BitFlip Games Celebrates Successful PAX 2012 for Digital Board Game Minion Master and Shuffles the Deck with September Beta Update

Berkeley, CA – September 11th, 2012. – Independent micro studio BitFlip Games today announced that Minion Master, its debut strategy release that seamlessly combines elements of tabletop gaming, turn based and real-time strategy, and collectible card building games doubled its player base during the the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, Washington that took place on August 31 st – 2 nd September. The news coincides with a new update available now that introduces in-game tutorials, new Horror Minion models and an all new look. To build support for a Minion Master commercial release on Steam, the team has also launched the official Minion Master Steam Greenlight Campaign. To support Minion Master please visit visit: http://minionmaster.com/greenlight

“PAX Prime was a fantastic opportunity to show off Minion Master outside of our loyal, dedicated community for the first time and we are astounded to double our player base over three days”, said David Steinwedel, Executive Producer of BitFlip Games, “With Minion Master playable on six PCs, we were delighted to see new players wait for up to 30 minutes to get their hands on the beta”.

Minion Master was unveiled to the public and media for the first time at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX). Attendees who visited the BitFlip booth were given limited edition playing cards from the  Minion Master universe and those who pre-ordered  Minion Master will receive the game's first expansion set for free. Twitter follower @lianuchan won the PAX Minion Master contest and will now be turned into a Minion in the game.

This month the Minion Master update includes a host of features that improve the experience and will help guide newcomers through the universe, including in-game tutorials that allow players to learn the skills of becoming a minion master from gameplay basics to mid-level training. New tutorials will be added in future updates. The September update also adds new Horror Minion models including the Spider, Slasher, Banshee, and Zombie in addition to a complete graphical overhaul.

BitFlip Games will also continue to run the ‘Play with a Developer’ events whereby the beta community can play online with members of the development team and join a chat server to ask questions, talk strategy and deck-building or just make suggestions and give feedback. Launched simultaneously with the multiplayer, these weekly events are becoming increasingly popular and crowded while providing direct feedback to the development team.

About Minion Master

Minion Master is a Digital Board game that brings together the moment-to-moment tactics of collectible card games with the long-term strategy of miniature war gaming. Players battle with armies of figurines on a hex-based board. Minions are summoned and controlled using a custom built deck of cards. Minion Master boasts 6 person multiplayer, a Deck Builder, Level Editor, and a constantly expanding universe of Minions to control. Players who pre-order get instant access to the game's Alpha and Beta phases. Inspired by physical RPG board and card games whilst simultaneously adding in elements that are only possible in a virtual world, Minion Master is slated for release on PC this fall. To visit the official Minion Master web site go to: http://www.minionmaster.com/

About BitFlip Games

BitFlip Games is an independent game studio based in Berkeley, California. Almost two years old, the team has released a number of iOS games, as well as having played supporting roles in yet to be released AAA games. Formerly, members of the team worked on the Bioshock & X-Com series at 2K Marin, as well as Hellgate: London & Mythos with Flagship Studios.

For more information, contact david@bitflipgames.com

 


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