December 12, 2007 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Freeverse and MrJoy today released Hordes of Orcs, a new "tower-defense" strategy game featuring that most lovable of meat-eaters, the orc. Wave after wave of successively stronger orcs are appearing from what the village elders call, "The Glowing Portal of Really Bad Things That We Should Have Bricked-Up a Long Time Ago". Players must construct walls and lethal towers to prevent the orcs from reaching the human village. If too many orcs make it to the village, it's time for an Orc Luau, and everyone is invited!
"We're very happy to release Hordes of Orcs with MrJoy. I've found that fighting orcs that are running across my screen is infinitely more fun than getting actual work done. Personally, I'm hoping this game may reduce productivity amongst Mac users by a full ten percent. That's what we're going for!" said Ian Lynch Smith, President of Freeverse.
Hordes of Orcs is proud to use the +7systems Balance Engine to collect game-play information. The more info the Balance Engine collects, the better future versions of Hordes of Orcs can be tweaked, resulting in an awesome game only getting better. Only game-play information is transmitted back while you play Hordes of Orcs. At no time do we access any personal information (unless you count doing 683 damage to an Orc personal).
Hordes of Orcs is available for $24.95 from the Freeverse online store. More information about the game, including a full demo, screenshots, and the strangest game trailer ever made, are available from the Hordes of Orcs product page.
About MrJoy: MrJoy creates fun and captivating games for casual gamers of all ages. Available on multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, and mobile devices, MrJoy games can also be played directly inside popular web browsers. MrJoy is based in California's sunny Silicon Valley.
About Freeverse: Freeverse strives to develop and publish seamless software, with a particular concentration on the Mac OS and the Xbox 360. Our developed and published titles have been honored with more Apple Design Awards than any other company. Our original characters have appeared in TimeDigital, Wired, and Animation World magazines, as well as television commercials for Blockbuster Video. Headquartered in New York City, Freeverse draws upon the talents of artists, programmers and sound designers from around the globe.