Yesterday, Bungie Aerospace and Harebrained Schemes launched Crimson: Steam Pirates, a free download on the iPad. Showing it’s not just another app to shake a stick at… it rocketed to the coveted no. 1 overall spot in the iPad App Store in less than 24-hours. It already has over 731 customer ratings with an average 4.5 starts out of 5. Nicely done sir. Nicely done.
Pete Parsons from Bungie Aerospace had this to say, “It’s awesome to see so many people picking up Harebrained Schemes’ first iPad game Crimson. It’s even better to read reviews and to see so many gamers having fun. We knew Jordan and his team would knock it out of the park, and it’s been great to partner with such a talented, independent team.”
Here’s the full press release from yesterday’s launch.
Bungie Aerospace and Harebrained Schemes Launch First Game
September 1st, 2011 – Bellevue, WA – Bungie Aerospace and Harebrained Schemes are proud to announce their first collaboration and the first title to be released under Bungie Aerospace — Crimson: Steam Pirates. Released into the iPad App Store as a free download, the game includes eight campaign “voyages” set in a swashbuckling Steampunk universe hatched from the mind of Jordan Weisman, founder of Harebrained Schemes and creator of the Battletech, MechWarrior, Crimson Skies, and Shadowrun universes.
Also featured alongside the campaign voyages are two “pass-and-play” multiplayer scenarios; more than a dozen ships, submarines, and zeppelins to command; and a unique cast of crew that lend their special abilities to the player’s pirate fleet. Crimson: Steam Pirates will also ship with a second Chapter, “Tales of Captain Blood,” that features an additional eight voyages for $1.99.
Crimson: Steam Pirates is available for download through the iPad App Store, keyword “Crimson.”
More information about Crimson: Steam Pirates, Harebrained Schemes, and Bungie Aerospace can be obtained here.
About Hairbrained Schemes
Harebrained Schemes is a small group of wildly talented people, crammed into a closet, making whatever cool thing inspires them next.
About Bungie Aerospace
Bungie Aerospace was created to help small, independent developers successfully launch their mobile and social games.