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CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 10, 2012 - SUBATOMIC
STUDIOS is launching the PC version of their hit tower defense
game, Fieldrunners 2, on Steam today! Starting Thursday, January 10
th, fans will be able to download the ultimate tower
defense game for USD$9.99. Better yet, it will be discounted 10%
for launch week, bringing the price down to USD$8.99. Prepare your
defenses – the fieldrunners have arrived!
Get ready to DEFEND THE WORLD! The biggest sequel in tower
defense history is finally here: Fieldrunners 2 has arrived! From
Subatomic Studios, creators of the award winning classic strategy
game comes an all new adventure that was years in the making. Build
epic mazes out of powerful weapons to defend the world from the
Strategic-Action-Puzzle-Defense has never been this fun and
addicting! Defend your world from the invasion by building winding
paths out of imaginative, new weapons. Call in airstrikes and set
explosive traps to hit the enemies where it hurts. Over 20 new
levels span the grassiest fields, driest deserts, sparkling cities,
and even an infernal volcano lair! Challenge your mind with the
exciting new gameplay styles in Puzzle, Sudden Death, and Time
Trial levels. Are you ready to stop the fieldrunners once and for
all? Join the defense, now!
Reforged for PC
“We were determined to give PC gamers a fantastic
experience with Fieldrunners 2 for PC,” says Alec Shobin,
head of Marketing & Strategy at Subatomic Studios. “If
you look at other games that start on mobile and make the jump to
Steam, you'll notice that a lot of them lack key features that PC
gamers expect. This gives mobile ports on Steam a bad rap, so we
want to set an example of how to do this right with Fieldrunners 2
It all started with a complete redesign of controls –
Subatomic Studios went above and beyond simply mimicking touch
controls with a mouse by creating a new scheme that allows players
to build their defenses with lightning speed thanks to auto tower
placements with rapid fire mouse clicks.
“This will be a real game changer for players that want to
master the battlefield in a way that simply isn't possible on a
touch screen,” says Alec Shobin. “Of course, we've also
added an assortment of hot keys, all standard settings features
that players want to have control over to create an optimal
experience, as well as full Steamworks integration for cloud saves,
global leaderboards and achievements. As PC gamers at heart, we're
really proud of everything we did to make Fieldrunners 2 the
ultimate tower defense experience for PC gamers. See you on the
• Pint sized invaders seeking revenge!
• Full Steamworks integration with cloud saves,
leaderboards, and achievements!
• Controls reforged for keyboard and mouse tower defense
• A tower that launches bee hives!
• Tons of levels in a 20+ hour campaign!
• Revolutionary AI - each enemy creates a dynamic,
realistic path through the battlefield!
• Gorgeous, hand painted, 2D graphics by award winning
• 20 unique, upgradeable weapons!
• Custom loadouts let you pick the perfect weapons for each
• Air strikes, mines, and powerful items so you can strike
with the precision of a surgeon!
• Time Trial, Sudden Death, and Puzzle maps bring all new
challenges to tower defense!
• Trenches, bridges, and tunnels add new dimensions to
• Collect all the Elite enemies to become the ultimate
tower defense champion!
• A tower that turns enemies into barnyard animals!
About Subatomic Studios
Subatomic Studios, based in Cambridge, MA, is an award-winning
independent developer of video games for handheld and mobile
Fieldrunners, the studio’s flagship game, combines
gorgeous artwork with fine-tuned tower defense gameplay, allowing
Subatomic Studios to captivate mobile gamers everywhere with a
truly unique entertainment experience.
Fieldrunners was first released for the iPhone and iPod
Touch, followed by versions for the iPad, the PSP, the Nintendo
DSi, BlackBerry, Android, Chrome Web Store, Roku, Gametree TV, and
Fieldrunners 2, the studio's second game, launched on July
th for iPhone and iPod Touch, bringing revolutionary
tower defense gameplay to a new generation! Fieldrunners 2 received
an update that included in app purchases in October, followed by a
free version in December. Today marks the launch of Fieldrunners 2
on Steam, bringing tower defense to a whole new audience!
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