HOARD release date and pricing announced for Steam

by: Russell -
Last week I posted that HOARD for the PSP and over in Europe received a release date.  It's now been announced that HOARD will also be coming to Steam on the PC and Mac on April 4th for $9.99.  Not only that but if you get a four pack to share with three friends it will only run you $28.  That's not bad.  For more info read on for the official press release.

HOARDTM RELEASE DATE, PRICING ANNOUNCED FOR STEAM™

Dragons breathing fire and Steam™ on your PC and Mac on April 4th

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — March 14th, 2010 — Big Sandwich Games today announced the upcoming release of the Steam version of their critically acclaimed strategy arcade game HOARD™, which puts up to four players in control of powerful dragons hoarding gold, frightening villagers and ransoming princesses.  

HOARD™ will release via Steam for your PC and Mac on April 4th, and will retail for $9.99. Pre-sales will begin on March 21st with a limited time “fire-sale” discount of 25%.  In addition, sharing with your friends is rewarded, as a 4-pack of HOARD™ can be purchased for the low price of $28.00.  Steam Play is supported, meaning Steam users who own both a PC and a Mac only need buy the game once.

The Steam version includes the same fire-breathing fun as the console release plus some brand new features.  The game has 4 modes, over 35 levels, leaderboards, full multiplayer suites (4-player co-op and competitive), and 100+ Steam achievements. In addition, never seen-before features such as Night Mode (for vibrant fiery goodness), a Winter tile set, and new maps are added as a reward for PC and Mac fans’ patience.  Finally, cross-play allows PC and Mac users to compete or cooperate in their quests for gold.

Gaming press is invited to apply for review codes for any or all versions of HOARD™ by emailing Bryna Dabby at pr@bigsandwichgames.com. Specify your credentials in your email, and which versions you wish to review.

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.  Joystiq says “HOARD’s gameplay shines,” and 1UP reports “the game hides a surprising layer of complexity and strategy.”  Ars Technica quips it “will keep you scorching villages for hours on end.”

“HOARD™ is a great fit for Steam’s vibrant player community,” says Tyler Sigman, the game’s designer. “We’re thrilled to finally confirm a date, and look forward to seeing a lot of dragons flying around on April 4!”

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. Versions have been released or announced for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and Steam (PC and Mac).  Visit the official website (www.hoardgame.com) or become a fan on Facebook® (www.facebook.com/HoardGame).

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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