AUSTIN, Texas– January 21, 2009– Challenge Online Games, Inc. (Challenge Games) is releasing its newest massively-multiplayer, collectable card game Planetstorm ( www.planetstorm.com). The world had been a lush utopia, but after having been ravaged by a generation of warfare of Man versus Machine, the world is now in ruins. It is now up to every player to build a team to crush the Machines and determine the fate of humanity.
Planetstorm is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer, collectable card game which can be played asynchronously with your friends even if they are online at different times. Planetstorm is the first spinoff of the successful Warstorm ( www.warstorm.com) collectable card game series. While Planetstorm maintains a familiar layout, the developers have created a universe that is unique in its game play. The military influence flows throughout the design whether cards are infantry, armor, aircraft or even structures which can be strategically used for cover or offense. Players can complete missions and challenges to acquire rewards, or they can buy in-game currency to purchase new card packs. Developers have added new daily missions which can reward a player for specific tasks.
Planetstorm can be played for-free directly from any browser. Signup is made even easier due to Planetstorm's integration of Facebook Connect. A Facebook user can simply click-to-register and a fully authenticated Planetstorm account will be created within seconds. The player will be asked to create an avatar and join the battle. This same technology was used by CNN.com to let Facebook users share comments with their friends during the live-streaming Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Challenge Games is well known for early Facebook integration since their initial launch title Duels ( www.duels.com), and Planetstorm now supports the latest updates in Facebook platform technology.
Duels, was the first massively multi-player role-playing game (MMORPG) to be integrated directly with Facebook. It currently has over a quarter of a million players worldwide. Challenge Games’ second title, Baseball Boss, is an official licensee of MLB Advanced Media and the MLBA, and it is the first game to combine baseball simulation games with collectable card games. Warstorm takes collectable card games (CCG) into the massively multiplayer online (MMO) world. Planetstorm builds on the success of Warstorm as a collectable card game where mankind must prevent machines from causing the end of the human race.
To play Planetstorm, visit http://www.planetstorm.com. To play Duels, visit http://www.duels.com or http://apps.facebook.com/duelsfb. To play Baseball Boss, visit http://www.baseballboss.com. To play Warstorm, visit http://www.warstorm.com. For more information on Challenge Games, visit http://www.challengegames.com.
About Challenge Online Games, Inc.
Challenge Online Games (Challenge Games) creates online games that are fun and easy to play whether you're a serious or casual gamer. The company was founded by veteran entrepreneur and gamer, Andrew Busey, author of Secrets of the MUD Wizards and creator of one of the first instant messaging applications. Challenge Games currently offers Planetstorm, Warstorm, Duels and Baseball Boss - multiplayer web-based games that combine the best of the collectible card games (CCGs) and traditional role-playing games with the convenience of the short-form gaming experience. The company also holds a multi-year licensing agreement with MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. Challenge Games is based in Austin, Texas and is privately held with funding from Sequoia Capital and Globespan Capital Partners. For more information on Challenge Games, visit www.challengegames.com.
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