Press releases from June 2011


Get Ready for the Futuremark Lords of Overclocking 2011 Contest

June 29, 2011 - -


Get Ready for the Futuremark Lords of Overclocking 2011 Contest

Winners to Qualify for MSI MOA Grand Final in Taipei


HELSINKI, FINLAND – JUNE 28, 2011 – Futuremark® today announced the return of its annual Lords of Overclocking competition for PC users everywhere. This year's event, the largest of its type, will see overclocking pros, enthusiasts and hobbyists from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas use 3DMark® 11 and MSI brand video cards to compete for the title of "Lord of Overclocking" for their region. http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/LOC2011

The top contestants for each region will win a grand prize trip for two with travel and hotel included to compete in the MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) 2011 grand final in Taipei. The complete prize pool includes the latest and most desirable video cards, motherboards, cases, memory, coolers and power supplies from competition sponsors MSI, Huntkey, Kingston and Enermax.

The Lords of Overclocking contest will run for four weeks from July 4 to August 1 with prizes awarded to the top weekly winners in each region. Additional winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries each week, ensuring everyone has a chance to win.

"We are excited to once again bring the world's most talented overclockers together for our annual Lords of Overclocking competition," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO. "With great prizes on offer from some of the most recognized names in PC performance it promises to be a closely fought contest."

"This is the third year MSI has partnered with Futuremark to promote Lords of Overclocking as the premier online qualifying event for MOA," said Jason Lee, Marketing Director at MSI. "Lords of Overclocking gives enthusiasts and overclockers around the world an opportunity to experience the performance, stability and quality of the military grade hardware in MSI mainboards and graphics cards in an exciting competitive setting."

"Futuremark Lords of Overclocking contest is a greatly distinguished meeting for global OC experts and enthusiasts. Greatly appreciate for Futuremark's efforts to provide such an amazing platform. For Huntkey, it's our greatest pleasure to sponsor the contest once again." Mr. Pine Tang, Huntkey Marketing Manager said, " As the unique power supply's sponsor this time, Huntkey brings our latest solution for overclockers - X7 1200W 80PLUS GOLD PSU. Four advanced technologies bring you an amazing experience!"

"It is Kingston's greatest pleasure to sponsor the Lords of Overclocking competition once again in 2011. Kingston HyperX product series has long been known for its high performance, excellent quality, and stylish design among the PC enthusiast community," said Ann Bai, DRAM Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. "With Kingston HyperX, extreme performance of the overclocking system can always be achieved."

Lords of Overclocking is a worldwide online qualifying event for the prestigious MSI MOA 2011 competition in Taipei which will see the world's top overclockers go head to head in a fiercely fought battle of extreme overclocking.

Contestants will be competing to achieve the highest score with 3DMark 11, the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark for testing PC gaming hardware. Featuring a combination of real-time visual and numerical computation tests, 3DMark is the standard for measuring PC video card performance and is supported by an online database containing over 35 million results. 3DMark 11 Basic Edition is available as a free download from Futuremark's website.

Visit the Lords of Overclocking 2011 competition website for further details or follow the contest as it happens on Futuremark's Facebook page.


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Futuremark, benchmark, 3DMark, overclocking contest, MOA

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation creates the world's most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark's free 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™ tests have helped millions of people measure and improve their PCs' performance for games, media, applications and web. Futuremark Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark Corporation, creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio is currently developing Hungribles™, a skill shot puzzle game for iPhone® and iPad® and has two further unannounced titles in development. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. http://www.futuremark.com/

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Europe and rest of world:
Jukka Mäkinen, CEO, Futuremark Oy
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +3)
Email: jukka at Futuremark dot com

North America:
Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.
Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)
Email: ollie@futuremark.com



Hungribles™ Gameplay Revealed in New Trailer (iOS)

June 15, 2011 - -


Hungribles™ Gameplay Revealed in New Trailer (iOS)

HELSINKI, FINLAND – June 15, 2011 – Futuremark® Games Studio has released a new trailer for Hungribles™, the skill shot puzzle game coming to iPhone® and iPad® this summer. Hungribles are tiny creatures with massive appetites. Their cravings are so powerful they can pull food through the air and into their waiting mouths. The new trailer, which introduces each of the Hungribles and is the first to show gameplay, can be found on the Hungribles website

Meet the Hungribles

Chops is always hungry. His powerful cravings pull food through the air and into his waiting mouth. Feed him a tasty orb and his tummy expands in delight.

Dibs' appetite is totally bi-polar, he's ravenous one minute, stuffed the next. Feeding him an orb triggers his mood swings.

One orb is never enough for Bonker. After eating an orb, his appetite shrinks. After a second orb, it disappears completely as he retreats inside his shell.

Izzy is shy and worries that his friends will find out his real name, Isambard. He's often asleep and prefers not to be disturbed, leaving just a small section of his shell open for feeding.

Ratt hates eating, and just about everything else too. Only tasty orbs can snap him out of his dark moods, but how do you feed him when he always pushes food away?

Puffee's charms have the other Hungribles in a spin. But when she lets out a puff it puts them right off their food, reversing the effect of all nearby hunger fields.

Booga loves sharing and helping others. When you feed him an orb he splits it in half and, with a mighty sneeze, shoots the two pieces out of his booga-nozzles.

Gameplay revealed

The aim of the game is to feed the Hungribles and make them happy. You do this by launching tasty orbs from a strange glowing mushroom slingshot, of course! Each Hungrible's appetite affects the path of the tasty orb as it flies across the screen. Feeding a Hungrible can also affect its behavior and the challenge comes from predicting the trajectory of each orb and figuring out the best feeding order.

Earn score bonuses by bouncing orbs off walls, curving them around Hungribles or hitting the Pot of Gold. Perfectionists can try to achieve a three star rating on every level. Compared to other physics-based puzzlers, in Hungribles there is more skill to aiming and the gravity inspired appetite effect is unique.

Hungribles is coming to iPhone and iPad this summer and is the first iOS title from Futuremark Games Studio.

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Hungribles, Futuremark Games Studio, skill shot, puzzle, iPhone, iPad, iOS, E3, trailer, gameplay

About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio released its first title, the zero gravity FPS Shattered Horizon™, for PC in November 2009. The studio is currently developing Hungribles™ for iPhone® and iPad® and has two further unannounced titles in development. Futuremark is based near Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2011 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark® Games Studio, Hungribles™ and Shattered Horizon™ trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. Apple, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Jaakko Haapasalo, Director
Futuremark Games Studio
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT+2)
Email: jhaapasa at futuremark dot com



First Screenshots of Hungribles™ (iOS)

June 13, 2011 - -


First Screenshots of Hungribles™ (iOS)

Skill Shot Puzzle Game Explained as Futuremark® Games Studio Shows Hungribles at E3


HELSINKI, FINLAND – June 13, 2011 – After a successful E3 debut, Futuremark® Games Studio has released the first screenshots and gameplay details from Hungribles™, the new skill shot puzzle game coming to iPhone® and iPad® this summer.

About Hungribles

Hungribles are tiny creatures with massive appetites. Their cravings are so powerful they can pull food through the air and into their waiting mouths. Only by feeding them tasty orbs can you satisfy their incredible hungers but when Hungribles get together you'll have your hands full trying to feed them all. Find out more at http://www.hungribles.com

Gameplay Revealed in New Screenshots

The aim of the game is to feed the Hungribles and make them happy. You do this by launching tasty orbs from a strange glowing mushroom slingshot. Pull back with one finger on the screen, slide on the screen to aim and then let go to let fly!

Screenshot: http://www.hungribles.com/images/screenshots/Hungribles1.png

Hungribles are so hungry that they literally draw food towards them, an effect that is a bit like gravity. Each Hungrible's "hunger force" affects the path of the tasty orb as it flies across the screen. Feeding a Hungrible can also affect its behavior and the challenge comes from predicting the trajectory of each orb and figuring out the best feeding order.

Screenshot: http://www.hungribles.com/images/screenshots/Hungribles2.png

Earn score bonuses by bouncing orbs off walls, curving them around Hungribles or hitting the Pot of Gold. Perfectionists can try to achieve a three star rating on every level. Compared to other physics-based puzzlers, in Hungribles there is more skill in aiming and the hunger inspired gravity effect is unique.

Hungribles is Futuremark Games Studio's first game for iOS devices and will be released later this summer.

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Hungribles, Futuremark Games Studio, skill shot, puzzle, iPhone, iPad, iOS, E3, screenshot

About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio released its first title, the zero gravity FPS Shattered Horizon™, for PC in November 2009. The studio is currently developing Hungribles™ for iPhone® and iPad® and has two further unannounced titles in development. Futuremark is based near Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2011 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark® Games Studio, Hungribles™ and Shattered Horizon™ trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. Apple, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Jaakko Haapasalo, Director
Futuremark Games Studio
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT+2)
Email: jhaapasa at futuremark dot com



How Much More Performance Can Overclockers Get From Sandy Bridge?

June 3, 2011 - -


How Much More Performance Can Overclockers Get From Sandy Bridge?

Futuremark® Announces Palit Overclocking Contest to Find Out


HELSINKI, FINLAND – JUNE 3, 2011 – Futuremark®, together with Palit Microsystems, Enermax, Biostar and GEiL, launches its latest overclocking competition today. The Palit sponsored Overclocking with Sandy Bridge contest is a two segment contest open to performance enthusiasts worldwide. The first contest segment is restricted to PCs with Intel's new Sandy Bridge Z68 chipset with integrated Intel HD Graphics, while the second is open to PCs using any Sandy Bridge-based CPU together with a Palit brand discrete graphics card. The competition will run from June 3 to July 2. Prize details and competition rules can be found on the competition website. http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/sandybridgez68/

Sandy Bridge Z68 integrated graphics OC contest

Intel's Z68 Sandy Bridge chipset allows the integrated graphics core to be overclocked and this contest could see the fastest graphics performance yet from an integrated graphics solution.

In the final week of Futuremark's last overclocking contest Alva "Lucky_n00b" Jonathan achieved a 3DMark Vantage performance preset score of P3988 using a set up which included an Intel Core i7-2600K Processor.

All eyes will be on the leaderboards this time round to see if anyone can break P4000 running 3DMark Vantage with the performance preset. Such a score would demonstrate a similar level of performance as a PC with a discrete GeForce GT 240 or Radeon HD 3870 GPU.

Sandy Bridge plus Palit discrete graphics OC contest

Integrated graphics have come a long way, but for serious gaming you'll want a dedicated GPU. See the difference in performance with these discrete solutions from competition sponsor Palit:

  • P3988 3DMarks - Intel Core i7-2600K integrated graphics world record
  • P18000 3DMarks - Intel Core i7-2600K plus Palit GeForce GTX 560
  • P27000 3DMarks - Intel Core i7-2600K plus Palit GeForce GTX 580

See the Palit website for the complete range of discrete graphics cards eligible for this contest segment.

Top score, top prizes

The prize pool includes $1000 for the highest overall score in the Palit card contest, and an exciting selection of the latest Palit, Enermax, Biostar and GEiL hardware for runners up. For a complete list of prizes please visit the competition website.

"Palit VGA products have served gamers' demands for decades," said Paul Sun, General Manager at Palit Microsystems, continuing, "In this contest, OCers can enjoy the extreme overclocking capability of Palit's fabulous products."


About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™, and its value-added online services. Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio's first title, Shattered Horizon™, was released in November 2009. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

About Palit® Microsystems Ltd.

Established in 1988, Palit Microsystems Ltd is well-known for manufacturing stable, excellent, and innovative graphics accelerators. As one of the top PC components manufacturers, Palit continues to provide industry-leading graphics cards with reliable and excellent quality. With branch offices in America, Europe, and Asia, Palit has developed a worldwide sales network which cooperates closely with our customers.

© 2011 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark® and 3DMark® trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.
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Email: ollie@futuremark.com



E3: Futuremark® Games Studio announces Hungribles™ for iPhone® and iPad®

June 2, 2011 - -


E3: Futuremark® Games Studio announces Hungribles™ for iPhone® and iPad®

New Skill Shot Puzzle Game Featuring Tiny Creatures with Massive Appetites


HELSINKI, FINLAND – June 1, 2011 – Futuremark® Games Studio has announced Hungribles™, a new skill shot puzzle game coming to iPhone® and iPad® this summer. Hungribles are tiny creatures with massive appetites. Their cravings are so powerful they can pull food through the air and into their waiting mouths. Only by feeding them tasty orbs can you satisfy their incredible hungers but when Hungribles get together you'll have your hands full trying to feed them all. Find out more and watch a new trailer at the official Hungribles website.

"Featuring a cast of oddball creatures driven half-mad with hunger and a rewarding blend of skill shots and physical puzzle solving, Hungribles is a game for everyone looking to feed their appetite for fun this summer," said Jaakko Haapasalo, Director of Futuremark Games Studio.

Last week Futuremark Games Studio released a teaser trailer hinting at three unannounced games currently in development. Hungribles is the first to be given a title and will be the studio's first game for iOS devices. Hungribles will be released later this summer. Check the official website regularly or follow Hungribles on Facebook for the latest updates from E3.

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Editors of established gaming publications can register for review copies of our games by joining our press mailing list. Email fgs [at] futuremark [dot] com with your details.

Keywords and suggested tags

Hungribles, Futuremark Games Studio, skill shot, puzzle, iPhone, iPad, iOS, E3

About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio released its first title, the zero gravity FPS Shattered Horizon™, for PC in November 2009. The studio is currently developing Hungribles™ for iPhone® and iPad® and has two further unannounced titles in development. Futuremark is based near Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2011 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark® Games Studio, Hungribles™ and Shattered Horizon™ trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. Apple, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Company Contacts

Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

Jaakko Haapasalo, Director
Futuremark Games Studio
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT+2)
Email: jhaapasa at futuremark dot com



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