ARMED! Postmortem at the Dallas Society of Play

Tom, Russell, and James presented a comprehensive postmortem for ARMED! at the local indie meetup, the Dallas Society of Play, covering everything from tech and game design to art creation and marketing. Everyone had a blast. We spoke honestly about what has worked and what hasn’t. We had a blast, and were able to meet a ton of great local indies. Thanks, Society of Play! A few more photos on the Flickr page.
Photo by Randall Arnold

Porting ARMED! To OUYA


Sickhead’s Tom Spilman and James Ford took a Saturday afternoon to jam on getting ARMED! onto the upcoming Android-based OUYA console. ARMED! was developed in XNA, and moving it to other platforms using MonoGame has been a relatively painless process. Check out Tom’s liveblog of the event on the MonoGame site.

ARMED! is up on Steam Greenlight!

ARMED! is now up on Steam Greenlight, a new community-driven way to get games into the Steam marketplace. Go check out the page for ARMED! and give us an upvote!

ARMED! featured on Build 2012 site

We are honored to have ARMED! featured on Microsoft’s site for the upcoming Build 2012 developer conference and Windows 8 event. It’s great to see the guy up there in such esteemed company… Autodesk, WordPress, Kindle, Wikipedia. We’re all very excited about having ARMED! included in the Windows 8 launch.


ARMED! on Windows 8!

We launched ARMED! on the Windows 8 marketplace! The “preview” denotation is just a formality, though… if you are running Windows 8, you can download the FULL game for free right now (until the official launch of Windows 8)! This is the realization of our efforts to make ARMED! as much fun on desktops, laptops, and tablets as it already is on the phone.

So check it out! As always, we value your input. Find a bug? Please visit the official bug submission page. And for public discussion, please post to the official ARMED! Facebook page. And stay tuned for even more surprises. We’re just getting started.


New ARMED! Trailer

ARMED! has been getting some great reviews lately, both on the Windows Phone Marketplace (4.5 stars!), and from various game review sites around the web. We’ve been hard at work perfecting the game to make it overwhelmingly the best turn-based strategy experience on Windows Phone. ARMED! fans have dutifully proposed new functionality and balance changes, and we’ve been listening. Since the late December launch we’ve released three updates, adding balance tweaks, bug fixes, and features. And we put together a new trailer that focuses on showing off some of the game’s features:



We’re still working hard on some big surprises for future releases. Stay tuned!

Keep Up With ARMED!

Just a little reminder… Join the ARMED! communities on Facebook and Twitter to get updates and contribute to the latest discussion about the game.

In addition, we’ve recently added a News page to the official ARMED! site, where you can find sneak peeks at upcoming content and information about continued development!


Sickhead Games is pleased to announce a new title for Windows Phone. ARMED! is a sci-fi turn-based multiplayer strategy game that is part RTS, part tabletop strategy, and puts you in command of a fleet of futuristic tanks, turrets, and robots with one goal: infiltrate enemy territory and destroy their headquarters:



Play ranked head-to-head against online opponents, challenge your friends to a correspondence game, or battle the AI in single player mode. Full feature list includes:

  • Five maps with unique artwork and tactical terrain features.
  • 12 offensive and defensive units to command into battle
  • Over 50 unit upgrades and special attacks to help turn the tide.
  • Simultaneous turn online multiplayer with ratings and matchmaking.
  • Play custom correspondence matches against friends.
  • Step by step tutorial that gets you right into the game.
  • Tile updates with turn notifications.
  • Track you ranking on the real time leaderboards.
  • Scoreloop integration with photo profiles.
  • Ad-supported trial with free online multiplayer.

ARMED! is currently available for Windows Phone on the Windows Phone Marketplace. You can also visit the official ARMED! site for screenshots and FAQ page. Go ahead… Get ARMED!


Just A Teaser