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Freeverse, MrJoy Donate Hordes Of Orcs To Soldiers
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Freeverse and MrJoy have announced that they are donating the tower defense game, Hordes of Orcs, to the non-profit Games For Soldiers organization. In turn, Games for Soldiers will deliver the digital copies of the game to over 20,000 American armed services personnel stationed throughout Afghanistan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan and Kuwait.

Jon Frisby, CEO of MrJoy said "We're thrilled to share our fantastic Hordes of Orcs game with our soldiers that are overseas. We recognize the hard work and sacrifice they are doing, and by making our game available to them, we hope to help them relax and enjoy themselves."

"The option of playing video games allows the troops to unwind in a pretty healthy way. There's a lot of stress when you are deployed, more than most people can really comprehend," said Jesse Williams, founder of Games For Soldiers. "Having some down time to sit and chill out and play some games is great."

SPC Jesse Williams first began contacting video game publishers while stationed in Afghanistan, securing donations to help outfit his unit's MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) center. After returning home, he founded the Games For Soldiers organization (, which has shipped thousands of video games to armed services personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2008, to both individual soldiers and base recreation centers and Internet cafes. While there are dozens of organizations chartered with distributing books, toiletries, snacks and other items to U.S. Armed Services personnel, Games For Soldiers is the only entity that is specifically focused on donating video games to the troops.

Available for both PC and Mac, Hordes of Orcs is a unique “Tower Defense” game in which you must build walls and lethal towers to defend your village from the Orcs emerging from “The Glowing Portal of Really Bad Things That We Should Have Bricked-Up a Long Time Ago.” Sadly, the Portal is un-bricked and the Orcs are very, very hungry. Players must strategically use all their resources, including spells and various types of towers, to prevent the Orcs from making it through to the village. If 20 Orcs make it to your village, you’re toast.

Hordes of Orcs retails for $24.95. For more information follow the links below.

Games For Soldiers
Hordes of Orcs

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