Fieldrunners 2 makes a mad dash for Steam today

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David Hinkle
January 10, 2013 6:30 PM
Fieldrunners 2 makes a mad dash for Steam today
Since its emergence on the App store in June, Fieldrunners 2 has been quite the success for developer Subatomic Studios, surpassing $1 million in sales back in September. Today, the lauded tower-defense game jogs onto Steam.

For the big Steam debut today, Subatomic Studios has knocked a buck off the asking price for Fieldrunners 2, bringing it down to $9. The original Fieldrunners launched back in 2008 and quickly established itself atop the iOS App store, eventually being ported to a whole bunch of other platforms. It would seem Fieldrunners 2 is destined to repeat that walk on the road to success.
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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 10th, 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!

Game Overview
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 invading fieldrunners!

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 on Steam." 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 battlefield!"

Key Features
• Pint sized invaders seeking revenge!
• Full Steamworks integration with cloud saves, leaderboards, and achievements!
• Controls reforged for keyboard and mouse tower defense mastery!
• 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 artists!
• 20 unique, upgradeable weapons!
• Custom loadouts let you pick the perfect weapons for each battle!
• 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 gameplay!
• 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 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, BlackBerry, Android, Chrome Web Store, Roku, Gametree TV, and more! Fieldrunners 2, the studio's second game, launched on July 19th 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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