July 5, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Guildford, United Kingdom - New studio "Rodeo Games" celebrates 500,000 downloaded copies of "Hunters: Episode One" with version 1.1 update and limited-time price drop. In the four months since it's release, Hunters: Episode One has been played by over half a million iOS gamers. To celebrate, Rodeo Games are releasing their first update.
Entitled 1.1, this release features:
* Achievements and Leaderboards support with Game Center and OpenFeint
* New Environments
* New Daily Contracts
* Optimized Game Engine
* Refined and Improved in-game UI and touch controls
* New End Game Content and difficulty
* Hunters: Episode One has a Metacritic of 84
* Kotaku awarded it "App of the Day"
* Featured on shows like "Weekend Confirmed" and "Totally Rad Show"
Rodeo Games themselves have been nominated for two 2011 Develop Awards.
* Best New Studio
* Best Micro Studio
"Final Fantasy Tactics. X-Com. Shining Force. All games that do turn-based strategy very well. If you have an iPhone or iPad, add Hunters to that list." - Luke Plunkett (Kotaku)
"How have you not bought this yet?" - Garnett Lee (Weekend Confirmed)
"These are the kinds of titles that can set the platform apart as one of the truly unique experiences in gaming." "Five Stars" - AppWorld Today
"This is one of the best turn-based games I've ever played, on any platform." - Arcade Life
About Hunters: Episode One
Hunters: Episode One sees players take on the role of the captain of an elite team of bounty hunters, being offered a variety of unique contracts every day. Hunters earn experience as they complete contracts in the turn based strategy game, gaining levels and access to more powerful weapons, equipment and talents.
Pricing and Availability
For a limited time from June 29th, Hunters: Episode One will be on sale. Hunters: Episode One is available worldwide in the App Store. $4.99 (USD) on the iPhone / iPod and $7.99 down to $2.99 on the iPad.
Rodeo Games is a team of four friends with backgrounds at EA, Criterion, Codemasters and Lionhead. Based in Guildford, UK, the team develop and self publish iPhone and iPad games designed specifically at the the core gamer market. Rodeo Games have spent the last 6 months working on their debut title Hunters: Episode One. Copyright (C) 2011 Rodeo Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.