Moscow, Russia - November 28, 2012 - One Button Studio, a small independent video game developer, today announced the beta launch of GunSwords, a free-to-play online squad-based, turn-based strategy (TBS) game for PC and Mac. In GunSwords, players must build and customize squads consisting of three specialized classes of armed tin soldiers: Swordsmen, Gunners, and Mages, each uniformed in a different armour style and possessing unique combat abilities. Once a squad is complete the player can battle opposing squads in a variety of hex-grid playing arenas. Featuring a unique art style with 3D graphics and a variety of weapons and spells for players to choose from, GunSwords offers challenging gameplay with endless possibilities for gamers to personalize squads and optimize play strategy. GunSwords beta is available today on Windows and online at: www.gunswords.com, where it can be played with either a PC or Mac. The Mac version of Gunswords beta will be available in the coming week.
"Today is a very exciting day for One Button Studio with the launch of our first free-to-play online game in beta", said Dmitry Mikhalev, CEO of One Button Studio. "Our team has dedicated countless hours of hard work to the development of this game, and we hope that fans of the TBS genre enjoy playing GunSwords as much as we have enjoyed creating, designing, and testing it".
In GunSwords players must build a squad using available equipment and fight other players in special arenas. By winning battles, gamers can gain ranks and ultimately become champions. The combat system in GunSwords is a powerful fusion of core turn-based features, such as a hex grid, Fog of War, fighter classes with unique roles, fine action point management, power-ups and more. These features were picked, designed and balanced to provide the best possible player versus player (PvP) gameplay experience.
Players begin building a squad by choosing recruits from three different classes of fighters: Swordsmen, Gunners and Mages. A choice of 17 weapons and spells are also available - each upgradeable to 10 level - including swords, chainsaws, shotguns, miniguns, rocket launchers, railguns, etc. Using these weapons and their newly-formed squads, players can challenge other players to turn-based battles to gain points, currency to buy and upgrade weapons and fighters and prestige in the online leaderboard.
About One Button Studio:
One Button Studio was founded in 2010 in Moscow, Russia. Based on years of experience working with and harnessing the strong pool of development talent located in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, One Button Studio has an established database of talent to draw from and can turnaround projects quickly and efficiently. One Button Studio is dedicated to creating deep and engaging games enjoyed by core and strategic.