PAX Prime is a mere day away and publishers and developers are laying out their plans, vying for attention from the attendees. I like PAX because it's a place for indie studios, some really small and obscure, to get the attention they deserve. BitFlip is just such a studio, presenting their new card/strategy hybrid title Minion Master
. There will be 6 stations at the BitFlip booth, with prizes including limited edition collector's cards and a chance to preorder the game at 25% off. Additionally, anyone who tweets #MinionMaster during the show will have the chance to be immortalized in the game. Now that's what I call dedicated game promotion.
BitFlip Games Announces Plans for Penny Arcade Expo
Multiplayer Minion Master Stations, Limited Edition Trading Cards, Discounts, and Contests Abound
Berkeley, CA - August 27th, 2012.- Independent micro studio BitFlip Games today announced its full plan for Minion Master at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) this weekend in Seattle, WA. Minion Master is BitFlip's debug strategy release that seamlessly combines elements of tabletop gaming, turn based and real-time strategy, and collectible card building games. BitFlip Games will be hosting a booth on the 6th floor, space #6011, open to all PAX attendees.
Players who visit the BitFlip Games booth will be able to jump onto one of six stations hosting multiplayer Minion Master matches. Visitors can train with new in-game tutorials, challenge friends to matches, build customized decks, and dabble to their heart's desire with the Level Editor. Minion Master developers will be on hand engaging with fans and revealing the tips, tricks, and hidden corners of Minion Master.
The BitFlip Games booth will be giving away limited edition trading cards from the Minion Master universe to all visitors. The set of 45 cards is the first ever collectible material available for Minion Master and are all based on actual, in-game cards. Featuring the art of Raul Arbolea Santos, these cards are printed on heavy stock and are sure to become a collector's favorite.
Additionally, PAX attendees will have the chance to pre-order Minion Master at 25% off the online price. Players who pre-order are given instant access to Minion Master's closed beta, as well as exclusive access to 'Play with a Developer' events, where they can join in weekly multiplayer matches with the BitFlip Games development team.
Finally, both PAX attendees and the general public are invited to participate the in the Minion Master PAX Twitter hashtag contest. Anyone who tweets with the #MinionMaster tag during PAX (Friday, August 31st at 9AM through Sunday, September 2nd at 6PM) will be entered to win. The Grand Prize winner will become immortalized as an in game Minion in Minion Master. Two first prize Minion Master Founder's Accounts are available and include the Minion Master game, instant access to the closed beta, and will receive every expansion released for the lifetime of the game. Finally, fifteen second prize winners will receive the complete set of Limited Edition Minion Master Trading Cards. For more information and complete details, visit http://www.minionmaster.com/twitter.
About Minion Master
Minion Master is a Digital Board game that brings together the moment-to-moment tactics of collectible card games with the long-term strategy of miniature war gaming. Players control armies of figurines on a hex-based board and summon their Minions using a custom built deck of cards. Minion Master will boast a Deck Builder, 6 player co-op and versus multiplayer, a Level Editor, and a constantly expanding universe of Minions to control. Players who pre-order get instant access to the game's Alpha and Beta phases. Inspired by physical RPG board and card games whilst simultaneously adding in elements that are only possible in a virtual world, Minion Master is slated for release on PC this fall. To visit the official Minion Master web site go to: http://www.minionmaster.com/
About BitFlip Games
BitFlip Games is an independent game studio based in Berkeley, California. Almost two years old, the team has released a number of iOS games, as well as having played supporting roles in yet to be released AAA games. Formerly, members of the team worked on the Bioshock & X-Com series at 2K Marin, as well as Hellgate: London & Mythos with Flagship Studios.