Gamescom 2013: Trolls vs Vikings from Megapop, Debut Lane-Defense Game Playable at Nordic Games Booth

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Reinforced and reloaded from their skirmish at GDC, magical Trolls and surly Vikings set to wage war this holiday season

OSLO, Norway – Aug. 21, 2013 – Five months after its first public appearance at GDC 2013, Megapop is showing off updates to their debut tower defense game Trolls vs Vikings at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany. Coming to mobile and PC this winter, the game has undergone vast improvements; new gameplay elements, characters, enemies, dynamic tiles, movable towers, and interactive resources will all be on display. Trolls vs Vikings is the first title from the startup studio founded by former Funcom (Age of Conan, The Longest Journey) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers. The puzzle game will be demonstrated by founder Jørgen Tharaldsen at the Nordic Games Booth (Hall 4.2, Aisle B, Number 020) during Gamescom.

What’s New in Trolls vs Vikings:

  • More than 30 Viking & Troll characters are now fully playable
  • All 28 playfields are ready to be batted upon
  • Four-season gameplay, where Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall each offer unique challenges
  • Movable towers provide extra strategic options (and are the perfect choice for indecisive players)
  • Dynamic board spaces add strategic variety to the action
  • Five new spells are up and running, when you need an extra boost

More about the game:
Trolls vs Vikings is an upcoming tower defense game for players of all ages and experience levels, where you’re tasked with defending a tribe of grumpy, misunderstood-but-harmless Trolls from raids by Vikings intent on stealing their gold.  This colorful, engaging and edgy lane defense game is set in a world of rich Norse mythology, populated by a cast of over-the-top characters. With their background in creating Triple-A MMO, Adventure and Browser titles, Megapop are setting the bar high for their debut game.

Trolls vs Vikings adds a number of never-before-seen features, striving to evolve the tower defense genre for a whole new audience. It takes a fresh approach to towers, levels, gameplay, tactics, player interaction and boss fights. In addition, Trolls vs Vikings has a number of genre enhancements, including multiplayer matches (both live and asynchronous), full social integration, movable towers, strategic resource gathering, a dynamic tile system, set-piece challenges, and more.

The puzzle game will be demonstrated by founder Jørgen Tharaldsen at the Nordic Games Booth (Hall 4.2, Aisle B, Number 020) during Gamescom.

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About Megapop Games
Founded in 2012 by former Funcom (Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, Dreamfall, The Longest Journey) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers, Megapop is a new casual gaming startup headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The company is founded by some of Europe’s most recognized game developers and game business managers. More than 100 years of combined experience has resulted in a range of significant awards and a number of international hits. As a company, Megapop is focused on adding an engaging social dimension to beloved videogame staples. With a deep passion for games, their ultimate goal is to create worthy games, where quality gameplay shines brightest of all!

Megapop Official Website


Media Contact – During Gamescom 2013
Jørgen Tharaldsen, CEO
+47 41 33 41 47
jtt@megapopgames.com

Media Contact – General
Rich Jones, TriplePoint for Megapop
212-730-9744
rjones@triplepointpr.com

 

 

Aarklash: Legacy goes to Gamescom, releasing September 12, 2013

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Cyanide unveils newest gameplay trailer for Aarklash: Legacy before heading to Gamescom

PARIS – August 19, 2013 – Aarklash: Legacy, the next tactical adventure game from Cyanide Studio, will be available worldwide on Thursday September 12th, 2013. In preparation for Gamescom, Cyanide also unveils the latest gameplay trailer.

More details have been revealed today on the upcoming tactical RPG, set in the world of the Confrontation miniatures game. A new trailer available on Cyanide’s media channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7IpM7_hw9k) introduces players to the game’s world and combat system. Players will also discover the different characters that can join the party, as well as some of the enemies to be encountered along the way.

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Doors to the Official Dogs of War Online Website are Now Open!

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Cyanide unveils the official Dogs of War Online website and announces a Closed Beta to start in late September 2013

PARIS – August 14, 2013 – Cyanide today announced the launch of Dogs of War Online, a tactical, free-to-play multiplayer game in which each player manages his or her own company of mercenaries. Thirsty for bloody victories, they will confront their enemies at their leisure in turn-based style arena combat. Drawn from the world of the Confrontation miniatures game, Dogs of War Online will be available in the fall of 2013.

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E3’s Biggest Scare Outlast to be Unleashed on PC this September

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MONTREAL – July 24, 2013 – Red Barrels announced today that its darkest brainchild, survival horror experience Outlast will be available on September 4, 2013 for digital download on Steam for $19.99. Outlast received great accolades and awards this past E3, even earning the honor of “Most Likely to Make you Faint.” White-knuckled attendees playing the game for the first time struggled to maintain composure (and consciousness) when faced with the frightening effects of Outlast’s immersive audio design and the shocking truth of what lies inside Mount Massive Asylum. Outlast will keep hearts pumping and palms sweating as players’ fiercest fears are awakened.

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Aarklash: Legacy reveals official website and first developer walkthrough video

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PARIS—July 24, 2013—Cyanide Studio today announced the launch of the official Aarklash: Legacy website, featuring never-before-seen content, along with the first video of the game and new screenshots.

Starting today, all the latest news on Cyanide’s upcoming solo strategy game can be found at www.aarklash-legacy.com, including a weekly introduction of a new Aarklash: Legacy hero. The first character unveiled today is Nella, the guild magician, with an official artwork where she is accompanied by two of her comrades, Denzil and Bo Lahm. Also live is the official Confrontation Wiki on the Aarklash: Legacy website, which provides more information on game’s universe. Continue reading Aarklash: Legacy reveals official website and first developer walkthrough video

Chartboost Launches Backend Service to Power In-app Purchases in Mobile Games

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Chartboost Store Empowers Mobile Game Developers to Modify their In-app Store and Virtual Items in Real Time

SAN FRANCISCO – July 11, 2013 – Chartboost – the business engine for mobile game developers around the world – today announced the launch of Chartboost Store, the latest addition to the company’s powerful technology platform that helps developers attract gamers and make money. Today’s launch underscores the company’s core mission to provide developers with a full suite of business tools that drive their businesses forward. Chartboost Store, which joins the company’s widely popular offerings – Direct Deals, Cross Promotion, and the Chartboost Network – harnesses the power of data to give developers full control to make real-time adjustments to their in-game marketplaces.

For more information on Chartboost Store, please visit www.chartboost.com/store. Continue reading Chartboost Launches Backend Service to Power In-app Purchases in Mobile Games

Stop Aliens from Melting Faces: Fund the INSECTION Kickstarter Campaign

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Glasswing Studio’s Science Fiction-themed Co-op FPS now on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight

ATHENS – July 3, 2013 – Glasswing Studio, an independent game development studio based in Athens, Greece, today asked gamers to help bring its first title, the indie co-op FPS INSECTION, to PC, Mac and Linux in 2014 by supporting its newly-launched Kickstarter campaign. INSECTION, which is inspired by classic sci-fi films and games, will feature over-the-top 3D action as four players team up as a ragtag mercenary band trying to save the galaxy from an infestation of angry insects. The campaign, which will run through August 2, 2013, will be used to fund core development efforts, with stretch goals including Oculus Rift and other controller support.

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Aarklash: Legacy’s Tactical Combat Revealed in New Screenshots

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PARIS – June 27, 2013 – The heroes of Cyanide Studio’s strategy and adventure game, Aarklash: Legacy, show you what they are made of with a new set of screenshots!

Tactical combat is at the heart of Aarklash: Legacy‘s gameplay. Players have the ability to pause the game while planning the actions of each of their four units to defeat groups of organized enemy fighters already equipped with a variety of skills. Sturdy creatures will be in the way with surprises in store for every battle. Continue reading Aarklash: Legacy’s Tactical Combat Revealed in New Screenshots