HOARD presale begins today on Steam, releases on April 4th

by: Russell -
Today gamers  can purchase HOARD on Steam in preparation for it's April 4th release at 25% off the normal retail price of $9.99.  The pre-sale price is good until the game releases on April 4th for PCs and Macs.  That's one of the reasons why I like Steam: when new games are about to be released they occasionally have discounts on them when you pre-order.  I'm sure other distributors do this as well, but seeing as Steam is the only one I use it's the only one I'm familiar with and I've seen them do this plenty of times beforehand.

HOARDTM PRESALE BEGINS TODAY ON STEAM, RELEASES APRIL 4th

Big Sandwich Game’s award-winning arcade strategy game priced at 25% off during presale period

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — March 21, 2010 — Today marks the first day that HOARD™ is available for purchase on Steam.  It’s listed for a “fire sale” discount of 25% off the normal retail mark of $9.99.  The presale period and discount lasts until the game releases for both PC and Mac on April 4th.

The Steam release finally brings this innovative dragon-themed game about hoarding treasure to millions of PC and Mac gamers.  All popular Steam features are employed, including over 100 achievements, leaderboards, multiplayer matching, friend invites, stats, and Steam cloud saving.  Steam Play is also supported, meaning users who own both a PC and Mac only need buy the game once.  Several new features are also making their appearance in the Steam version, including graphical boosts like Night mode and a crisp winter tileset.

“With the pre-sale on, you can pick up HOARD™ for a mere $7.50,” observes Tyler Sigman from Big Sandwich.  “That’s enormous value for a game that will give you dozens of hours of award-winning gameplay, single player challenges, multiplayer co-op and competitive, a whole bunch of levels, and best of all—lets you burn the crud out of everything that stands in your way.”

Big Sandwich Games encourages interested gamers to find out more about the game at the official website (http://hoardgame.com), the Steam community page (http://teamcommunity.com/games/hoard), and the Facebook page (http://facebook.com/HoardGame).

About HOARDTM:
HOARD™ is Big Sandwich Games’ award-winning strategy arcade game in which you play as a dragon, burning medieval villages, kidnapping princesses, roasting thieves, and gathering as much gold as possible for your hoard. The game’s innovative design and addictive combination of action and strategy earned it a “Best Quick Fix” award and a nomination for “Best Competitive Multiplayer” in IGN’s Best of 2010 Awards. Versions have been released or announced for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and PC and Mac (Steam).  Visit the official website (www.hoardgame.com) or become a fan on Facebook® (www.facebook.com/HoardGame).  Request review codes by emailing Bryna Dabby at contact information below.

About Big Sandwich Games, Inc.:
Big Sandwich Games is an independent game development studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 2006 by industry veteran programmers, artists, and designers, Big Sandwich Games’ mission is to create distinctive and memorable original titles of the highest quality gameplay. The company uses its proprietary ClubhouseTM engine to leverage authorized developer status for PlayStation®3 system, PSP system, Xbox 360®, Wii®, DS®, and iPhone®. Visit the website at www.bigsandwichgames.comand follow on Twitter @BSGdev.

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