March 2, 2012 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Paris, France - Independent developer The Game Bakers today is announcing that their popular tactical RPG, Squids, is now available for Mac. Squids has already had great success on iPhone and iPad, where it ranked as the App Store's #1 RPG in 34 countries and spent a week as the #1 paid app overall in France. Squids for Mac can be downloaded for USD $9.99 from the Mac App Store and other digital stores, including the game's official website.
Set in a colorful underwater kingdom, Squids is a creative RPG with a humorous storyline, gorgeous cartoon artwork, and turn-based battles that pit a team of scrappy Squid heroes against hordes of ooze-infected crabs and shrimp. An accessible game easily enjoyed by casual gamers, Squids also has impressive gameplay depth and production values that will appeal to a hardcore audience, thanks to the developers' previous experience working on AAA computer and console games.
As the first version of Squids for desktop computers, the Mac version has intuitive mouse controls and enhanced graphics optimized for screen resolutions up to 1900x1200. Squids for Mac incorporates much of the bonus content released for iOS over the past five months, such as additional missions and stat-boosting helmets - all with no in-app purchase required. The game is localized into five languages: English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
"From the very beginning, we wanted to bring Squids to players of all platforms, so we developed it with a much deeper scope than most mobile games. Then we put a lot of effort into making sure the game plays great on the Mac," says Emeric Thoa, The Game Bakers' Creative Director. "This Mac release is a big milestone for us, and just the first of a series of releases on 'larger' platforms alongside the mobile versions of Squids."
* US English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 710 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Squids 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category. Squids is also available from the game's official website.
The Game Bakers is an independent video game studio based in Paris and Montpellier, France. Founded and staffed by industry veterans whose credits include numerous AAA console games, The Game Bakers focuses on creative projects that combine traditional gaming values with the emerging opportunities afforded by touch devices and the mobile market. Their first game, Squids, is available now for iOS, Android, and Mac, and is coming soon to PC. Copyright (C) 2012 The Game Bakers. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.