Establish a New Breed of Tactical Miniatures, BitFlip Games Announces December 10th Release Date for Debut Collectible Card Game Minion Master

Minion Master brings together the moment-to-moment tactics of Collectible Card Games with the long-term strategy of Miniature Wargaming

Berkeley, CA – December 5th, 2012. – Independent micro studio BitFlip Games today confirmed that its debut tactical collectible card game Minion Master will move out of beta and will be available commercially through digital channels, including Desura, on December 10th priced at $20.00. Combining the moment-to-moment tactics of Collectible Card Games with the long-term strategy of Miniature Wargaming, Minion Master is a digital board game like you’ve never seen before.

“It’s been a long time coming, but we are pleased to announce the commercial launch of our debut digital board game release – influenced by classics such as Magic: The Gathering, Heroscape, and Starcraft, Minion Master brings the worlds of tabletop and video games together in a frantic new way” said David Steinwedel, Executive Producer of BitFlip Games, “We would like to thank our long-term beta players for their help in shaping the universe and look forward to welcoming new players over the coming months”.

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The Minion Master Release update will include a host of new features that expand the universe.  The most prominent of which are new micro-management tools which allow players to command individual units, groups, or their entire army at any time. “The most consistent feedback from the community,” said Technical Director Guy Somberg, “was the need for more control. We responded with Micro-Controls, which keep the game fast paced while allowing players to direct any Minion on the board at any time.”

Minion Master pre-orders are available until the game launches on December 10th. In addition to a larger collection of cards to use in game, players who pre-order will receive the first expansion set, a Steampunk-themed set of Minions & cards, for free when available. A demo version of the game is also available for players to try, with a starter deck and limited access to the built in Level Editor. Players can sign up and get started at www.minionmaster.com.

Minion Master is a Digital Board game that brings together the moment-to-moment tactics of collectible card games with the long-term strategy of miniature war gaming. Players battle with armies of figurines on a hex based board. Minions are summoned and controlled using a custom built deck of cards. Minion Master will boast a Deck Builder, 6 player co-op and versus multiplayer, a Level Editor, and a constantly expanding universe of Minions to control. Inspired by physical RPG board and card games whilst simultaneously adding in elements that are only possible in a virtual world, for additional details visit the official Minion Master web site: http://www.minionmaster.com/

About BitFlip Games
BitFlip Games is an independent game studio based in Berkeley, California. At two years old, the team has released a number of iOS games, as well as having played supporting roles in yet to be released AAA games. Formerly, members of the team worked on the Bioshock & XCOM series at 2K Marin, as well as Hellgate: London & Mythos with Flagship Studios.

Jules Sherred is the parent of two teenage boys, freelance writer, web designer, author of Five Little Zombies and Fred, General Manager and radio personality at The Look 24/7, owner of the largest Star Trek community on Google+, Geeky Pleasures creator, geek support for Parsec Award winning The Minister of Chance, and more. On the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show, Jules has interviewed Wil Wheaton, Jonathan Coulton, Phil Plait, Sylvester McCoy, Richard Hatch, Paul and Storm, R.A. Salvatore, John Kovalic, and so many more. Jules' writing can also be found on Hugo Award winning SF Signal, GeekMom, United Federation of Pla.net/s, Nerdy With Children, Star Wars vs Star Trek. Slowly, Jules is working on another book titled Nerd Love. You can follow Jules on Twitter @GeekyJules. Also, JULES LOVES STAR TREK.

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Jules Sherred is the parent of two teenage boys, freelance writer, web designer, author of Five Little Zombies and Fred, General Manager and radio personality at The Look 24/7, owner of the largest Star Trek community on Google+, Geeky Pleasures creator, geek support for Parsec Award winning The Minister of Chance, and more. On the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show, Jules has interviewed Wil Wheaton, Jonathan Coulton, Phil Plait, Sylvester McCoy, Richard Hatch, Paul and Storm, R.A. Salvatore, John Kovalic, and so many more. Jules' writing can also be found on Hugo Award winning SF Signal, GeekMom, United Federation of Pla.net/s, Nerdy With Children, Star Wars vs Star Trek. Slowly, Jules is working on another book titled Nerd Love. You can follow Jules on Twitter @GeekyJules. Also, JULES LOVES STAR TREK.

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