Feb 27, 2014
CastleStorm: Free to Siege is the upcoming mobile version of Zen Studios’ 2013 game about destroying castles, and destroying those who would dare destroy castles besides one’s own self, because only one person can really destroy castles. Only one.
While the game released as a premium title for consoles, the mobile version will be free-to-play. While Zen Pinball uses a free model, it’s about content unlocks, not consumable IAP. Thus, Zen is doing something smart: a soft launch of the game that will allow them to sort out how their game will monetize and any of the technical issues that arise.
Interestingly, Zen Studios has decided to eschew the regional soft-launch that many companies prefer, and have gone with an open beta test through Google Play’s tester services. This means that anyone can sign up and play, and since the game’s not yet publicly available on Google Play, it still manages to limit the audience in a good way.
Want to check out what’s up with the beta for yourself? Sign up here, or watch our gameplay footage below.