22nd July 2016) Spanish publisher BadLand Games will be hosting a Guinness World Records attempt event at the Ukie offices on Wednesday 27th July 2016, with London based developers Roll7.
Roll7’s Assistant Producer Samuel Brayley will take on these (death defying) challenges which involves him playing through ‘OlliOlli’ and ‘OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood’ performing the Tricktionary-related trophies in the fastest time possible.
Roll7 are well known for their game related stunts (having taken BunnyLord to Westminster during last year’s election https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoxT6CsOB8 . Adding a World Record is the next big move. Simon Bennett, Director of Roll7 comments “Sam is meant to be working on game balance for our next IP, but I guess if it’s for a world record, that’s fine! Roll7 Office betting on the event begins today! Good Luck Sam!”
To make the event that extra bit special, BadLand Games will live stream the Guinness World Records attempt to their YouTube channel to try and capture that momentous occasion when Sam finally sets the record(s).
A special thank you goes to Ukie, who will be hosting the event in their London office. Ukie, as a non-profit business, has always strived to help small to large businesses, developers and publishers.
Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie, said: “We’re delighted to play host to this world record attempt. BAFTA winning OlliOlli and OlliOlli2 are great examples of games that require a great deal of skill and practice, so we’ll all be watching Sam with skill envy and hope he sets a high bar.”
With the up and coming ‘OlliOlli: Epic Combo Edition’ being released on August 9th 2016 as a PS4 boxed exclusive, this is a great stunt to get fans of skateboarding games and/or the OlliOlli franchise to buy, try and beat Roll7 at their own game! Bring it on!
Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition Stephen Daultrey said “With record-breaking so massive in gaming, it’s great that games companies are approaching us with novel record ideas. OlliOlli is a brilliant, BAFTA–winning series and this record attempt is a real genuine test of skill. The games already feature in our new Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017 (out 8th September) and with this new record category, it might feature in next year’s book too. I’m sure there will be plenty of fans keen to challenge for this title.”
About OlliOlli: Epic Combo Edition:
With over 75 awards and nominations, including ‘Best Sports Title 2015’, get set for some epic combo goodness as this PS4 exclusive pack brings you not one but two sick games from the OlliOlli series, packed with gnarly extras including:
– OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
– 3 making of documentaries
– A deluxe full colour booklet
– OlliOlli2 soundtrack
About BadLand Games:
Based in Madrid, Spain and established in 2011, BadLand Games is an independent company specialising in the physical distribution and global publishing of video games.
In Spain we are the official distributor of AAA titles for all platforms including WRC 5, the Zombie Army Trilogy and the highly rated Telltale Games titles “The Walking Dead” and “The Wolf Among Us”.
We work hard to support the development of international indie developers by providing them a work space for development and an extensive commercial and marketing programme that highlights our extensive publishing and distribution experience.
Indie titles that we have already published include “Anima: Gate of Memories”, “Heart&Slash”, “8Days”, “Dex”, and our in house developed game “Awe”
Last year was a great year for the team, with ‘OlliOlli2’ resting at a chart topping 86% on Metacritic and ‘NOT A HERO’ receiving rave reviews and immediate cult status. Roll7 won a BAFTA for ‘Best Sports Game’ for ‘OlliOlli’ and received the ‘Develop Best Micro Studio award’.
Ukie is the only trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry. A not-for-profit, it represents businesses of all sizes from small start-ups to large multinational developers, publishers and service companies, working across online, mobile apps, consoles, PC, eSports, VR and AR.
Ukie aims to support, grow and promote member businesses and the wider UK games and interactive entertainment industry by optimising the economic, cultural, political and social environment needed for businesses to thrive.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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