MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - June 21, 2010
Engineous Games today announced the latest update to their award-winning iPhone game, Sketch Nation Shooter. Available for $.99 on the App Store, the imaginative shooter lets users easily create original games using their own sketched artwork – and with the update, they can choose from several art packs to help build their latest masterpiece.
With the addition of a brand new ‘Download Game’ interface, the update removes the requirement to connect to Facebook in order to download games, streamlining the process and making it easier than ever to access the over 2,000 games available in Sketch Nation Shooter’s growing library. Players can browse through games based on popularity or user ratings, or they can use the new search feature to find the title they’re looking for.
Six new art packs are available, including two which are available for free, and four for $.99 each. Among the packs is a special set of artwork prepared by Ray Hargreaves, the artist behind the popular gaming webcomic ‘2P Start!’, available for $.99. The other packs include:Free: A new set of inspired sci-fi vessels, dubbed ‘Space Ships 2’ Free: Art from one of Sketch Nation Shooter’s popular games, ‘Under the Sea’ $.99: Gears – great for creating games with rotating obstacles and enemies $.99: Modern and Cold War-era jet fighters $.99: Historical, modern and futuristic passenger jetliners
“In addition to thousands of incredibly creative games, the wonderful Sketch Nation Shooter community also provided invaluable feedback. I took the users’ critique to heart and added a new way to login without using Facebook,” said Nitzan Wilnai, CEO of Engineous Games. “And by adding six awesome art packs – as well as some technical tweaks that improve image quality – we’ve made it even easier for Sketch Nation Shooter game designers to perfect their latest gaming masterpieces.”
A new trailer, which features some amazing user creations as well as a glimpse of the ‘2P Start!’ artwork, can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZzSYbye9dk&hd=1
Sketch Nation Shooter is available in the app store for 99 cents. For more information, visit their website and follow the game on Twitter.
A press kit with screenshots and a fact sheet for Sketch Nation Shooter is available here.
About Engineous Games
In June of 2008 Engineous Games Inc. was formed to begin development on mobile titles. Their first game, Tatomic, was launched in October 2008. Their second game, Sketch Nation Shooter, was the winner of AppsFire App Star Award in the games category.
Chris Heintz, TriplePoint for Engineous Games