Previously confined to the Amazon Appstore, Fieldrunners HD is now available via the Android Market. The title launched on the Amazon Appstore with promotional pricing, an offer that evidently required it be exclusive to the service for two weeks.

Those two weeks are up so, if you've yet to experience the popular tower defense title, it can be had for $2.99.
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FIELDRUNNERS HD NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE IN THE ANDROID MARKET

Gamers in the US can now purchase Fieldrunners HD for $2.99 in the Android Market - no longer an Amazon Appstore exclusive

CAMBRIDGE, MA – JULY 21, 2011 – FIELDRUNNERS HD, the hugely popular Tower Defense game developed by Subatomic Studios, is now available worldwide in the Android Market for $2.99. Previously, US based gamers could only get the game in Amazon's Appstore for Android while fans outside of the US have been able to purchase the game on Google's Android Market. This move to the Android Market in the US marks the end of Amazon's exclusivity of Fieldrunners HD.

Fans can purchase Fieldrunners HD on the Android Market using the link below:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.subatomicstudios

Fieldrunners HD initially launched in the Amazon Appstore for free for the first 24 hours. In exchange for this flexibility, as well as advertising support, Subatomic Studios gave Amazon two weeks of exclusive US distribution rights.

"The free launch went very well," said Jamie Gotch, CEO of Subatomic Studios, "but the Amazon Appstore for Android is still just a part of the total US market of Android owners. Allowing fans in the US to purchase our game in Google's Android Market, in addition to the Amazon Appstore, opens us up to a much larger audience, and giving fans the choice to use different distributors ultimately results in them having a much better experience with our game."

Subatomic Studios had originally planned to release Fieldrunners HD for free in the Android Market, however their agreement prohibits developers from launching a game for free then transitioning it to paid. After hearing about the situation, Amazon approached the studio with a two week exclusivity agreement in exchange for allowing Fieldrunners HD to launch for free in the Amazon Appstore. Upon this news International fans voiced their concerns, since the Amazon Appstore is not available outside the US. Amazon listened, eliminating their international exclusivity agreement so that Fieldrunners HD could launch on the same day in the Android Market for fans outside the US. Now that the US exclusivity period has ended, Fieldrunners HD is available to US based fans in both the Amazon Appstore and Android Market, while fans outside of the US will still be able to download the game from Android Market.

Fieldrunners HD, the most anticipated and visually stunning game in mobile Tower Defense history, is coming to Android with updated hi-definition graphics. You will be able to defend your base and control the field using a diverse selection of upgradeable towers in an epic adventure and 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 soon when Fieldrunners HD for Android launches on the Amazon Appstore for Android!

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.

Visit our home at www.fieldrunners.com, join our Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/Fieldrunners), and follow us on Twitter @Fieldrunners (http://twitter.com/#!/fieldrunners).



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This article was originally published on Joystiq.