OTTAWA, April 17, 2018
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation and Illumination Games are thrilled to announce the launch of a new game, Skies of Fury DX for the Nintendo Switch™ system.
Skies of Fury DX is the first-ever aviation dogfighting game released on Nintendo Switch. The game allows players to experience historical Bloody April, 1917, as both British and German pilots. Players can fly in formation with wingmen, perform daring aerial maneuvers, and activate their ultimate ability to unleash fury on their enemies. Skies of Fury DX features 10 unique WW1 planes – based on British and German designs and true to the time period – and six stunning, hand-painted environments. Dogfight through the single-player campaign, or challenge your friends to an epic multiplayer, split-screen battle.
Ingenium, which encompasses three national institutions – the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum – harnessed stories from Canada’s rich aviation history in the creation of Skies of Fury DX. The game offers an “edutainment” experience; players engage in exciting, dogfighting action while taking a historical journey through one of the deadliest periods in WW1. Interesting historical facts and stories are unlocked between missions.
Founded by Ingenium and SEED Interactive, Illumination Games has been the successful publisher of five mobile games which have been downloaded over 2,175,000 times in 185 countries.
“Bloody April occurred during a significant period in the development of aircraft for combat, and demonstrated the importance of innovation in winning the war. It’s fitting that a national museum should launch the first aviation dogfighting game on Nintendo Switch. This illustrates how Ingenium is finding creative ways to share Canada’s aviation history – reaching beyond its walls to connect with Canadians and others around the world.”
- Fernand Proulx, Interim President and CEO, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, which celebrates ingenuity, encompasses three national institutions —– the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. For more information, visit IngeniumCanada.org.
About Illumination Games
Illumination Games offers some of the most advanced educational games in the world. Through eye-popping visuals and compelling content — developed with science curators and historians — Illumination Games brings history, science, and technology to life through exciting scenarios ranging from the Great War to the world of the humble honeybee. More information about Illumination Games is available at: www.illumination-games.com.
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