10tons Press Feed http://www.10tons.com Latest 10tons Press 60 Copyright 2007-2009 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss en Steam Version of Word Game and RPG Mashup Spellspire to Feature Twitch Integration http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/266.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/266.html

Tampere, Finland, February 21st 2017 – Multiplatform game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the Steam version of the delightful word game and action role playing game Spellspire will feature Twitch integration. The Twitch integration allows stream watchers to participate in the game by entering words directly into the game to aid the streamer complete levels. Spellspire is currently in Steam Greenlight and will be released in Steam in Spring 2017.

“Spellspire is a great word game with RPG flavors, and performed very well on mobile. We have transformed the title into a premium game and will release it in Steam and for consoles. We’ve had great fun while testing the Twitch integration!” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

In Spellspire the player is tasked with picking letters from a grid to spell words. Longer words manifest as more powerful spells. The player’s goal is to clear 100 levels to reach the top of the Spellspire. In between levels the player gets to upgrade his/her wizard gear and purchase magical items.

Features:

  • Exciting mashup of word game and action role playing game
  • Pick letters to spell words, words are blasted at monsters as spells
  • Collect gold and upgrade your gear between levels
  • Use consumable magical items to push through tough encounters

A preview build for Twitch streamers or YouTube content creators interested in playing the game is available immediately on request by emailing http://www.10tons.com/Contact.html

Spellspire in Steam Greenlight: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=858376269

Spellspire trailer: https://youtu.be/QFIEbNzGdBw

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:00 MST
Top Puzzle Game Developers Join Forces for Magnificent Match-3s Bundle on Steam http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/265.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/265.html

Tampere, Finland, February 10th 2017 - Top independent puzzle game developers 10tons, EightyEightGames and Grey Alien Games have joined forces to publish a Steam game bundle titled Magnificent Match-3s Bundle. The bundle contains the puzzle game hits You Must Build A Boat by EightyEightGames, Spooky Bonus by Grey Alien Games and Sparkle 2 by 10tons. The bundle is priced €18.97 EUR, a 25% discount of the list prices of the games.

“Each game in the Magnificent Match-3s Bundle is an excellent variation of the beloved match-3 mechanic. Anyone with even the slightest inclination for matching gameplay will be thoroughly entertained.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

“Steam is a veritable treasure trove of amazing puzzle games, and with the latest iteration of Steam’s powerful discovery algorithms rolled out in the recent Discovery Update 2.0, finding them is easier than ever. Steam truly is a worthwhile destination for puzzle gamers.” says Jake Birkett, CEO of Grey Alien Games.

“Tens of thousands of gamers have enjoyed You Must Build A Boat on Steam, and I’m sure cross-publisher bundles like this will help in maintaining that success.” says Luca Redwood, CEO of EightyEightGames.

Magnificent Match-3s Bundle in Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2701/

For more information on each game, see the Steam store pages:

Sparkle 2: http://store.steampowered.com/app/370550/

Sparkle 2 trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/giB9y6-cBFM

You Must Build a Boat: http://store.steampowered.com/app/290890

You Must Build a Boat trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jKq8SnwsN9A

Spooky Bonus: http://store.steampowered.com/app/388450/

Spooky Bonus trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/v67kz89ojgQ

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:00:00 MST
Xenoraid Now Protecting the Earth From Alien Raiders on Google Play http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/264.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/264.html

Tampere, Finland, January 26th 2017 – The vertically scrolling shooter game Xenoraid by 10tons Ltd. is now available in Google Play for Android devices. The game is free to download. The free version features limited content with video ads, and a single in app purchase to unlock full game and remove ads. The discounted launch price through February 8th is $4.99 USD, after which the regular price will be $9.99 USD.

“Xenoraid was received great on iOS, even gaining 10tons our first ever big banner on the App Store in UK and Europe. We hope the Google Play will be a success as well!” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em with a fresh take on the genre. Xenoraid’s gameplay is accessible to all action game fans and doesn’t require prior experience in shoot’em up or bullet hell games. The missions are driven procedurally, so there are no memorization requirements. Real time fighter and squadron management features give the game a strategic dimension, while three survival levels with online leaderboards provide replay value.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards

The game is free to download, with 10 campaign missions and one of the three endless Survival missions playable by watching video ads. The full game unlock IAP removes ads permanently and unlocks rest of the campaign missions and two more Survival missions.

Xenoraid in Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.the10tons.xenoraid

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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:00:00 MST
Neon Chrome Arena DLC Now Available in Steam http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/263.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/263.html

Tampere, Finland, January 19th 2017 – Downloadable content Arena is now available in Steam for the cyberpunk top-down shooter Neon Chrome. Arena adds a new, high-score based survival game mode with online leaderboards. The DLC is priced $4.99 USD with a 25% launch week discount running through January 25th.

“The Arena game mode provides intense gunplay in a competitive setting through online leaderboards. The short bursts of pure action are great fun and an excellent addition to the full campaign mode.” says Sampo Töyssy, lead designer of Neon Chrome.

Features:

  • Brand new survival arena gameplay
  • Leaderboards to rank your performance against friends and the world
  • Install up to 12 enhancements during your run.
  • Unlock weapons and enhancements in the main game - use them on the arena

Neon Chrome was launched in Steam on April 28th 2016 and has proven to be a successful title. Steam user reviews are 95% positive and the Metacritic average is 74. The game is currently a part of the meticulously curated Humble Monthly bundle. The game has also been released for Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, and Xbox One. The iOS version, released on November 17th 2016, sold more than 10 000 units within two weeks.

Neon Chrome Arena in Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/568850/

Neon Chrome in Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/428750/

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:00:00 MST
Hit Headshots and Homeruns in Baseball Riot Now in Steam http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/262.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/262.html

Tampere, Finland, January 17th 2017 – The physics based puzzle game Baseball Riot is now available for Windows PCs in Steam. The game is priced $4.99 USD/£3.99 GBP/€4.99 EUR

“Baseball Riot is a great sequel to the fan favourite Tennis in the Face. Both are funny, casual physics based puzzles at a great price, and there’s always an audience for those.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Baseball Riot is a physics based puzzle game with ragdoll characters and easy to pick up and play mechanics. The player controls a retired star batter Gabe Carpaccio as he goes on a crusade to free his former team from the grasp of an evil energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. The player must smash baseballs at various Explodz fueled goons such as obnoxious fans, biased umpires, leery catchers and more to clear more than a 100 increasingly challenging levels.

Features:

  • Easy to learn physics based puzzle gameplay
  • Funny knockouts with ragdoll characters
  • More than 100 levels
  • Explosive chain reactions and destructible items

Baseball Riot in Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/567660/

Trailer: https://youtu.be/K5oIMShP7gM

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 MST
PC and Console Shoot’em Up Xenoraid Now Available for iOS http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/261.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/261.html

Tampere, Finland, January 12th 2017 – Space shooter action game Xenoraid by 10tons Ltd. is now available for iOS devices in the iTunes App Store. The game is free to download and includes one in app purchase to unlock full game. The discounted launch period price running through January 25th is $4.99 USD, the list price is $9.99 USD.

“The last premium game we released for iOS, Neon Chrome, did exceptionally well by selling 10 000 units in two weeks. We hope Xenoraid becomes another example of how a mobile game doesn’t have to be free to play to do well.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em with a fresh take on the genre. Xenoraid’s gameplay is accessible to all action game fans and doesn’t require prior experience in shoot’em up or bullet hell games. The missions are driven procedurally, so there are no memorization requirements. Real time fighter and squadron management features give the game a strategic dimension, while three survival levels with online leaderboards provide replay value.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards

The game is free to download, with 10 campaign missions and one of the three endless Survival missions playable by watching video ads. The full game unlock IAP removes ads permanently and unlocks rest of the campaign missions and two more Survival missions.

Xenoraid in App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xenoraid/id1098089849

Additional information and presskit is available at: http://www.10tons.com/Game/xenoraid.html

Xenoraid is also available for PC in Steam and other storefronts, for Playstation 4, for Playstation Vita, and for Xbox One.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 MST
Xenoraid Brings Fresh Starfighting Action to Playstation Vita http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/260.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/260.html

Tampere, Finland, January 10th 2017 – The vertically scrolling space shoot’em up game Xenoraid by 10tons Ltd. is now available for the Playstation Vita handheld console. The game is priced $9.99 USD and is crossbuy with the PS4 version released in November 2016.

“Our previous Vita release, Neon Chrome, was received very well. We hope Xenoraid meets a similar level of success. It’s a very unique title, that’s for sure.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em with a fresh take on the genre. Xenoraid’s gameplay is accessible to all action game fans. The missions are driven procedurally, so there are no memorization requirements. Real time fighter and squadron management features give the game a strategic dimension, while three survival levels with online leaderboards provide replay value.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards

Xenoraid for PS Vita: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/xenoraid/cid=UP4403-PCSE00897_00-XENORAID00000000

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:00 MST
Azkend 2 Now Available on Steam and Free For PS Plus Vita Subscribers http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/259.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/259.html

Tampere, Finland, January 3rd 2017 – The puzzle adventure game Azkend 2: The World Beneath is now available on Steam for $7.99 USD / £5.59 GBP / €7.99 EUR. The game is also included as a free game for Playstation Vita gamers with PS Plus subscription.

“Azkend 2 is an excellent combination of match-3 puzzle gaming and adventure storyline. It is one of our past flagship titles and I’m happy to see the game find success year in, year out.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Azkend 2: The World Beneath combines highly polished match-3 puzzle gameplay, beautiful location artwork, adventure storyline and hidden objective minigames into a captivating experience. The core of the game is the solid match-3 levels with various goals and great, selectable powerups.

Features:

  • Thoroughly polished match-3 gameplay
  • Hand drawn and animated location art
  • Adventure storyline with full voiceovers
  • Three game modes; Adventure, Time and Medals
  • Cinematic soundtrack by Jonathan Geer

Azkend 2: The World Beneath on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/550440/

Azkend 2: The World Beneath trailer: https://youtu.be/ixO_OFkd-yw

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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:00:00 MST
Protect Earth in Xenoraid for Playstation Vita on January 10th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/258.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/258.html

Tampere, Finland, December 13th 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the vertically scrolling shoot’em up game Xenoraid will be released for Playstation Vita on January 10th in SIEA region PSN (January 11th in SIEE region). The game is priced $9.99 USD and will be crossbuy with the already available PS4 version.

“Xenoraid is a great title for anyone looking for a unique shooter, and the Vita is the perfect device to enjoy it on.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em with a distinctive take on the genre. Instead of basing the gameplay on hardcore bullet hell mechanics, Xenoraid’s gameplay is accessible to all action game fans. In Xenoraid, missions are driven procedurally, so there are no requirement for level memorization. Advanced shooting mechanics and real time fighter switching make give the game a fresh, new feel. Additional Hard Mode and three survival levels with online leaderboards provide considerable replayability.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:00:00 MST
You Can Now Tennis in the Face on Xbox One http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/257.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/257.html

Tampere, Finland, December 9th 2016 - Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the physics based puzzle game Tennis in the Face is now available for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self publishing program. The game is priced $4.99 USD with a 10% launch discount running through December 15th.

“Tennis in the Face is a delightful game. It’s very easy to pick up, play, and enjoy. The preorder on Xbox One went even better than expected, and the preview coverage has been overwhelmingly positive. A great final release of the year!” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Tennis in the Face is a physics based puzzle game with a generous helping of slapstick humor. The player must clear 120 increasingly challenging levels as the former tennis star Pete Pagassi, sworn to rid the city from the grasp of the corrupt energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. The gameplay consists of knocking out Explodz fueled villains like creepy clowns, corrupt riot police, mad scientists and hipsters swift tennis serves. Bouncing the ball off walls, platforms and other objectives is the core of the puzzle mechanic, while funny ragdoll characters deliver the comedy.

Features:

  • Easy to pick-up bouncer gameplay
  • Hilarious ragdoll characters
  • Over 120 levels plus bonus game modes
  • 15 rewarding achievements

Tennis in the Face for Xbox One: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/tennis-in-the-face/c5jfncnk58ct

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 MST
Battle Eldritch Horrors in 10tons’ Upcoming Shooter ‘Tesla vs Lovecraft’ http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/256.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/256.html Tampere, Finland, December 5th 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today Tesla vs Lovecraft, a top-down arena shooter game inspired by the historic inventor Nikola Tesla and novelist H.P. Lovecraft. The game will be released for PC and consoles in 2017. More details about availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.

“Even in its early development phase, Tesla vs Lovecraft’s charms are obvious. Battling lovecraftian horrors in a Tesla-Mech is very entertaining! I can’t wait to get to reveal more of the game.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

The first screenshots of the game are available at http://teslavslovecraft.com

Fans and other interested parties are encouraged to sign up to the game’s mailing list to get timely updates on the game’s progress.

Subscribing to the newsletter will also grant access to a teaser gameplay video of Tesla vs Lovecraft.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:00 MST
Sparkle Unleashed Now Shooting Marbles and Making Matches in Steam http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/255.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/255.html

Tampere, Finland, December 2nd 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the action puzzle game Sparkle Unleashed is now available in Steam. The game is priced $7.99 USD with a 10% launch discount running through December 8th.

“Sparkle Unleashed is the perfect sibling title to Sparkle 2. Sparkle Unleashed features the same great production values and polished gameplay as Sparkle 2, while also offering a fresh new take on the core gameplay.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Sparkle Unleashed is a match-three marble shooter action puzzle game where the player lines up and shoots colorful marbles to make matches of three or more like colors. Matched marbles disappear, taking the player a step forward in clearing the level. Powerups with spectacular effects are also an integral part of the game’s appeal.

Features:

  • Ultra-polished match-three marble shooter gameplay
  • Chained Orbs, Rock Orbs and more exciting challenges
  • An arsenal of 18 potent powerups to choose from
  • Immersive soundtrack by award-winning composer Jonathan Geer
  • 108 challenging levels, Survival mode, and two more difficulty settings

Sparkle Unleashed in Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/550450/

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 MST
Ruthless Top-Down Shooter Neon Chrome Now Available for Playstation Vita http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/254.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/254.html

Tampere, Finland, November 30th 2016 – The cyberpunk themed twin stick shooter Neon Chrome is now available for Playstation Vita. The game is priced $14.99 USD or equivalent and is crossbuy with the already available Playstation 4 version.

“Playstation Vita has a very dedicated fanbase. We got a lot of requests to bring Neon Chrome to PS Vita, and I’m glad we could make it happen.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Neon Chrome is a top-down twin stick shooter set in a science fiction setting. Each level is procedurally generated, meaning levels throughout the game will be unique on every play session. The game features intense gunfight action, destructible environments, and light role playing elements such as permanent statistics upgrades, better weapons, cybernetic enhancements and different character classes.

Features:

  • Shoot through walls, make rooms explode, and obliterate whole floors
  • Explore procedural levels with endless variety
  • Defeat the bosses in hand-crafted boss fights
  • Unlock new abilities, enhancements and weapons
  • Install enhancements and upgrade your weapons

Neon Chrome PS Vita SIEA: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/neon-chrome/cid=UP4403-PCSE00835_00-NEONCHROME000000

Neon Chrome PS Vita SIEE: https://store.playstation.com/#!/games/neon-chrome/cid=EP4403-PCSB00910_00-NEONCHROME000000

The Playstation 4 version of Neon Chrome supports native 4K graphics at 60 frames per second on the Playstation 4 Pro.

Neon Chrome Playstation 4 trailer: https://youtu.be/ucHrir_41_8

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 MST
Tennis in the Face Knocking Out Clowns on Xbox One on December 9th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/253.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/253.html

Tampere, Finland, November 29th 2016 - Multiplatform game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the physics based puzzle game Tennis in the Face will be released for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self publishing program on December 9th. The game is priced $4.99 USD. Preorder for the game is now available with a 10% discount, which will run through December 15th as a launch discount.

“Tennis in the Face is just a hilarious pick up and play game. Everyone who enjoyed the sequel, Baseball Riot, should get it right away. Others should check out the trailer, which explains the charms of the game very well!” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Tennis in the Face is a physics based puzzle game with a hefty dose of slapstick comedy. The player, as the former tennis star Pete Pagassi, must rid the city from the grasp of the evil energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. by clearing more than 120 increasingly challenging levels. This is done by knocking out Explodz fueled goons such as creepy clowns, corrupt riot police, mad scientists and hipsters with oversized smartphones by swift tennis serves. Bouncing the ball off walls, platforms and other objectives is the core of the puzzle mechanic, while funny ragdoll characters deliver the comedy.

Features:

  • Easy to pick-up bouncer gameplay
  • Hilarious ragdoll characters
  • Over 120 levels plus bonus game modes
  • 15 rewarding achievements

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:00:00 MST
Hit Twin Stick Shooter Neon Chrome Launches for Playstation Vita on November 29th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/252.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/252.html

Tampere, Finland, November 25th 2016 – The hit twin stick shooter Neon Chrome will become available for Playstation Vita on November 29th in the SIEA region and on November 30th in the SIEE region PSN. The game is priced $14.99 USD and is crossbuy with the already available Playstation 4 version.

“Neon Chrome is a great fan favourite shooter. It plays great on the Vita and I’m sure it’ll find a whole bunch of new fans on the handheld.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Neon Chrome is a top-down twin stick shooter set in a futuristic science fiction setting. Each level is procedurally constructed, meaning levels throughout the game will be unique on every play session. The game features intense gunfight action, destructible environments, and light role playing elements such as permanent statistics upgrades, better weapons, cybernetic enhancements and different character classes.

Features:

  • Shoot through walls, make rooms explode, and obliterate whole floors
  • Explore procedural levels with endless variety
  • Defeat the bosses in hand-crafted boss fights
  • Unlock new abilities, enhancements and weapons
  • Install enhancements and upgrade your weapons

The Playstation 4 version of Neon Chrome supports native 4K graphics at 60 frames per second on the Playstation 4 Pro.

Neon Chrome Playstation 4 trailer: https://youtu.be/ucHrir_41_8

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:00:00 MST