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Sunset Samurai - Upcoming action title for iPhone & iPad

07-25-2011, 03:15 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 3
Sunset Samurai - Upcoming action title for iPhone & iPad

Shaved Monkey Productions is a start-up iOS game studio from the Netherlands. With our first post on the Touch Arcade forums we'd like to officially announce our first title: Sunset Samurai.

Sunset Samurai is an action game that's being developed as a universal app for all iOS devices. In Sunset Samurai you play a wandering samurai who has to defend Mariko, a priestess who is the last hope to cleanse Japan from a demon invasion. As she is casting her spells to safe the world from eternal darkness, you have to deal with the waves of demons that spawn upon her.

To give an idea of how the game will look like we've created a short Flash animation (sorry for all iOS users). A second version featuring enemies and gameplay elements will be coming up shortly.

Sunset Samurai - Reveal trailer

We're developing our game in cocos2d and are still looking for additional tools to help with some dedicated parts of development.

Sunset Samurai is currently planned for a release in Q4 2011/ Q1 2012. From now on, we'll be posting our progress on this forum on a regular basis. Besides that, we've also set up a Shaved Monkey Facebook page. Our Facebook page features a lot of concepts right now. In a week or so, we'll also be posting some of the music we're working on.

The Shaved Monkey Facebook page and this thread are the official places where all announcements will be made. Our website is still in the making, which is kind of sad really, since our entire team consists of internet professionals working on something different. Each hour spent on our site is one hour spent less on development though and that's really where we want to focus our attention right now. But it is coming though.

To round this post up, we'd like to thank all iOS developers who's work inspired us to start this project, especially Glen from Blue Carrot Design, Adrien from PixOwl and Chris from Grumpyface Studios. Without your work we wouldn't be making this post right now.

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Last edited by Shaved_Monkey; 07-25-2011 at 04:24 AM. Reason: Added different picture, picture was too large for forum design.
07-25-2011, 04:12 AM
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Can we see some gameplay?

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07-25-2011, 04:28 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: The Netherlands
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I think we should be able to show some basic gameplay elements somewhere next week. We're currently working hard to create the assets we need for that. If we're lucky (and our lead Graphics Monkey finds some extra time), maybe we'll be able to post a better demo this week.

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07-25-2011, 08:49 AM
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OMG this looks awesome I must have this game for my iPad now!!!!

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07-25-2011, 12:47 PM
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Can't wait to see video.

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