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Actua Sports brand to be revived with 'Actua Poker'

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Gremlin founder Ian Stewart is attempting to revive the iconic Actua Sports brand with the release of Facebook game Actua Poker.

Stewart and his team of indie developers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the venture and are hoping to secure £30,000 to get it up and running.

Actua Poker logo


"The original Actua games were huge projects, with large development teams, which brought major sports such as football, tennis, golf and ice hockey to consoles and PC," said Stewart.

"Times have changed however and for the first new Actua title, we wanted to create something which didn't require the huge team, or huge budget, but which in our opinion has not yet been successfully created."

The series creator went on to say that he chose poker as the subject of the new Actua title because he is an avid fan of the game and does not feel that there is a definitive means of playing it on computers.

"I'm a serious poker fan, but all the games out there are pretty focused on extracting money from players. They're not a great deal of fun to play.

"Getting to the game itself, in between all the pop-ups, offers to try other games, reminders to pay more money, requests to invite friends and the cheesy pretend casino graphics, means that the real fun - the poker - gets lost."

The Actua franchise originally ran between 1995 until 2000, spawning football, tennis, ice hockey, golf and pool games for a range of platforms.

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