On Your Belly, Soldier! Slug Wars Slimes the App Store Today

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jan. 26, 2010

Republic of Fun, the designers behind the iPhone hit Tiki Towers, and developers of Scrabble Journey, today announced the release of Slug Wars, their first self-published game for the iPhone and iPod touch. Slug Wars is a real-time strategy game that brings to light the epic battles fought by brave slugs in yards across the nation.

Slug Wars is all about managing unit queues for maximum impact on the battlefield. Slug units move down one of three lanes to reach the enemy base, engaging enemies along the way. Players carefully utilize eight different types of combat slugs, ranging from slow-moving (even for a slug!) tanks to salt-shaker-wielding kamikazes to defend their base from the slug onslaught while trying to capture their enemy’s base. Effectively selecting the order to release slug units is the key to success in this surprisingly deep, yet easy to play strategy game.

“Slug Wars was a combination of inspiration from one of our favorite classic game series, Worms, as well as a whole new gameplay type, and tons of fantastic input from our fans and the gaming community,” said Mike Rasmussen, el presidente of Republic of Fun.“We wanted to bring humor and fun to a deep and engaging game, and our fans really helped us determine what features they wanted to see in a mobile strategy game."

Slug Wars is pick-up-and-play strategy fun for one or two players. Play against the computer in Campaign and Skirmish modes, or challenge a friend to“Slug-It-Out” to victory. Slug Wars is now available in the App Store for $1.99.

Check out Republic of Fun on the web to learn more, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

About Republic of Fun

Republic of Fun is a new kind of game publisher dedicated to the ideal of creating games beyond genres, beyond demographics, beyond the predefined norms that have come before. The company has created a proprietary technology and process for using crowd-sourcing as a way to produce and develop games for iPhone, WiiWare, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and the PlayStation Network. By focusing on community, RoF gives gamers a chance to be involved in the development process, producing games that they really want.

Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for Republic of Fun



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