May 10, 2012—Carlsbad, CA – Playdek, a leading mobile video game publisher and Gary Games, a top board and card gaming company, announces the release of Ascension: Storm of Souls , a new full-size in-app expansion  to the popular Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer iOS game. Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer on iOS recently passed one million online games.

Ascension: Storm of Souls can be played both online or offline and is designed for one to four players, and can be combined with the first in-app expansion,   Ascension: Return of the Fallen. The newly upgraded Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, available from the App Store, is required to play Ascension: Storm of Souls. In order to purchase Ascension: Storm of Souls, players must install the FREE upgrade for the Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer.

Ascension: Storm of Souls features new game mechanics, incredible new art and completely new faction Heroes and Constructs including:

·         New Trophy Monsters that can be captured for later effects

·         Event Cards that provide global effects for all players

·         The Fanatic now joins the Cultist as an always-available adversary

“We’re so excited to release the first full-size in-app expansion to the award-winning, best-selling Ascension,” said Joel Goodman, CEO, Playdek. “Gary Games and Playdek are pleased to meet the demand from our Ascension fans, who just can’t get enough of these great games, and now we’re pleased to release an update to Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer  that adds features and brings Ascension: Storm of Souls to fans."

The free Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer upgrade includes:

·         Adjustable Honor Pool for offline games, allowing players to control the duration of gameplay

·         “Next Game” button for quickly switching between a player’s online games 

·         Longer duration online game timers, allowing players to extend game time to 28 days

·         Support for iPad HD Retina Display

·         In App Purchase Manager – buy and restore expansions from within the game

·         Selectable themes, allowing players to select between game themes from all purchased versions

·         New promo card pack with new characters for $.99

Ascension: Storm of Souls card game is a fast-paced deck-building game that allows players to access new event cards including powerful new Trophy Monsters to hunt and capture.  In addition, brand new cards make global rule changes for all players, adding even more strategic choices.  A complete game on its own or to play in combination with other Ascension games, Ascension: Storm of Souls provides all the fun of an open-ended card game without buying limitless cards.  To learn more, visit

To see images, technical requirements and more information about the iOS game, please visit,  To purchase Ascension games, go to Apple Store.

About Playdek, Inc.

Located in Carlsbad, CA, Playdek is a premier developer, publisher and platform for the world’s best iOS tabletop gaming.

About Gary Games:

Headquartered in San Diego, Gary Games is a top industry gaming company whose staff has over 30 years combined industry experience working with top brands including: World of Warcraft, Marvel Comics and Yu-Gi-Oh and three Magic Pro Tour Champions. After selling more than 40,000 copies of the fast-paced deck-building board game, Ascension since August 2010, Gary Games offers one of the highest quality gaming experiences stemming from their passion for the industry. For more information, visit

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