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V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack Available Now on WiiWare

by Nick DiMola - May 13, 2008, 8:01 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

High Voltage's recreation features a real-time 3D casino along with a 3D interface.

V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack released yesterday on the WiiWare service, bringing a little piece of Vegas to US Wii owners' homes. The game makes multiple control schemes available for use, including a Wii Remote point-and-click option. It features four-player multiplayer and 20 challenges for players to unlock.

Built on High Voltage Software's proprietary Quantum 3 Engine, the game is fully rendered in real-time 3D. The engine is available for licensing in, among other packages, a WiiWare only option, making this game the first released use of High Voltage's engine in that capacity.

V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack is available now for download on the WiiWare service for 700 Wii Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.


High Voltage Software announces new WiiWare title

Hoffman Estates, IL – May 12, 2008 - High Voltage Software, Inc., one of the world's largest independent developers, announced that V.I.P. Casino Blackjack ™, a revolutionary new 3D card game, was released today as a launch title for Nintendo's WiiWare™ downloadable service.

V.I.P. Casino Blackjack offers the richest and most realistic blackjack experience available today. Unlike the static 2D interfaces found in other titles, V.I.P. Casino Blackjack breaks new ground with fully realized characters, cards, and casinos rendered in real-time 3D on High Voltage Software's proprietary Quantum 3 Game Engine technology. The game offers four-player multiplayer as well as 20 challenges for players to unlock on their own.

"We were aiming for the most realistic blackjack experience possible," said Kerry J. Ganofsky, CEO and founder of High Voltage Software. "This is a game that will be instantly familiar to anyone who's ever set foot in the top casinos in Las Vegas, but we also expect it to draw new fans who have never tried the card game."

The game takes full advantage of the Wii™ hardware, with multiple control schemes, including a point-and-click option that makes it easy for anyone to jump in and play. No other game offers such an immersive casino experience.

For additional information about V.I.P. Casino Blackjack, visit www.high-voltage.com.


KDR_11kMay 13, 2008

All that 3d seems wasted if you consider the game is still blackjack.

NinGurl69 *hugglesMay 13, 2008

how bout a 4-color 320x240 blackjack game for 50 wii points?

Give me the engine and I'll release a texas hold'em game!

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorMay 13, 2008

I want Nintendo to pay me to make Mario Hold 'em

I have so many awesome ideas.

DAaaMan64May 13, 2008

Quote from: Pale

I want Nintendo to pay me to make Mario Hold 'em

I have so many awesome ideas.

Wonder what it takes to get a wii ware dev kit anyway.

Ask the World of Goo guys. They made a TWO-MAN Company and started WiiWare development on World of Goo, stealing internet from coffee shops, working on laptops... and I guess they'll eventually pay their own $2,500 ESRB ratings fee.

I also remember hearing something from... the people at Medaverse? I think they said that with all the wiiware they've done so far, they've spent less than $15,000 out of pocket? (I assume that doesn't include any labor)

Anyone who really wants a blackjack game on the Wii should just grab Vegas Stakes on the VC. It's 100 more points, but it also includes several other casino games and, most importantly, is roughly one quarter the file size, and if you're into Wii Ware you're going to need all the free blocks you can get.

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