V.P. of Sales and Marketing.

    A DOS and Windows 95 native title, Big Red Racing's game features include two-player split-screen racing and the opportunity to race 16 different vehicles over 24 international tracks. Vehicles include helicopters, hovercraft, lunar buggies and jeeps while racing on terrain's such as rushing rivers, city streets and outer space. In addition, Big Red Racing's 3-D graphics engine allows the player to view the action from any angle -- including your opponent's front seat and numerous trackside cameras.

    "Big Red Racing is aimed at PC gamers of all ages. The array of tracks and vehicles coupled with the support of several virtual headsets and multiplayer features make the title's appeal widespread," commented Paul Ranson, the title's producer. In addition, Big Red Racing will soon on the Total Entertainment Network (TEN) for additional multiplayer action.

    Big Red Racing will be distributed in North America by Domark Software Inc. For additional information on Domark's line of products check out their web site.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Apr 23, 2004.

Unknown Source:
    A Worldwide Off-Road Thrash Fest.

    The rules of the road do not apply.

    • Split screen, modem, and 6 player network play!
    • 24 Internaltional tracks in 7 different environments: dirt, water, snow, quarry, sky, city, and sci-fi.
    • Offroad race through the fjords of Norway, the outback of Australia, the rivers of India, the valleys of Venus and through the blue skies of Hawaii.
    • Drive 16 way funky vehicles including monster trucks, hovercraft, helicopters, and backhoes.
    • Choose from 6 outrageous characters to drive you to victory.
    • Complete MTV stype CD soundtrack and Intro, featureing original music by Hangnail. Plus, optional play-by-play commentary.
    • Manipulate dozens of camera views - see the action from your opponent's cockpit or numerous trackside cameras.

    Contributed by Trixter (8734) on Mar 21, 1999.