11:27 PM - September 20, 2007 by Steve_OS
Play for Cash Prizes or Just For Fun with the Next Phenomenon in Virtual Golf
TORONTO, September 20, 2007 - Groove Media today announced the beta release for UTour Golf, the world's first free, full-featured online golf game where players can compete for fun and real money. Delivering the most immersive golf experience available, UTour Golf gives players of all skill levels the chance to experience a pro golf simulation in a safe, fair online environment. The beta is a first-look at the next phenomenon in online gaming, and gives players the chance to get in early and prepare for upcoming tournaments. The beta is now open at www.utourGolf.com.
"UTour Golf will change the landscape of online gaming by bringing a pro golf simulation with cash play to the mass market. The game looks and feels like the real thing, and is designed to be intuitive for players of all skill levels - everyone can play and anyone can win," said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Media Inc. "The proven technology of our SkillGround platform ensures a fair environment for cash competitions. The transparent ranking system along with an accurate skill matching system makes UTour Golf fun for rookie and veteran players alike."
In UTour Golf, players can select from a variety of golf courses and game rule sets, enter tournaments or compete head-to-head. There's a game for everyone, including tiered tournaments from Rookie to Legend, and UTour Golf's automatic skill matching ensures that play is both fun and fair. The game is easy to pick up and play; even players new to video games will be sinking putts on virtual greens within minutes.
Advanced community features enable UTour Golf players to chat in-game, track their stats, invite friends to participate, view available cash prizes, practice and more. At launch, UTour Golf will also include buddy lists and tools to create user-generated events.
To find out more about UTour Golf and this innovative new approach to gaming, visit www.utourGolf.com.
SkillGround is Groove's online game technology platform that provides a safe, secure environment for cash and free online gameplay. A variety of retail-quality titles are available at SkillGround.com for free download, and most of the major gaming genres are offered. SkillGround assigns all players a skill ranking to facilitate fair competition, and offers a selection of gameplay modes for free and cash play. UTour Golf is the latest addition to SkillGround, and is currently in beta.
To learn more, visit www.SkillGround.com
About UTour Golf
Get ready to hit the virtual links of UTour Golf, the world's first free online full-featured golf video game. Players of all levels can download the game in minutes and tee off online against competitors for fun or cash prizes. The game will launch with three stunning courses inspired by golfing locations from around the world and offer multiple game rules including traditional Stroke Play and Stableford Plus. Every game offers a new challenge with game variables that include dynamic wind and weather conditions, variable pin and tee block placements and even variable green speed and rough length. To play, visit www.utourGolf.com.
About Groove Media Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Groove Media Inc. is a global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software. Groove's mission is to revolutionize the video gaming industry by combining traditional video games, skill gaming and e-commerce. For more information, visit www.groovegames.com.