Tuesday
Sep132011

Flag Wars Now Available!

 Flag Wars has been released in the App store today. It's available for $0.99 and runs on any iOS device running iOS version 4.1 or later.

Here is the press release:

Go head-to-head in a battle where strategy reigns supreme in Flag Wars!

Summary:

Indianapolis based GrubbsieDev today announced the recent release of Flag Wars for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A Stratego inspired experience created with a focus on multi-player gaming, Flag Wars is a turn based strategy game where players destroy each other’s game pieces in a bid to capture the other’s flag. The first player that can navigate through the enemy’s army and bombs and capture the flag wins the game. Flag Wars is built from an eloquently simple yet addicting concept that leaves ample room for players to seek out victory via personal creativity and effective strategies.

Body:

Indianapolis, Indiana -- GrubbsieDev, An independent mobile app development site created to showcase iOS apps made by Todd Grubbs, has today announced the release of Flag Wars for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A strategy adventure that’s easy to learn yet endlessly entertaining to play, Flag Wars is inspired by Stratego and utilizes turn-by-turn gameplay to let live players go heads up and battle it out in real time. The aim of the game is for players to capture the enemy’s flag while protecting their own from the same fate. Flag Wars is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $0.99 in the Games category.

The game itself is set up with each player given four rows of army pieces opposing one another, with two rows of neutral territory separating them. Each of the player’s pieces is assigned a different point value with the lowest number being your most powerful unit. The point is to use your units strategically to destroy your enemy's army, without knowing which of their pieces are which, ensuring that you capture your opponent’s flag and not the other way around!

As we mentioned earlier, Flag Wars is a “multiplayer only” game. This means that if you want to play, you can play against other people anywhere and anytime. The app utilizes Apple’s Game Center where players can find live opponents online to battle it out via a Wi-Fi or 3G connection, and employs a unique timing system, with players given a maximum of 20 seconds to act, to motivate them to complete games in minutes rather than hours or days due to delayed responses and turns, as is the case with so many other turn-based online iOS gaming titles. Additionally, instant invites to play and push notifications for those invites are featured within the app.

Online enabled head-to-head play is supported across any two iOS devices, meaning that an iPad gamer can easily play against an iPhone user, and so on. By that same token the game is universally compatible with all iOS devices as well. Furthermore to keep things fresh and fast for players the app includes twenty five diverse game board setup templates which ensure starting new games is a breeze. Put simply, as a mobile entertainment experience Flag Wars won’t have you calling for a truce anytime soon.

About the Developer:

Founded in Indiana GrubbsieDev is an independent development site for iOS applications crated by Todd Grubbs. A Business Technology Consultant, Todd created GrubbiseDev as a portal to showcase personal iOS applications and provide aspiring indie iOS developers with a forum to explore learn about the trade. © Grubbsiedev.squarespace.com 2011. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Thursday
Aug252011

Flag Wars Video

The Flag Wars demo video is now available.

Thursday
Aug252011

Universal App

Flag Wars is now a universal app! It has been updated to work on the iPad. 

 

Thursday
Aug252011

Announcing Flag Wars for iOS

Flag Wars, a multi player turn-based strategy game for iOS, is launching in the App store in September. Flag Wars is based on the classic board game Stratego. The objective of the game is to capture your opponent's flag while protecting your own. It's easy to learn, but deep enough to to allow complex strategies that will keep strategy gamers engaged. It's a universal app that will work on your iPad or iPhone.

Flag Wars is optimized for a 2 player match that ensures the game play will progress quickly. Thanks to Apple's automatic match making service you'll be able to find a human opponent any time, anywhere, over wi-fi or 3g. Player invitations are also supported in case you have a specific opponent in mind.

Once a match is found and game play starts, there is a setup timer that requires both sides to set up their army in under 90 seconds. This is easy thanks to 25 pre-loaded templates. You can customize those templates anyway you like to keep your opponent on their toes.

Each player has only 20 seconds to take their turn. This is plenty of time to plan your next move while keeping your opponent from losing interest as they wait for their own turn.

Look for Flag Wars in the App store in September.

See Flag Wars features and Screen Shots