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Today game developer, Arkalis Interactive, in partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), and Amazon Appstore announces the release of Stargate SG-1: Unleashed, an interactive episodic sci-fi adventure game for Android tablet and Android mobile devices, and Kindle Fire. Episode one will make its worldwide Android debut in the Amazon Appstore exclusively for two weeks beginning Saturday June 1, 2013.
For the first time in years, the original cast from the highly popular long-running TV series, Stargate SG-1, reunited to voice their SG-1 characters in the game. Richard Dean Anderson (as Jack O’Neil), Amanda Tapping (as Samantha Carter), Michael Shanks (as Daniel Jackson) and Christopher Judge (as Teal’c) headline the voice cast for the new episode with dialogue cleverly crafted by script writer Sally Malcolm to reflect each of the SG-1 characters’ distinctive personalities.
Stargate SG-1: Unleashed’s story revolves around the SG-1 team in an all-new adventure that takes them through the Stargate in an effort to reveal the mysteries behind a new and dangerous Goa’uld enemy. Players are engaged in the third-person adventure, commanding Colonel O’Neill, and characters Captain Carter and Dr. Jackson as they travel to unknown worlds, defeat Jaffa warriors, infiltrate a Goa’uld slave camp, explore mysterious temples, decipher new technology and solve cryptic puzzles.
“The fans have been asking for new Stargate content since the TV series ended years ago,” said Darren Thomas, Producer. “And we’re pleased that MGM has entrusted us to carry on the franchise via these interactive episodes. I think the fans really have something to get excited about.”
The series debuts on Amazon Store today, and in the Google Play Store on June 13th.
Available for $4.99, Stargate SG-1: Unleashed features:
• Voiced by the original TV cast members
• High quality 3D graphics with realistic Stargate Command environments
• A variety of game play: target shooting, stealth mode, object collection, and race against the clock.
• Eight interactive chapters
• Amazing cinematics guide the player through the story
• Original soundtrack
• Easy-to-master touchscreen game play
Download the press kit (http://arkalisinteractive.com/StargateSG1UPRAmazon.rar) to view some screenshots and get the latest on SG-1 by liking the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/officialstargatesg1
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels, including MGM-branded channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
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About Arkalis Interactive
Arkalis Interactive is an independent mobile games development studio located in the country of Andorra that combines high-end 3D visuals with very accessible casual gameplay. The team is led by industry veterans who have developed highly successful mobile titles.
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See the Stargate SG-1: Unleashed YouTube videos here:
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Arkalis Interactive is an independent mobile games development studio located in the country of Andorra, that combines high-end 3D visuals with very accessible casual gameplay.
The team is led by industry veterans that have developed highly successful mobile titles such as Hero of Sparta, James Cameron’s Avatar, Icebreaker Hockey, The Adventures of Tintin, Respawnables, Six guns, Fantasy Town, etc.
As of today there are now more than 400,000 apps available in Google’s Android Market. Quite an impressive milestone to say the least. Another impressive point worth mentioning, according to our good friends over at Android Police the Android Market also has the world’s largest assortment of free mobile apps. While Android tablets and smartphones continue to grow in popularity it’s fair & realistic to say that at this rate it won’t be long before the Android Market exceeds a total of half a million apps.
Since it’s launch back in late 2008 the Android operating system sure has come a long way. As of the end of December 2011 the Android Market exceeded a total of 10 billion downloads, yes that is billion with a “B”. With an estimated average of 700,000 new Android tablet and smartphone activations daily it comes as no surprise that Android is quickly emerging as the world’s most popular mobile operating system, not far behind Apple’s iOS.
Why exactly has Android emerged so fast and become a dominant and powerful force in the tablet OS market? Well, there’s numerous reasons for this but likely the most apparent reason is the fact that open source is the driving force behind most of the success. Open source code has resulted in worldwide Android developer communities who are dedicated to helping one another in order to frequently enhance and greatly improve the Android OS.
Back to the topic of free Android apps. So as not to be deceptive, “free” doesn’t always essentially mean absolutely “free” in every sense of the word. A lot of Android apps might be free to download and install but they are also developed on what’s known as the “freemium” model. In layman’s terms what this means is that sure you can download free Android apps but will sometimes be limited to how much you can do with such apps unless of course you purchase upgrades or what are known as in-app purchases. This is most commonly found in Android tablet games where in a lot of cases you are stuck on the first or second level unless you pay for upgrades in order to enjoy the full experience of what certain mobile games have to offer. Not that there’s anything wrong with this, and hey, developers need to put food on the table too, I just don’t want to mislead our readers is all. To be completely fair & unbiased, the same type of business model is commonly used when it comes to iPad apps and games.
Not to rain on the Android parade, and for the record I’m a big fan of the Android OS and use it every day, but there are a few widely common gripes a lot of people have when it comes to the Android Market. One gripe being limited search capabilities. With the almighty Google being the king of search engines, you’d think there would be better ways available to narrow down app searches in the Android Market. For instance, if you’re looking for Android tablet specific apps, well, good luck with that unless of course you use an external source where someone has done all the heavy research for you. As it stands, there’s no real way of telling in the Android Market which apps are specifically for smartphones or which ones are specifically for tablets. Of course many apps work just fine on both types of devices but trust me when I say there is a difference.
Another important point worth mentioning is that having an abundance of apps so quickly is not always necessarily a good thing. What I mean by this statement is that you also have to consider the amount of useless apps out their which are flooding the market. Even though I’m a big fan of the Android OS, I have to give kudos to Apple when it comes to regulating app submissions because let’s be honest they certainly do a much better job and are more strict in that department which of course makes for a better overall user experience. Mind you, this doesn’t entirely mean that no useless iOS apps slip through every now and then, it’s just a more common occurrence (at least at this point) in the Android Market. In short, sometimes less really is more and big numbers don’t always deserve big praise.
On a more positive note and despite all of the pros and cons you have to admit a milestone like this is definitely worth celebrating. Who knows for sure by what date the Android Market will reach the half million mark, but my guess is it will be sooner than later especially with the new and improved Ice Cream Sandwich version of the OS as well as highly anticipated and upcoming Android Jelly Bean operating system which we’ll most likely see revealed during 2012.
Earlier this week Game Insight released a free new Android tablet game called Enchanted Realm. It’s our featured Android app of the week and for good reason. Topping the charts at #40 for the category of top new free apps and ranking at #147 in the top free games category in the Android market only a few short days after it’s release. Quite impressive really! On top of that, 200,000 players have already downloaded this game on their Android tablet in only 5 short days. At the time of me writing this article those rankings are now 17 and 16, which is even more impressive especially considering the wide array of Android apps that are on the market nowadays.
Enchanted Realm Key Features & Objectives
Alright, so the game is popular, but what’s it all about? The main objective is to build your city up, but of course it’s more than just a game as you will embark on a fantasy filled fairy tale adventure and enjoy the great storyline along the way.
Other game objectives include:
- Grow & harvest plants
- Defend your kingdom against an evil sorceress
- Increase population by expanding territories
- Stock up on energy levels and gold
- Have fun!
Enchanted Realm is also a very colorful and artistic style game, you have to admire the artwork. This game was designed and developed from the ground up with touchscreen Android tablets in mind, taking full advantage of their capabilities in order to enhance game play.
Some of the game features include:
- Great soundtrack & unique game characters
- Choose from over 50 residential service buildings
- Expand your territory with in-game money
- Share game achievements via Twitter & Facebook
- High definition graphics & animation
- Great storyline
Of course the game itself is free to download and play, similar to other Game Insight games, but there’s always the option to purchase upgrades and in-game cash flow in order to build your kingdom even quicker if you desire to do so. Click the button below to download & install your free copy today!