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Invasion expansion to bring new alien faction to browser-based card trading game.


April 14, 2009 (AUSTIN, TX) – Planetstorm®, the online epic battle between Man and Machine, will soon see the emergence of an entirely new faction in the fight for the fate of humanity – aliens! Austin game developer Challenge Online Games, Inc. ® (Challenge Games®) provides a sneak peek at the forthcoming expansion set, Invasion™, which will introduce a slew of new features, and new creatures, to the online trading card game Planetstorm.

Invasion will be released worldwide on April 22, 2009. The Planetstorm development team will preview the Invasion expansion set in their first live chat with fans on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 12:00pm (noon) CDT/18:00pm GMT. To participate in the chat, go to, chat room “Tactics,” where you can ask questions, get tips for incorporating Invasion into your decks, and get sneak peeks of art from the upcoming set.

Planetstorm was released just two months ago, and has already seen more than one million battles take place in its science fiction universe. Combining the best of strategy games with a massively multiplayer online trading card game, Planetstorm can be played directly within your Internet browser, or through Planetstorm’s integration with Facebook Connect. Players are rewarded with free card packs for registering as well as for various achievements in the game. Visit to get your free cards and prepare for the Invasion on April 22.

Contact: Jenny Bendel/Director of Marketing & PR -

About Challenge Games, Inc.

Challenge Games creates online games that are fun and easy to play whether you’re a serious or casual gamer. The company was founded by veteran entrepreneur and gamer Andrew Busey, author of Secrets of the MUD Wizards and creator of one of the first instant messaging applications. Challenge Games currently produces Planetstorm, Warstom, Duels and Baseball Boss – multiplayer web-based games that combine the best features of collectible card games (CCGs) and online roleplaying games, with the convenience of the short-form gaming experience. The company also holds a multi-year licensing agreement with MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. Challenge Games is based in Austin, TX and is privately held with funding from Sequoia Capitol and Globespan Capital Partners. For more information on Challenge Games, visit


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