Cavemania Launches Globally, Featured by Apple as Best New iPad Game - Gamezebo Calls It More Exciting Than the Discovery of Fire!
It’s a very big day for us: Cavemania is now free to download for iOS and Android around the world here. Developed by our good friends BonusXP, we like to describe Cavemania as “match-3 meets Age of Empires”, and we’re proud to announce that Apple is currently featuring it in the “Best New Games” category for iPad. Gamezebo just posted a review, here’s an excerpt:
Cavemania is the long-awaited result of what happens when developer BonusXP partners up with publisher Yodo1 to release Yodo1’s very first global game: and let me tell you, this thing is more exciting than the discovery of fire… a fantastically deep, and a fantastically fun take on the match-three adventure genre. With an engrossing variety to the level objectives and the things you can do on a simple match-three grid, to the gorgeous and smooth presentation, it’s clear that to make a great game in today’s technological age, sometimes all you need to do is take things back to their prehistoric roots.
More updates soon. Thanks to everyone at BonusXP for making such an awesome game we’re so proud to publish. Here’s our press release:
Cavemania, Match-3 Meets Resource Strategy Game From Age of Empires Developers
Now Available Worldwide for iOS & Android
“Match-3 meets Age of Empires” Game From BonusXP and Yodo1 Available Today on iOS and Google in the US and Top Global Markets
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and BEIJING, CHINA and DALLAS, TX, Sep 19, 2013 — Global mobile game publisher Yodo1 (www.yodo1games.com) today announced the worldwide release of Cavemania, an innovative “match-3meets Age of Empires” game for iOS & Android mobile devices. The game will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish,Japanese, Korean, and Russian languages. Cavemania is free-to-play and available in the iTunes and Google Play store today, and comingsoon to Amazon.
Cavemania is the latest game from BonusXP (www.bonusxp.com), the Dallas studio led by veteran game developers Dave Pottinger, John Evanson, and Jason Sallenbach, top alumni of Ensemble Studios and some of the lead creators of the bestselling console/PC games Age ofEmpires, Age of Mythology, and Halo Wars. A mobile successor to those titles, Cavemania incorporates match-3 mechanics with resource and unit-management strategy, offering endless fun for both casual and hardcore gamers alike.
“We designed Cavemania’s irreverent style to pull people in, but the depth and replay value seal the deal,” says Dave Pottinger. “There are a lot of mobile gamers who may never have played a strategy game.We’re excited to show them this new experience that blends the simplicity of a match-3 with the depth of Age of Empires. Hopefully,they’ll dig the combination and become lifelong strategy fans.”
Cavemania is a groundbreaking match-3 strategy game. Players control a Stone Age chieftain who must reunite his scattered tribe while fighting off hordes of hungry dinosaurs. As players advance through the campaign, they’ll unlock new tribe members, each with their own unique powers. Every character and building has its own strengths and weaknesses allowing players to explore multiple paths to victory.
Jung Suh, who leads Global Publishing for Yodo1, believes Cavemania is a fresh and much-needed variation on the match-3 genre:
“We’ve seen countless versions of the same match-3 game using jewels,candy, bubbles, and so on,” says Suh, “So we love how the BonusXP team re-imagined that mechanic by adding resource management,playable heroes, combat, and a lot of other features which made games like Age of Empires so great.”
Game Play Highlights
- Tons of Levels: Enjoy endlessly challenging and re-playable missions
- while you reunite your lost tribe and conquer the dinosaurs!
Multiple Characters with Unique Abilities: Battle dinosaurs with seven
different characters, and unleash their powerful abilities. Send a
Sabertooth flying across the level with the Warrior Bonk, use your
Hunter to lure a hungry Dinosaur into an ambush, or use a number of
other special attacks to advance.
Multiple Ways to Win: Combine your tribe members with cunning strategy
to defeat those dinos! It’s up to you to decide which characters to
recruit in your quest for dino-domination.
Customize Your Tribe: Choose from over 100 upgrades for your tribe.
Allow your Healers to heal your buildings, let your Archers fire the
‘death blossom’ of seven arrows at once, and find just the right crazy
hairstyle for clobbering dinosaurs.
Battle Prehistoric Foes: Tackle a fearsome flying Pterodactyl, the
mighty T-Rex, or hunt a herd of Mammoths in Cavemania’s prehistoric
world full of hungry and dangerous enemies.
Build Your Way to Victory: Assemble a Granary or Quarry to gather
resources faster, or use a Tower to fend off attacking dinos.
Construct a Temple to charge-up your tribe members with super powers.
Change the Style of the Game: Position your characters to defend and
flank enemies. Or move them tactically across the board to set up huge
matches and cascades.
Take on all Challengers in a battle for Stone Age Supremacy: Players
can compete with their friends for overall progress and individual
level bragging rights.
More information available at: yodo1games.com/cavemania