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Free "Proto Defense" DLC coming to Steam.

For Immediate Release              

St. John’s, Canada – February 25 2011– Source Studio is releasing Proto Defense - free downloadable content (DLC) for their space shooter game, ProtoGalaxy, on Steam for the PC. The downloadable content delivers a brand new level of play for ProtoGalaxy, enabling players to experience the game’s enhanced editor powers and map-building features.  

The DLC will be downloaded automatically for anyone who owns ProtoGalaxy. To celebrate the DLC launch, ProtoGalaxy is available for 50% off until March 2.  ProtoGalaxy is  available at  http://store.steampowered.com/app/60600/.Proto Defense is a completely different genre than the previous levels. The original release of the game consisted of action and adventure levels, where the players were constantly on the offense. The new downloadable content consists of  a tower defense-style level, where players must strategically defend themselves against incoming attacks.

“We’re showcasing a brand new level of game play in ProtoGalaxy that gamers have yet to experience,” said Alex Brown, CEO and founder of Source Studio. “We have been gathering valuable feedback since we released ProtoGalaxy last October, and with the new level added, the game takes on a different dimension of play,” Brown added.

Proto Defense contains the following:

New level with tower defense tactics Brand new graphics never seen before in ProtoGalaxy* Team up to defend Earth from alien invaders. Pick from a big selection of turrets. Reposition your turrets at any time to deal extra damage. Take down huge bosses. Compete in leaderboards for the highest score. Tackle 8 new challenging achievements. Built using the ProtoGalaxy Editor.

In ProtoGalaxy, up to four players can team up, configure their ship and upgrade their weapons in order to defend earth from powerful alien invaders. Throughout the game, players brave fierce battles, solve challenging puzzles, and explore the far reaches of the galaxy in order to end the attacks and rebuild a home for the survivors. 

Game features: 

Level editor  Single and multi-player mode (up to 4 players) Array of weapon choice Ship customization with large selection of parts Use physics to solve problems Save progress online and play from anywhere 

Online demo: 


Source Studio will be attending the Games Developers Conference and will showcasing  ProtoGalaxy, along with the DLC at the Newfoundland and Labrador booth (booth #1924). The floor plan can be found at http://www.gdconf.com/pdf/floorplan/GDC%202011_02_03_11.pdf

About Source Studio 

Source Studio Ltd. is an independent game developer, based in St. John’s, Canada. The company was founded in 2007 by three graduates of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Bachelor of Engineering program. In 2008, the company was accepted into Memorial University's Genesis Centre, an incubator for high growth technology companies. For more information, go to www.sourcestudio.ca.

About Steam

With over 2.5 million active users daily, Steam is one of the most popular downloadable game services for the PC. In addition to offering one of the best online game stores with one of the largest gamer communities, Steam also provides developers with Steamworks. Through Steamworks, ProtoGalaxy includes a variety of challenging achievements and improved online gaming. For more information, go to http://store.steampowered.com.



Andrew Tobin

Source Studio, Business Development




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