'Volvo - The Game' Available on the Internet Starting Today
The free racing game is also available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish at www.volvocars.com/intl.
One of the players that tested the game before the official release was the Swedish racing star, Robert Dahlgren. Dahlgren, who currently drives a Volvo C30 in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC), uses virtual racing games to train at the end of the racing season. "Playing racing games helps me train my ability to concentrate and to maintain my level of concentration over many laps," says Robert Dahlgren. The racing driver is also convinced the Volvo C30 will be the best in the game, but he will be patient enough to test them all.
Volvo - The Game, developed with the help of the SimBin Development Team, comes with three difficulty levels and features six different cars which can be handled through two tracks. The game offers a choice of skill levels: "novice" with all the driver assistance technology activated such as ABS brakes, "semi-pro", and finally "pro" where there is no assistance whatsoever.
"In terms of audio quality we're also remarkably close to reality. One example is the S40. For that car we pulled one of the race cars out of hibernation last autumn and gave it a thorough full-speed workout, recording the engine sound straight from the racing track," explains Magnus Ling Executive Vice President at SimBin.
For the most authentic feel, Volvo - The Game should be played with a steering wheel and pedals connected to the computer. However, it is also possible to operate the car via the PC's keyboard or with a game-pad.
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