Backgammon Blitz announced for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita
Hi! I’m Rob Karp. You may remember me from my role as producer at the multi award winning XDev Studio, where I worked on a number of Sony’s first party titles over the years.
Today I want to tell you about my latest venture, which is a time-limited exclusive to PlayStation. It’s called Backgammon Blitz, and is a game I’m very excited about.
Backgammon has been played for centuries by gamers young, old and ancient. It appears to be a simple game about getting your checkers around the board before your opponent, but has immense layers of depth and strategy to it.
I’m just the messenger, of course. The talented folks behind this lovely little title are VooFoo Studios. Having made a name for themselves with Hustle Kings and Pure Chess, Backgammon feels like a step onwards and upwards for the studio, taking all of their strengths (gorgeous art design, a subtle but stylish approach to UI) and none of their weaknesses (cake night every Friday) into the next generation of platforms.
Talking about awesome visuals, check out the beautiful screenshot below, taken in game!
Backgammon Blitz is launching this winter on the PS3, PS Vita, PS4! The team are so keen to whet your appetite for the world of backgammon that they’re offering a trial version of the game that’ll teach you the rules in an instant. And if you upgrade to the full game, you’ll get seamless a-sync cross platform play that’s so quick it feels like realtime multiplayer, as well as a brand new arcade mode called Blitz! With more action and more tactics needed, can you become the Blitz Master?