Friday, May 7, 2010

Big News! Generals - Apple Approved and Released!

Generals, the epic multiplayer game of strategy and world conquest for the iPhone and iPod Touch has been approved by Apple and is working its way onto the App Store as I type this. When its finished propagating through the App Store servers you'll be able check it out by clicking here!

$2.99 to begin but it won't be long before we release some cool upgrades and raise it to cool $4.99 (note: upgrades will be free for those who buy now and for the foreseeable future). That said, it's a bargain for a single and multiplayer game of this calibre and a competitive price point given your options (Lux DLX @ $4.99; vConqr @ $3.99; Conquest @ $1.99 -- note that none of these games offer a multiplayer experience!). We encourage you to check out your options and most of all, to give us a try!

Where are we going from here?
Don't think we're done developing. Ideas abound at Cyrillian Studios and we plan to make the most of the opportunities we see before us. We've given Generals a fair amount of effort and are proud of what we have to offer; still, we think we have a lot of potential.

Most importantly we realize that our development efforts have reached a sort of "critical mass"; with a strong designbase on both the client and the server, we see explosive opportunities for a better game experience. More modes, maps, etc... here's an example of what's brewing:

Push Notification Games!
Push games are our top development priority at this time. Imagine being able to play 20 games at once with the luxury of being notified when it's your turn by a push notification (this would work much the same way as email and facebook message notifications with a the number of games awaiting your attention appearing in the top right-hand corner of the Generals icon).

For a good idea of what we're aiming to accomplish you can check out Words with Friends. Although this game is a completely separate genre, we really like its Push Notification implementation and expect to make Generals Push notification just as slick and easy-to-use!

Press Release
Click here to view our official Press Release.

Happy Gaming!

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