FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2009 (AUSTIN, TX) – In just two months since the game’s release, Planetstorm®, the epic online war between man and machine, has reached an exciting milestone by hosting its one millionth in-game battle over the weekend. Planetstorm is a free to play, massively multiplayer online collectible card game (CCG) developed by Austin-based Challenge Online Games, Inc ®, (Challenge Games®).
“For Planetstorm to see its one millionth in-game battle after being released just two months ago is testament to the high level of strategy and the quality of gameplay we deliver,” says Matt Deegler, Planetstorm Game Lead. “Planetstorm battles can be played in 5-10 minute increments providing compelling, strategic gameplay when gamers don’t have hours to devote to a typical MMORPG grind.”
In Planetstorm, the once lush world is in ruins, having been ravaged by generations of Man versus Machine warfare. It is now up to every player to customize their character, build a team to crush the Machines and take hold of the fate of humanity, or take the side of the Machines and crush the last remnants of the human race. Planetstorm is a strategy game where your victory depends on exploiting your opponents’ weaknesses and getting strong cards into play as quickly as possible. To acquire rewards and advance gampelay, players can compete in single player challenges and competitive ladder tournaments, collect and trade cards of varying levels of rarity and buy in-game currency to purchase new card packs. Daily missions reward players for specific tasks and players can receive up to three free packs per day!
Planetstorm can be played for free directly from any web browser, or through Planetstorm’s integration of Facebook Connect. A Facebook user can simply click to register and a fully authenticated Planetstorm account will be created within seconds. To play Planetstorm for free, visit www.planetstorm.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Planetstorm/45946363699.
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 www.challengegames.com.
Challenge Games, Warstorm, Planetstorm, Duels and Baseball Boss are trademarks of Challenge Online Games, Inc. All other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Jenny Bendel
Director of Marketing & PR