PLAYDEK’S ASCENSION iOS GAME CELEBRATES ONE MILLION GAMES PLAYED; NEXT APP IN AWARD-WINNING SERIES ASCENSION: STORM OF SOU

April 25, 2012 - Carlsbad, CA – Playdek, a leading mobile video game publisher, celebrated one million online games of Gary Games’ Ascension and announced its next in-app purchase of the first full size expansion Ascension: Storm of Souls will be released in May 2012.  The award-winning Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, a top deck-building game, achieved one million plays in less than nine months. To celebrate this monumental achievement, Gary Games and Playdek will offer Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer at $.99 for a limited time.

“Thanks to our fans and their overwhelming response, we have now reached this huge milestone of one million Ascension games on our servers,” said Joel Goodman, CEO of Playdek. “To celebrate, and thank the fans, we are dropping the price on Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer. We hope this offer will also generate excitement for Ascension: Storm of Souls, which we are expecting to be another big hit.”

Ascension: Storm of Souls begins when Samael is defeated and the world of Vigil is left in turmoil. Players must rebuild the universe and vie for control. The fast-paced deck-building game continues as players access event cards that contain powerful new Trophy Monsters to hunt. In addition to the brand-new mechanics, players will also see exciting new takes on popular mechanics from past Ascension releases. A complete game on its own or to play in combination with other Ascension games, Ascension: Storm of Souls provides all the fun of an open-ended card game without buying limitless cards.

"We are proud that the players are loving Playdek’s iOS version of Ascension,” said Justin Gary, CEO Gary Games. "One million games played is an incredible accomplishment. The response to Ascension has shown us that there is a hunger for well-executed core games on iOS."

Ascension: Storm of Souls can be played both online or offline and is designed for one to four players, or six players if combined with other Ascension games . Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer is required to play Ascension: Storm of Souls.

To see images, technical requirements and more information, please visit, www.playdekgames.com.  To purchase Ascension games, go to Apple Store.

About Playdek, Inc.

Located in Carlsbad, CA, Playdek is a premier developer, publisher and platform for the world’s best tabletop gaming.

About Gary Games:

Headquartered in San Diego, Gary Games is a top industry gaming company whose staff has over 30 years combined industry experience working with top brands including: World of Warcraft, Marvel Comics and Yu-Gi-Oh and three Magic Pro Tour Champions. After selling more than 40,000 copies of the fast-paced deck-building board game, Ascension since August 2010, Gary Games offers one of the highest quality gaming experiences stemming from their passion for the industry. For more information, visit  Ascensiongame.com.  


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