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GDC 2013: Megapop Games Announce Trolls vs Vikings, Debut Game from Startup Indie Developer Founded by Former Funcom and Artplant Veterans

March 22, 2013

OSLO, Norway, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Groundbreaking tower defense game pits peace-loving Trolls against angry

Gods and Vikings of Norse mythology

Look out, here comes yet another stuffy announcement about an indie development studio
formed by gaming veterans! Let me guess… they have groundbreaking new features that will
turn the industry on its head? Well buckle in… here we go again!

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Megapop, a startup studio founded by former Funcom (Age of Conan, The Longest Journey)
and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers, today unveiled Trolls vs Vikings,
their debut game mobile / PC puzzle game, which will be demonstrated at GDC 2013.

Trolls vs Vikings is a brand new tower defense game for players of all ages and
experience levels, where you’re tasked with defending a tribe of grumpy,
misunderstood-but-harmless Trolls from raids by Vikings intent on stealing their gold.
This colorful, engaging and edgy lane defense game is set in a world of rich Norse
mythology, populated by a cast of over-the-top characters. With their background in
creating Triple-A MMO, Adventure and Browser titles, Megapop are setting the bar high for
their debut game.

Trolls vs Vikings adds a number of never-before-seen features, striving to evolve the
tower defense genre for a whole new audience. It takes a fresh approach to towers, levels,
gameplay, tactics, player interaction and boss fights. In addition, Trolls vs Vikings has
a number of genre enhancements, including multiplayer matches (both live and
asynchronous), full social integration, movable towers, strategic resource gathering, a
dynamic tile system, set-piece challenges, and more. How did they fit all that game into
one little game?!

About Trolls vs Vikings:

        - The Craziest Tower Defense Experience, Period - Play as nature-loving
          trolls, who must defend their magical homeland from fierce Viking invaders.
        - Extensive Story Mode - Span the seasons, each one providing new environments,
          challenges, tactics, bosses and hilarious new enemies to fight.
        - Thrilling Multiplayer Campaign - Social features that mark a first for the
          genre: experience both real-time and turn-based multiplayer matches. Loop in friends
          with the seamless social sharing and comparing system.
        - It's Got It All - Awesome characters, deep strategy, collectable monsters,
          tons of achievements and fun gameplay, both solo and online. Join the wacky and
          wonderful world of the Trolls, and help them fend off the vicious Viking horde!
        - Tower Defense... Evolved - Movable towers, massive set-pieces, strategic
          resource gathering, dynamic in-game tile system, and many other small and large tweaks
          to the gameplay formula.
        - Labor of Love - Perhaps the most important "feature" of all... and it's not
          even a feature! The Megapop team share a deep reverence for the tower defense genre;
          their top priority is to make a game they personally love to play!

The development team will be showing off Trolls vs Vikings at GDC 2013. Make sure to
check out their booth in the Nordic Pavilion in the main hall. And yes… you can play the
game before any of your friends!

Check out the Megapop Website [http://megapopgames.com ]

Learn more with the PDF Fact sheet
[http://www.triplepointpr.com/dl/Megapop/TrollsVsVikings_Megapop_GDC_2013_FactSheet.pdf ]

Download the GDC 2013 Press Kit
[http://www.triplepointpr.com/dl/Megapop/GDC2013_TrollsVsVikings_PressKit.zip ]

Connect on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/Megapopgames ] and follow on Twitter
[https://twitter.com/megapopgames ]. Watch them on YouTube
[http://www.youtube.com/thisismegapop ].

About Megapop Games

Founded in 2012 by former Funcom (Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, Dreamfall, The Longest
Journey) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers, Megapop is a new casual
gaming startup headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The company is founded by some of Europe’s
most recognized game developers and game business managers. More than 100 years of
combined experience has resulted in a range of significant awards and a number of
international hits. As a company, Megapop is focused on adding an engaging social
dimension to beloved videogame staples. With a deep passion for games, their ultimate goal
is to create worthy games, where quality gameplay shines brightest of all!

Megapop Official Website [http://www.megapopgames.com ]

        Media Contact - During GDC 2013
        Jorgen Tharaldsen, CEO

        Media Contact - General
        Rich Jones, TriplePoint for Megapop



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