Launched today is a brand new FREE darts game app called ‘Darts Match’. It looks pretty slick and a quick test suggests it plays well (gaming is not really my thing). There’s even a familiar Unicorn board to chuck your virtual arrers at – although the wooden cabinet looks a bit old school.

With neat features such as the ability to customise your barrels, flights and stems, inbuilt practice games, cross-platform compatibility and social network play; MotionLab  believe they’ve hit the bullseye! Here’s the press release with all the information about Darts Match.

Game on! Motionlab, one of the North of England’s leading full-service digital agencies, has launched its first mobile game, ‘Darts Match’.

darts_1Darts Match uses an intuitive swipe motion to aim and throw darts, allowing solo players to compete in standard games of 501 and 301 and Around The Clock.

Boasting cross-platform play for iOS, Android and Windows Phone users, Darts Match allows players to challenge others via Facebook, Smart Match or an in app search by Darts Match username.

The game has already received backing from one of the sport’s heavyweights with Darts Match players’ taking to the oche and aiming at an officially approved Unicorn darts board, as utilised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

Developed in-house by Motionlab Interactive, a specialist division dedicated to cross-platform app and game development, Darts Match is hoping to fill a gap in the market where other mobile darts games have failed.

Motionlab’s Head of Apps, Alan I’Anson said: “Built using the powerful Unity 3D engine, Darts Match combines stunning visuals and an immersive experience to deliver, what we believe, is an unrivalled mobile darts game.

“We’ve analysed the professional dart players and matched the feel of the throw to the swipe of the Darts Match players’ finger. The swipe motion is simple enough for a novice to pick up and master, but responsive enough to satisfy the most discerning player.”

For those looking to take their Darts Match playing experience level a step further, phase two of the launch will see the introduction of in app purchases which are likely to include new game modes, alternative darts and a variety of competitive environments.

CEO of Motionlab, Simon Iredale commented: “We have invested heavily in the first release from Motionlab Interactive, to ensure we are seen as a top end games development studio, rather than a few guys ‘having a go’.

“Six months in the making and with a full team of developers and game artists, we have built what we believe to be the best Darts game out there. The first release is the core game with network play, however, soon after we will be releasing county, national and world championships, darts packs, new locations, ‘live play’ and in app purchases, ensuring it will be the number 1 darts game for a long time to come.”

iOS, Android and Windows Phone can download Darts Match for FREE now from Apple’s App Store, Google Play and Windows Store or via www.dartsmatch.co.uk.

Darts Match Key Features:

• Visit www.dartsmatch.co.uk
• Watch the Darts match Trailer: http://youtu.be/PbgSK259voo
• Unicorn approved dartboard.
• Challenge your Facebook friends in games of 501, 301, or Around The Clock.
• Play classic games of 501, 301, and Around The Clock against a range of computer opponents at difficulty levels easy, medium and hard.
• Customise your darts in the darts store with a choice of flights, shafts and barrel.
• Perfect your throwing arm in practice mode.
• Improve your throwing accuracy with a game of Around The Clock.
• Records three-dart averages, checkout percentages, number of games won and total number of 100+, 140+, and 180 scores.
• Suggested checkout finishes.
• Realistic caller and pub-style atmosphere

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