Bologna, Italy – NuOxygen today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Monster Trouble Dark Side 1.0, its new gaming title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With Monster Trouble Dark Side, you are the strategist behind a horde of little monsters and you are charged with the task of conquering the Great Lands to retrieve the talisman of the Moon Shadows. It will not be easy. The defenses prepared by humans are powerful and you’ll have to use all of your cunning to succeed in the task.

Monster Trouble Dark Side is a strategy game with an arcade twist, sophisticated enough to please the fans of the genre but also intuitive enough to be played by those who look for the first time at strategy games. The main feature of Monster Trouble Dark Side is simply: beautiful and fun. The environments designed with obsession to details and the excellent animations of the different characters make the game a little masterpiece.

Monster Trouble Dark Side:
While most of the players that like strategy games know what’s a Tower Defense, not everyone is familiar with the Reverse Tower Defense genre, that is the video games in which, rather than managing the defenses, the player assumes the role of strategist and manages the aggressors. The reason for this, in our opinion, is that making a good quality RTD is not easy. This type of games not only fits into a niche market, but most of the time tend to be a bit too complicated, and aimed at an audience of specialists.

With “Monster Trouble HD”, the studio Magic Dream Games has created the first unconventional Tower Defense game. Using a 3D implementation of very high quality together with a highly addictive gameplay that leaves little room for downtime, MDG has produced a revolution in the industry, so to merit the title of “Game of the Week” in 85 countries and a number of other awards. A year later with “Monster Trouble Dark Side”, published by NuOxygen, MDG aims to give birth to a new kind of Reverse Tower Defense that sets himself between strategy games and arcade games.

The novelties in this game are many starting with some new and funny animated characters, including two orcs throwing darts and flaming arrows and vampires that fly and suck the blood of their victims, turning them into as many vampires. Added to this is the dynamic weather with short rains and storms (putting out fires) and the day / night cycle that characterizes some of the most frantic levels of the game. To make the gameplay even more interesting, in MT Dark Side there are also a number of power-ups ranging from Invisibility Cloak, and Magic Shield, to explosive potions and the seven-league boots, all of which create a great dynamism into the game without making it more complicated.

The game interface has been kept as simple as possible. At the beginning of each level a marker identifies the objective and, if necessary, but only in the early stages, some comics will appear showing directions and suggestions, then you start to play.

At the bottom of the screen a set of icons show the available resources, with the monsters on the left and power ups on the right. The player should take a look at the scene, choose the character he wants to play touching with the finger one of the icons (touching multiple times increases the number of monsters released) and then choose the direction from which the monsters come from, by touching one of the yellow arrows which in the meantime came up on the screen. At this point you can relax and observe the scene, or you can dip into the fray.

If we deem it necessary, at any time we can release more monsters or use power-ups to boost the monsters on the field. For example, when you release a vampire it is a good idea to give it an invisible cloak to allow him to reach his victims undisturbed. To win in most cases it is sufficient to destroy the target before running out of resources, simple but not always easy. In other cases, the game mechanics are different, for example, the goal may be to cross a particularly defense area within a given time, only one thing is assured, the game will be a lot of fun.

Ultimately Monster Trouble Dark Side is not just another game full of innovative features, it is a game well made from the technical and the artistic point of view with a challenging and rewarding gameplay.

Feature Highlights:
* Variable weather, with frequent rain and storms
* Day and night light cycle
* Up to ten different monsters each with unique characteristics
* Four types of power-ups can be used to give special powers to the monsters
* Ten original game maps of great artistic quality
* Five different types of defenders each with special powers
* Twenty-four levels of play with increasing complexity
* Up to four different levels of difficulty, to make the game accessible to everybody
* Localization in five languages : English, French, German, Italian and Japanese
* Game Center support
* All missions can be replayed at will

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 117 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Monster Trouble Dark Side 1.0 is available at the price of $3.99 (USD) exclusively through the App Store in the Games category or Strategy & Family. If you wish to run a contest/competition for promo codes on your site – we will also be glad to provide you several promocodes for this.

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Based in Bologna, Italy, NuOxygen is an internationally focused publisher of videogames and tools situated in Bologna, Italy and is working with four videogame studios capable of high level productions. NuOxygen specializes in the publication of interactive entertainment software and graphic tools but provides also commercial and industrial Apps. An ambitious team with long-time experience in the game industry, an innovative corporate concept, and a strong network of global partners are NuOxygen’s great advantages. Copyright (C) 2012 NuOxygen. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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