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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cambridge, Mass. (March 14, 2013) - 82 Apps, an independent game
studio, is pleased to announce the global launch of their newest
iOS strategy game,
PWN: Combat Hacking. Experience the thrill of being an
elite computer hacker and battle rivals to capture and control 3D
PWN: Combat Hacking equips players with viruses, trojans,
backdoors and other powerful cyberattacks which can be used to
attack and defend network nodes. Whichever player can force the
enemy hacker off the network will emerge victorious. These special
abilities can be triggered with a simple touch interface that
allows players to focus on tactics, not typing.
“I’ve always loved those ludicrously fake hacking
scenes that you see in movies, and it seemed like the perfect
premise for a video game,” says Erik Asmussen, 82 Apps’
designer and developer. “My goal was to take that
electrifying sense of technological empowerment and combine it with
fast-paced, competitive gameplay.”
PWN: Combat Hacking features an extensive single-player
campaign, where players assume the identities of several notorious
computer masterminds, defeat other hackers to learn new abilities,
and put their skills to the test in high-stakes tournaments.
Additionally, the game includes an intense multiplayer mode that
allows two players to connect their devices and engage each other
in ruthless hacking wars.
On March 2nd,
PWN: Combat Hacking was awarded the Grand Prize at the
MassDiGI Game Challenge, and the game will be featured at PAX East
as part of the Indie Megabooth.
About 82 Apps
82 Apps is an independent mobile game development studio
established in 2010 and focuses on crafting brain-powered strategy
games. Past games include New World Colony and Shape Shatter. 82
Apps operates out of Cambridge, MA.