Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ngmoco - Star Defense gets big iPhone 3.0 Update - Press Release

ngmoco have announced a big title update for Star Defense out with the new iPhone 3.0 Update. features such as Twitter and Facebook integration, direct challenges, and new challenge modes. The Plus+ Network is used for Push Messages to send freinds direct challegnes. this service is free.

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Jun 17, 2009 ngmoco (, creator and publisher of games exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch, today announced the launch of a major update for Star Defense ( including content designed for the powerful new iPhone OS 3.0.

With the advent of 3.0, Star Defense allows players to expand their campaigns and compete with friends via Direct Challenges. In addition to Twitter, Facebook & email, players can send Direct Challenges via Push Notification Service to their friends over the Plus+ network, a free service for the iPhone gaming community. After registering for Plus+, gamers can challenge & play against the world, earn rewards, and discover more of the games they like.

“ngmoco is excited by the new opportunities for gameplay afforded by iPhone OS 3.0,” said Neil Young, CEO and founder of ngmoco. “Direct Challenges via Push Notification Service provide a compelling, new way for Star Defense fans to stay connected anytime, anywhere.”

In addition to 3.0 support and Plus+ network integration, the latest Star Defense update also includes a new planet in Challenge Mode. Players can track their challenge scores on live leaderboards and compare their rankings with players across the globe.

Developed in collaboration with Rough Cookie, ngmoco released Star Defense on June 8 to great critical acclaim. An innovative take on the classic strategy genre, Star Defense evolves the tower defense category with incredible, dynamic 3D environments, Multi-Touch user interface controls and innovative gameplay.

With seven unique planets, two different game modes, more than 50 Medals and Commendations to be earned on the field, and three different difficulty settings available at launch, Star Defense offers endless replayability for newcomers and war-hardened veterans alike.

Star Defense is available now for $5.99 from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at
Star Defense follows the success of ngmoco’s premium hit Rolando (, the innovative word-puzzler WordFu (, the action-packed arcade shooter Dropship (, comic-style microsurgery game Dr. Awesome ( and the special effects-laden action hit MazeFinger (

To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone and iPod touch games, visit

About ngmoco
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by games industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. ngmoco creates and publishes games built specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch made in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Maples Investments.

NC Soft - USA Pre-Order Of Aion Detailed, Beta Events and early Access + Limited Collectors Edition - Press Release

NC Soft have announced the pre-order bonus for Aion, their new MMO. Every Pre-order gets entry to the games Beta Events as well as early access to the servers. they also announced a special limited edition, which will feature a variety of items, of only 50,000 copies world wide.
They also announce a competition to Win a Alienware notebook and other prizes. to be entered you have to pre-order the game and take part in beta events.

Press Release

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)-- Jun 17, 2009 NCsoft®, the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today announced the start of its preorder program and availability for the highly anticipated Western launch of Aion™, its new visually stunning fantasy MMORPG scheduled for release this fall. Players can now secure their copy by preordering the Aion Limited Collector’s Edition (only 50,000 being produced worldwide), which features a variety of exclusive items, or the standard edition featuring an exclusive SteelBook case limited to the first production run. Aion’s Western availability comes on the coattails of its phenomenal launch and success winning the Grand Awards of 2008 in Korea and setting launch participation records in China.

Players who preorder Aion receive guaranteed entry to all scheduled Aion beta events, early access to the servers at launch, exclusive in-game digital items, and special game benefits including character and server preselection privileges. Featured in-game digital items for Aion preorders include an exclusive Black Cloud Hat and Lodas' Amulet, as well as one of five different Ancient Rings of Power dependent on retail purchase location.

As a special promotion in North America, Aion preorder participants will have a chance to win an Alienware Area-51® m15x gaming notebook (US$2,324), and other great prizes such as HIS Hightech ATI Radeon™ HD video cards (US$164.99 and US$79.99) and one of ten yearly subscriptions to Aion. In order to qualify to win, players must preorder and participate in the beta events. For complete terms and conditions go to
To take advantage of the special preorder promotion and secure their copy of Aion, players may visit one of several participating retailers, including GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy. For complete Aion preorder program details, visit
For more information about Aion go to For more news about NCsoft, go to

About NCsoft
NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Lineage®, Guild Wars®, and City of Heroes® franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at

NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, Lineage, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Aion, and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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