PHENOMIC’S EPIC RTS BATTLEFORGE NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE
Players worldwide will be able to access the Play 4 Free Version Immediately
Redwood City, CA. – May 26, 2009 – Phenomic™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced that the Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game, BattleForge™, is now available to all players as a free download. To download the Play 4 Free version of BattleForge, players can visit www.battleforge.com and click Play 4 Free. Players can also follow the game on Twitter at @battleforge.
BattleForge is a “Play 4 Free” game, like Battlefield Heroes which is currently in closed beta. By being available for free, all players have easy and immediate access to the action and adventure in BattleForge. The flood of new players will enrich the overall gameplay experience and grow the community.
BattleForge’s Play 4 Free version provides players with full access to the BattleForge game, including all community features, scenarios, the recently launched Renegade campaign and 32 of 200 trading cards. Play 4 Free players will be able to explore the full world of BattleForge and, can add more cards to their collection by purchasing points online. Players that do not wish to download the game or purchase the cards online can still buy the retail version which includes a disk-based game and cards from all 4 factions plus 3000 BattleForge Points that can be exchanged for in-game cards. This retail version of the game remains available for $29.99.
BattleForge combines strategy, fantasy, trading cards and magical spells in a dynamic online environment. Combining the strategic, real-time gameplay of classics such as Command & ConquerTM with a fully enabled, online collectible community, BattleForge pioneers strategy gaming with its online multiplayer design and community features set. The collectable cards in the game are the tools of war - each representing a spell, unit or building that is conjured directly onto the battlefield real time in stunning 3D graphics. BattleForge features single-player scenarios and cooperative scenarios supporting 2-12 players, as well as Player vs. Player (PvP) ranked and unranked duels. With co-op play, chat rooms, and a robust marketplace featuring direct trade, an auction hall and in-game mail, BattleForge is the first RTS to combine the social and community aspects of an MMO with an exciting RTS.
Archive for May, 2009
GAMESCAMPUS’ CUE ONLINE NOW IN OPEN BETA
GamesCampus’ New 3D Pool Simulation Offers A Dynamic Wagering System
San Jose, Calif. (May 20, 2009) - San Jose-based online game publisher, GamesCampus.com (www.GamesCampus.com, run by OnNet USA), announced today that Cue Online, its free, item-based realistic online pool simulation game, is now in open beta at http://cueonline.gamescampus.com/.
Cue Online is one of the most realistic online billiards games available anywhere. Players are able to compete with one another in eight-Ball, nine-Ball, 14-1, and snooker billiards games to level their characters up with experience points and Gold (in-game credits which are earned by making successful shots).
With the open beta, Cue Online introduces many new features. The biggest visual change in the game is that players can now choose one of five different avatars. Players will also be impressed by the dynamic wagering system that is newly available in the game. Under the new wagering rules, each time there is a scratch or miscue, the offending player adds Gold to the pot and the winner collects the entire sum!!
With the start of the open beta, players now can use Gold to purchase essential billiard items such as cues, chalk, gloves.
The open beta will last until the game’s official launch date later this summer (exact date TBD).
For more information about Cue Online visit http://cueonline.gamescampus.com/.
TRUE GAMES ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE FOR WARRIOR EPIC-MAY 19th
Highly Anticipated Online Action-RPG to Launch Tuesday, May 19th at 5 PM PDT at www.warriorepic.com
IRVINE, Calif., May 14th, 2009 - True Games, an international publisher of multi-player online games today announced the official launch date of its highly anticipated title Warrior Epic. The official launch date for North America is May 19th. Once the game is live, players are invited to join the battle and download the game for free at www.warriorepic.com.
“Our beta testers have given us a lot of great feedback and we are confident that the game is now reaching a point where we can provide the Warrior Epic community an engaging and compelling experience,” said Jeff Lujan, Founder and Chairman of True Games.
True Games will continue to put Warrior Epic through rigorous beta testing through Monday, May 18th and are accepting a second round of closed beta testers to provide feedback before the official launch. Those who wish to partake in the closed beta will be rewarded through in-game events and promotions. Those interested in joining can register at www.warriorepic.com .
Developed by Austin based studio Possibility Space, Warrior Epic is an online, action role-playing game set in an original fantasy universe. In the game, players will assume command of a Warrior Hall from which they manage their characters’ adventures. They can recruit from a wide array of Warrior Classes, each with its own style of play. The Classes and the Hall itself can be upgraded visually as well as functionally. Players adventure together in multiplayer campaigns, adventure mode, solo quests and PVP.
One of the most unique aspects of Warrior Epic is that death does not mean the end of a warrior. Instead, it opens totally new and strategic options for players. The game’s unique Warrior Spirits System enables fallen warriors to not only be revived at any time at their hall, but also to be transformed into Spirits that can be bound to weapons to increase and open weapon abilities and skills, or they can be called out to inflict massive damage depending on player needs.
For more information and to join the Warrior Epic community, visit www.warriorepic.com.
Outspark has announced the commercial release of their free to play massive multiplayer snowboarding game: Project Powder.
I’ve been playing this one off and on since the early beta and it’s a LOT of fun! There are three game modes available… a racing mode allowing you to go head to head or team up with others, a battle mode where you compete by pulling off the best tricks and collecting the right items and a coin mode where you battle it out to collect the most coins.
I am constantly amazed at the level of detail and entertainment value presented in the latest free to play pc games. Project Powder is a great example of this. Yeah, you could decide to pay micro-transactions to get more stuff at a faster pace, but you could play this one without paying a dime and have a blast for months to come.