Fight, Bleed, Vanquish And Prevail In Hardcore RPG Exclusively Available For The Apple iPad®

“Companions” Receive Major Update Including New Features & Improvements

Players looking for the ultimate hardcore RPG on their Apple iPad® should take a closer look at “Companions” from German-based Smuttlewerk Interactive! “Companions” is a fantasy-themed RPG taking place in the immersive world of “Altland”, where your party of four heroes set out to fight the evil god Detexx and his minions. Altland is a fantasy world where the old races of Dwarfs and Elves live in harmony with the younger races of Humans and Minotaur’s, and each character of your party has different (and unique) skills and abilities.

“Companions” was just updated on the App Store and contains more features and improvements than you can throw a spell at! For example, group movement and formations have been implemented. The game now has better item handling, and you can now drag & drop items on player portraits. And if you leave a single-map game from the options menu, the map is automatically saved. Based on player feedback, the tooltips no longer appear at inconvenient places, and brand new items such as unique armors and Book Of The Ambusher has been added! But this RPG offers a lot more! “Companions” now also include a brand new single-map (Elemental Assault), and a large number of fan requests have been tweaked and optimized for optimal dungeon crawling! The new update also includes a brand new “save menu” where players are now able to save up to 7 different quests per campaign, in addition to a quick-save and auto-save! On other news the developer has also created a Lite version of “Companions” giving curious players the perfect opportunity to try out the game before buying the full version! The Lite version includes the Tutorial and the first map of the Campaign.

“Companions” is a big game with extensive playability, and not suited for the lighthearted players seeking a quick thrill: This game takes time to master, time to experience, and time to fully enjoy. Hardcore fans of the RPG genre will get most out of “Companions”, and to those players, the game will not disappoint! The game has already ranked up incredible positive reviews in its earlier releases, and is so popular that it has recently been handpicked and featured by OpenFeint ( And if you are good enough, skilled enough, and powerful enough then maybe, just maybe, you are worthy of playing this game to its conclusion by successfully defeating the Dragon “Raartaark” or the philosophical pest-zombies “Glaucon” and “Thrasymachus”! Bring it on adventurer – prepare for Battle!

“Companions” is available exclusively for the Apple iPad® on the App Store:

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About Smuttlewerk Interactive

Smuttlewerk Interactive consists of Martin Giaco and Ralph Kunz: two long time friends who decided to put their skills and their love of games to use. Apart from developing original intellectual property games, the duo play music together in a hardcore-band called Hostile HodgePodge! The name “Smuttlewerk” is a fantasy term Ralph created for their drummer - they nicknamed him a “smuttlewerker”, and they liked the name to such an extent that they decided to use the name for their joint business ventures!  

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