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Push your strategic skills to the limit in Astral Masters, a brand-new collection card game for anyone who has the smarts!

Apus Software announces version 1.0.1 of Astral Masters

For immediate release

March 10, 2005

Apus Software is proud to unveil Astral Masters 1.0.1, a fresh turn-based strategy card game for the Windows platforms. This xhilarating game builds on the success of its massively popular predecessor - Astral Tournament. The game will take you into the elaborately themed world of mages and wizards where you will have a chance to challenge your brains and hone strategic thinking in hot contests with adversary mages. Test yourself in several tournaments in different magic leagues with the final objective to triumph in the Major League and acquire Archmage rank.

In Astral Masters you become a mage who specializes in some magic element such as Fire, Earth, Air, Water, or all at a time. Also, there are six creatures to help you attack the enemy mage. Your life depends on the number of magic elements you use and most typically it is 40 points. Your objective is to weaken your enemy by casting spells and summoning creatures so that the enemy's life falls down to zero. The strength of your attack will depend on your overall power. The higher it is, the more chances for victory you have. Sleek, eye-pleasing graphics patiently crafted by professional artists complement an original and engaging gameplay.

"Astral Masters is designed for all gamers who love collection card games," said Ivan Polyacov, CEO and head programmer at Apus Software. "Unlike Magic: the Gathering and the like which are but computerized copies of their board prototypes, Astral Masters is initially designed as a PC card game. Therefore the game interface is coherent and straightforward. Another good thing about Astral Masters is that you pay for the game only once. In other games you have to constantly buy extra card packs, the so-called boosters, because with time the old ones become useless."

Astral Masters key features

  • Elaborate graphics with vignettes and artistic murals;
  • Multiple tournaments, each with 8 rounds and different enemy mages;
  • Computer and Multiplayer Modes;
  • Comprehensive player's guide.

Pricing and Availability

Astral Masters runs under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and costs $19.95 (USD). Registered customers are entitled to free updates and technical support. A fully functional demo version of the game is available as a free download at http://www.astralmasters.com/files/amsetup.exe.

About Apus Software

Founded in 2001, Apus Software is a game development company that produces collection card games for the Windows platforms. We are committed to delivering top-quality games that will be fun to play for casual as well as hardcore gamers. For more information, visit http://www.astralmasters.com.

AN EVALUATION COPY IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Product page link: http://www.astralmasters.com

Download link: http://www.astralmasters.com/files/amsetup.exe (6.2?b)

E-mail: ivan@apus-software.com

Web: http://www.astralmasters.com

Contact: Ivan Polyacov

Company: Apus Software

Title: Chief Executive Officer

E-mail: ivan@apus-software.com

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