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    WaterRace news and more
    Lausanne, Switzerland,
    June 6th, 2000

    BIG NEWS: WaterRace is going to be released this fall!
    We'll announce the final release date later this summer.

    WaterRace is French Touch's upcoming arcade-style boat racing game. It will be the first high-speed ship racing game available on the Power Mac platform - exclusively.
    WaterRace brings in addition many innovations to this concept: full 3D, detailed environments, truly open architecture of the game... with of course, a "Mac touch".

    WaterRace is a high-speed ship racing game, of «arcade» type. However, it offers more than the usual arcade game.
    The player is offered a choice among eight characters, each one having strong cultural roots, among nine different ships, and nine terrains located in various parts of the world each of them with three different races.
    As you will discover on our web site, each character has it own story and characteristics, a unique ship and of course a terrain.
    WaterRace also offers easy-to-use object and terrain editors, completed with a wide library of ready-to-use objects, which will allow the player to build easily his own game levels.
    Finally, WaterRace offers a large array of original musics of different styles, which fit each site and character.

    Want to know more?
    The official web site of the game has been massively updated with an extensive amount of information about the features of the game:
    • new screenshots (of previously unrevealed level and ship as promised),
    • detailed description of 4 levels (story, screenshots...),
    • characteristics of 4 ships (including accurate physic data: size, weight, engine power and pros & cons...),
    • description of 3 characters,
    • background story,
    • rules,
    • gameplay,
    • physic engine specifities,
    • required configuration,
    • and of course a complete FAQ.

    Everything you ever wanted to know is finally available online! It's a must read to discover the key features of this game.

    Be prepared: WaterRace is coming to your Mac!


    Don't forget to check out our free 3D editing tools, the ones that we use to create the game. They've just been completely updated.
    They include:
    • 3D model editing tool,
    • 3D level editing tool,
    • screen capture utility,
    • real-time 3D screen saver,
    • 3D players
    • and even Photoshop plug-in to render 3D models directly onto Photoshop's layers.

    Best greetings,

    The French Touch Team
French Touch is a independent European game developer dedicated to the creation of exclusive 3D games for the Macintosh. Their first title is a water racing game called WaterRace.

More info can be found in the following web sites (including archives of the press releases and high-definition versions of the logos):
Contact: Stéphane Rosset