The storm has finally arrived as Storm Casters Ultra makes its official debut as a free game on the App Store! With thousands of players already venturing into the darkness of Skull Keep, the deluge is gathering strength. So what are you waiting for, go grab it now!
Thunder in the Distance
The anticipation for Storm Casters Ultra continues as we get closer to the global launch on October 1st! The feedback from players has been fantastic and we’ve had some great comments from the press in the run-up to launch:
With just two weeks to go until the launch of Storm Casters Ultra, we’re very excited about the reaction we’ve seen from players so far – check out what people are saying on the Touch Arcade Forums.
Ride the Lightning
Storm Casters Ultra proves that lighting can strike twice! Storm Casters was released last year as a paid game and got amazing feedback from players and great reviews – those that played it loved it.
At every game show we attended, people would come up to us and ask about Storm Casters. We realised that Storm Casters deserved a bigger audience, so we decided to do what we do best – relaunch Storm Casters as a free game and get it into the hands of more players! Enter Storm Casters Ultra!
Calm Before the Storm
Launching globally on October 1st, Storm Casters Ultra has just been soft-launched in Canada and Denmark, so if you’re in those countries, grab it now and try it out! We’re using this period to make sure everything is running smoothly “in the wild” before the global launch, and players are loving it so far!
Change the Cards, Change the Game
Storm Casters Ultra is a loot-filled, action-packed dungeon adventure game that doesn’t hold back. Find and collect rare Battle Cards to discover new spells, blast enemies with explosive powers and evolve your character to become a mighty Storm Caster!
Bringing the Thunder
For Storm Casters Ultra, we’ve upgraded every aspect of the game, with dozens of new and amazing cards, a new narrative, new prestige modes that quadruple the amount of gameplay, unique and powerful Ultra Cards, and more stability and performance fixes than you can shake a stick at. It’s the definitive edition of Storm Casters and we can’t wait for you to play it!
It’s the 3rd Anniversary of Mega Run (wow!), and we’re celebrating with a sizzling new update, available right now on the App Store!
Into the Firey Depths
Get ready for a brand new world – the infernal Lava Caves! You’ll feel the heat in this dangerous underground lair as you take on 24 all new stages featuring fiendish traps, crazy jumping puzzles and devious enemies!
“One of the best games on the platform. Redford has become the new Sonic.”
“Incredibly well-designed levels with multiple pathways and tons of secrets to discover.”
– Touch Arcade
Mega Run now features 6 huge worlds with this update, bringing the total number of stages (including the awesome bonus stages) to a staggering 150! World 6 – Lava Caves features some of the most fun levels we’ve ever created and we can’t wait for you to try them! Check out the hot screenshots below!
Redford’s Back With a Bang!
It’s boomtime! Redford is back in Mega Blast – a block-breaking, coin-grabbing, bomb-throwing slice of monstrous mayhem! Redford and his friends spring to life in glorious 3D for the first time!
We’re very proud to announce Mega Blast, our first 3D game, and our first game to use the amazing Unreal Engine 4. Mega Blast features intuitive tap and swipe controls, madcap action, incredible effects and great performance across a range of devices.
We’ve had an absolute blast (pun very much intended) using Unreal Engine 4 so far. What started out as a test of this new engine has become something much richer and more rewarding than we could have imagined, in the form of Mega Blast.
Even though UE4 is a cutting-edge engine, used on AAA console and PC games, it also gives us the ability to optimize for lower-end mobile devices; we’re getting a solid 30fps even on the venerable iPhone 4S, with more optimization still to come. Devices that are metal-capable on the other hand will take full advantage of the engine with console-quality effects and performance, and the game looks amazing on the large screens of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It’s really a game-changer.
An Epic Surprise
We are also very grateful (and surprised!) to accept a generous dev grant from Epic to help us complete the game and give it the final polish that it deserves. So a huge thank you to Epic! You can find out more about Epic’s awesome Unreal Dev Grant program on their site.
Here are some screenshots from Mega Blast, which is getting closer to Beta every day!
Run All Over Again!
Big news Get Set fans, Mega Run is now available on Windows Tablets and Desktops! http://bit.ly/MegaRunWin
The Windows version of Mega Run features all the same content as Mega Run Plus on iOS, meaning access to all the original playable characters, all 5 worlds and their respective stages and bonus stages – adding up to 120 stages in all!
Along with every world and stage come the same powerups, enemies, and obstacles that made the original Mega Run a smash hit on both Android and iOS with over 15 million downloads worldwide.
Ready to run all over again but this time on a Windows tablet or desktop? Mega Run has you covered! Check it out on the Windows Store now! http://bit.ly/MegaRunWin
Stormcasters is “unique and captivating” in this great review on Cult of Mac.
If you love loot-gathering, card-collecting and dungeon-crawling, you’ll most certainly find yourself enamored of this wonderfully in-depth experience. For a couple of dollars, you really cannot go wrong.
If you don’t have Storm Casters yet, go grab it now on the App Store!
For the second time in a row, Storm Casters has been picked as Game of the Week – this time by App Advice. Here’s what they had to say:
If you love dungeon crawlers but want something fun and unique, then you need to grab this one.”
In case you missed it, here’s the Storm Casters review on App Advice from last week.
More great reviews are rolling in for Storm Casters. Here are some highlights:
[Storm Casters'] fast pace is what makes this game so compelling
★★★★ – Touch Arcade
Storm Casters brings the thunder and then some.
8/10 – Arcade Sushi
The visuals are fantastic, the controls are simple and responsive, the gameplay is challenging, and the battle cards add a fresh new twist to the dungeon crawler genre.
The game does a great job of keeping you constantly engaged, and coming back.
★★★★ – Apple ‘N’ Apps
Enough Rogue-Like mechanics and a measure of “Wayward Souls”, “Torchlight” ,Half-Minute-Hero”, “Zelda” and “Hearthstone” feel mixed in makes this game a worthwhile and incredibly fun timewaster.
- Gold Seal of Approval – Pocket Tactics
The response from players has been fantastic as well, and we can’t wait to see where we can take Storm Casters next!
The tempest continues as Touch Arcade picked Storm Casters as their game of the Week!
I highly recommend checking out Storm Casters if you’re interested in a nice twist on the tried and true dungeon crawler formula.”
In what was a gargantuan week for game releases, it’s an honor for Storm Casters to have been picked from the crowd. Thanks guys! Read more on Touch Arcade!