Singapore – Shaolin Kungfu Monks have found their way into the virtual world of iOS game Swarm of the Dead (SOTD), a Zombie themed real time strategy game released in October 2013. SOTD’s first content update features 30 new maps, and also a Chinese theme with Shaolin Kungfu Monks and Chinese zombies “Jiangshi”, which is in response to the encouraging download and revenue from the China’s iOS gamers. It is also going on Android, which makes up the majority of China’s mobile market.
Since its release three months ago, the game has been constantly featured under What’s Hot (Strategy and Action) in China and Japan, despite zero local marketing efforts by its creators OrionArts.
Its current performance in the two countries can be attributed to its Chinese and Japanese text support, timely release during last Halloween (a festival which is quickly gaining popularity in other parts of the world), and the game’s quirky and quality game art that is contained within 50 MB.
Especially for the Chinese market, being able to play SOTD offline makes it easier to retain its gamers as they can play on the go without worrying about connection issues and incurring extra data charges.
Japanese Samurai NPCs are slated to appear in the update following the Chinese Monks. Beyond that, players can also expect representatives from many more countries and cultures as the developers attempt to build a more multidimensional game world in SOTD.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 45.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Swarm of the Dead 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. SOTD is currently a Freemium game and the original version features 10 zombie types for player to command and conquer 133 maps with. There’s also an option to tackle the challenges in hard mode.
OrionArts is a small indie game studio established in 2011 with the idea to create and entertain. Here at OrionArts, we aim to create games with Precise controls, Super art and Epic experience for our players on the iOS device. Copyright (C) 2011-2014 OrionArts Studio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.