Fieldrunners HD storms Android June 30, $.99 for first 24 hours

Just in time for the Fourth of July fireworks, Subatomic Studios is bringing its hit iOS tower defense title Fieldrunners to Android -- and it'll be a buck on day one. The Cambridge, Mass. based developer has announced that the $2.99 price for its game will be cut to $.99 on Thursday, June 30, which is when it arrives on the Android Market. From July 1 on, it's full price. (Note: The press release, which says the game is free during the first 24 hours, is incorrect.)

As its title suggests, Fieldrunners HD has undergone a visual upgrade for Android devices, with all its art assets getting a fresh coat of 950x540 resolution paint. Other than that, the game looks to be a facsimile of its previous iterations on iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad -- all of which were great. You don't need to be a West Point graduate to realize that grabbing this gem on day one is the winning strategy.


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FIELDRUNNERS HD COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO THE ANDROID MARKET THIS THURSDAY...
AND IT'S FREE FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS!

June 27th, 2011 – For Immediate Release

CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – FIELDRUNNERS HD, an updated version of the critically acclaimed Tower Defense gamedeveloped by Subatomic Studios, will be available in the Android Market this coming Thursday, June 30th. Fans will be able to download the full version of the game for free during the first 24 hours, after which the game will continue to be available at the standard price of $2.99.

"It's a very exciting time to be working on the Android platform," says Jamie Gotch, CTO of Subatomic Studios. "Big names like Plants vs Zombies, Cut the Rope, and Angry Birds are all experimenting with interesting strategies on the platform. So, when the time came to discuss our release on Android, we had to ask, 'How can we launch Fieldrunners HD in a way that lets us try a creative, new strategy while doing something special for our fans?' The answer was simple: Launch the game for free."

Fieldrunners HD, the most anticipated and visually stunning game in mobile Tower Defense history, is now coming exclusively to Android with updated hi-definition graphics, and it will be free to download on launch day! Defend your base and control the field using a diverse selection of upgradeable towers in an epic adventure. Master a wide array of tactics and strategies to help you stand victorious against countless waves of unique land and air combatants! Do you have what it takes to defeat the fieldrunners and rise to the top as the ultimate Tower Defense champion? Find out now in Fieldrunners HD, only on Android, available for free during the first 24 hours after launch!

"Bringing Fieldrunners HD to Android is a great opportunity for us to reach out to a whole group of people that may have not had the chance to play our game yet," says Leo Montenegro, Creative Director of Subatomic Studios. "We really wanted to craft an amazing experience for Android users, so we updated all of the artwork - everything is now in high definition - and we're giving them a chance to grab the game for free, which is something we've never done before. So, I hope all you Android owners take this opportunity to pick up this fantastic Tower Defense game!"

One of the first runaway successes on the iPhone, Fieldrunners has won an assortment of awards, ranging from the prestigious "Best Mobile Game" and "Achievement in Art" awards at the 2009 Independent Games Festival, to being featured on the cover of TIME Magazine as one of their Top 10 Games of 2008, where it was listed amongst such titles as Grand Theft Auto IV, Little Big Planet, Gears of War 2, Rockband 2 and Spore.

About Subatomic Studios
Subatomic Studios, based in Cambridge, MA, is an award-winning independent developer of video games for handheld and mobile devices. 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, and BlackBerry.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.