Chelsea Apps factory launches Tom Daley Dive game

Tom Daley Dive: game features the Olympic diver in 3D environment
Tom Daley Dive: game features the Olympic diver in 3D environment

Chelsea Apps Factory, the apps consultancy and development house, has today (18 May) launched a diving game in partnership with diver Tom Daley, aimed at the Olympics fans, diving enthusiasts and mobile gamers.

The new game – 'Tom Daley Dive' – will be available on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad and will challenge players to perform masterful dives in a fully realised 3D environment, with top scores displayed on a global leader-board.

'Tom Daley Dive' challenges players to master the art of diving using timed touchscreen gestures to roll, twist and tuck their way onto the global leader board.

Daley himself modelled his techniques for the game and players will be able to watch a virtual Daley show them how each dive should be done, before attempting it themselves.

Mike Anderson, chief executive officer of Chelsea Apps Factory, said: "With the Olympics around the corner, interest in the athletes is really starting to build – especially so in Tom's case, because he's already got so many fans and is tipped to be one of the biggest stars of London 2012.

"That makes this the perfect time to release this app – not least because so many of us are now carrying smartphones capable of rendering the kind of immersive 3D graphics and gameplay we've built into Tom Daley Dive."

Daley said: "Apps are one of the best things about having a phone, and I jumped at the chance to create my own. There are no good diving games out there and I love how this game has turned out. It looks great and feels very realistic – although I'm a bit nervous my own score won't make the online leader-board!  If the game helps raise awareness of diving and gets people excited about the Olympics this year, I'll be really pleased."

The game is available to download free from the App Store for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. Users can purchase the full version for an in-app spend of 69p, which unlocks the full range of dives, the championships, where the player can compete for gold, and a range of Olympic venues.

Follow Nick Batten on Twitter @NickBatten2

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