NextGenBooks.com and bestselling author Darren Reid today launch a free game download for PlayStation Portable based upon the author’s forthcoming fantasy epic. The Half Broken Crown: Battle Kingdoms!! is a turn based adventure game that pits players against a host of monsters, thieves, villains and heroes. As players level up and improve their skill level new quests and adventures will be opened up to play.
In July NextGenBooks.com launched a free online point and click fantasy adventure, The Half Broken Crown: The Broken Kingdoms which has proved a Turn based adventure game available as a free dohit with casual gamers across the world. Since its launch PSP users have requested a stripped downloadable version to play offline. Rather stripping down an existing game the game developer has instead opted to create an entirely new adventure for PSP gamers.
Battle Kingdoms!! is a pick up and play adventure that anyone can learn in just a few seconds. Based around classic turn-based RPG combat players must level up in order to progress through new stages and face new enemies. An online version of this game will also be released for PC, Mac, Wii and PS3 gamers to enjoy through their respective browsers. Future updates are currently being considered including the possibility of adding peer-to-peer combat to the online version.
Battle Kingdoms!! can be downloaded for the PSP or played online from www.NextGenBooks.com/battlekingdoms.
About NextGenBooks.com and Darren Reid: In mid 2006 bestselling fantasy author Darren launched his free ebook library, a pioneering collection of free literature formatted and optimized for PCs, Macs, iPods and videogame consoles and handhelds. The success of this initial projected quickly led to the establishment of NextGenBooks.com, a website whose principle aim is to bring fantasy and science fiction narratives to a new game-orientated audience. Since its establishment NextGenBooks.com has released free titles from authors such as D.A. Adams, Kim Silva, Kyrinn S. Eis and D.W. Goyette alongwith interactive adventures from founding author Darren Reid including the Wizard of Oz prequel The Sword of Oz and a series of spin-off titles of Reid’s own novels, brining these narratives to a whole new audience. NextGenBooks.com is currently readying its most ambitious project, Black Sun (details TBA), for a late 2007 release.