September 1, 2011 - Discord Games would like to announce the official re-launch of their “2D Multiplayer Shooter Thingy”, Take Arms, on the evening of Friday, September 2nd. Just hours after release on August 29th, Discord made the difficult decision of pulling it from the Xbox Live Marketplace following reports of crashing in multiplayer matches. After some time back in the labs, the bug was squashed and the game is once again ready for public consumption. In the intervening period, you could say it has aged like a fine wine.
Take Arms delivers fast, challenging team-based gameplay for up to 8 players over Xbox Live for just 240 MSP. Players can choose from three different classes: the quick and light Striker equipped with a sniper rifle, the slow and heavy Destroyer equipped with a belt-fed machine gun, or the middle-ground Grunt with burst-fire assault rifle. Three maps, three game modes (Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag), and basic XP and Stats systems are featured in the initial release. Bots are included.
Discord plans to support the game and community long after release with 100% free content updates. Plans for new maps, game modes, and features (Awards, Survival Mode, Clan Support, etc.) are all in the works, along with suggestions from the community itself.
- Kotaku - http://kotaku.com/5812472/its-a-2d-multiplayer-shooterthingy
- GamePro - Print Issue [September 2011]
- DIYGamer - http://www.diygamer.com/2011/06/discord-games-xblig-debut-title-arms/
- Indiegames.com - http://indiegames.com/2011/06/trailer_take_arms_discord_game.html
Discord Games is an independent game studio founded by James Petruzzi and Tim Dodd in 2009. Our goal is to combine modern game design with solid, 2D gameplay. We have just completed our debut title Take Arms for Xbox Live Indie Games, and our currently experiencing our very first re-launch.
Please contact James Petruzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discord Games - http://www.discordgames.com
Twitter - http://twitter.com/DiscordJames