Well it sort of goes free to play. They’re releasing a version called Dark meadow:The Pact which will be free to play tonight on iOS. They’re also updated the original The Dark Meadow to a premium version which includes several new features. Android users can look forward to next month when Dark Meadow: The pact will be coming for them.
Nominated by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for 2012 Mobile Game of the Year, The Dark Meadow, the best-selling iOS game developed by Phosphor Games Studio, tonight is unleashing a major update on the iOS App Store, as well as a new free to play version, Dark Meadow: The Pact. Then next month, Android owners will receive their chance to get in on the action with the release of Dark Meadow: The Pact, free of charge. Enjoy console quality gameplay, vivid graphics, in-depth story-telling and a host of updates – without spending a dime.
Phosphor Games is updating the original release with more premium content than ever before, including:
· iPad 3 retina support;
· New environments filled with challenging enemies, a new boss creature and more of the beloved Trickster story and voice-over;
· New premium weapons and amulets, including:
o Lightbombs to devastate enemies
o New swords and crossbow weapons with special attacks
· Healthpacks that can be used in battle and to revive after death to remain in the fight;
· New “Fast Travel” warps that allow players to instantly move to floors they’ve unlocked;
· Addition of a world map to prevent players from getting lost;
· Added language support for Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese;
· A new Premium Pack, including:
o 5 health kits;
o 13 bombs;
o 15,000 gold
o 150 Sun coins;
o Ad free.
As a special thank you to those who have already purchased the game, existing premium users will get the Premium Pack for free once they update their game.
Developed utilizing the acclaimed Unreal Engine 3, The Dark Meadow is a stunning first-person, action/adventure game where players fight to escape a nightmare world filled with fantastical creatures bent on destroying them. You awake in a hospital uncertain of how you arrived there or why. An old man warns of a beautiful witch whose minions roam the halls seeking to kill the living. It is only when the witch is destroyed that you will be released from this unrelenting torment.
As you explore the photo-realistic world, you will need both your crossbow for ranged combat as well as your sword for in close, melee combat. Gesture-based “pull back and fire” as well as slashing combat will be instantly recognizable to touch screen players, and node-based movement through the world makes navigation simple yet compelling.
Role-playing game mechanics enhance the exploration, as a wide variety of items are secreted throughout the world – from hidden scraps of paper that reveal the mystery of your imprisonment, to money which can be used to purchase better equipment and weapons.
When released next month, the Android version of Dark Meadow: The Pact will deliver even more enhanced visuals and physics owing to the powerful new NVIDIA Tegra 3quad-core mobile processor. The game will be available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Chinese, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.