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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Elgin, Scotland — May 8th, 2014 — Hunted Cow Studios is pleased to announce that Crystal Reign, the first title from the indie development team Criss Cross Games, is available now for iPad on the App Store for $1.99 / €1.79 / £1.49.

Crystal Reign takes the physics-based projectile flinging mechanic that works so well on touch screen devices, and mixes it with the action of arcade style shoot-em-up games. Players get to build a tower from a set of varied and powerful layers, then use to fend off an onslaught of magically powered robots which have unpleasant ideas of how to mingle with people.

Each of the offensive and defensive layers from which the player builds their tower offers different abilities that will help them survive the robots attempts at an apocalypse. Use the Repeater to fire a volley of Arcanite pellets at your foes while using the Hover Shield to block incoming projectiles.

As players progress through Crystal Reign, they unlock more layers and earn the resources to build a bigger and more powerful tower, all while taking on huge bosses that require skill and thinking to overcome.

Key Features:

• Build your tower from seven varied and powerful layers. 

• Hear the backstory of the world, narrated by Kevin McNally. 

• Take on nine unique mechanical enemies. 

• Vanquish two giant bosses. 

• Three difficulty levels, including a hardcore arcade mode. 

• 28 achievements to be earned.

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About Hunted Cow:

Hunted Cow Studios is a leading game developer and publisher which was founded in 2003. Their most popular browser game is Fallen Sword which has attracted over four million players since its launch in 2006.

Hunted Cow are currently working on their flagship 3D MMO Eldevin which has been well received by gamers and critics alike. They are also continually improving their other games, such as Fallen Sword, as well as releasing innovative strategy and roleplaying titles on mobiles and tablets.

Hunted Cow have a strong portfolio of iOS games, including Tank Battle: North Africa, which won the “Game of the Week” award on Pocket Gamer.

Hunted Cow also prides itself on working with other talented developers to bring their

games to a wider audience. Developers interested in discussing collaborations can email

About Criss Cross Games:

Criss Cross Games is a small team based in Dundee, Scotland. Founded by three graduates of the University of Abertay, our company aims to make titles that offer players something novel with a familiar core, the kind of games that anyone can play and enjoy.

The company was twice awarded the Abertay Prototype fund receiving a total of £50k.

Following the development of a prototype of Crystal Reign, Criss Cross were lucky enough to forge a relationship with Hunted Cow, who have been a fantastic partner on the project and a great source of advice and support.

Now eagerly awaiting the release of their first title, Criss Cross is looking forward to building on the experience garnered from this first release and to the creation of new and exciting titles. Whilst currently working on their own, upcoming IP; Criss Cross is also interested in working with other IP holders to realise the full value of their existing properties.


Hunted Cow

Andrew Mulholland


T: +44 (0)1343 559083


Criss Cross Games

Jamie Fisher