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For Immediate Release
St. John’s, Canada – February 25
2011– Source Studio is releasing Proto Defense -
free downloadable content (DLC) for their space shooter game,
ProtoGalaxy, on Steam for the PC. The downloadable content delivers
a brand new level of play for ProtoGalaxy, enabling players to
experience the game’s enhanced editor powers and map-building
The DLC will be downloaded automatically for anyone who owns
ProtoGalaxy. To celebrate the DLC launch, ProtoGalaxy is available
for 50% off until March 2. ProtoGalaxy is available at
http://store.steampowered.com/app/60600/.Proto Defense is a
completely different genre than the previous levels. The original
release of the game consisted of action and adventure levels, where
the players were constantly on the offense. The new downloadable
content consists of a tower defense-style level, where
players must strategically defend themselves against incoming
“We’re showcasing a brand new level of game play in
ProtoGalaxy that gamers have yet to experience,” said Alex
Brown, CEO and founder of Source Studio. “We have been
gathering valuable feedback since we released ProtoGalaxy last
October, and with the new level added, the game takes on a
different dimension of play,” Brown added.
Proto Defense contains the following:
Brand new graphics never seen before in ProtoGalaxy* Team up
to defend Earth from alien invaders.
- New level with tower defense tactics
- Pick from a big selection of turrets.
- Reposition your turrets at any time to deal extra damage.
- Take down huge bosses.
- Compete in leaderboards for the highest score.
- Tackle 8 new challenging achievements.
- Built using the ProtoGalaxy Editor.
In ProtoGalaxy, up to four players can team up, configure their
ship and upgrade their weapons in order to defend earth from
powerful alien invaders. Throughout the game, players brave fierce
battles, solve challenging puzzles, and explore the far reaches of
the galaxy in order to end the attacks and rebuild a home for the
- Level editor
- Single and multi-player mode (up to 4 players)
- Array of weapon choice
- Ship customization with large selection of parts
- Use physics to solve problems
- Save progress online and play from anywhere
Source Studio will be attending the Games Developers Conference
and will showcasing ProtoGalaxy, along with the DLC at the
Newfoundland and Labrador booth (booth #1924). The floor plan can
be found at
About Source Studio
Source Studio Ltd. is an independent game developer, based in
St. John’s, Canada. The company was founded in 2007 by three
graduates of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Bachelor
of Engineering program. In 2008, the company was accepted into
Memorial University's Genesis Centre, an incubator for high growth
technology companies. For more information, go to
With over 2.5 million active users daily, Steam is one of the
most popular downloadable game services for the PC. In addition to
offering one of the best online game stores with one of the largest
gamer communities, Steam also provides developers with Steamworks.
Through Steamworks, ProtoGalaxy includes a variety of challenging
achievements and improved online gaming. For more information, go
Source Studio, Business Development