BEAVERTON, Ore. - May 18, 2010
Centurion Games, makers of Xbox Live Indie titles Corsair and System Override, today announced the launch of their first game for the iPhone and iPod touch, Checker Kingdoms. Offering a new twist on the traditional game of checkers, the game enables players to test their skills online against other players around the globe in a variety of themes designed to appeal to both casual and traditionalist players, including World War II and Science Fiction. Themes include not only specialized graphics, but also distinct sounds and animations.
In Checker Kingdoms, players will be able to test their master checkers skills either against the AI (written by well-known checkers expert Martin Fierz), or online against opponents around the world in up to ten simultaneous matches. A real-time notification system will allow players to view the status of their online games, even when their devices are asleep. Integration with Open Feint enables all games to be stored on a remote server, enabling players to seamlessly play games on the go, resuming their matches and playing turns as they wish.
“We wanted to create a game that would appeal to both traditionalist checker players and casual gamers, as well as introduce more kids to the classic game,” said Gregg Williams, CEO, Centurion Games. “Checker Kingdoms is the first of many classic turn-based games we’re working on, in addition to completely new games we hope will have the same broad-based appeal.”
Checker Kingdoms also enables players to choose songs from their iTunes library to listen to during gameplay, and features a fully configurable difficulty system for single-player gaming. Future updates will add new themes, such as Fantasy, global leaderboards, and an automatic matchmaking using the standard Elo rating system, which matches opponents based on similar skill levels.
Checker Kingdoms is available now in the App Store for $1.99. For more information please visit their website and follow them on Twitter.
About Centurion Games, LLC
Centurion Games LLC is an independent video game developer focusing on the iPhone, PC and Xbox 360 platforms. Centurion Games LLC was established in 2007 in the state of Oregon. Centurion Games LLC is currently developing and publishing projects of a medium complexity focusing on core gameplay, and innovation as its priority.
Wendy Beasley, TriplePoint