FIELDRUNNERS GOES FREE TO PLAY ONLINE

CAMBRIDGE, MA – OCTOBER 25, 2011Fieldrunners, the award winning tower defense game, is now free to play online thanks to the magic of HTML 5!   With a slew of new content available right in your browser, this version of Fieldrunners is sure to please gamers around the globe.

Play it now at: http://chrome.fieldrunners.com

In the HTML 5 version of Fieldrunners, players can challenge themselves with the all new Time Trial and Sudden Death modes.  Additionally, players can foil the runners with the new Poison Tower, which damages enemy units over time.  On top of that, players gain access to two sets of 6 tower combinations previously limited to select maps.  This allows fans to experiment with new strategies that weren’t possible in any other versions of the game.  Needless to say, the team at Subatomic Studios is very excited!

“HTML 5 support is showing up in all major browsers, including Chrome,” says Jamie Gotch, co-founder of Subatomic Studios.  “This means huge things for games.  We wanted to throw our hat in the ring with an updated, HTML 5 version of Fieldrunners, and the Chrome Web Store seemed like a great place to launch it.”

This new, HTML 5 version of Fieldrunners was designed with modern gamers in mind.  Using the contemporary “Free to Play” model, gamers get access to the first of eight maps for free.  If they want more action, each additional map can be had for $0.99, or they can purchase the complete map pack for $4.99 - cheaper than any version to date.

“Fans have been asking for a free version of Fieldrunners since it launched in 2008, so we’re thrilled to give it to them,” said Alec Shobin, Marketing and PR Manager at Subatomic Studios. “Analytics in the recently launched Android version prove that the Grasslands map is one of the most popular levels for beginners, and now they’ll be able to play it for free right in their browsers.”

Fieldrunners, one of the most anticipated and visually stunning games in mobile tower defense history, is now live in the Chrome Web Store. You will be able to defend your base and control the field using a diverse selection of upgradeable towers in an epic adventure. Master a wide array of tactics and strategies to help you stand victorious against countless waves of unique land and air combatants. Do you have what it takes to defeat the fieldrunners and rise to the top as the ultimate tower defense champion? Find out now!

One of the first runaway successes on the iPhone, Fieldrunners has won an assortment of awards, ranging from the prestigious “Best Mobile Game” and “Achievement in Art” awards at the 2009 Independent Games Festival, to being featured on the cover of TIME Magazine as one of their Top 10 Games of 2008, where it was listed amongst such titles as Grand Theft Auto IV, Little Big Planet, Gears of War 2, Rockband 2 and Spore.

About Subatomic Studios

Subatomic Studios, based in Cambridge, MA, is an award-winning independent developer of video games for handheld and mobile devices. Fieldrunners, the studio’s flagship game, combines gorgeous artwork with fine-tuned Tower Defense gameplay, allowing Subatomic Studios to captivate mobile gamers everywhere with a truly unique entertainment experience. Fieldrunners was first released for the iPhone and iPod Touch, followed by versions for the iPad, the PSP, the Nintendo DSi, Blackberry, and, of course, Android!

Visit our home at www . fieldrunners . com, join our Facebook Fan Page ( http :// www . facebook . com / Fieldrunners), and follow us on Twitter @Fieldrunners ( http :// twitter . com /#!/ fieldrunners).

Check out the game at http://chrome.fieldrunners.com

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Press Contact:                                                                                                                                                                                   

Alec Shobin

Subatomic Studios

Cambridge, MA

press@subatomicstudios.com

www . fieldrunners . com

@ Fieldrunners

   


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