1st February 2011, London, UK: Veteran British iOS developers Origin8 are proud to announce the launch of their first game on the Mac App Store. "Sentinel 3: Homeworld" is a Mac OSX version of their award winning iOS sci fi Tower Defence game, and the third and largest instalment of the 1.5 million download "Sentinel" strategy series.
Following the events of "Sentinel: Mars Defense" and "Sentinel 2: Earth Defense", humanity launches the eponymous dropship across the galaxy to stop the alien attacks at the source by taking the fight to the enemy homeworld. New towers, tech and customisation options abound; now the player must supply the skill and strategy needed for victory.
The Mac version of Sentinel 3: Homeworld includes all the content of the iOS release (social gaming networks excepted), playable windowed or full screen. Mac gamers take advantage of a convenient high resolution interface, with all weapons and technology just a click away. Even existing iOS players will want to get bug busting, alien annihilating, solar system saving on the big screen!
New in Sentinel 3: Homeworld:
- A challenging campaign featuring 20 levels across 14 distinctive and demanding maps.
- Over 20 unlockable turrets, orbital ship weapons, automated drones and abilities at your disposal.
- A powerful new commander unit which can level up and gain new abilities as you play.
- Customize your weapon loadout in the Armory to match the demands of the mission.
- Stunning graphics and visual effects.
- Endless modes for all maps.
- Play in windowed mode to carry on "working" or go big with fullscreen mode.
- Classic mode provides a pure skill-based game mode of challenges.
- New exclusive music by the creators of the Sentinel 2 music - Specimen A.
- Completely reworked and revamped game engine.
Classic Sentinel and Sentinel 2 features:
- Specialized structures and units provide unique tactical gameplay.
- Use the landscape and destructible defences to maximize the effectiveness of your weapons.
- Unleash the Sentinel's incredible ship weapons system - if you've got the power to do so...
- Deploy mobile attack drones to harass the enemy and augment static defences.
- Construct boosters to buff your offence, and upgrade to top-tier towers for devastating special moves!
- Resource harvesting and interest system adds a new dimension of risk and reward.
- Visually stunning environments, towers and enemies with fluid zooming and scrolling.
Awards for Sentinel 3: Homeworld on iOS:
- Winner: Best App Ever Awards 2010 Best iPad Strategy Game.
- 2nd Place: Best App Ever Awards 2010 Best iPhone Strategy Game.
- Listed in the Pocket Gamer Top 10 iPhone games 2010, Gold Award.
- Listed in the iPhone Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games 2010.
- Listed in the Know Your Mobile Top 10 smartphone games 2010.
Sentinel 3: Homeworld is available from the Mac App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sentinel-3-homeworld/id415917116?mt=12 for $7.99 or regional equivalent, OSX 10.6.6 required. For screenshots and further information visit http://origin8.com/mac/sentinel3/index.php.
About us: Origin8 is an innovative mobile developer based in London, UK. With an experienced team whose credits cover a vast number of gaming platforms, they specialise in games and entertainment for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Origin8’s acclaimed products include "Sentinel: Mars Defense", one of Apple’s App Store Anniversary top 30 games.
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