Here's the official word, in full:
Having been consistently ranked among the top-selling titles on Nintendo’s WiiWare™ service, Defend Your Castle™ has received recent recognition in the form of a nomination in the 2009 ELAN Awards. The game has been selected by a panel of seven judges for a shot at the Best Casual / Arcade Game category in this year’s event, the 3rd annual iteration of the Canadian awards program. Developed by a small team with big ideas, Defend Your Castle invites up to 4 players to become commanders of their kingdom and fight off relentless hordes of invading enemies through a mixture of cooperative and competitive play.
Acclaimed casual game developer, XGen Studios Inc. is pleased to receive this acknowledgement from the industry professionals involved in the ELAN evaluation panel.
“We crafted DyC to be the game we, ourselves, wanted to play; its exciting to hear that our industry peers share our enthusiasm for Defend your Castle” said Skye Boyes, founder of XGen Studios. He continued “In light of the overwhelming response to Defend Your Castle on WiiWare, we’re also pleased to announce the availability of Defend Your Castle on iPhone and iPod Touch devices, via the iTunes App Store, beginning in late March/early April”.
Jordan Dubuc, director of operations for XGen added “we’re thrilled to receive this recognition and validation of our significant efforts in crafting a unique gaming experience like Defend Your Castle.”
Defend Your Castle has met with much critical acclaim, with Wired Magazine exclaiming “Defend Your Castle is five bucks worth of awesome”, while IGN’s review calls Defend Your Castle “a fun WiiWare game and a perfect example of what the service can bring to Wii owners”.
Good for Xgen, defend your castle, it's a nice little game and strangely captivating, I've since descovered a joy for tower defence games in general.
Dunno, I got bored some way into one session. New stuff just happens too infrequently and there's only so much you can do during each day.
this was the 1st wiiware title i downloaded i thought it was a good game
I downloaded this at launch and still boot it up now and then for an hour here and there. If it goes onto the iPod market, why not the DS? Touch screen and multiplayer over multiple systems!
I'm with KDR_11k on this one. It's a pretty cool game but I quickly got bored with it. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I got someone to play it with me but my siblings both saw it and wanted nothing to do with it.
I enjoyed this title, but some has mentioned other things kept popping up; plus I seem to recall I had internet issues when I bought it, and shortly after I bought this I got Samurai Shodown 2.
Good for them, I like the WW version.
I liked the Wiiware version (despite getting boring after a while), but didn't think it was good enough to win any awards. Congrats Xgen!
@ALDAWGZ. Same here. I got it cuz it was the cheapest game on the service at the time.
My first WiiWare game xD
Decent title, but I can't go one round alone with having to rest my wrist.
I liked the on line version of the game and bought it for wiiware, I play it now and then, I enjoy it a lot. One day a friend of mine came to my place to play some Brawl, I was playing DYC and he joined in, we keep playing it together for hours instead; frankly I believe it deserves the prize.
Good job Xgen
Is XGen releasing any other games?
In a word, yes!
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