Toronto’s Longbow Games, one of the few selected for this year’s PAX 10 showcase winners, is proud to announce that their strategy wargame, Hegemony: Philip of Macedon, is now available on Steam. In addition, they have lowered the price to only $19.99.
“As an independent developer, it’s always a struggle to gain the attention of your audience,” said Jim McNally, president of Longbow Games. “We’re very excited to be launching Hegemony: Philip of Macedon on Steam, where we can share our game with a much wider audience.”
Longbow Games is currently working on their next title, Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece, which will soon be in beta testing. Customers of Hegemony: Philip of Macedon can help test the new game for free at www.LongbowGames.com.
Hegemony: Philip of Macedon lets you conquer the ancient Greek world in this PC RTS war game that follows the rise of Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. Players campaign across a continuous satellite-accurate map of ancient Greece encountering the full range of warfare from reconnaissance to raids to field battles to mountain blockades. The game also features:
* Innovative supply system – Siege and starve the enemy by cutting their supply lines or burning their crops, all the while building and protecting your own supply network to support your growing empire.
* Steeped in history – In-game pedia and 100+ historical objectives recreate the rise of the Macedonian empire.
* Detailed and stylized world and map – Transition smoothly between the detailed 3D world and the stylized board-game map while maintaining complete control over your empire.
* Subjugate your enemy – Chase down and capture routed enemy units to create slave gangs to work your mines or build your forts. But don’t leave them unguarded or they could rebel and wreak havoc in your empire’s heartland!
* Conquer the seas – Build a fleet of triremes to protect your coastlines, raid enemy merchants, or drop an army at your enemy’s back door.
PadWorx Digital Media has released the official soundtrack for its debut eBook title, Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition. The music from the PadWorx eBook is a full soundtrack featuring 16 original songs from the iPad™ app.
“We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from fans who can’t get enough of the beautiful, haunting music that sets the mood for the chapters of our Dracula book,” said Jeffery Alan Schechter, PadWorx Digital Media’s CEO. “Because the music really brings the Dracula story to life and distinguishes our eBook App from others, we made it a priority to offer the entire song list to fans through iTunes.”
The album features indie rock songs from artists Adaline, Christa Couture, Emily Spiller, Eve and the Ocean and Phoebe Sharp. Each song sets the tone of the classic tale, helping to drive the story to its grim finale. Head over to iTunes today to purchase the full album for $9.99 or individual tracks for $0.99 each. Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition for Apple® iPad™ is available now for the limited-time price of $2.99.
Turkey, stuffing, gravy and… BlackBerries? A new survey commissioned by WIND Mobile, coinciding with the launch of their ‘Naughty or Nice‘ holiday campaign, revealed that more than a third of Canadians expect to find someone talking, texting or emailing at a holiday dinner this season.
The study also revealed that most Canadians (85 per cent) believe that if asked, Santa would say they had been nice this year. But the proof really lies in what Canadians are doing that’s nice – 69 per cent of Canadians surveyed said that they had received a call, text or email just to say something ‘nice’ within the last day or week! Atlantic Canada and Ontario appear the nicest at 75 and 74 per cent but love is really lacking in Alberta and Saskatchewan where 33 per cent said they couldn’t remember, it had been so long or they had never received a nice call, text or email.
“We’re asking Canadians whether they’ve been naughty or nice this year – and we’re rewarding them for getting in on the fun,” said WIND Mobile Chairman Anthony Lacavera. WIND Mobile’s new ‘Naughty or Nice’ Facebook app lets users invite their friends and social networks to hand down the verdict – egg nog spiker or Christmas caroler? Ratings will be tracked on the Naughty or Nice meter, and whether the consensus is sugar plum or scrooge, users will get a $20 handset discount from WIND.
Beyond the app, WIND Mobile unveiled their ultimate holiday offer: $17.50/month for unlimited province-wide talk and global text as well as 50 per cent off all plans for six months. In response to requests from customers, WIND recently launched ‘WINDtab’, enabling customers to put up to $150 of the cost of their phone on a ‘tab’. With the newly launched LG dLite, that could mean a $0 phone. “We believe that this holiday season, customers deserve a significant treat – nice is truly getting half off our regular rates and a real $0 phone,” said Lacavera.
* Are Canadians using their mobile devices to spread the love? 69 per cent of Canadians surveyed said that they had received a call, text or email just to say something ‘nice’ within the last day or week!
o Atlantic Canada appears nicest with 75 per cent with Ontario right behind (74 per cent) but Manitoba/Saskatchewan definitely lacked love – 33 per cent said they couldn’t remember, it’s been so long or it had never happened.
o British Columbia and Alberta are also quite nice with 71 per cent but love is also lacking a little in Quebec with on 65 per cent receiving nice communications
* 70 per cent of Canadians are likely to call friends and family with their holiday wishes. When asked, Canadians also indicated:
o 18 per cent would text message. Not surprisingly, 30 per cent of 18-24 year olds would text compared to only 5 per cent of people over 55.
o 66 per cent would send an email and 55 per cent would send snail mail.
* About 20 per cent of Canadians expect their mobile device will be a helpful tool while doing their holiday shopping.
o Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) will use their phone to find store locations (24 per cent of men compared to 21 per cent of women – who said men never ask for directions?).
o 20 per cent would use it to carry their shopping list as well as research prices.
o 19 per cent said they would research product information and find deals and discounts.
o Only eight per cent plan to purchase gifts using their mobile device.
* 85 per cent of Canadians believe that if asked, Santa would say they had been nice this year
o Women claim they are nice (versus naughty) slightly more than men (89 versus 78 per cent)