GLEN ELLYN, Ill., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The prizes were increased and the players responded during the 2016 Big Buck World Championship Qualifiers. With a record number of qualifying plays across the U.S., Canada and Australia the brackets have been filled. Players visited their local online Big Buck HD machines frequently from May - September to qualify for their shot at the $100,000 prize pool.
"Driving players into locations to play Big Buck HD is the goal of the qualifying season. This year, frankly, even we were surprised at the lengths players went to compete," commented George Petro, President of Play Mechanix, Inc.
The players will gather in Austin, TX to battle head-to-head for the $20,000 top prize and to have their name inscribed on Pappy's Jug. The 2016 Big Buck World Championship will be held November 4th and 5th at The Belmont on 6th street. The public is welcome to witness the action in person courtesy of Jagermeister. Can't make it? Tune in LIVE on Twitch.tv/bigbuckhd. Keep up to date on the latest Big Buck Hunter World Championship news by visiting www.bigbuckhd.com.
About The Big Buck World Championships
The Big Buck World Championship is an annual event, started in 2008, that celebrates the people dedicated to playing Big Buck Hunter. The event is held in different cities of the U.S. at the end of October or beginning November. Prior venues include Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and Texas. In order to qualify, players are required to participate in a worldwide qualifying tournament that takes place in the months leading up to the event. Players may qualify at any Big Buck HD machine that is connected to the CoinUp online system.
About Big Buck HD
Big Buck HD is the first-ever 1080p high definition arcade video game and was created by Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix, developers of coin-operated interactive entertainment products. Combining the best of the companies prior hits, Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari, Big Buck HD offers enhanced graphics as well as new challenges, awards and tournaments. Big Buck HD arcade games feature online connectivity, allowing players to track scores and compete against players from across the country for cash prizes.
About Raw Thrills™
Raw Thrills™, was founded in 2001 to develop the finest arcade video game entertainment. The studio is led by veteran game designer Eugene Jarvis, whose credits include classic titles such as Defender™, Robotron:2084™, and the Cruis'n™ series of adventure driving games. From its debut hit The Fast and the Furious™, to the 2015 release Jurassic Park Arcade™, Raw Thrills™ strives to bring the player the ultimate arcade experience, while delivering consistent reliability and value.
In 2006, Raw Thrills™ merged with the renowned game development studio Play Mechanix™, to create a new world leader in arcade video and video redemption games. Founded in 1995 by George Petro, a former designer for Midway Games, the Play Mechanix design team are the creators of the famed Big Buck Hunter™ series, Deal or No Deal™, Wheel of Fortune™, Terminator Salvation™, Aliens Armageddon™ and many others.
The combined strength of the two studios have produced an amazing lineup of games for 2015 including Batman™, SnoCross™, Super Cars™, SuperBikes 2™, Barrel of Monkeys™, Kung Fu Panda™, Aliens Armageddon™, and the incredible new Big Buck HD Wild™ and Jurassic Park Arcade™. Raw Thrills has achieved many accolades and awards from the entertainment industry, including the Best of Show Award (BOSA) 2015 award for Jurassic Park Arcade™, and Play Meter 2015 Players Choice award for Big Buck HD™. The company exports its line of video arcade and redemption games to over 60 countries.
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