Turn-Based Strategy Meets Collectible Cards in Battle Dex Beta Launch

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April 12, 2010 (Austin, TX)– Independent game developer Bandera Games proudly announces the beta launch of Battle Dex ( http://BattleDexGame.com), the free-to-play online strategy game with an arsenal of digital cards.

Battle Dex offers a strategy gaming experience like no other, blending the turn-based gameplay of strategy board games with the addictive thrill of collectible cards. Players can build custom decks to use against opponents in head-to-head or free-for-all matches, and compete in ranked tournaments for cash and prizes.

To kick off the beta launch, Bandera Games will hold a one-on-one tournament with a $500 first prize on Sunday, April 18. The tournament will be free to enter and open to all players. Six weeks of daily qualifier tournaments will also be scheduled during beta, culminating in two grand final tournaments with over $4,500 in cash and prizes awarded to the top players.

“We’re excited about presenting Battle Dex to strategy gamers worldwide, and we’re starting things off big with our $500 cash kickoff tournament,” said David Bernat, Lead Designer at Bandera Games.“We want to thank our players for helping us to improve the game during beta, and this tournament should be a great start.”

Getting started in Battle Dex is easy: simply download, create an account, and jump into the action. Level up by playing in ranked matches and tournaments, gaining experience points in battle, and earning awards for completed challenges. New users will automatically receive three free card packs upon sign-up, with more packs being awarded for competing in tournaments.

With its small file size and low system requirements, Battle Dex runs on virtually any PC with DirectX 9.0c or higher. Start blowing up your friends for free at http://BattleDexGame.com, and follow Battle Dex on Facebook at http://facebook.com/BattleDex to receive announcements straight from the team.

About Bandera Games

Bandera Games is an Austin, TX-based game development studio founded by veterans of such companies as NCsoft, Realm Interactive, and Vigil Games. Formed in 2008, Bandera Games focuses on developing innovative, free-to-play games with microtransaction-driven business models. For more information, visit www.BattleDexGame.com.

CONTACT:

Marketing, Bandera Games

web@banderagames.com

(512) 814-8970


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