Toronto, ON – August 29 th, 2011 – Android smartphone owners are finally able to play the addictive “Cows vs. Aliens” game, now available for a limited time as a free download on the Google Android Market. The aim of “Cows vs. Aliens” is to save herds of cows from invading aliens by pushing the cows safely into the barn and keeping the aliens out. It sounds simple but when waves of nasty aliens are descending on your innocent cows you will need all eleven fingers on the screen.
Launched for iOS in February 2011, “Cows vs. Aliens” has enjoyed huge success on the Apple App Store, with many players instantly falling for this easy to pick up but hard to put down game. “Cows vs. Aliens” introduces a new way of interacting with your game, using a pushing gesture to move the cows and aliens around the screen. Unlike other games, which rely on line drawing or touch and drag gestures, the pushing mechanic is a much more organic and lifelike interaction.
RATING: ***** Like it a lot!
By Chuggzzz – Version 2.01 – 17-Aug-2011
“Good, fast gameplay, addictive. Original! Very nice little app :)”*
RATING: ***** Weeeeena!
By Fachorapaz – Version 2.01 – 31-Jul-2011
“Entretenido, y la música es genial - Funny and great music”*
RATING: ***** I always knew extra-terrestrials and dairy went well together
By Michael Place – Version 2.01 – 30-Jun-2011
“I have to admit, the many times I have passed a pasture of cows, I never could catch a glimpse of their alien oppressors, this game has opened my eyes, and I am now able to patrol an entire county of farms keeping the, all be it adorable, aliens at bay. Thank you cows and aliens!!”* 1
“It’s a very impressive little game, which is reflected in its near perfect ratings” says Ray Sharma, founder and CEO of XMG Studio Inc. “The half million fans of the game often remark how cool the touch-interface-feel is for the herding of the cows. That and how nervous it gets when waves of aliens attack your barn!”
Like it’s iOS counterpart, “Cows vs. Aliens” for Android appeals to both to casual and serious gamers by keeping the mechanism simple and intuitive, but making it more and more challenging, when moving up the levels. The Android version also allows you to compete with other players and unlock special achievements and awards using OpenFeint’s leaderboard and achievements.
“This game launch includes another significant development for XMG,” says Ray Sharma, founder and CEO of XMG Studio Inc. “We are responding to popular request for our hit games to be available on Android. We have modified our Kanban Agile game development process to be able to more efficiently address this important community. Its important for the tens of millions of XMG users to know this is just the beginning of our Android efforts. To that end we wish Android touch screen users all the best and we hope you enjoy our free game promotion as our way of getting things started!”
About XMG Studio Inc.
XMG Studio is an award-winning developer of hit video games for mobile devices. Founded in late 2009, XMG has been pushing the app envelope to create innovative titles that provide a cool experience for casual gamers. The company’s core focus is to develop properties that allow players to actively immerse themselves in our games. Whether it is the incredible customization feature in Drag Racer Pro Tuner, or the experimental touch mechanic in Cows vs. Aliens, XMG’s portfolio of mobile casual games all seek to drive the maximum in user engagement through innovation. Based in Toronto, Canada, XMG is presently one of the largest independent mobile game studio’s in the emerging app economy and has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™.