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New Star Soccer Wins Best Sports/Fitness BAFTA Games Award

New content announced in celebration of win over ‘Triple-A’ titles!

London, UK – Thursday 7th March 2013 – New Star Soccer, the highly addictive football and lifestyle simulation from New Star Games, fought off tough competition from ‘triple-A’ titles, including FIFA 13 and Forza Horizon, to win the Best Sports/Fitness category at the British Academy Games Awards 2013. The first non home-console game to win in this category, New Star Soccer has been both a critical and financial success for creator Simon Read who accepted the award from sporting legends Martin Offiah and Boris Becker.

“It’s been an absolutely massive honour for me” said Read following Tuesday’s ceremony. “I was already overwhelmed by the amazing reaction to New Star Soccer when it released last year, but to go from working on my own at home to accepting an award from BAFTA is an incredible feeling. It’s been another reminder that the last ten years of developing NSS has all been worth it, and I hope that it encourages other indie developers to go out there and really follow their passions.”

“As New Star Soccer continues to gain this kind of phenomenal acknowledgement it makes me incredibly excited for the game’s future and the ways in which I can further expand it going forward.” 

To celebrate both the BAFTA win and the simply incredible support of the game's hundreds of thousands of fans, Simon has undertaken to add a number of great new features and exciting new content to the game, which will include all new NRG drinks, new boots, and for the first time ever – headers! All of these will be appearing later this year.

Released across iOS, Android and Flash in March 2012, New Star Soccer has been downloaded over 2.1 million times, reaching number one in the UK iPhone App Store in June 2012 and has received glowing reviews across the board:

★ Eurogamer - App of the Day - "The best football game on mobile and tablets"

★ The Sun - 5/5 - "A pristine game"

★ Sunday Times - 5/5- "So engrossing you'll be playing until your phone battery dies"

The BAFTA award winning New Star Soccer is available now from the Apple App Store for iOS devices, and from the Google Play Store for Android devices.

For video and images of Simon's acceptance of the award, please click here

For up to date info on New Star Soccer, follow Simon on Twitter - @newstargames

 

 

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