After the unofficial "soft launch" of SoulCraft on Saturday (or better Sunday morning), today we are launching the game officially.
It turned out to be a good idea to have a small soft launch before the official one, because today we were able to do a small update to also support the Tegra powered phones :)
(Changed Minumus Android OS required from 3.1 to 2.3).
We are very happy with the initial launch with over 1000 downloads and awesome feedback in the first 24 hours even we did not make any marketing at all (our facebook fanpage only had about 50 fans!!) - great word of mouth obviously :) Thanks very much for your ongoing feedback which will help us shape the game together with you. Please look forward to a bigger update in the coming weeks with lots of improvements and new content. We will keep you posted!
But now - have fun playing the game! Go to SoulCraftGame.com and start downloading!
For the record - here you go with our official press release from today:
Android open beta started for the indie-developed free2play Action-RPG SoulCraft, as featured by NVIDIA at CES
• free2play Action-RPG “SoulCraft" now available for multi-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 and Tegra 3-powered Android devices in Open Beta
• Created with own Delta Engine by indie game developer MobileBits (http://deltaengine.net)
• Shape the future of the game together with MobileBits in open beta: http://SoulCraftGame.com/feedback.html
• When Angels, Humans & Demons fight, it will be up to you who wins
• Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDWDgTkuDXc
• As featured by NVIDIA at CES 2012 and Tegra Zone app
After almost 2 years of development, the free2play Action RPG game SoulCraft is now available in the Android Market and featured on the NVIDIA Tegra Zone for multi-core Tegra 2 and Tegra 3-powered mobile devices. Gamers can now choose their favorite side when angels, demons and humans fight to see who will win the apocalypse.
Players are invited to take part in the open beta to continuously tweak and improve the game. “SoulCraft is for real gamers – and what better way to get feedback than to let gamers actually play the game?" asks Boje Holtz, Producer of SoulCraft.
MobileBits will discuss the progress of the game with its developer diary on http://SoulCraftGame.com/feedback.html
As the game has been developed with MobileBits’ own multiplatform technology Delta Engine (also available for third parties at http://deltaengine.net) and the game will eventually run on all Android devices, iOS, Windows Phone 7 and even on the PC, MobileBits is debuting SoulCraft on NVIDIA® Tegra®-powered Android devices first. This includes a specially optimized version for Tegra 3, the world’s first quad-core mobile processor.
“Working with NVIDIA, we were able to bring real console-quality gaming to mobile, with no compromises,” said Karsten Wysk, CEO of MobileBits. “We can’t wait for consumers to experience SoulCraft‘s action, gameplay and out-of-this-world graphics, and give us feedback during the open beta so we can make the game even better.”
The Tegra 3-optimized version of SoulCraft uses 4 cores with HD background models, textures and physical particles. SoulCraft is featured on NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone app, where consumers can find optimized games for Tegra-powered super phones and tablets.
For more information, visit http://SoulCraftGame.com, download the Android Open Beta and help us make SoulCraft even better.
MobileBits is an independent developer for every platform with an AppStore (iPhone, Android, WP7,...). The 25-people-strong-team is based in Hamburg and Hannover, Germany and has been developing games for more than 10 years for PC, XBox360 and the PS3 under the name exDream (see exDream.com). MobileBits now fully concentrates on games for AppStore-platforms and the Delta Engine. Please see http://mobilebits.de for more details.
About Delta Engine
The Delta Engine allows you to develop applications and especially games for all major AppStore platforms completely under Windows with .NET by using your favorite tools. It is free to use (on Windows, see Licensing), Open Source and written in 100% .NET.
The Delta Engine currently supports Windows, iPad, iPhone, Android, Android Tablets, Windows Phone 7 and more platforms in the future.