Toronto, ON, 11/06/09 — Renowned celebrity Trish Stratus will bring her entertainment experience to The Game Cartel, as it develops the industry’s first player conceived console video game. “We are so pleased that my good friend, Trish Stratus has become a part of The Game Cartel. She will bring a great new dynamic to our executive board.” Says Mike Montanaro of Roundhouse Interactive.
Trish, and other entertainment and gaming personalities will act as an advisory, reviewing user submissions and ultimately deciding which ideas will be presented to The Game Cartel member community for voting and approval. Trish is excited to take part in the decision making process saying “I am very happy to be a part of The Game Cartel. I’m looking forward to working with Mike and the other Game Cartel members during the game creation.”
Taking its inspiration from online games, The Game Cartel lets members conceive, develop and vote on the creation of what will eventually be commercially-available console games. Like the fan fiction-based Star Trek film, this is a historic first in the industry and will certainly lead to a more constructive and creative dialog between gamers and developers. The game is still in the development stages, but members and customers have settled on first/third person shooter format.
To be part of this unique experience, visit www.TheGameCartel.com.
The actual voting will begin in early July and run most of the year, as users piece together the platform, story line and other elements for the game, which will go on sale in time for the 2010 Christmas buying season.
The game development was officially launched to the public at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), June 2nd to 4th at the L.A. Convention Centre.
Roundhouse Interactive Publishes and Distributes high quality, innovative video games for various consoles, and handles sales, management and distribution for other entertainment properties and products.
Led by industry professionals with proven experience, Roundhouse is committed to changing the publisher/developer paradigm, with the belief that building innovative relationships is essential to the long-term success and viability of the industry.
In addition to The Game Cartel, (www.thegamecartel.com) the company markets its products under the following brands:
Roundhouse Interactive: Roundhouse’s front-line brand is dedicated to providing cutting edge entertainment to the lifelong gamer. Roundhouse’s current game development will create a whole new cross-over category.
Roundhouse Kids: Focusing on platforms targeted at the younger gamer, Roundhouse Kids releases quality games for Nintendo DS and Wii consoles.
From wrestling champion and fitness icon to television personality and yoga studio proprietor, few people can claim as diverse and successful a sporting career as Trish Stratus.
A record-setting seven time World Wrestling Entertainment Women's Champion, Stratus is one of the most successful women in professional wrestling. Combining beauty and brawn, she embodied the rise of the ‘WWE Diva’ as a cultural phenomenon, and set a Guinness World Record for most wins by a female wrestling champion.
Stratus has continued to work in television, starring in CBS’s Armed and Famous opposite Jack Osbourne and Erik Estrada; Stratus showed off her comedic talents as the host of CBC show The Second City’s Next Comedy Legend. Other television appearances include recent guest spots on YTV’s Family Biz and Global’s ‘da Kink in my Hair.