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Mac game publisher Freeverse has released a sequel to their popular "tower defense" game, Hordes of Orcs. The new version features improved graphics and performance, an overhauled user interface, a new railgun tower and new undead enemies.
Ngmoco is set to release six games specifically designed for the iPad, according to a GamePro report. The company is working in collaboration with its recent acquisition, Freeverse, to prepare several games for availability shortly after the iPad begins shipping.
iPhone game developer ngmoco has acquired Freeverse, another leading game producer. Ngmoco CEO Neil Young also helped the company raise $25 million in series C funding, according to TechCrunch. The latest round of investment reportedly includes Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Norwest Venture Partners, and Maples Investments.
In Brief: NwerTech has begun shipping a new window mount designed for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Freeverse has announced that NBA Hotshot will soon be available on the App Store. Meanwhile, a Minnesota elementary school has launched a pilot program utilizing the iPod touch for classroom assignments.
Freeverse has launched the war-based game Commander: Napoleon at War for the Mac, after being previously announced in January. The latest instalment in the Commander series is a high-level turn-based strategy game that provides the same gameplay mechanics as its predecessor, and takes place in the Napoleonic era. In addition to the mechanics, Napoleon at War offers several new features such as a more in-depth combat system, detailed victory conditions, looting, razing, and vassal states.
Freeverse has launched its latest game for the iPhone/iPod touch, SlotZ Racer. Designed to resemble the old-time slot cars and racing tracks, players can compete against both friends and the computer as they play through a variety of locations and tracks. With up to four people capable of racing at once, the game provides several modes including competition laps, time attacks, quick races, and endurance races that simulates night and day. The game also comes complete with a track editor which enables players to design how they want the course to look and how many cars can drive on it. A series of unlockable features were added as well to offer new circuits, cars, track locations, and championship challenges.
Freeverse is showcasing four upcoming iPhone and iPod touch games at Macworld Expo: Flick Baseball, SlotZ Racer, Roads of Ruin, and Days of Thunder. Flick Baseball is an arcade baseball game where users can customize their characters and play against other teams. The will include several modes, including full season, exhibition and championship as well as an added feature: home-run competition. Controls for the game have yet to be fully developed.
Freeverse has announced that an update for its top-down action game, Kill Monty, will be made available later this Friday. Based loosely on the movie Kill Bill and more directly on games such as Robotron and Smash TV, Kill Monty throws players into the middle of an arena, where they are attacked from all sides by enemies ranging from sinister agents to zombie monkeys and playing cards. To fight back, users are given weapons such as machineguns, lasers and grenades.
Freeverse today added two new titles to its Macfun game portal: Rainbow Mystery, and Hidden Relics. Rainbow Mystery is a puzzle game where players must help Lily on her quest to break a curse that is turning her world into a tainted landscape. Lily must solve puzzles through 70 levels over three different game modes by swapping and matching different flowered tiles. Rainbow Mysteryís meager system requirements call for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, with any G3, G4, G5 or Intel-based Mac; The game is available from Macfun for $20.
Freeverse today released Hordes of Orcs, a new 3D 'tower defense' strategy game featuring wave after wave of successively stronger orcs. Players strive to defend a human village from hungry orcs using walls and lethal towers as they emanate from what the elders call "The Glowing Portal of Really Bad Things That We Should Have Bricked-Up a Long Time Ago." The game is priced at $25, and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.
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The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq