Hockey Nations 2010 and Dead Runner nominated for ‘Game of the North’ At Big Chip Awards

We are really excited about having two of our games, Hockey Nations 2010 and Dead Runner, being nominated for ‘Game of the North’ at Big Chip Awards. Fingers crossed until 16 June 2011 when the winner will be revealed.

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First OneHockey Tournament in Canada a great success

As we mentioned earlier, Hockey Nations proudly sponsors OneHockey, the World’s largest international youth hockey tournament for elite players. Established in 2004 with just 6 teams, One Hockey has in seven years grown to be not only North America’s most competitive hockey tournament but also the World’s largest international youth tournament with over 200 teams.

The first Spring event took place in 6-8 May 2011 in Spruce Grove & Edmonton in Alberta, Canada and here is a report from the OneHockey team:
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Over 900 players representing every single province in Canada, 25 U.S. states as well as Finland and the Czech Republic travelled to Spruce Grove and Edmonton, Alberta last week and experienced a tournament they will never forget.

“My players, parents and myself have never seen a tournament so well organized, competitive and so much fun to play at. My players haven’t taken their jerseys and champion caps off since May 8 and are showing their gold medals all over the school,” said Southern Alberta 2003 head coach Alan Letendre. “I simply can’t believe this and am so glad I have been invited to coach Team Canada 2003 and 2002 and represent our country in Philadelphia July 6 to 10.”

From the unique opening ceremony, to the teams’ high skill level and the numerous awards, OneHockey delivered on all levels.

“This was our 8th year putting on events of this type and I have to say that this one will be remembered for a long time,” said OneHockey President Sebastien Fortier. “We are just about to get really big in Canada.”

OneHockey expects the Alberta tournament to grow from 54 teams to over 100 in 2012, and anticipates full teams from Europe to attend. The uniqueness of this tournament makes the whole experience one to remember.
Philadelphia is next (June 30 – July 3 and July 7-10) and many of the players from Alberta will be invited to participate. Divisions offered in Philadelphia are 1993 to 2003. Players are invited to apply as individual or with their full team at http://www.onehockey.com

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Hockey Nations team congratulates all the winners of the Alberta tournament and will be looking forward to the next tournament!

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Hockey Nations 2011 hits the ice on Mac

With IIHF Hockey World Championships and NHL Playoffs in full swing, we have released our top hockey game, Hockey Nations 2011 on the Apple Mac. From today all of our Mac-lovin’ puckheads can start creating their own piece of hockey history on their Macs and see who really bags the trophies this year!

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Football Kicks is now available on Android

Football Kicks has to date generated over 3 million downloads on iPhone and now the wait is over for our Android fans out there!
Football Kicks is all about perfecting your free kicks and earning your kit, new stadiums to play in and even a new haircut to suit your style. The game features three game modes: Beat the Wall, Beat the Clock and Sudden Death mode. With hours of gameplay crammed in and Openfeint leaderboards for those gamers seeking to really challenge themselves, Football Kicks is a definite must-have for all the footie fans. Go on and give it a go – It’s FREE!

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Hockey Nations 2011 iPhone/iPod Touch competition is on this weekend

As the 2011 IIHF Hockey World Championships in Slovakia are only a couple of weeks away, we have teamed up with our friends at applicationiphone.com to get everyone in the mood for some hockey action! We have a bag full of our sought-after lucky pucks and free copies of the game for iPhone & iPod Touch up for grabs so come and take a shot for your country right here: http://www.applicationiphone.com/2011/04/iconcours-hockey-nations-2011-iphone/

One of these babies could be yours

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Hockey Nations 2011 skates to its Android debut exclusively on Xperia™ PLAY

Hockey Nations 2011 for Android, now exclusively available on Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY

14th April 2011 – Sheffield UK. – Distinctive Developments’ Hockey Nations 2011 proudly continues the mission of bringing the ultimate experience of international hockey to the hands of every hockey fan – first and without compromises. Packed with features developed in close co-operation with fans, Hockey Nations 2011 boasts 6 game modes and an extensive selection of teams to suit the needs of the supporters of both country and local teams.

Hockey Nations 2011 on the Xperia PLAY is a fully immersive console-like experience that takes mobile hockey to another level. The game looks beautiful on the 4-inch high definition screen and with the action rendered in super smooth 3D graphics by taking advantage of the powerful CPU and GPU combination contained in the Xperia PLAY.

Hockey Nations 2011 also makes full use of the Xperia PLAY game controller, utilising the analogue touch pad and digital buttons; guaranteed to appeal even to those most skeptical about mobile gaming. With Wi-Fi multiplayer to follow very soon, gamers are in for the new era of handheld hockey.

Working with the team of Xperia PLAY backed up with the Playstation expertise has been a great experience for the team at Distinctive:

“We’re genuinely excited to be able to bring Hockey Nations 2011 to the first gaming smartphone, the Xperia PLAY,” said Nigel Little, Managing Director of Distinctive Developments.” “The dedicated controls make the game even more of a joy to play and we look forward to giving Xperia PLAY owners everywhere a chance to experience this.”

“Xperia PLAY’s gamepad brings a unique dimension to smartphone gaming,” said Steve Walker, Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “Sports games are always popular on mobile, and we think Xperia PLAY owners will love the fast-paced action, fluid gameplay and stunning graphics of Hockey Nations 2011.”

Hockey Nations 2011 is now available for Xperia PLAY in Europe and North America.

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Hockey Nations 2011 coming to XPeria Play soon – check out the trailer here!

Hockey Nations 2011 is coming to XPeria Play soon and you can see the gameplay trailer here first:

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