SQUIDS from The Game Bakers

We’re always up for a new game, aren’t we? And we like our games to have style, don’t we? Here is news about “Squids,” something that should fit the bill from the Paris studio of The Game Bakers.

Press release follows:

The Game Bakers’ Casual RPG, SQUIDS, Now Available for PC Download

Colorful characters, a comedic storyline, and creative gameplay make SQUIDS a rare aquatic treat

PARIS – May 16, 2012 – Independent developer The Game Bakers is announcing that their bestselling role-playing game, SQUIDS, can now be downloaded for PC. Originally released for iPhone and iPad, SQUIDS has already been enjoyed by more than one million players worldwide. The new PC download sells for USD$6.99 from a number of online stores, as well as directly from the developers: http://squidspc.thegamebakers.com

Developed by a team with years of experience working on AAA computer and console games, the lighthearted SQUIDShas diverse appeal thanks to its casual (yet very addictive!) gameplay, tactical RPG-inspired elements, whimsical cartoon art style, and humorous adventure storyline. The Squids’ lush underwater world is being threatened by insidious black ooze. Now it’s up to a ragtag team of Squid heroes to fend off the ooze-infected crustaceans and protect their homeland from certain destruction.

By choosing among four classes of Squids, each with unique abilities and equipment, players build a team of Squid heroes to engage in turn-based battles against rival crabs and shrimp. The billiards-like controls are easy to master: simply use the mouse to grab a Squid by the tentacles, take aim, and fling it across the battlefield. But success can be harder to achieve, requiring strategy and skill as players learn to use the environment, their party’s strengths, and the enemies’ weaknesses to the Squids’ advantage. A catchy soundtrack and comical animations complement the casual playing experience.

SQUIDS initial release on iOS was met with hundreds of positive reviews from players as well as gaming press. The game has consistently maintained a perfect 5-star player rating since its App Store debut last October. Eurogamer applauded its “gorgeously-drawn graphics” and “superb soundtrack,” calling SQUIDS “a sheer pleasure to play.” Wired’s GeekDad said, “The levels are gorgeous … with a top-down view of the action and tons of lovely details in the backgrounds.” And GameZebo awarded the game a perfect score, concluding: “SQUIDS is a rarer find than an all-natural Tahitian pearl. From the gameplay to the graphics to the sound, everything here is pitch-perfect.”

To purchase SQUIDS directly from The Game Bakers or view a list of online stores that carry the PC download, please visit the game’s official website: http://www.squidsthegame.com

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