HELSINKI, FINLAND– MAY 31, 2011 – Grey Area, the mobile game developer changing the way people interact with their friends and surroundings, is proud to announce the Shadow Cities App for iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. Shadow Cities uses location-based technology to create an augmented reality and global arena for its players to participate in real-time large-scale combat with friends and other gamers.
The Grey Area App offers the choice to fight on the side of the Animators or Architects, two opposing schools of magic locked in a struggle for power and control.?Players will engage in epic battles around the world, casting a variety of spells by drawing magical runes on the iPhone or iPod touch in their very own?neighborhoods and cities to dominate key strongholds and defeat their enemies.
“We could not be more excited to deliver our first app, Shadow Cities, to the massively connected generation of iPhone and iPod touch users in North America and?literally, turn their cities into a game,” said Ville Vesterinen, CEO of Grey Area.“From character leveling, customization, missions and stylized augmented reality to?weekly live events, we have worked very hard to create a truly immersive gaming experience. In Shadow Cities, you are the mage and it is your neighborhood you?must defend!”
As players move around in the real world, their position in the parallel world of Shadow Cities will also move, revealing both new friendly and enemy players, spirits,?traps, neighborhoods as well as many other things for players to interact with. To create a truly global gameplay experience, portals can be opened in cities?anywhere that allow friends and allies to move between locations and take part in full-scale virtual battles. The Shadow Cities App builds upon traditional?role playing systems and concepts, offering a deep leveling system that allows players to customize their character by learning spells and developing attributes.?Players will have the option of instantly replenishing their power after engaging in combat by purchasing potions to refill their mana.
The Shadow Cities App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at?AppStore http://itunes.apple.com/app/id387962119. Additional battle tools can be obtained?through In-App Purchase.