March 9, 2015 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Newport, United Kingdom - Introducing the debut title from FingerPunch Games: Runes of Camelot, a match-3 puzzler set in Arthurian times. In the game, Morgana is up to her old tricks and has unleashed a horrifying curse across Avalon. Queen Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table, have been turned to stone and Arthur's subjects have been infected with the plague. With Merlin's spellbooks, stolen by Morgana's ravens, and scattered across Avalon, Camelot has been left in complete disarray. It has become Amelia, and Arthur's quest to bring the kingdom back to prosperity.
From Camelot, through Tower Valley and onto Morgana's Tower, you play as either King Arthur or Merlin's apprentice, Amelia, in a series of mini-games, boss battles and match-3 grids. The game is fully narrated from each characters point of view, making both adventures unique and guaranteeing around 20 unique hours of gameplay across both playthroughs. With more character development than any other match-3 puzzler, beautiful artwork and an uplifting soundtrack, Runes of Camelot aims to be a real breath of fresh air in a particularly busy corner of the gaming market.
Every 5th and 6th level, players will encounter two different mini-games to break up the action, Raven Restrain and Merlin's Magic Potions. There are also numerous quirks, such as special abilities, and unique tiles that obstruct the player's progress. In addition, Runes of Camelot features boss battles, pitting Arthur and Amelia against key figures from Arthurian legend, and all manner of horrid abominations.
* Epic Storyline - A story of attempted murder, magic and mystery set in Arthurian Times with over 10,000 words of written dialogue
* Campaign Mode - Play as either King Arthur or Merlin's Apprentice, Amelia, each with their own conversation style
* Boss Battles - Fight your way through 10, all powerful, bosses and ungodly creatures
* Special Weapons - Select from 6 Magical Spells to help smash your way through Avalon, from Amelia's relatively weak 'Smite' to the devastating 'Decimate Darkness' spell
* Tons of levels -90 levels to play through
* Mini-Games - Quirky and helpful games that help you restock with Gold and Weapons
* Gorgeous Artwork - Beautifully hand-drawn sketches and maps brought to life through the power of Unity
* Ear-pleasing soundtrack - Lovely accompanying soundtrack. You'll want to play this with your headphones plugged in
* More to come - Runes of Camelot is the first of an intended game trilogy subject to player feedback
Adam Griffiths, Owner and Creative Director at FingerPunch Games, had this to say about the game's launch, "We're really excited, and very pleased, to be able to release Runes of Camelot to the casual, match 3 games market and are eagerly awaiting the feedback from the gaming public. Match 3 games are inspiring, complex and packed full of fun. They're a very interesting, and challenging genre to work with, and we truly hope that people enjoy what we've managed to achieve with Runes. We're especially proud of the fantastic, dual character, storylines that have been implemented for each of our game characters. For those who love a great storyline to follow, in their games...Runes of Camelot is a great place to start and a lot of effort has been made to ensure that the characters take you on their, very personal, journeys.."
Runes of Camelot has been created in collaboration with CEMAS, an ERDF project, which aims to help small businesses in Wales develop mobile applications and services.
The Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services support eligible businesses in Wales to reduce the initial risk associated with developing new mobile applications and services through a funded development programme. The project is supported by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and based at the University of South Wales in Trefforest. The project launched in 2011 and has seen the development of various apps, including Cauldron Caters, Planet Racing, FarmMed and more.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 65.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Runes of Camelot 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. For more information, on Runes of Camelot, and other games titles, or to speak with Adam Griffiths, please visit Fingerpunch Games online.
Fingerpunch Games was set up by Adam Griffiths in 2012. Adam is a former lead designer at Rebellion Studios and former head of Dark Rock Studios. Adam has worked on a number of titles, including the original Dear Esther, Cosmic Sunder: Elements, Korsakovia and Concientious Objector. Adam's experience has brought together a team of young, talented games developers and designers, and set the foundations for a fresh, dynamic company. Other titles currently being developed by Fingerpunch Games include Zed Defence, AntiVirus and Knights & Orcs. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Fingerpunch 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.