Positron Beta 0.89

March 9th 2012

In preparation for the Positron 0.9 Beta we're releasing the 0.89 Beta today which includes a number of updates over the 0.8 beta we released last month.

The Xbox Live Indie Games version is available to all Premium AppHub members via the PlayTest forum, please head on over there to download the beta and have a go on your Xbox 360:

A gameplay trailer showing footage captured from the Xbox 360 build of Positron Beta 0.89can be found on our YouTube channel:

The Windows Phone 7 version is available on request and will be supplied to those with dev unlocked devices that wish to playtest the beta. If you'd like to test the beta please email martin.caine@retroburngames.com.

A gameplay trailer showing footage captured from the Windows Phone 7 build of Positron Beta 0.89 (running on Nokia Lumia 800) can also be found on our YouTube channel:

We expect to be completing the 0.9 Beta of Positron in the next 3 to 4 days and will again be releasing versions for Xbox and Windows Phone as well as a PC build of that beta. The updated beta will provide a much closer reflection of the complete game and will feature the following:

All three game modes unlocked.
Three levels in each game mode and each difficulty to play.
Three bikes, each with unique handling characteristics.
Progression and storing of lap times and scores.
Online high score sharing.

We hope everyone enjoys playing this beta version and please remember to send us feedback:


[Further information for Press: Retroburn Game Studios]
Retroburn Game Studios Ltd are based in Wakefield, England. Their Director and Founder, Martin Caine, works as the sole programmer for the company in his spare time while having a 9-5 job and a family to look after. Together with a creative team made up of hobbyists, students and part time contributors he has worked over the last 3 years to create a number of interesting game prototypes which are now being fully realized and are planned for release throughout 2012.

Positron is to be the launch title for Retroburn Game Studios and is planned for release on Xbox Live Indie Games, Windows Phone 7, PC, iOS, and Android with the first releases coming this March and iOS/Android releases coming in the next few months.

[Further information for Press: Positron]
Race your way through a number of unique and varied digital landscapes in this fast paced racing puzzler. Featuring more than 50 levels spanning 3 game modes there are plenty of challenges to beat!

The game features 3 unique game modes which offer a number of challenges:

Based on the classic Arcade games this mode sees you battling against enemy vehicles that are trying to destroy you by forcing you to crash in to their trails or in to the arena's walls. It is your goal to do the same to these enemies and remove them from the arena. Featuring 12 unique arena designs and layouts the levels progressively get more intricate and more difficult to navigate while also offering more opportunities to take out your enemies.

Your only goal in maze mode is to reach the end of an intricate maze laid out in the arena. There are no enemies to deal with and your only goal is to reach the exit as quickly as possible. Once you have memorized the path to the exit it is then your goal to complete the maze without crashing even a single time and to share your fastest times with the online community. The maze mode offers 3 difficulty levels, each featuring 12 levels with increasingly complicated mazes to complete.

Somewhat similar to maze mode, in race mode you must complete laps of a circuit laid out in the arena. The trick is however to avoid hitting your own trail (and the arena walls) on subsequent laps of the tracks! This mode features 12 levels of increasing complexity making navigation more difficult as you progress. Ultimately your goal is to complete the required number of laps as quickly as possible and share your fastest times with the online community.

Positron is scheduled for relaese on Xbox Live Indie Games, Windows Phone 7 and PC in March. The game will also be released on other platforms including iOS and Android in the next few months.
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