Developer:Red Thumb Games
RED THUMB GAMES RELEASES INNOVATIVE PC GAME "SHELLED! ONLINE"
JUNE 30th, 2008 (EUGENE, OR) Indie video game developer Red Thumb Games released "Shelled! Online" today, available exclusively at www.redthumbgames.com. Shelled! Online is a downloadable PC game available as a free trial with purchase option for $19.95. About Shelled, review site VG Core wrote, "Shelled is a classic in the making."
Shelled! Online is a physics-based shooter unlike any other. Players control turtle-tanks firing turtle shell bombs. Angle and shot power determine every shot, so strategic thinking is needed. Fully destructible 3D environments make every round unique. Online games support 8 players per game, and free dedicated servers host games around the clock. Online play modes include deathmatch, team modes, flag capture, base attacks, and more.
Players customize their appearance with over 30 tank parts for thousands of combinations, giving them a unique identity online. Like "Scorched Earth," Shelled! Online has a stash of cool weapons including nukes and multi-explosion spreads. An interactive tutorial teaches the game, and players can use a mouse and keyboard or plug in an X-Box 360 USB controller.
Gameplay is completely unique, requiring you to fire at the right angle and shot power to hit your enemies. The physics-based gameplay makes every shot unique. The controls allow you to independently fly and fire shots, giving you a high degree of freedom of movement. About Shelled, game review site GameTunnel noted that it has "Smart design and great, fun gameplay."
In addition to online play, the game features over 20 uniquely scripted single player missions to challenge your wits. Lead your troops in a massive battle and choose where to attack for victory. It's all up to you in this exciting single player addition to the online games.
Red Thumb Games is an indie game developer in Eugene, OR directed by Joshua Dallman. The lead programmer was Gary Preston of Figment Games and the lead artist was Christophe Canon of FroGames. Shelled! Online was developed over a period of 3 years using the GarageGames Torque Game Engine, the same engine used in the award-winning Tribes game series.
Red Thumb Games is interested in relationships with publishers and distributors. To contact please see www.redthumbgames.com. For screenshots, video, game trailer, and to download and play the game, please go to www.redthumbgames.com.