PARIS - May 16, 2012 - Independent developer The Game Bakers is announcing that their bestselling role-playing game, SQUIDS, can now be downloaded for PC. Originally released for iPhone and iPad, SQUIDS has already been enjoyed by more than one million players worldwide. The new PC download sells for USD$6.99 from a number of online stores, as well as directly from the developers: http://squidspc.thegamebakers.com
Developed by a team with years of experience working on AAA computer and console games, the lighthearted SQUIDS has diverse appeal thanks to its casual (yet very addictive!) gameplay, tactical RPG-inspired elements, whimsical cartoon art style, and humorous adventure storyline. The Squids' lush underwater world is being threatened by insidious black ooze. Now it's up to a ragtag team of Squid heroes to fend off the ooze-infected crustaceans and protect their homeland from certain destruction.
By choosing among four classes of Squids, each with unique abilities and equipment, players build a team of Squid heroes to engage in turn-based battles against rival crabs and shrimp. The billiards-like controls are easy to master: simply use the mouse to grab a Squid by the tentacles, take aim, and fling it across the battlefield. But success can be harder to achieve, requiring strategy and skill as players learn to use the environment, their party's strengths, and the enemies' weaknesses to the Squids' advantage. A catchy soundtrack and comical animations complement the casual playing experience.
SQUIDS' initial release on iOS was met with hundreds of positive reviews from players as well as gaming press. The game has consistently maintained a perfect 5-star player rating since its App Store debut last October. Eurogamer applauded its "gorgeously-drawn graphics" and "superb soundtrack," calling SQUIDS "a sheer pleasure to play." Wired's GeekDad said, "The levels are gorgeous ... with a top-down view of the action and tons of lovely details in the backgrounds." And GameZebo awarded the game a perfect score, concluding: " SQUIDS is a rarer find than an all-natural Tahitian pearl. From the gameplay to the graphics to the sound, everything here is pitch-perfect."
To purchase SQUIDS directly from The Game Bakers or view a list of online stores that carry the PC download, please visit the game's official website: http://www.squidsthegame.com
SQUIDS assets, including high-res screenshots, can be found here: http://thegamebakers.com/vip
About The Game Bakers
The Game Bakers is an independent video game studio based in Paris and Montpellier, France. Founded and staffed by industry veterans whose credits include numerous AAA console games, The Game Bakers focuses on creative projects that combine traditional gaming values with the emerging opportunities afforded by digital distribution, touch devices, and the mobile market. Their first game, SQUIDS, is available now for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. To learn more, visit the company's website at http://thegamebakers.com. The Game Bakers are also on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/thegamebakers) and Twitter ( http://twitter.com/thegamebakers).