FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEATTLE -- NOVEMBER 17, 2008 -- Gastronaut Studios LLC, the award-winning developer of fun, sociable video games for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, today revealed that the company's best-selling Xbox LIVE Arcade title "Small Arms" is among the first to provide in-game support for the new Xbox LIVE Party system.
The update integrates the 8-way group voice chat features of the Xbox LIVE Party system to help players stay connected across the service. All new and current players will automatically receive the free Title Update, enabling players to focus on blasting away their foes without distractions.
Praised as the game Xbox LIVE Arcade was meant for, "Small Arms" was recently inducted into the Arcade Hits collection. "Small Arms" can now be downloaded for only 400 Microsoft® Points. The free Title Update is scheduled to launch tomorrow, November 19, in time for the holiday season.
"We've been at the forefront of Xbox LIVE innovations since day one," said Don Wurster, co-director at Gastronaut Studios. "This update reinforces our commitment to providing the most advanced social gaming experiences possible."
Title Update provides:
. simple, single-action party invitations.
. enhanced interface for distinguishing party members from other players;
. speaker icons that indicate who's talking and where;
. easy, upfront access to 8-way group voice chat;
For more information on "Small Arms", visit www.SmallArmsGame.com
ABOUT GASTRONAUT STUDIOS LLC
Gastronaut Studios LLC is the award-winning developer of fun, sociable video games for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. With the arrival of Xbox LIVE Arcade in 2004, Gastronaut Studios launched "Fuzzee Fever" (formerly "Fuzzee Teevee"), the first exclusive title for the service, the first title with multiplayer capability, and the first title with multiplayer voice chat features. "Fuzzee Fever" won the Player's Choice Award and Best in Category Game Art award at IndieGamesCon.
With the hotly anticipated release of "Small Arms" in 2006, Gastronaut Studios was cemented in the annals of Xbox LIVE Arcade history, widely recognized for innovation, compelling gameplay, and excellence in production. "Small Arms" is among the first titles to embrace the Xbox LIVE Party features. Gastronaut Studios is currently working on an unannounced project.
For more information on Gastronaut Studios, visit www.GastronautStudios.com
Don Wurster, co-director
Gastronaut Studios LLC