FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAS VEGAS, NV– July 29, 2010– Jet Set Games TM today announced that Highborn TM , the critically and commercially successful turn-based strategy game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, is now part of the OpenFeint social gaming community. Highborn version 1.1.0 is now live on the iTunes App Store at http://itunes.com/app/Highborn and will be on sale for only $.99 beginning Saturday, July 31 through Sunday, August 8.
In addition to adding the OpenFeint platform for multiplayer gaming, Highborn version 1.1.0 includes a new achievements system along with various improvements and enhancements:
- <*>More than 20 single-player and multiplayer achievements to unlock*> <*>Player-to-player chat*> <*>Significant improvements to mission loading times*> <*>Enhanced map mode performance*> <*>Various bug fixes*> <*>Removed Facebook-based multiplayer (NOTE: all existing Facebook multiplayer games will be deleted in this update)*>
In celebration of Highborn’s new multiplayer home, Aurora Feint will feature the game on its OpenFeint website and app from August 1—15. Additionally, on Friday, July 30 Highborn will be the Free Game of the Day and featured in OpenFeint’s Game Spotlight app, available in the iTunes App Store.
“OpenFeint is the premier multiplayer community for iPhone gamers and we’re proud that Highborn is now part of it,” said Rade Stojsavljevic, president of Jet Set Games.“We’re thrilled to be able to open up Highborn’s multiplayer to an even larger audience and encourage everyone to give it a try, especially now that it’s on sale for only $.99.”
In Highborn, players are treated to two strategy games that combine to offer an intelligent, tactical experience without the frenetic play of a traditional RTS. Players move forces around an overhead map to secure spells and combat support, then dive into 3D combat to deploy those advantages against an unsuspecting enemy. All the fun and fighting is set against an irreverent tale, filled with wacky heroes, witty dialogue and wild assumptions.
“We’re thrilled that Jet Set Games is bringing Highborn to the OpenFeint player community. It’s a fantastic game that makes perfect use of our new multiplayer technology,” said Eros Resmini, VP of Marketing and Developer Relations at Aurora Feint.
- <*> A Light Touch– Highborn is a casual mobile strategy game that offers a satisfying experience for players, no matter if they spend minutes or hours in the game.*> <*> Time for a New Strategy– Highborn features a unique blend of strategic movement and 3D combat that caters to a variety of gameplay styles and offers a great deal of replayability.*> <*> Multiplay at Your Pace– Turn-based gaming enables players to think, then act, in round-based play via OpenFeint’s 31-million-player community. Players can have multiple games going at once, and can trash-talk their opponents in player-to-player chat.*> <*> Many Styles of Play– Players unlock hero characters as they progress through the game, giving them access to different abilities and play styles, along with different strategies to use against their opponents.*> <*> Achieve Greatness– More than 20 single- and multiplayer achievements to unlock, including judicious use of turns, using units as bait, and making it through an entire mission without capturing support structures.*>
Jet Set Games is planning to release additional single- and multi-player gameplay for Highborn in the form of in-app downloadable content. The company is also finalizing an iPad-specific version of Highborn for release later this summer, pricing to be announced.
- <*>iTunes Link: http://itunes.com/app/Highborn*> <*>Product website: http://jetsetgames.net/games/highborn*> <*>Flickr Asset Feed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsetgames*> <*>Delicious Feed of Background Information: http://delicious.com/jetsetgames*> <*>Twitter Feed: http://www.Twitter.com/JetSetGames*> <*>Facebook Fan Page: http://www.Facebook.com/JetSetGames*> <*>YouTube Page: http://www.YouTube.com/JetSetGames*> <*>Conversations on Twitter: #JetSetGames, #Highborn*> <*>Technorati Tags: iPhone, iPad, games, social*>
About Jet Set Games, Inc.
Jet Set Games TM , Inc. is led by the creators of the original Command&Conquer games, and develops products for mobile devices and console platforms with a focus on elegant design and simple control. Jet Set Games was founded in 2008 by video game industry veterans and is based in Las Vegas, NV.
Jet Set Games and Highborn are trademarks or registered trademarks of Jet Set Games, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All rights reserved. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.