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Gamespot has posted an interview with Dadoo Games' Bill Fowler, the one-man team behind Curling 2010.

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Gamespot: "How is the game played? What kind of modes and difficulty levels are there?"

Bill: "The mechanics of the game are pretty simple: spin, power, and direction are the only controls you need to master. When you throw a curling stone, it will follow a curved path controlled by the direction you spin the stone handle and how much force is behind the shot. You need take that curve into account when aiming the stone down the ice, then throw and hope for the best. When you find that you need the stone to curve less or travel farther, the sweeping aspect comes into play. The game features a tutorial that explains the basic rules of curling plus walks you through throwing stones and the strategies involved. Once you've gotten the hang of how to throw, it becomes a matter of planning and strategizing.

There are three game play modes: Traditional Match, Target Competition, and Practice. All modes except Practice allow for four-player online play and local play against your friends or family. There are also computer opponents with three levels of difficulty for when there's no one else around. There are little extras as well, including eight unlockable awards and 20 different curling badges you can earn for good (and bad) shots."

Game: Curling 2010Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes for game: 0 - View All
Member Comments
# 1 Whitesox @ 02/20/10 03:15 PM
This is really interesting. I'll definitely check it out.
 
# 2 LingeringRegime @ 02/20/10 03:27 PM
Wish this was coming to the PS3. Looks awesome.
 
# 3 NEBULUZZ @ 02/20/10 05:17 PM
I downloaded the free trial and after playing it with my daughter, had to buy it! If you like Olympic Curling, you just may get hooked!!!
 
# 4 ImTellinTim @ 02/20/10 05:25 PM
Unfortunately, I only have a PS3...never thought I'd say that.

I did dust off my N64 and popped in Nagano '98 a few days ago. That has curling on it - pretty crude representation (only 4 ends and 4 stones per end), but it's all I got.
 
# 5 mgoblue @ 02/21/10 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by NEBULUZZ
I downloaded the free trial and after playing it with my daughter, had to buy it! If you like Olympic Curling, you just may get hooked!!!
I picked it up too, just done a bit of practice but seemed fun...had some extra points laying around and wanted to support a Curling game fan. Should satisfy my curling fix.
 
# 6 richinspirit @ 02/22/10 09:17 AM
this looks amazing! i wish i had a 360 just for this! lol!

i remember nagano 98, was thinking about it last night, whilst watching the curling! that was a great game, had it for the ps1! it even had speed skating!!! but the curling was the all time fave!
 
# 7 mgoblue @ 02/22/10 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by richinspirit
this looks amazing! i wish i had a 360 just for this! lol!

i remember nagano 98, was thinking about it last night, whilst watching the curling! that was a great game, had it for the ps1! it even had speed skating!!! but the curling was the all time fave!
I got that a couple years ago on eBay for 5 bucks lol...plays on every PS3 (mine's not a PS2 compatible one though)...it was quality as well.
 
# 8 Mo @ 02/22/10 01:01 PM
Been playing the demo, and wow this is quite good... I would imagine on Xbox live this could quite fun...

In one game, I was playing Shuster-like. 1st end, missed my last rock badly cpu came home with 5 points. 2nd end knocked out the cpu's rock and I left with 2 points. In the last end I channeled my inner Shuster and miss badly my last rock, and lost the match 7-2.(Demo is only 3 ends)
 
# 9 ODogg @ 02/22/10 01:12 PM
Is that the game where people run around with little brooms scraping the ice frantically? That always cracks me up when I see it on tv.
 
# 10 mgoblue @ 02/22/10 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by miget33
Been playing the demo, and wow this is quite good... I would imagine on Xbox live this could quite fun...

In one game, I was playing Shuster-like. 1st end, missed my last rock badly cpu came home with 5 points. 2nd end knocked out the cpu's rock and I left with 2 points. In the last end I channeled my inner Shuster and miss badly my last rock, and lost the match 7-2.(Demo is only 3 ends)
I'd be interested in playing someone on Live sometime...though I really don't have my weight dialed in since I haven't played much. Pretty sure I'd look like Debbie McCormick trying to draw to the button lol
 
# 11 Koolie G @ 02/24/10 12:24 PM
I'm gonna try this demo tonight. I'll probably buy it just because I'm always a fan of curling at the winter olympics. Not sure why it fascinates me so much, but it does. I love the strategy, although I'm not real clear on all of it. I think this game would probably give me a better understanding of why you want blank ends and how to set up guards and what you are really trying to do as far as setting yourself up for later throws and later ends. Kinda like a chess match but there is some physical skill involved as well.
 
# 12 poixjh @ 02/26/10 03:33 AM
Some PC Curling games for the unfortunate not XBOX guys like myself http://www.curlingsite.com

Hope the games catch on
 
# 13 Koolie G @ 02/26/10 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by baseball66
The reason you blank an end is to retain last rock, no team wants to settle for less than 2 with the hammer (last rock). I've curled for over 45 years.
Thanks. I understood that strategy, but what I have the most problem with is knowing what to do with those first few rocks you throw. I understand they are guards and you try and curl behind them, but I guess I've just not curled enough to know much of the basic strategy. Also, when to play out to the side of the rings and leave a stone there instead of trying to get shot rock? There is a ton of strategy to curling and I guess it will just take playing the game to learn when to freeze and when to take the rocks out and where to place guards, etc.

I did purchase the full game and won my first "match"? on intermediate level. I haven't had much time to play it just yet, but I think I'm gonna love it. My fiance walked into the room and saw me playing a curling video game and said "you've got to be kidding me". She doesn't understand curling and thinks it is stupid, but she "just don't know!"
 
# 14 Koolie G @ 03/03/10 11:06 AM
Thanks. I've learned a little from just playing, but reading that manual kinda helped put things in a little better perspective. I now see why my fiance asks so many questions about football. I take it for granted because I grew up knowing the rules and the strategy, but with curling I am learning on the fly.
 

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