Sequel to the award-winning (but much smaller) Great Little War Game, armchair generals can now wage multiplayer warfare any time, in any place
LONDON – July 18, 2012 – Mobile developer Rubicon Development today announced the launch of Great Big War Game on the iTunes App Store and on Android’s Google Play for $2.99. The sequel to their iOS hit Great Little War Game, Great Big War Game blends casual-yet-robust strategy gaming with a lighthearted graphical style reminiscent of plastic toy soldiers. With a greatly expanded single-player campaign, brand new online multiplayer and a whole raft of other cool new features, there’s plenty to please the 2.5 million strong player base from the first game. Download Great Big War Game today on iOS from the App Store or grab it for Android from Google Play.
Great Big War Game puts players in the boots of the ambitious sergeant Jenkins as he attempts to placate the dimwitted general while keeping his own troops safe from mortar shells and rifle rounds. Using casual tap-and-swipe turn-based strategy, Great Big War Game lets players take turns moving their troops around a grid-based battlefield, adapting war strategies on the fly as they attack enemies with land, sea, and air units. The game includes platform-independent multiplayer, so friends can seamlessly wage war between Android and iOS devices, as well as between forthcoming versions for PC, Mac, and Blackberry Playbook. This will enable gamers to begin skirmishes from an iPad in the morning and continue on a PC during lunch, with the battles playing out asynchronously like the popular “With Friends” series. Great Big War Game also includes a 50 level single-player campaign, so gamers can battle while waiting for an adversary to counter-attack.
Rubicon Development previously released a short preview trailer for the game, which can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChyI-UWqy8Y
Great Big War Game features:
- Massive Campaign – 50 challenging single player missions start off simple and evolve into an all-out warzone
- Online, Asynchronous Multiplayer – Battle Android players from an iOS device or take on iPad players from an Android tablet… it all “just works”
- Skirmish and Pass ‘n Play – Compete with friends locally on a single device, or against the AI opponent on the multiplayer maps
- Huge Variety of Units & Buildings – Grunts, tanks, snipers, flamethrowers, and bazooka infantry all mean business! Keep an eye out with scouts as team engineers capture enemy fortifications
- 70 Multiplayer Maps – Wide variety of levels keep every game fresh, with different strategies for hilly terrain, deep jungles, remote islands and more
- Customizable Armies – Manage in-game resources to suit any style of play; choose whether to chip away with a dozen grunts, or bet it all on a fearsome warship
- The Softer Side of War – Appropriate for all ages with silly characters, hilarious unit sounds and an overall “plastic toy soldier” vibe to keep the mood light, even when the action gets fierce
- Full Retina-enabled Graphics – Turn-based war battles have never looked so good
- Game Center Achievements – Show friends and enemies who’s boss with Game Center integration.
Check out the preview trailer for Great Big War Game at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChyI-UWqy8Y
Download the press kit (13Mb) here: http://www.rubicondev.com/gbwg/downloads/presspack.zip
About Rubicon Development
Rubicon Development is a UK-based independent game developer founded by Paul Johnson and Steven Haggerty. After many successful years as a porting studio, they are now focused on digitally-distributed original games for mobile platforms. Their first release, Great Little War Game, went straight to #1 on the iOS strategy game chart, with similar success for the Android build.
Learn more at http://www.facebook.com/GreatBigWarGame
Phillip Klugman, TriplePoint for Rubicon Development