Sunday, 31 May 2015

Light Fall - last week of #KickstarterCampaign

Almost 90% funded with 6 days left of the Kickstarter Campaign at time of posting this, Light Fall by Bishop Games is a platformer in which you control your own platform, set in a shadowy and dangerous "Forgotten World of Numbra".  There are many things of beauty in the game - unfortunately for you, they will all try to kill you!!

The game is already Greenlit - check out the Kickstarter Page.


Friday, 29 May 2015

Defragmented Kickstarter Launched

Cyberpunk action-RPG "Defragmented" has had its Kickstarter launch today.  

"Defragmented is a 3rd-person cyberpunk action-RPG. Immerse yourself in lightning-fast action, futuristic loot, and a pulsing synth soundtrack – all wrapped up in a tribute to the past 40 years of cyberpunk history."


Microids and Paul Cuisset Launch Subject 13 for PC and Mac (Adventure Puzzle Game)


Paris, May 28, 2015 – The new game developed by Paul cuisset (Future Wars, Flashback...) in collaboration with Microïds is available on Steam and GOG for PC and Mac.

PC and Mac versions of "Subject 13" are available on Steam and GOG. Fans of adventure, puzzles and mysteries will be able to challenge more than ever their perceptiveness in a title where any revelation must be earned. 

"Subject 13" is the new adventure game developed by Paul Cuisset ("Flashback", "Future Wars", "Moto Racer"...) in collaboration with Microïds ("Syberia", "Amerzone"...). In "Subject 13", the player embodies Franklin Fargo, a discreet physics professor. Franklin leads a lonely and bitter life since Sophie, her fiancée, was killed during a robbery. One morning, he wakes up in a scientific abandoned underground plant with only one link with the outside world: a voice that calls him "Subject 13". His goal is to escape from this place where he is being held captive and to find out more about the reasons of his imprisonment.



"Subject 13" is an adventure game in the greatest tradition. It depicts a universe with all kinds of secret hidings, enigmas and mechanisms that the player will have to discover, analyze and activate. But also objects to collect, handle and make good use of in the scenery...

It was supported by the adventure gamers' community with a successful Kickstarter in July 2014.

Backers will receive, along with their planned rewards, the cult Action/RPG "Darkstone" and the full collection of "Moto Racer" games - other classical hits by Paul Cuisset.

Subject 13 is available for PC and Mac in French, English, Italian, Spanish and German. PS4 and Xbox One release dates will be announced soon.

"SUBJECT 13" (PC and Mac)
Price : $13 at launch then $20   
Weight : 1,1 Go



About Microïds
Created in 1985, Microïds is an international publisher of multi-platform video games based in Paris (France). Today, it represents Anuman Interactive's video game business in all its forms.

Managed by its creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds keeps getting stronger and widens its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as "Syberia" or "Amerzone" on new supports or through its original creations ("Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy""Haunted House Mysteries","Monument Builders: Colosseum"...), today, Microïds is present on PC, Mac, tablets as well as iOS and Android mobiles but also on Tizen (more than 20 titles are in progress), Xbox 360 or PS3 ("Syberia" 1 and 2).

Besides its heroes and heroines from original creations ("Syberia"'s Kate Walker, "Still Life"'sVictoria Mc Pherson...), Microïds also create new titles including other characters or authors from other media (comic books, cinema, literature...) such as Garfield, Lucky Luke or Agatha Christie.

 Microïds is currently developing Syberia 3 scheduled for 2015, responding to many fans of this cult adventure game series (more than 3M sold) who have been waiting for more than ten years.

For more informations, visit the official website www.microids.com, the Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/microids , Twitter www.twitter.com/Microids_off or Pinterestwww.pinterest.com/microids .


About Paul Cuisset
Paul Cuisset is one of the most prolific French creators in video game history. As the co-founder of Delphine Software, he worked as a programmer, a game designer and/or a scriptwriter on titles as famous as "Future Wars: Time Travelers", "The Stealth Affair", "Cruise For a Corpse", "Moto Racer" and "Darkstone". In 1992, his classic action/adventure game, "Flashback", was listed in the Guiness World Records as the best-selling French game across the globe. In 2005, he created the VectorCell studio that developed "Amy" (PS3, Xbox 360) and the HD remake of "Flashback" (PS3, Xbox 360, PC). More details about Paul Cuisset's creations can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Cuisset/322067201278662

Thursday, 28 May 2015

"Homesick" launch trailer

Interesting...


Dragon of Legends launches on Square Enix Indie Collective


Dragon of Legends is an action based MMORPG for PC, Mac, and Mobile platforms heavily influenced by the mythic cycle of Gaelic Ireland and Norse mythology, where the lights of faeries border the realms of darkness.  The developers, Thrive Games from Canada, have recently launched a campaign on the Square Enix Collective and are looking for more support following extremely positive feedback so far.




Visual novel SERAFINA’S CROWN now on Steam Greenlight (also on Android, Desura, Itch.io)


Serafina’s Crown is the long-awaited sequel to the 2014 visual novel, Serafina’s Saga.

Now seeking votes on Steam Greenlight, Serafina’s Crown is played from the perspective of Odell Perin -- the only person in the Kingdom of Darzia who *couldn’t* have murdered Queen Belatrix. Serving as Regent of Darzia, Odell must navigate political intrigue and romantic land mines -- while trying to solve a murder :)

Serafina’s Crown is already available on Android and will soon be available on iOS as well. PC gamers will decide if it gets a Steam release in the near future.



STORY & GAMEPLAY
The sequel takes place seven years after the end of Serafina’s Saga. Grand Prince Robil Feldren dies of an illness -- and a few weeks later, Queen Belatrix Grandil dies in in the midst of a “hunting accident.”  Serafina Elborn and her husband Reuben Jeridar are poised to take the throne, except for one big problem: Many nobles suspect that Reuben Jeridar arranged the assassination of Belatrix Grandil.

Players take on the role of Odell Perin, who is unwittingly thrust into a position of power. Due to her neutral stance, Odell Perin is elected to serve as Regent long enough to settle the ongoing disputes -- and thus determine who will become the next King or Queen of Darzia.

Serafina’s Crown is a visual novel with elements of fantasy, adventure and romance. Every decision Odell makes as Regent of Darzia will change the story arc to favor different Gods. These decisions will allow Odell to get closer to solving the murder, but they can also make things more complicated for the inexperienced ruler . . .

The game also features a debate system that allows Odell to argue points in court based on the stats she has earned throughout the game. Winning debates furthers Odell’s quest in finding Belatrix’s killer and choosing the next monarch of Darzia.


DEVELOPER QUOTE
Jenny Gibbons, founder of Woodsy Studio:

“Serafina’s Crown combines all the elements I love in visual novels: a strong dramatic narrative, alluring romances, branching endings, and a fun mini-game interwoven with the story branches. While the game is fun and entertaining, players also learn something about themselves through Odell's journey. For example, the stats players collect through story choices reflect emotional themes and guide Odell’s ability to stand for certain beliefs.”

KEY FEATURES
* Branching Narrative: Every decision made as Odell will change the story -- whether it’s getting closer to finding the murderer, stabilizing the kingdom, or helping the next monarch rise to power.
* Stats Management: Odell’s decisions will affect her stats, which will help her debate her beliefs in court.
* Debate Mini-Game: The game features an entertaining mini-game where Odell (with the help from the stats she’s earned on her journey) will debate a variety of topics to uncover new, important information.
* Girl x Boy / Girl x Girl Romances: Just because Odell is ruling a kingdom doesn’t mean she won’t save some time for romance :)
* Voice Acting: Serafina’s Crown features a cast of talented voice actors that bring the story to life.


PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Serafina’s Crown is already available on Android for $2.99

The game is also available on PC for $7.99 -- on Itch.io and Desura.


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Dustbowl - A post-apocalyptic adventure - Now available on Steam

Dustbowl is a post-apocalyptic adventure mixing point'n'click with hints of survival and rpg.  A kind of old-school 2D mutated STALKER with retro C64 gfx.

It's available on Steam for €8.99. (Non Steam version coming soon) 

Features:
  • Loot, combats, craft, shops, quests, exploration, random encounters, permadeath (optional).
  • To survive, you'll have to deal with hunger, thirst, tiredness, diseases.
  • Improve your gear, find ammunitions, repair your armours, buy/sell items.
  • Dustbowl has a huge main quest line that takes the player across the blistering wastelands, but also secondary quests and soon a sandbox mode.

Screenshots...







Armello, a Fantasy Board Game Brought to Life, Coming to PlayStation 4

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA -- May 26, 2015 - Armello, the Kickstarter-funded title from League of Geeks, will launch on PlayStation 4 in September 2015 in addition to the previously announced PC release. This fantasy board game come to life combines deep, tactical card play, rich tabletop strategy and RPG elements. 

Today with the release of the Armello Teaser Trailer for PS4, League of Geeks is unveiling the game's complete visual upgrade scheduled to hit PS4, PC, Mac and Linux at launch this September.  Even with Armello already lauded for its visual achievements, numerous graphical improvements are being made, including volumetric cloud and weather effects, an overhaul of lighting and shaders, high detail character models and an entire remodeling of the environment.


At launch League of Geeks will also double the amount of playable characters currently available in Early Access, increasing the number from four to eight. The male bear clan hero, 'Brun Oakbreaker', highlighted in the assets released today, is the first upcoming character to be revealed. Brun will be playable for the first time at E3 in room 515a in the West Hall. 

Set in a vibrant magical world with a tinge of darkness, Armello thrusts players into a Game of Thrones-esque struggle for power in epic single or multiplayer action. Players take on the role of a 'Hero' from one of the four animal clans and navigate their character across the procedurally generated board as they quest, scheme, explore, vanquish monsters, perform the Mad King's royal edicts and face off against other players, with one ultimate goal in mind - storming the palace and becoming King or Queen of Armello.

Players start in their clan grounds and traverse the board with a set number of action points for each turn to spend on moving their character from tile to tile. Each tile presents different consequences including exploring a dungeon, gaining or losing health, claiming a settlement for your own or granting stealth. With more than 100 beautifully animated and illustrated cards, players can cast spells, recruit followers, uncover ancient treasures and execute treacherous plots as they quest for the throne!

There are four ways to win in Armello

1. Combat - Slaying the king and surviving the confrontation 

2. Prestige Victory - Having the most Prestige when the King dies, whether from his afflictions (the King loses health every dawn) or dying in combat with the attacking player also not surviving the battle.

Prestige is gained by completing heroic deeds such as killing other players, vanquishing banes or completing quests 

3. Spirit Stone Collection - magical Spirit Stones can be found throughout Armello.  If a player collects four, they can use them to assist the King in passing in peace, restoring balance toArmello. 

4. Rot Victory - players who defeat the King in combat whilst having more Rot than him (and live to tell the tale) will win the game and shroud Armello in darkness.


"While we knew Armello would be something special, the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from players surprised even us," said Trent Kusters, founder and director, League of Geeks. "Armello has enough simplicity for anyone to pick up and play, and has just enough depth to keep hardcore gamers coming back for more." 

The Early Access build of Armello is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam and Humble Store for $24.99 USD. 

More information about Armello can be found at: http://armello.com/ 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Chariot Wars Races to Steam for Windows

London, United Kingdom - May 26th, 2015 - Chariot Wars, a story-driven arcade racing game set in Ancient Rome, is now available on Steam for Windows. 

Chariot Wars has players racing against the greatest charioteers from across the Roman Empire. Evoking the glory days of chariot racing, the game features a story-led single player Tournament and 8 player multiplayer modes.


In 128AD, Emperor Hadrian announces a chariot race spanning the entire empire from Rome to Helvetia. The night before the first race, one of the charioteers from Judea is found murdered in his quarters. An unknown woman's body is also found on the floor. 

The head of the emperor's Praetorian guard, Quintus Octavian, suspects Rome's constantly feuding noble families of masterminding the murders. Emperor Hadrian asks Quintus Octavian to take the position of the murdered Judean charioteer and represent Judea in the upcoming chariot race. As Quintus continues his investigation, he is drawn inexorably into the murky world of Roman politics.


Features
  • Single player arcade racing including Championship and Time Trial modes
  • Exciting story told via a digital graphic novel
  • Levels set in Ancient Greece, Egypt, Helvetia and Gaul during day and night levels
  • Eight different chariot models
  • Male and female charioteer avatars
  • Multiple horse types to unlock and upgrade
  • Real-time 8 player multiplayer
  • Lobby, achievements and global leaderboard

Latest screenshots from "Rogue State"

This one just looks better and better...




Related posts:

Announcing ROGUE STATE by Little Red Dog Games
Indie Game News: Even more Old vs New! Rogue State
Indie Game News: Rogue State - animation test video

See also:

Interview - Little Red Dog Games (creators of Conspirocracy)

Monday, 25 May 2015

New music-based game for Android

You play as a lone driver traveling in the heart of an audio signal ... Travel literally in music and beware of exchange of rhythms That can be fatal ! 


Avoid obstacles and let you carry by the rhythm, welcome to Frequency, a new game for Android by BadAppsStudio.  Available from the GooglePlay Store.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Farm Satoshi

Recently released, Farm Satoshi is a farming sim with a difference - can you guess what it is? - yes, you can earn Satoshi from it.  (For the uninitiated, Satoshi is the smallest denomination into which Bitcoin can be divided - 100,000,000 Satoshi = 1 Bitcoin.)

The game itself is simple but nicely constructed, I don't play farming sims usually so don't know how it compares to the popular ones but my guess is that it's much simpler to play.  Still, there are a few options, leveling up, basic management options and plenty of decisions to be made - you have to make sure you keep stocked up with enough feed (and the right sort of feed for the type of animals you buy) and water, level up your warehouses appropriately, and as your player rating levels up you can buy more types of animal / feed etc, and increase your profit potential.   

I'm not sure what the long-term earning potential is, probably not very high, but compared to faucets it's at least a fun way to make some Satoshi.  The devs seem intent on getting the players involved and trying to incorporate their ideas too.  

Try Farm Satoshi now.

Gold Rush! Anniversary released for devices smaller than 7”

Cologne, May 22, 2015 – The Sunlight Games GmbH has released Gold Rush! Anniversary, the remake of the adventure classic in 1988, for phones (iPhone and Android) which are smaller than 7”. Until now the game was only available for devices larger than 7”. The game is available in iTunes and the Android stores of Amazon and Google.

Also Gold Rush! Anniversary is now available for devices under 7", Sunlight Games recommend a device with 7” or larger for the best gameplay, because the game it is optimized for that sizes.

For screenshots see this post.

About Sunlight Games: 

Cologne-based Sunlight Games was founded in 2008 and transformed into a GmbH in May 
2013. A team of experienced game designers led by development veteran Marco Sowa creates games of all genres for PC, Mac, mobile and online platforms. Sunlight Games also works for other studios as well as in game porting and localization.

Coming May 30-31: The International Roguelike Developers Conference (US) 2015


Coming May 30 thru May 31, The International Roguelike Developers Conference (US) 2015 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia and will feature Approaching Infinity Designer and Developer Bob Saunders as a speaker at the conference. The conference will run from 10:00 am Saturday, May 30 thru 4:00 pm Sunday, May 31.

The conference will be held at Georgia Institute of Technology, The Scheller College of Business at 800 West Peachtree St NW in Atlanta, Georgia. A few tickets still remain and the conference is free. You can still get tickets here: 



Wherever possible, scheduled talks will be broadcast enough in advance so that people can potentially join in online via twitch or related streaming service. Among other rouguelike topics, procedural content generation, a topic that is near and dear to fans and developers of the roguelike genre, will be discussed. You can learn more about the conference at the official website page here: http://irdc2015usa.tumblr.com/


In celecbration of this event, Shrapnel Games is offering Approaching Infinity, Bob Saunders science fiction rogue-like game of infinite intergalactic exploration and adventure, at $10.00 off the regular price of $39.95. This sale will run through June 5, 2015. Just follow this link to order from our official online store, the Gamers Front: http://www.gamersfront.com/store/approaching-infinity.html

In Approaching Infinity, each game grants you an entirely new universe, allowing for unlimited replayability. Designed for both casual and experienced players of the rogue-like genre, tool tips, contextual commands, a tutorial, and a sensible UI all help to make this game highly accessible. Game Industry News rated Approaching Infinity 4 out of 5 diamonds. Doom of TeamPlayerGaming says, "But if you know what you're getting into with this type of game, Approaching Infinity is a landmark for the genre, and well worth the investment."

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Technobabylon -- Cyberpunk Adventure Game Out Today for PC (Steam, GOG, and official website)


NEW YORK - May 21, 2015 - Imagine a not-too-distant future where genetic engineering has become the norm, 'wetware' wires people directly to the web, an addictive online service named Trance has replaced almost any need for human interaction, and an omnipresent AI named Central powers the city. This questionable future is closer than you think in Technobabylon, a cyberpunk point & click adventure released today as a PC download from the game's official website, Steam, and GOG.
 
Technobabylon has three playable characters: CEL agents Charlie Regis and Max Lao, investigating a serial Mindjacker who's tapping into people's neural wiring and leaving them dead, and agoraphobic net addict Latha Sesame, who might be the Mindjacker's next target. When Charlie's past comes back to haunt him, he and his partner find themselves on opposite sides of the law with Latha's fate in the crossfire. Set in 2087 but evocative of a game made in 1987, Technobabylon mixes future and past with its immersive cyberpunk world, traditional point & click gameplay, old-school pixel art graphics by Ben Chandler (The Blackwell EpiphanyCharnel House Trilogy), professional voice acting, and atmospheric soundtrack by Nathan Allen Pinard (Gemini Rue, Oxhorn Brand Movies).
 
Technobabylon started out as a series of freeware episodes by indie developer James Dearden (Technocrat Games). With help from adventure game specialists Wadjet Eye Games, the story and gameplay have been refined for this commercial release. "From its beginnings as a practice project, to episodes, to a full-length game, Technobabylon has finally evolved into what I always imagined it could be, thanks to the support of Wadjet Eye and its talented members," says James Dearden. "I have long admired the studio's work and am honored to have Technobabylon included among games likeGemini Rue and Primordia."
 
"From the moment I saw Technobabylon, I knew it would be a perfect fit for us," says Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye Games. "From the cyberpunk aesthetic, to the gritty urban environments, to the fascinating characters, to the twisty-turny plot, it ticks every item on the 'stuff Dave likes' list. It's been an absolute joy working with James to bring this game to completion, and I hope everyone else enjoys it as well!"
 
About Technocrat Games
James Dearden (Technocrat Games) is a UK-based developer of indie games of many styles, focusing chiefly on narratives and adventures. Beginning with experiments in Doom WADs and Half-Life mods, and eventually moving into standalone games, our first big venture into the public spotlight was helping to raise over £4000 for Child's Play as part of the AGS Bake Sale in 2012. Since 2014, Technocrat been working with Wadjet Eye to develop Technobabylon, our biggest and most ambitious project to date.
 
About Wadjet Eye Games
Founded in 2006, Wadjet Eye Games has developed a reputation for producing award winning and critically acclaimed adventure games. Committed to creating unique character-driven game experiences around recognizable brands, in 2010 Wadjet Eye expanded to support and publish games by other independent developers. The company's portfolio includes The Shivah and the Blackwell series, both of which have garnered Game Developers Choice nominations, Puzzle Bots, which was selected for the Penny Arcade Expo's PAX 10 showcase, IGF Student Showcase winner Gemini Rue, and the critically acclaimed Resonance. The company is run by husband and wife team Dave and Janet Gilbert out of their home in Brooklyn. 

GameGuru - The Easy Game Maker Officially Launches On Steam

Following the success of the early access version of GameGuru, the developers, The Game Creators, today launched the refined retail release of the easy to use game maker on Steam.

GameGuru received great reviews at GDC and from the early access Steam community, with feedback that it was very easy to use, could create games in minutes and was a bargain at under USD $20. Plus the variety of graphic styles was a welcome feature meaning the games created with GameGuru will look different for each user – perfect for beginners, hobbyists and Indies alike.


The refined and released version of GameGuru includes a number of new and significant features added since its early access launch on February 27th 2015 including:

·         New Character Creator - create your own characters!
·         Third person gaming mode
·         3D edit mode
·         Team based multiplayer mode
·         Co-op multiplayer mode
·         Story Mode (playing videos)
·         Decal animation support
·         Enhanced weapon features
·         Improved Zombie AI
·         .3DS import support (Sketchup Pro & others)
·         Many new LUA script commands
·         Plus hundreds of other tweaks and fixes!


In addition to the new features detailed above, The Game Creators have released six DLC media packs, providing users with an opportunity to add a huge mix of new media and updated legacy to their collections. The packs include buildings, deserts, jungle, dungeons, warzones and combat characters in Middle Eastern, Aztec and medieval themes. 

The Game Creators CEO, Lee Bamber, said “GameGuru is crammed with all the things you need to create your own games easily, such as a huge library of assets, example games, tutorials and getting started videos. We solve the technical challenges of graphics rendering, physics, logic, A.I, sound and control systems so you can focus on your amazing game ideas."
The Game Creators Development Director, Rick Vanner, said, “More gamers than ever want to create their own games and experiences and GameGuru is ideally placed to bring the world of game making to a wider audience. With GameGuru we're empowering any user of any talent level to make games, it's just so easy to get your ideas up and running. We'll be adding more features and listening to our community as we continue to improve and evolve GameGuru."


The GameGuru official website can be found at www.game-guru.com and here http://store.steampowered.com/app/266310/ on Steam.

Sunset launches today

  • Game launches today for PC, Mac and Linux

  • 10% discount on for first week on Steam $17.99 (£13.49)

  • Also available via Humble and Tale of Tale's store page


For more details and trailer, see this post.

Steam Trading Cards teach players about Computer History thanks to Indie Game

Pixel: ru² just released a series of Trading Cards on Steam that focus on the early history of computers.  There are 15 cards in total and they give information about famous machines such as the ENIAC, as well as famous people like Alan Turing and Ada Lovelace.



If you don't know about Pixel: ru², it's a cross between a puzzle-platformer and a shooter with a backstory revolving around artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and the future of life.  The game play revolves around both color theory and gravity manipulation.

You play as a pixel moving around image files.  There are colored barriers that you can pass through if you’re the same color. You can change your color with switches in the levels that will add or remove values from your red-green-blue color channels.


You also have enemy pixels that'll shoot at you. To destroy them you need to shoot them with the opposite color which will turn them white — a white pixel is a dead pixel. There’s a variety of weapons to use including a flame thrower and a rocket launcher.

Because this takes place in a virtual world, you can both jump and reverse gravity as well as change your gravity direction by touching switches in the levels. Our biggest influence was probably Metal Storm for the NES.

Pixel: ru² is available on Steam Early Access:


Aside from Trading Cards, Pixel: ru² also features Steam Workshop for the built-in level editor and the team is also working on adding online leaderboards.  There is also support for 120Hz displays and RGB keyboards.



Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Breach TD is almost here: The spiritual sequel to Squadron TD (the popular StarCraft II mod) launches May 27th on iOS!



BREACH TD is an action-packed mix of tower defense, real-time strategy and MOBA-like gameplay. Starting as a successful crowdfunded project on Kickstarter and developed by Space Rhino Games (the largest studio in Puerto Rico), Breach TD delivers on the campaign’s promises with top-notch graphics, furious tower defense action, 50 mighty Guardians to choose from -- and engaging strategic combat unlike anything else on mobile.

THE STORY SO FAR
First there was the Void, a dimension of darkness and fear. Then a Breach suddenly appeared, allowing the Void army to get through and mount an invasion. Now all that stands between the Void and our world is a group of brave Guardians -- powerful beings in different shapes and sizes, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Seal the Breach!

GAMEPLAY
In Breach TD, each player defends a Bastion tower from menacing Void monsters with a choice of four possible Guardians, aided by powerful relics (Battle Cards) and Mercenaries. The enemy attacks two worlds at a time -- and the player who fails gets consumed by the unrelenting Void, losing the tug of war. Weakening the opposing team's forces is critical to a successful defense. As the game progresses, players are able to deploy Mercenaries to defend their lanes or to overwhelm the opposing team.


Before each battle, players pick from an ever-expanding roster of Guardians and then choose two Battle Cards that bestow buffs such as healing (“Hand of the Ancients”), fire damage (“Fire Nova,” a fire tornado), heavy damage to a small area (“Isochronal Annihilator”), and much more.

Each match is divided into two different phases:

(1) Building
Players have a limited amount of time to buy and strategically place their Guardians on a grid for battle. During this phase, players may also upgrade their Plasma Reactor and Mercenaries tiers.

(2) Combat
Guardians defend their bases and battle it out in the middle of the lane. Combat can get intense, since players can deploy Battle Cards as well as Mercenaries to overwhelm the opponent or as a means of defense. Battle Cards have a cooldown period, and Mercenaries have a Plasma cost -- so it’s important to plan every move carefully.


DEVELOPER QUOTE
Michael A. Hoyos, founder and CEO, Space Rhino Games:

“Breach TD offers players an extremely polished, intense tactical experience not usually found on mobile. We wanted to create an extremely competitive tower defense game that requires careful planning and perfect timing from players -- a game that rewards daring moves as well as skillful team-building. We hope to meet the expectations of our Kickstarter backers and fans alike, going above and beyond what was promised. See you at the Breach!”

KEY FEATURES
* Heads-up multiplayer mode featuring:
   - Powerful Guardians
   - Devastating mercenary tiers
   - Challenging boss battles
   - Crowd control abilities
* Completely free-to-play.
* A new take on tower defense: You are not a passive spectator, but an active participant.
* Use Battle Cards and Mercenaries to help your Guardians beat the Void monsters back to where they came from.
* Tactics-based combat: Come up with a Guardian composition that’s perfect for early, middle or late game strategy.

Future updates to Breach TD include the addition of a 3v3 multiplayer mode, cross-platform matchmaking, team vs. team battles where players can cooperate with their friends, and a more advanced Battle Card system.



PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Breach TD  (iOS) is free to download and play. The game is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and will be available for download Wednesday, May 27.


ABOUT THE DEVELOPERBased in Puerto Rico, Space Rhino Games was founded by Michael Hoyos and Alfonso Frontera in 2013 to develop video games for multiple gaming platforms. Breach TD is the studio’s first game. Space Rhino Games’ mission is to develop player-focused, free-to-play games -- where the player community reigns supreme. The studio’s goal is to develop smart, strategic concepts that promote team-based gameplay while delivering an action-packed experience that fosters a strong online community. To learn more about Space Rhino Games and Breach TD, please visit http://www.spacerhinogames.com andhttp://breachtd.com.