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Z: Steel Soldiers launches

Lead your Z: Steel Soldiers into the next century with significantly enhanced controls and graphics rebooted for rocket fuelled fans of the classic hard-core strategy game.

In the bloody aftermath of ‘Z’ comes Z: Steel Soldiers. All your favourite strategies and gameplay from the classic version, with graphics that have powered into the 21st century, vivid 3D landscapes, and a state of the art engine that brings your game to life. Meet the new breed of robots, with a taste for war and a warped sense of humour. Z: Steel Soldiers – you’ve never had it so good!

When you take control of your Steel Soldiers unit, you’d better hit the ground running, as you take some superb war machinery straight into the heat of battle. You can start to build up your forces when this firefight is over. Right now you’d better just dig in! Every theatre of the war is intertwined with a non-linear plot, revealing more twists and turns than a roller coaster, this is no ordinary battle, and these are no ordinary troops. They are fearless troops who drink rocket fuel and pick fights with saber-tooth snow slugs just for fun. You’ve never met robots quite this screwed-up before…

Mike Montgomery, original founder of Bitmap Brothers, the creators of ‘Z’ commented “It is so very pleasing to see the ‘Z’ rebrand rebooted and reworked for modern PC’s and gamers. With today’s technology, we have been able to deliver the experience we always wanted to”.

Main features:

  • 30 Distinct, lush levels spread across 6 unique worlds.
  • Air, ground and sea units ranging from WW2 based vehicles through to modern jet fighters.
  • State-of-the-art full 3D engine packed full of scalable features such as reflections and particle systems providing intense and rich landscapes.
  • Real-time environment forces, both local and world forces affect the environment to such detail that even plumes of smoke are split as helicopters come soaring through.
  • 9 different robots each with unique abilities.
  • Revolutionary fast-resource style gameplay; the more territories you take, the larger the resource ‘flag’ in that territory and the faster and more you can build; leaving you to deal with the real objective – all-out warfare!
  • Our most advanced AI yet, that will stop at nothing to rid the universe of Zod and his band of space renegades…

Click here to check out the full Z: Steel Soldiers site for more info and to buy now!

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Z – Remastered and enhanced for PC

The long-awaited 21st Century reissue of The Bitmap Brothers’ classic action real-time strategy title ‘Z’: The Game is finally unleashed for the PC by digital publishers Kavcom and Kiss Ltd.

‘Z’: The Game is a faithful and thoroughly modern reworking of the seminal Bitmap title, retaining its offbeat comedy and addictive real-time strategy game play, but updated for the modern gaming PC.

Fans of this classic strategy title are in for a real treat. Developed by original creators The Bitmap Brothers and Tick Tock Games, everything from the original version of the game is in here, from the terrific comedy cut scenes to the frantic game play, making this is the definitive version of ‘Z’.

On its original release in 1996, ‘Z’: The Game was given 8/10 by EDGE Magazine, which commented that, “the computer rivals the best non-human opponents strategy games have ever seen…the attention to detail is remarkable,” while PC Zone awarded 92% and a Classic Award, saying the game was, “like Command & Conquer, only harder, more strategic and more intense.

“It’s finally here and I’m pleased to say that ‘Z’: The Game on PC is everything we wanted it to be,” said Managing Director of Kavcom, Tony Kavanagh. “We’ve built it from scratch for today’s PC’s, but have keept all of The Bitmap Brothers’ unique style, humour and attitude. I’m sure ‘Z’ fans old and new will just love it.”

‘Z’: The Game is a precursor to ’Z: Steel Soldiers’ that will be releasing soon.

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Z out on Android!

We know you’ve been waiting, but we’re sure it will be worth it. Kavcom is proud to announce the release of Z Origins (Z The Game) for Google Android devices.

Z Origins, the seminal capture-em-up title from The Bitmap Brothers is a breathtaking race to capture territory and resources. Take control of an army of six robot soldier types, including the faithful grunt, and slug it out in a land grab for space supremacy across five planets, each with unique terrain, ranging from arctic wasteland to lands of fire and lava. Whilst each of the robot soldiers is capable of performing up to forty different actions, they each posses a unique personality trait, adding another dimension to the tactical gameplay; will they carry our your orders and march into the jaws of hell, or will they chicken and run?

Grab a copy of Z Origins (Z The Game) on Google Play here

Find out more about Z on our mini-site here.

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Teaser screenshot for all you Android Z fans, releasing soon soldiers!


Gather your grunts soldier!

Join Commander Zod in his battle for space supremacy in this faithfully remastered version of the classic action strategy, now available on the Mac App Store and Blackberry Playbook!

Mac and Playbook owners can now experience the real time rush and addiction of strategic warfare from the plains of a totally free environment in the compelling reworking of Z: The Game, the classic action strategy from The Bitmap Brothers.

The seminal Bitmap title for Mac has been remastered to capture the essence of the breathtaking race to capture territory and resources. Z: The Game features a unique score that follows the pulse-pounding action and real-time flow of the battle, along with the offbeat humour delivered through movie intros and outros, which defined Z as one of the definitive strategy games of its era.

Take control of an army of six robot soldier types, including the faithful grunt, and slug it out in a land grab for space supremacy across five planets, each with unique terrain, ranging from arctic wasteland to lands of fire and lava. Whilst each of the robot soldiers is capable of performing up to forty different actions, they each posses a unique personality trait, adding another dimension to the tactical gameplay; will they carry our your orders and march into the jaws of hell, or will they chicken and run?

Your robot soldiers wield a heavy arsenal of weapons and navigate the environments in jeeps, three different types of tank and armoured personal carriers. Capture and control installations including factories where you manufacture robots and vehicles, radar and repair facilities. Play out your own strategy, but receive spoken prompts from robot leaders.

Download now for £4.99/$6.99 for Mac from the Mac App Store!

Grab a copy for Blackberry Playbook from Blackberry App World!

Head over to bootcamp for more info on Z The Game


The Lighthouse emerges!

Kavcom are pleased to announce The Lighthouse; a shining example of time management gameplay, is now available to light up the iPad.

As darkness falls, the storm rages, and the fog closes in. Only you can save your ships from the night. The Lighthouse is a beautifully crafted 3D action / time management game set against the chilling backdrop of inhospitable darkness and crashing waves. The intensely addictive collision avoidance gameplay will test a players guile, nerve and strategy.

With its breathtaking visual style, complemented by stunning animations brining monsters of the deep to life, as well as the authentic motion of unrelenting waves, The Lighthouse is pioneering unchartered waters for compelling gameplay on the iPad.

For more details, media and screenshots visit The Lighthouse website.

Grab a copy from the iPad App Store for £2.99


Announcing: The Lighthouse for iOS

Kavcom is proud to announce a licensing deal to develop and publish The Lighthouse, an original game by veteran games designer, Stuart Burrows.

The Lighthouse is a unique 3D collision avoidance game, featuring cutting edge visuals that push the iPad2 to its limits, to create a highly atmospheric and evocative environment. When darkness falls, only the sentinel lighthouse with its guiding light, stands between your vessels and the raging elements, razor edged rocks and fearsome creatures of the deep. The Lighthouse takes the genre to the next level. Forget the line-drawing games of the past and follow the light.

The Lighthouse will be available on the app store soon.


The Bitmap Brothers’ Z, out now on iPad and iPhone!

Remastered iPad and iPhone enhanced versions of the classic action strategy title released today on the App Store through digital publisher Kavcom

The long-awaited 21st Century reissue of The Bitmap Brothers’ classic action real-time strategy title Z is finally unleashed today on the iPad by digital publisher Kavcom. Z The Game is a faithful and thoroughly modern reworking of the seminal Bitmap title, retaining its offbeat comedy and addictive real-time strategy game play, but adding a streamlined touch-screen interface for the iPad that offers players unprecedented smooth control of the two war-ravaged robot armies.

Z The Game for iPad and iPhone packs in the full campaign with 20 explosive levels, five planets, 30 minutes of cut scenes and full Game Center integration.

On its original release in 1996, Z: The Game was given 8/10 by EDGE Magazine, which commented that, “the computer rivals the best non-human opponents strategy games have ever seen…the attention to detail is remarkable,” while PC Zone awarded 92% and a Classic Award, saying the game was, “like Command & Conquer, only harder, more strategic and more intense.”

Z: The Game was developed by original creators The Bitmap Brothers (Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Xenon) in conjunction with Kavcom, Peter Harrap (Monty Mole) and TickTock Games.

“It’s finally here, and I’m pleased to say that Z: The Game on iPad and iPhone is everything we wanted it to be,” said Managing Director of Kavcom, Tony Kavanagh. “We’ve built it from scratch for touch-screen, so it’s incredibly intuitive to play, but keeps all of The Bitmap Brothers’ unique style, humour and attitude. I’m sure Z fans old and new will just love it.”

If you’d like more information, visit www.zthegame.com, become a fan of Z The Game on Facebook or follow @zthegame on Twitter.


Burn Zombie Burn! available now on Apple Mac

Kavcom and doublesix games launch the zombie-destroying global hit on the Apple Mac App Store with extensive control options and in-game player guide

Digital publisher Kavcom has announced that doublesix games’ action-packed undead-shooter Burn Zombie Burn! is out now on the Apple Mac App Store. Burn Zombie Burn! for Apple Mac features extensive control options to play the game in addition to mouse and keyboard, including PlayStation 3 DualShock wireless controller, Xbox 360 wired controller, iShock gamepad and BZB Gamepad – an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad free-to-download gamepad app.

Burn Zombie Burn! is an action-packed arcade shooter where you take on the role of Bruce, a character who has to fight off a never-ending horde of undead attackers with increasingly bizarre weaponry including chainsaws, baseball bats and mega machine guns. To score high, you will have to set fire to as many zombies as possible – the more zombies on fire, the bigger your multiplier – but be careful, burning zombies are faster and much more dangerous.

“Apple Mac gamers will be able to experience the full, manic zombie-killing mayhem with an unprecedented choice of controllers,” said Managing Director of Kavcom, Tony Kavanagh. “The integration of the free BZB Gamepad iPhone and iPod Touch app has worked especially well on Apple Mac, and you’ll also be able to play effortlessly using a range of existing popular console gamepads.”

“Burn Zombie Burn! for Apple Mac has every drop of the fantastic addictive gameplay that has established our undead blaster as a worldwide smash,” added doublesix games Studio Head, James Brooksby.

Burn Zombie Burn! was awarded 88% by GameZone who said: “what a zombie-killer game should be…offering all the creativity, hilarity, and destruction any gamer could ask for and then some!” and was also branded “great” by IGN and given a stellar 83% score. “A good time all round,” said 1UP who also scored the game with a whopping 83%.

A brand new promotional video for Burn Zombie Burn! on Apple Mac demonstrating the extensive control options is available here: www.kavcom.co.uk/burnzombieburn/

Burn Zombie Burn! for Apple Mac was developed by original creators doublesix games in conjunction with Kavcom and TickTock Games. Burn Zombie Burn! will be lighting up other iOS devices during Q3 2011.


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