San Francisco, CA – June 17, 2009 – ngmoco ( http://www.ngmoco.com), creator and publisher of games exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch, today announced the launch of a major update for Star Defense ( http://stardefense.ngmoco.com) including content designed for the powerful new iPhone OS 3.0.
With the advent of 3.0, Star Defense allows players to expand their campaigns and compete with friends via Direct Challenges. In addition to Twitter, Facebook & email, players can send Direct Challenges via Push Notification Service to their friends over the Plus+ network, a free service for the iPhone gaming community. After registering for Plus+, gamers can challenge & play against the world, earn rewards, and discover more of the games they like.
“ngmoco is excited by the new opportunities for gameplay afforded by iPhone OS 3.0,” said Neil Young, CEO and founder of ngmoco. “Direct Challenges via Push Notification Service provide a compelling, new way for Star Defense fans to stay connected anytime, anywhere.”
In addition to 3.0 support and Plus+ network integration, the latest Star Defense update also includes a new planet in Challenge Mode. Players can track their challenge scores on live leaderboards and compare their rankings with players across the globe.
Developed in collaboration with Rough Cookie, ngmoco released Star Defense on June 8 to great critical acclaim. An innovative take on the classic strategy genre, Star Defense evolves the tower defense category with incredible, dynamic 3D environments, Multi-Touch user interface controls and innovative gameplay.
With seven unique planets, two different game modes, more than 50 Medals and Commendations to be earned on the field, and three different difficulty settings available at launch, Star Defense offers endless replayability for newcomers and war-hardened veterans alike.
Star Defense is available now for $5.99 from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/
Star Defense follows the success of ngmoco’s premium hit Rolando ( http://rolando.ngmoco.com/), the innovative word-puzzler WordFu ( http://wordfu.ngmoco.com/), the action-packed arcade shooter Dropship ( http://dropship.ngmoco.com/), comic-style microsurgery game Dr. Awesome ( http://drawesome.ngmoco.com/) and the special effects-laden action hit MazeFinger ( http://mazefinger.ngmoco.com).
To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone and iPod touch games, visit http://www.ngmoco.com.
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by games industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. ngmoco creates and publishes games built specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch made in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Maples Investments.
Contact: Craig Sinel