Up periscope! Submarines surface for My Army iPhone update

Friday 27th April 2012: Incoming news from the front! New social games label Bad Puppet has announced today that the fun and frantic game My Army has just received a major feature update for iPhone and iPod touch. A cracked coded message has revealed that My Army now includes friendly submarines that you and your troops can use to hitch a ride, and a new dastardly chemical weapon that flips movement controls and causes disorientation.

In My Army you proudly use tilt, tap and swipe controls on the iPhone and iPod touch to keep your brave squad safe, avoiding horrible hazards, dodging rockets, rescuing prisoners of war and liberating countries. My Army is fully integrated into Facebook, allowing you to draft family and friends into battle, share each of your soldier’s war stories, and earn higher Ranks and Army Points that will unlock better weaponry and equipment. Join the fight* and save the world!**

  • Fight may result in horrible ending for you and your troops
** World may not be saved

Gamers and critics alike have been quick to praise My Army:

“Repeated attempts to top the high score inevitably follow, along with much tilting, swiping, gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair – hallmarks of the just-one-more-go greats.”

The Observer

"You'd be hard pressed to find a more frantic, heart pounding experience...it's a ball-breaking, time-sapping winner."

Pocket Gamer

“If you’re looking for a simple yet fun iOS top-down shooter, especially one which has fairly obvious old-school leanings, then make sure you start downloading My Army now.” GodisaGeek

Attention! More propaganda for My Army here:

· Update includes a submarine, new gas weapon and sorting function to find friends easily

· Fluid tilt, tap and swipe controls built for the iPhone and iPod touch

· Unlockable vehicles and uniforms to give you extra protection

· POWs to rescue who will then join your platoon to fight for freedom

· Army Points available to earn and liberate 45 countries that have been occupied by the enemy

· Ranking system that awards Officer ranks for leaders and Soldier ranks for Facebook squad members

· Game Center achievements  and online leaderboards

· Further gameplay and feature updates on their way!

Comrade! Help the war effort by visiting the official My Army website, where you can create morale-boosting postcards and download saucy-but-tasteful calendars.

www.bad-puppet.com

My Army is out now for $0.99/€0.79/£0.69 from the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

For more information on My Army:

Join the Bad Puppet Facebook group: www.facebook.com/iambadpuppet  

Follow Mr. Puppet on Twitter: @iambadpuppet

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Bad Puppet

Bad Puppet, a casual label of Distinctive Developments, will be rolling out fantastic new games, social shenanigans and other product concoctions composed by the dubiously charismatic CEO Mr. Puppet himself. Stay tuned as Mr. Puppet reveals his master plan for social gaming domination throughout 2012. www.bad-puppet.com

Distinctive Games

Since 2001, Distinctive Developments has been developing award-winning mobile titles for all major gaming publishers, such as Electronic Arts (EA), SEGA, Eidos (Square Enix) and PopCap. Distinctive has worked on a number of high profile gaming brands, including the FIFA franchise (since 2002), Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider Underworld as well as many well-known consumer brands looking to build or revamp their mobile identities.

Alongside developing games for publishing and marketing partners, Distinctive has been releasing its own suite of successful mobile titles, including Hockey Nations, the Rugby Nations franchise, Bonecruncher Soccer, Dead Runner, Football Kicks and Downhill Xtreme. In the past 12 months in addition to acquiring over 10m new gamers, Distinctive Games has been receiving positive exposure also outside the traditional gaming media, such as appearing as in-store and exhibition demos as well as in a major TV advert showed to over 100 million viewers. In February 2011, The Sunday Times nominated Hockey Nations 2010 as one of the best sports apps in the World.

More about Distinctive Developments Ltd can be found at www.distinctivegames.com 


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