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Square Off Update & Free Version Now Live

October 21, 2011 1 Comment

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Press Release:
Square Off FREE version and 1.3 Update for Windows Phone Released

PERTH, Western Australia – October 20 – Gnomic Studios have just released a Free version of their critically acclaimed Xbox 360 game Square Off on Windows Phone 7, as well as a version 1.3 update to the existing paid version.

Level artist Adam Matera explained what features to expect in the update for Square Off on Windows Phone. “ We are really excited to roll out this new update as well as release a new free version on the marketplace. It includes player requested tweaks to movement controls and online high-score ladders for people to post up their best round score!”

The full feature / update list includes:

  • Online high-scores and ladders!
  • New free ad-supported version (there will be a paid and ad supported version on the marketplace)
  • Enhancements to movement control
  • German language support
  • A number of stability / bug fixes
  • Smaller download size for new users (20MB)

Lead developer Aranda Morrison also gave an update on Gnomic’s commitment to support Square Off for the upcoming Windows 7 Phone Mango release. “We will be bringing out a Mango update as soon as possible after this release. It will support Fast App Switching and have improved frame rates.”

About Square Off:
Square Off is a 2.5D Survival Shooter and features a seven level single player campaign, including a round based Survival Mode where you fight off ever-increasing waves of enemies. It features a full musical score and a quirky 2D art style complete with stylised 3D environments and guns!

For centuries, humanity has fended off the attacks of a vicious alien species. An Eccentric professor, long since confined to a mental institution as a diabolical idea! The DNA of a captured alien is embedded into the nucleus of a cell, extracted from the professor’s own brain!

A Squadron of Square Avengers is spawned. Can the professor’s hybrid-mutants save the mutant race from eternal enslavement to a savage master?

About Gnomic Studios:
Gnomic Studios is a game developer based in Perth, Western Australia. It was founded in early 2009  to develop a game for Microsoft’s  Dream.Build.Play. competition.

The finished product, Square Off, ranked 15th overall and was second place for Australia. With the success of placing in the top 20 Gnomic then decided to release Square Off for the Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) platform.

Not wanting to rest on their laurels, Gnomic are now working on new indie titles on various mobile platforms, including recent successful release of Square Off on Windows Phone.

Our Review:
The best part of this game? It is extremely addictive! You can literally lose yourself in the game. Something that not many mobile games have ever made me feel. I really encourage all of you to try this game as it is one of the best games out there in the marketplace right now including Xbox Live games. - READ OUR WHOLE REVIEW

Rating: ★★★★★

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Game info:
Blast, dodge and disintegrate your alien enemies in a desperate bid to save humanity. Wield shotguns, bombs and missiles in an insane survival frenzy. Features beautiful sound and 2.5D graphics, hordes of vicious aliens and absolutely loads of addictive fun.

Xbox Live Indie Games version of Square Off also available:

  • Placed in the Dream.Build.Play Top 20
  • Reviewed by Abstract360.com “Gnomic Studios has set the bar very high” (9/10)
  • Reviewed by TIGSource.com “…delicious art style. Clearly inspired by The Behemoth’s games”



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  • http://www.gnomicstudios.com/ Josh Stewart (Gnomic Studios)

    The Mango update (version 1.4) is now live on the marketplace for both the FREE and paid versions :)

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