Hockey Nations 2011 update is out now

Our latest release, Hockey Nations 2011, has just received its first update today and here is what is included:

– Added in-game music for match intros and breaks in play.
– Offside improvements.
– Fewer checking fouls.
– Rebalanced faceoff minigame to make it more of a challenge in single player.
– Added rematch option at the end of multiplayer games.
– Mid-match saving (at ends of periods).
– Network code improvements to multiplayer mode
– Numerous minor tweaks, improvements, and bug fixes.

Big thanks to our gamers for your support and feedback! We hope you enjoy the update and look forward to your thoughts!

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Rugby Nations 2010 hits Mac Appstore

Last week we launched Rugby Nations 2010 on the Mac Appstore and it has gone straight to #1 in sports games! We are really excited about the positive response from our Mac-lovin’ gamers so stay tuned for more of our games going Mac very soon.

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Hockey Nations 2011 celebratory weekend sale

Hockey Nations team is serving a real treat for all hockey fans this weekend! Pocketgamer reviewed Hockey Nations 2011 as being ‘undoubtedly the top ice hockey sim for iPhone and iPod Touch… some of the best AI seen in any sports sim on the platform’, which we feel is a cause for some celebration. So to get this party started, we have dropped the price to $0.99 USD/ €0.79 /£0.59 this weekend only. Challenge your mates and let the good times roll!

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The wait is over – Hockey Nations 2011 is finally here!

Team Distinctive is pleased to announce that Hockey Nations 2011 is now available on the Apple Appstore. We are kicking things off with a limited time price promotion of $2.99 USD/ €2.39 /£1.79 so grab yours quickly!

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Hockey Nations 2011 brings mayhem back into the rink

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming release “ Hockey Nations 2011” for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices due for release in March 2011.

Hockey Nations 2011 follows on from the success enjoyed by its predecessor Hockey Nations 2010 as ‘the hockey fan favorite’ by literally packing more punch than any other hockey simulation out on the market. After releasing Hockey Nations 2010, we were overwhelmed by the feedback from the fans, which validated our beliefs that there was an eager yet neglected audience looking for a hockey game on their phones. The feedback received has been both positive and constructively critical – just the way we like it, as it has helped us to understand what the fans are really looking for and develop the game to meet their needs.

So what features did the good folks want? Fighting, multiplayer, customizable teams! It doesn’t matter where you are in The World, one thing is universal – you cannot go through a match without some scuffles. Multiplayer is a given, as where is the fun if you can’t spread some pain of shame amongst your friends. We all did it on console and now we can do it again on mobile. Customizable teams was something that our North American teams were keen on having due to the large number of local city teams people wanted to have the option to play as. This has gone down well with our European gamers as well, as for once fans of other major hockey leagues outside North America can play under their own team names.

Here are the key features of Hockey Nations 2011:

· 18 international teams and 40 customizable city teams
· Multiplayer: Challenge your friends with Real-time Wi-Fi & Bluetooth multiplayer.
· 7 Game Modes: World League, Go for Gold, Shootout, Exhibition, Play Off, Practice and Multiplayer.
· Fighting: Gloves are off – now bring on the pain!
· Stunning 3D graphics, realistic motion-captured animations and intuitive controls.
· Choose and change your strategy on the fly to suit your play, including pull goalie.

Hockey Nations 2011 will initially launch on iPhone/iPod Touch and Android with a number of exciting updates coming its way. We have also teamed up with One Hockey AAA Tournaments to bring this fine sport to the hockey fans, their families and friends from all over The World together both inside and outside the rink.

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Get your kicks for FREE with the addictive Football Kicks for iPhone & iPod Touch

We here at Distinctive are going back to our grassroots and kicking the weekend off by releasing a free treat for all the footie fans with iPhones and iPod Touch devices. Football Kicks is all about mastering your free kicks, earning your kit and locations through blood, sweat and tears on the pitch. We also included Game Center knowing that having the skills means nothing if you cannot brag about it to your friends or see how you rank amongst the players from all over The World.

We have been honing our football development skills for about 10 years now by developing FIFA Football for mobile alongside a number of other sports games, including Hockey, Cricket and Rugby. Capturing such dynamic sports on mobile always requires attention to detail both in graphical presentation as well as gameplay to create a fully immersive gaming experience, which is why we have spent a lot of time and effort perfecting these key areas over the years. Football Kicks is a simple game by design offering a fun footie snack all wrapped up in high quality presentation with its console game level visuals and 3D motion captured players.

Football Kicks features three game modes: Beat the Wall, Beat the Clock and the feared Sudden Death. You earn FK coins through playing, which will enable you to purchase yourself a customized kit, unlock extra stadiums and even get a new swanky haircut. The game is free to play with hours of gameplay packed in yet it also offers you the option to purchase some extra coins through in-app purchase. Whether you wish to earn your stripes through hard craft or motivate yourself to kick some serious behind as your favorite player from the start, the choice is yours.
Football Kicks is available for FREE on the Apple Appstore. Android is coming soon.

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Distinctive brings high-definition graphics to its best selling iPhone Rugby game, Rugby Nations 2010

Distinctive Developments Ltd today released an update to Rugby Nations 2010 that now renders the gentleman’s game in gorgeous high-definition and features multi-tasking; allowing you to check email and take calls whilst taking on the very best Rugby teams around the World.

Distinctive is committed to providing the most realistic Rugby Union experience on smartphones to fans of the sport the World over. As an accomplished developer of sports games, Distinctive prides itself on being an active member of the sports and gaming communities to bring fun and authenticity into their games. Rugby Nations is no exception, as it has been developed in co-operation with Rugby fans and gamers alike to capture the true essence of Rugby in a way that is thoroughly enjoyable to play on your phone.

This approach has served Distinctive well, as since its release in October 2010, Rugby Nations 2010 has been a consistent performer reaching a position in the top 20 of all apps in the UK, selling eight times quicker than Rugby Nations 09.

While Rugby Nations 2010 has now built up a strong fan base and exceeded all expectations set upon it, the work is not over for Distinctive. Further updates will be released later in the year to make it synonymous with the one and only true experience of Rugby Union gaming on your smartphone.

Nigel Little, Managing Director of Distinctive said “Rugby is a great sport watched by millions around the globe but it’s a sport that has been underrepresented by the games industry for many years. Rugby Nations has been redressing this and we’re dedicated to providing a game of the same quality that round-ball sports fans have enjoyed for so long.“

Rugby Nations 2010 is available now for iPhone, iPod Touch, Google Android and Samsung Bada.

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