ShootMania®: Storm Stands Apart from Traditional FPS Games

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ShootMania®: Storm – a popular first-person shooter video game by Ubisoft® and Nadeo – is approaching its highly-anticipated release.  But while the game is another title in a crowded space of FPS games, it appears likely that it won’t be confused with many – if any – of its counterparts.

“We feel that violence is not compulsory in an FPS as long as players are having fun from chasing and trapping each other,” says Anne Blondel-Jouin – Managing Director of Nadeo Live – in a recent article posted on the Penny Arcade Report.

This “shifting focus” towards games with toned-down violence has creators spotlighting other features, with developers feeling more pressure to deliver on game design and game play, and not relying “on a certain level of violence to entertain the players,” Blondel-Jouin continued.

Thanks to the game's universal appeal, kids – and their parents – can appreciate ShootMania® for its entertainment value.  Players who have experience with TrackMania® (also by Ubisoft®) will find familiarity in the game’s setup – 3 different environments – as is found with TrackMania® and its sequel TrackMania 2 Canyon®.  iD Tech Camps is basing its FPS Game Design course on ShootMania®, allowing students to take home their own customized maps and video snapshots of the game.

In the end, the makers of ShootMania®are certainly setting a new standard, promoting the aspects that truly make a game different, fun, and continuously engaging.

Images from Shootmania®: Storm. ® 2012 Ubisoft Entertainment. All rights reserved. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Nadeo, Shootmania and Trackmania are trademarks of Nadeo in the U.S. and/or other countries. Nadeo is a Ubisoft Entertainment company.
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Ryan manages blog content at iD Tech, starting with the company in 2008. He earned his MBA from Santa Clara University after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State. Connect on LinkedIn!

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