PLAYRAVEN ADVANCES REAL-TIME STRATEGY FOR MOBILE WITH THE WORLDWIDE iOS RELEASE OF WINTERSTATE™
Former Remedy, Rockstar and Supercell developers continue to explore uncharted territory with their second App Store release of 2016
HELSINKI – March 16, 2016 – PlayRaven has released Winterstate™ – a real-time strategy game built for touch from the ground up – now available worldwide for iPhone and iPad. Dubbed as a “Tactical Combat Trader,” Winterstate takes the hardcore real-time strategy genre and kick-starts it for a new wave of mobile players.
“We wanted to capture the thrill of AAA real-time strategy in a form that would entertain and delight a whole new generation of mobile gamers,” said Lasse Seppänen, co-founder and CEO at PlayRaven. “Winterstate has unique line-drawing mechanics, allowing players to battle with their vehicles in a way that feels completely smooth and natural on mobile touchscreen devices.”
Winterstate takes players to a world where a global climate disaster has torn apart the very fabric and economy of the USA, leaving ragged bands of survivors to roam the frozen landscape in all kinds of makeshift attack vehicles. Now it’s up to players across the world to join Knuckle Sam – a gritty homage to America’s famous Uncle Sam – and fight back against the bandits to protect the Winterstate. Draw and execute battle plans in real-time 3D conflict while raiding other players around the world. Trade precious goods and collect iconic yellow cabs, monster trucks and even fire engines, and fit them with massive flamethrowers, cannons and a whole arsenal of different weapons. Raid, trade and get paid!
Winterstate is the second of three all-new releases from PlayRaven launching in 2016, following the arrival of the galactic real-time strategy game Robocide™ in February.
Winterstate is out now as a free download via the App Store on iPhone and iPad devices. More information about the game can be found at www.winterstategame.com. For the latest news from PlayRaven, follow the company at www.facebook.com/PlayRavenInc or @PlayRavenInc on Twitter.
Based in Helsinki, PlayRaven is an independent game development studio founded in 2013 by five game industry veterans with AAA console, mobile and free-to-play experience. PlayRaven has a best-in-class creative team with years of experience from renowned studios such as Supercell, Remedy and Rockstar. PlayRaven’s first title was Spymaster®, launched worldwide in September 2014. PlayRaven currently has three teams developing three new titles – the objective is not just to create new games, but whole new genres of games. PlayRaven is proud to be backed by venture capital funds Northzone and Creandum, as well as early-stage Supercell investors Jari Ovaskainen and London Venture Partners.