VANCOUVER, British Columbia — December 7, 2010 — Big Sandwich Games has confirmed that a major update for their critically-acclaimed downloadable dragon game HOARD™ is now live on the PlayStation®Network in North America. The v1.01 update includes new content as well as improvements to several key areas of the game.
“This update is the first step in the long-term support plan for HOARD™,” says Big Sandwich Games’ Design Director Tyler Sigman. “We’re excited that the game has been very well-received by critics and fans, but there are a few items that have been consistently flagged as in need of a bit more polish. We’ve listened to this feedback and the result is an even better game! If you haven’t checked HOARD™ out yet, now is the perfect time to do so.”
The update includes a brand new “HOARD mode” level called “Deathspin”, which allows players to try their survival skills on a spiral map filled with wizard towers and knights.
Major improvements include increasing the text size for on-screen dialogues in HD, enabling friend list leaderboard sorting, and the addition of a new persistent multiplayer lobby which allows gamers to stay grouped up after finishing a game. “The lobby improvements make keeping a good multiplayer group together five million times easier,” quips Sigman.
Other update items include the addition of a restart option within single player levels (for aid in your score-attack attempts) and the appearance of purple princesses, which appear instead of pink any time a maiden is worth 3,000 or more gold. This dress color helps a treasure-hungry dragon tell at a glance which princesses are worth prioritizing.
A full list of update contents is given at www.hoardgame.com.
HOARD™ is currently available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in North America. Upcoming releases in Europe, on the PSP® system, and on Steam will include all update items in their initial release.
About HOARD TM:
HOARD™ is Big Sandwich Games’ innovative strategy arcade game where up to four players compete as dragons, burning medieval villages, kidnapping princesses, roasting thieves, and otherwise trying to collect as much gold as possible for their hoards. Local and online multiplayer play are supported for the PlayStation®3 system version, as are leaderboards and other PlayStation ®Network community features. Visit the official website ( www.hoardgame.com) or become a fan on Facebook®.
About Big Sandwich Games, Inc.:
Big Sandwich Games is an independent game development studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 2006 by industry veteran programmers, artists, and designers, Big Sandwich Games’ mission is to create distinctive and memorable original titles of the highest quality gameplay and visuals. Big Sandwich Games uses its proprietary Clubhouse TM engine to leverage authorized developer status for PlayStation®3 system, PSP system, Xbox 360 ®, Wii ®, DS ®, and iPhone ®. Visit the website at www.bigsandwichgames.com
Tyler Sigman, Design Director
Big Sandwich Games, Inc.