San Francisco, CA,– June 8, 2009– ngmoco ( http://www.ngmoco.com), creator and publisher of games exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch, today announced the launch of Star Defense ( http://stardefense.ngmoco.com) on the Apple App Store. Developed in collaboration with Rough Cookie, Star Defense revolutionizes the classic strategy genre with incredible, dynamic 3D environments, Multi-Touch user interface controls and innovative gameplay.
“ngmoco is thrilled to add Star Defense to our expanding catalog of premium iPhone and iPod touch games,” said Neil Young, CEO and founder of ngmoco.“By combining immersive strategic gameplay and fast-paced action into 3D environments that players can fully manipulate, Star Defense is set to evolve the tower defense genre.”
In Star Defense, players battle hordes of alien S’rath invaders in their quest to save human outposts across the galaxy. Using innovative Multi-Touch controls, players twist, spin, and zoom-in on breathtaking 3D planets and examine the terrain to plan their defenses.
Armed with a powerful arsenal of five classes of towers, for a grand total of 15 different weapons, players strategically place turrets that unleash everything from burning hot plasma to high-voltage decimation. The S’rath regularly fortify their troops with new unit types, new formations and new armor. Survival depends on the player’s ability to respond to their maneuvers in real time.
Innovative integration with social networks allows players to expand their campaigns and compete with friends over Twitter, Facebook, or email. They can also check out scores posted by other Star Defense players and take on all challengers by searching for #StarDefense on Twitter.
With seven unique planets, two different game modes, more than 50 Medals and Commendations to be earned on the field, and three different difficulty settings available at launch, Star Defense offers endless replayability for newcomers and war-hardened veterans alike.
Star Defense is available for $5.99 from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore
ngmoco will provide regular updates to the game with expansion packs, bringing new weapons, planets, invaders and new modes of gameplay to the Star Defense universe.
Recently voted top publisher of iPhone games by gaming press, ngmoco’s Star Defense follows the success of ngmoco’s premium hit Rolando ( http://rolando.ngmoco.com), the innovative word-puzzler WordFu ( http://wordfu.ngmoco.com), the action-packed arcade shooter Dropship ( http://dropship.ngmoco.com), comic-style microsurgery game Dr. Awesome ( http://drawesome.ngmoco.com) and the special effects-laden action hit MazeFinger ( http://mazefinger.ngmoco.com).
To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone and iPod touch games, visit http://www.ngmoco.com.
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by games industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. ngmoco creates and publishes games built specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch made in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield&Byers and Maples Investments.
ngmoco, Star Defense, Rolando, WordFu, Dropship, Dr. Awesome and MazeFinger are trademarks or registered trademarks of ngmoco, Inc. in the U.S. and / or other countries. All rights reserved.
Contact: Craig Sinel