VANCOUVER, British Columbia— February 8, 2010— Today’s PlayStation®Network update will include the long-awaited demo for HOARD™, Big Sandwich Games’ critically acclaimed action strategy game about dragons and their treasure. The full game is already available for purchase on the system.
“HOARD™ is at its strongest with a controller in hand,” says Tyler Sigman, the game’s designer. “We know that the addictive gameplay really sells itself when players get a chance to try it. We also know that a lot of consumers still don’t know HOARD™ exists, so we’re glad to finally make the demo available and remove that obstacle to new people trying the game!”
The demo will allow gamers to sample their fire-breathing, gold-collecting skills on several maps and game modes, including a 2-player local (“couch”) co-operative level. The full game includes 4 game modes, over 35 maps, leaderboards, trophies, and any combination of local and online multiplayer making HOARD™ one of only a few great options for 4-person couch-party style play.
HOARD™’s innovative gameplay and design focus on rock-solid short-session experiences earned it a“Best Quick Fix” award and“Best Competitive Multiplayer” nomination in IGN’s Best of 2010 Awards.
The full version of HOARD™ is for sale now on the PlayStation®Network for $14.99, and includes dozens of hours of gameplay and over 100 unique badges to be earned. HOARD™-themed avatars and wallpapers are also available.
About HOARD TM:
HOARD™ is Big Sandwich Games’ innovative strategy arcade game where up to four players compete as dragons while burning medieval villages, kidnapping princesses, roasting thieves, and otherwise trying to collect as much gold as possible for their hoards. Local and online multiplayer play are supported for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system version, as are leaderboards and other PlayStation ®Network community features. Visit the official website ( www.hoardgame.com) or become a fan on Facebook® ( www.facebook.com/HoardGame).
About Big Sandwich Games, Inc.:
Big Sandwich Games is an independent game development studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 2006 by industry veteran programmers, artists, and designers, Big Sandwich Games’ mission is to create distinctive and memorable original titles of the highest quality gameplay and visuals. Big Sandwich Games uses its proprietary Clubhouse TM engine to leverage authorized developer status for PlayStation®3 system, PSP system, Xbox 360 ®, Wii ®, DS ®, and iPhone ®. Visit the website at www.bigsandwichgames.com
Tyler Sigman, Design Director
Big Sandwich Games, Inc.