Can you solve the mystery of the Broken Sword?

THE MIDLANDS/YORKSHIRE, UK – November 23rd 2005 – Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce the release of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for Palm OS® handhelds. The game has been developed by Revolution Software, the original creators of the Broken Sword series, and is published by Astraware.

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars is an epic adventure which takes you around the globe in a desperate race to unlock the ancient mysteries of the Knights Templar.

Originally created for PC and PlayStation, and now available for PalmOS® handhelds, Broken Sword is the story of George Stobbart, an American tourist on vacation in Europe, who becomes embroiled in a terrifying conspiracy when he witnesses the theft of an ancient manuscript and the assassination of its owner. The manuscript, created in the 14th century by the order of the Knights Templar, points to where their legendary power has been hidden for over six hundred years. Befriending a photojournalist, Nico Collard, the two find themselves on a global trail that ultimately reveals a deadly secret that will change their lives forever.

Just as in many modern mystery books, you will become immersed in the unfolding story as you guide George through the game, looking for clues, talking to witnesses, and following the trail as it takes him from Paris to Ireland, Syria and beyond.

Avid PDA users are already excited about the release. Jan Galbraith from Palm Addict told us: “I have been playing Broken Sword and it has knocked my socks off! Having never before played an adventure game, I was delighted to find that it is like “experiencing” a good mystery story. This game, with its interesting characters, exotic locales, and stunning graphics, has grabbed me, and I can’t wait to find out what happens, but I don’t want it to end!”

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars is released on November 23rd for specified high resolution Palm OS® 5.0 handhelds*, priced $29.95. The Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC version will follow in February 2006. Get your copy here.

*Please check device requirements here

Say Hello To My Little Tank!

THE MIDLANDS, UK – November 9th, 2005 – Attention! Your country needs you! The General invites you to join him behind enemy lines and engage in a little light tank warfare!

Astraware is excited to announce the release of My Little Tank, a fun arcade-style blaster offering hours of miniature tank mayhem! The game is available for Palm OS® 5.0 devices with hi-res screens and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC and Smartphone, including support for Windows Mobile® 5.0.

Through 60 action-packed levels you must shoot enemy tanks, defend your base, and destroy enemy radar stations and bases. You will encounter a range of hostile terrains including snow, swamp, plains and deserts. As levels progress, tougher enemies will appear that require more than one shot or more effective weapons.

As you carry out each mission a range of powerups will appear to aid your progress including Smart Bombs that destroy all tanks in the vicinity; Health Bonuses to regenerate your tank; Speed to make your tank go faster; Invincibility to protect your tank against the enemy; Weapons Upgrades; and Freeze Bonuses to halt the enemy tanks and make them easier to blast!

Who’d have thought playing with tanks could be so much fun? You can even choose what colour tank to play with!

My Little Tank is great fun, quick and easy to get into, and even if you’re not normally an arcade style gamer you should give this a try,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “We’ve really enjoyed working with Binoteq on the development of this title, and we hope everyone will have just as much fun playing it!”

My Little Tank is released on Wednesday 9th November for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® handhelds. Enlist with My Little Tank here now.