If you’re looking for a good workout while playing PC games, then you’ve come to the right site at the right time. Please meet KAMPO Interactive’s Balance to Win, the trial version of the upcoming casual game Balance that can be played by simply tilting a laptop.
"Now how in the hell can you do that?" you may ask. Well, the answer's quite simple: the game utilizes tilt sensors built into some laptops like the Lenovo Thinkpad series that sense when the machine is dropped to protect its hard disk. Players with the right goods can simply tilt their laptop back and forth to play the game. If you are one of the unlucky few without tilt sensors, the mouse can also be used to control the game.
Like the old-school wooden board game Labyrinth,where players steer a ball through a maze to a target, the game is very simple to learn, but for the spacially-challenged, can be difficult to master. Players tilt a playfield to guide one or more balls simultaneously to multiple targets through increasingly difficult 3D obstacle courses. Players can post and share their times over the internet along with a recording that can be replayed by others to see just how they managed to do it. The full version of Balance features over 50 levels with the added bonus of continuous level updates and will be widely available on the internet.
To commemorate the release, KAMPO Interactive is launching the tournament Balance to Win, where the top 100 scoring players will each win a free copy of Balance. Players can compete now at game's official website. All Balance to Win participants receive a 50% discount to pre-order Balance. The competition closes on June 30, 2007 and current standings will be available online, so hurry up if you're really jonesing for a copy. Now it’s time to get your freak on kiddies… with your laptops!
June 6, 2007