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January 9th, 2013 – Chilli Hugger Software bring Mike
Singleton’s ’84 classic to mobile devices.
The Android version of the critically acclaimed Lords of
Midnight will be released on Google Play on Friday 11th January. It
joins the iOS, Blackberry Playbook, and BB10 versions originally
released on Dec 21st
It will be joined by Windows Mobile/Phone version and Desktop
versions for Windows and OSX later in the year.
Developed in partnership with Mike Singleton, Chris Wild has
updated this classic, bringing new high resolution but faithful
graphics, an updated landscaping technique, touch control, and a
discovery map amongst other little touches that freshen a much
loved game and make it ideal for modern mobile devices.
Unfortunately, industry veteran Mike Singleton never witnessed
the release of the game due to his untimely death in Oct 2012.
Chris finished and released Lords of Midnight as a tribute to Mike
on Midwinter’s Day – the start of the Solstice and
the setting of the game.
The Lords of Midnight is available on iTunes App Store,
Blackberry App World, and Google Play. RRP £2.99 / $4.99 /
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Title: The Lords of Midnight?Format: Android, iOS Universal
(iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Blackberry Playbook, and BB10
About Chris Wild
Chris Wild is an independent developer trading as Chilli Hugger
Software Ltd, working for clients in both the Games Industry and
Business Sector. Formerly Technical Director at Smoking Gun
Productions, Development consultant to Sports Pro Games, and
Senior Developer at SCi. His industry experience covers 20 years
and titles such as Kingdom ‘O Magic, XS, Cyberwar, Robosaurs
versus the Space Bastards, Giant Killers, Official Football
Management Game - Club Manager, Sky Sports Football Manager, and
Chris has been a prominent Lords of Midnight fan since its
release. His first conversions of the original games to MS-DOS were
released by Domark in 1995 along side Lords of Midnight: The
Chris has published numerous articles, most recent the Retro
Gamer tribute to Mike Singleton.
What the press have said about the iOS version.
"Despite the perfectly adapted touch controls and crisp graphic
presentation, this is a proper 1980s
they-don’t-make-’em-like-they-used-to game" -
iOS Best Port/Retro Game of the Year 2012 - Arcade Life
"It's an unmissable remake. Few titles weather the storms of
time as well as this solid-gold classic." - Rating 4/5 -
"If you're interested in classic games, especially fantasy
and/or strategy games, Lords of Midnight is a must-have." - Rating
4/5 - toucharcade.com
"A must own title; pure genius and extremely entertaining.
Recommended." - Rating 98/100 - Arcade Life
“#3 in Quality Index Top 10 iPad games and apps of
December 2012” - qualityindex.com
"If you love a game, love the game’s creator and want to
produce an updated tribute – here’s your benchmark.
Almost thirty years old and yet it feels fresh, relevant and
completely at home on a touch screen. Recommended without
reservation – so good it makes me want to cry." - Arcade
“Made of extremely bright colors and clean lines, a
stylistic choice that was and still is very original.”
“This is a cracker of an app – original, longed for
and a perfect adaptation of a legendary game. App of the
Year!” – Louise Mensch, Mirror
Awards for the original Lords of Midnight
Best Strategy Game of the Year 1984 – C&VG Golden
Best Text/Graphical Adventure Game of the Year 1984 –
State of the Art Award 1984 – Crash Magazine
10 /10 Crash Smash – Crash Magazine
10/ 10 Game of the Month - Personal Computer
9 / 10 Gilbert Factor - Sinclair User
Pic of the Week - Popular Computing Weekly
7th best game of all time - Your Sinclair/Retro Gamer magazine