The most original Arcade Shooter of the year set to release on PC (Revised)
Locked, cocked and ready to rock!
The most original Arcade Shooter of the year set to release on PC
OTTAWA, CANADA - Sept 3, 2009 - Playbrains, an independent game development
studio specializing in the digital download arena, are proud to announce that
fresh from its critically acclaimed debut on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Madballs
in...Babo:Invasion (MiBI) will be releasing on PC, via the Steam digital
download service on Sept.17. The game will be priced $9.99 in the US and Canada,
£6.99 in the UK, €8.99 in Western Europe and €6.99 in Eastern Europe
The spiritual successor to the massively popular freeware top-down Shooter
BaboViolent2, Madballs in Babo:Invasion is an arena based 3D shooter offering
players a satisfying and immersive experience in both single-player and
multiplayer, including 'Invasion Mode' where players are able to design their
own combat maps almost instantaneously by placing a combination of map tiles to
create a never-before-seen map before gameplay starts. Truly, no two games are
ever the same.
Featuring the recently re-released Madballs™ characters, Oculus Orbus™ and Horn
Head™, from the popular 1980's toysbest remembered for their outrageously bad
looks and graphically colourful names, Madballs in...Babo: Invasion is a
gameplay rich, feature laden 'casually hardcore' action shooter which is also
that rarest of gaming commodities; a genuinely unique title.
Some of the outstanding review scores and quotes lavished upon the recent Xbox
LIVE Arcade release:
"...an impressive title for the XBLA system."
Team Xbox.com - 8/10
"Surprisingly slick with excellent online play."
UK Official Xbox Magazine - 8/10
"...Madballs in...Babo: Invasion is both a pleasing nostalgia trip and a
surprisingly deep arcade shooter."
Computer & Videogames.com - 8/10
"...Madballs fully deserves a place among the finer titles on XBLA."
EDGE Magazine - 7/10
- Single Player - Hours of repeatable gameplay through 10 epic levels
- 2-4 Player Online Co-op - challenge individual campaign levels with your
friends or play the whole campaign in 'Enduro' mode
- 16 Player Multiplayer - 21 maps to match all game sizes
- 'Invasion' Mode - the signature mode of the game, players take turns
placing map tiles to create a unique multiplayer map prior to each match
- Classes - 10 character classes (each with 2 special abilities) over two
warring factions, with each faction having 5 unique weapons each with two
distinct firing modes
- Madballs Characters - Oculus Orbus™ and Horn Head™ from the infamous
80's toy craze as in-game characters
5 Archetypes - Assault, Heavy, Runner, Flyer, Support
- Deployables - active (rocket turrets) or passive (healing towers) can be
placed in Invasion mode
- Unlocks and Secrets - 50 unlocks and 50 Secrets to find during campaign
- Action - emphasis on fast-paced, visceral action that is easy to pick
and play, yet offers a real strategic challenge for hardcore gamers
Playbrains is an independent game studio that works with leading entertainment
property owners to bring PC and console games to market. Playbrains specializes
in digitally-distributed fun, and has three titles currently in development,
including "Madballs in...Babo:Invasion", a fast-paced, 3-D shooter game set for
Summer 2009 release for Xbox Live Arcade and PC that promises mayhem-filled
action. For more information, visit