(Wroclaw, Poland) March 9, 2012 – Tequila Mobile’s Fantasy Kingdom Defense, a massive Android hit with over 3 million downloads so far and fantastic reviews, is getting an HD makeover for release in the coming weeks. Fantasy Kingdom HD will be available both as an update to the original Android release as well as a brand new, FREE app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad with extensive Game Center support.
Fantasy Kingdom Defense HD is a sword & sorcery tower defense title. Featuring two different game modes and more than 20 levels, the game offers wealth of achievements, awards, and exciting close-quarters strategic combat. The player takes command of an elite unit composed of elf archers, sword-wielding knights, powerful mages and fire-breathing dragons in an epic adventure that combines the visceral feel of heroic fantasy with the look of a Saturday morning cartoon. The trailer can be seen at http://bit.ly/FKD-Trailer
“Milena’s artwork was enchanting to begin with and one of the definite highlights of the game” says Michal Szwak, the artist behind Fantasy Kingdom Defense’s HD makeover, referring to Milena Mlynarska, main author of the title’s original graphics. “It’s been both an honor and a real pleasure to remake those assets for next generation devices.”
“While the spirit of the original artwork is left very much intact, the revamped visuals make an enormous difference, especially on high quality screens such as Retina Display” adds Aleksander Zemke, Executive Producer at Tequila Mobile. “The animations have been made more fluid, evoking the feel of popular cartoon shows, while the sharp character designs and rich colors appear to be taken straight from a top-notch children storybook.”
High definition edition of Fantasy Kingdom Defense also brings several gameplay refinements. “The core idea behind our game was to make a tower defense that’s accessible to even the most casual players, yet rewards tactical skill worthy of more experienced gamers” explains Beniamin Durski, Game Designer at Tequila Mobile. “I strongly believe we succeeded in reaching that goal”.
While Fantasy Kingdom Defense is a freemium product, Lukasz Deszczulka – VP of Tequila Mobile – insists that it’s not simply a microtransaction delivery app. “Right at the beginning of the project, we vowed to follow one simple guideline: don’t be greedy” he says. “In Fantasy Kingdom Defense, virtual goods actually enrich the experience instead of making it simpler. Players not only get new units to play with, but also a wide variety of tools for even greater tactical complexity. Moreover, most if not all of those extra assets can be obtained by skillful play alone.”
Fantasy Kingdom Defense HD has already been submitted to Apple and is expected to be available for both iOS and Android by the end of March. Shortly thereafter, a content update will go live featuring all new levels and challenges. Details regarding long-term expansion plans will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Tequila Mobile: Tequila Mobile is a mobile games services provider, developer and publisher of award-winning games designed for mobile phones, smartphones and portable devices. In 2009 Tequila Mobile adopted a freemium and micro-transaction-based business model, delivered globally through its proprietary Tequila Planet platform. This cutting-edge platform supports over 2,000 mobile handsets, and enables ‘one-click’ in-app purchases in any J2ME, BlackBerry or Android app.
Tequila Planet provides instant monetization via in-house managed mobile billing with more than 380 operators in close to 100 countries. Leveraging its platform, Tequila Mobile distributes free games through a network of partners including independent app stores, social networks, mobile operators and top mobile and web portals.
Tequila Mobile: http://www.tequilamobile.com
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