'Volvo - The Game' - over 7 million hits
The interest for 'Volvo -The Game' has been overwhelming and after three weeks 250,000 had visited the Volvo S60 Concept web sites and some 7 million hits could be tracked on Google for 'Volvo - The Game'. The 1st prize winner of the first competition is 'Hobi' (Germany).
Some 220,000 people had downloaded the game and nearly 10,000 people participated in the first competition, which ended on June 9. The first racing game competition was run on the Gothenburg Eco Drive Arena in Sweden.
When the first competition closed, there was one driver who had been running 2,552 laps with the Volvo S60 Concept.
The winner Hobi will be awarded with a set of Pirelli 18" tyres.
Second competition runs on Chayka, Ukraine
But there are more chances to become the best driver. The second competition, running on Chayka race track in Kiev, Ukraine that started immediately after the first one, on June 10, will continue until June 24.
The Chayka track takes a player approximately one minute longer than one lap on the Gothenburg Eco Drive Arena.
Winners of the first 'Volvo - The Game' on Gothenburg Eco Drive Arena:
1. Hobi (47.119 sec)
2. Oscar-X (47.252 sec)
3. Arnaudlacombe2 (47.437 sec)
Set of tyres, up to 18", from Pirelli. Official Partner for Volvo the Game
Large printed image of the S60 Concept from http://www.volvoprints.com/
Games from SimBin
Games from GamersGate, account loaded with 50 000 "Blue Coins".
Printed image of the S60 Concept from www.volvoprints.com
6th to 10th Prize
Collectable Scale model of the S60 Concept from Volvo Merchandise. Limited edition in scale 1:43.
Volvo - The Game was launched on 26 May and can be downloaded for free from www.volvocars.com/game
For further information contact:
Volvo Car Corporation
Maria Bohlin/Press Officer
Tel +46 31 59 65 25
About Volvo Car Corporation
Volvo Car Corporation develops, manufactures and sells Volvo cars. In 2008 about 375,000 Volvo cars were sold. Volvo Cars is represented in approximately 100 countries globally. Research and development is located in Gothenburg, with production in Sweden, China, Belgium, Thailand and Malaysia.
Magnus Ling/ Executive Vice President
About the SimBin Group
The SimBin group is a privately owned group of Swedish companies active in the Video game and Entertainment industry and occupies a total staff of 80 people, consisting of 50 employees and 30 distributed consultant's world wide.
In the SimBin portfolio of developed games you will find award winning titles like "GTR - The FIA GT Racing Game", "GT Legends", "GTR 2 - The FIA GT Racing Game", "RACE - The WTCC Game", "RACE 07 - The WTCC Game", "GTR Evolution" and "STCC The Game". GTR and RACE are registered trademarks owned by the SimBin group.
SimBin Studios AB is the mother company, responsible for the publishing and IP rights for all productions developed within the SimBin group. SimBin Studios AB is also responsible for Business Development, Finances, Marketing, PR and Administration.
SimBin Development Team AB is a Swedish game developer founded in 2003 and is a subsidiary of SimBin Studios AB handling all the game productions in the group for all leading platforms.
SimBin Distribution AB is a daughter company of SimBin Studios AB with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. With RaceRoom, a virtual racing concept including marketing, branding, game software and hardware in a turn-key solution, SimBin Distribution offers a new business opportunity in the event and experience industry.
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