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Old 02-24-2012, 04:19 AM
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Default MEGATROID: Retro-platformer with infinite stages, tight controls & 8bit music


(NOTE: thread title is outdated, the beta was held sometime in February)

Hello Touch Arcade forums!

I would like to make you all aware of our upcoming game MEGATROID by Triolith Entertainment!

RELEASE DATE: August 1



Game concept

MEGATROID is an intense action-platformer with near-infinite stage variation!

Playing any of the old classic platformers, be it Super Mario Bros., Megaman or Sonic, you always play the same stages; often in strict order and structure: the stages are the same every time you play.

MEGATROID gives the player the possibility to generate a new stage at every session of play. Whether it’s your 100th, 1000th or even 10 000th time you boot up the game, you have the possibility of playing a stage you still haven’t played before.

The stages are generated by the simple act of typing something in. It doesn’t matter if it’s a real word like “ball” or “fish”, or complete nonsense like “adpwg)(&#N”, the game will still accept it and generate a stage based on it.


After generating a stage the game plays like a classic platformer where you have to make your way from start to finish. You have to run, jump, shoot and wall-hang your way to the end of the stage and collect the treasures within.

As you progress through the stages you also earn experience points, which play a role in what items you are able to purchase from the in-game store!


Liked/hated the stage you generated? Have your friends try it out! The game will generate the same stage on any device, across any platform, based on the same text input! Your stage “Master Chief Rulez!” will generate exactly the same stage on the phones of your friends!

MEGATROID follows the current trend of mobile games in that it’s free to play. The in-game store will feature items purchasable either by the game’s own currency or real money. Short of a few premium items, everything in the game can be earned by simply playing the game and collecting Credits. For those who aren’t afraid to spend a few cents though, there’s always the option to purchase items with real money.

The game can and will be expanded dynamically, with new items like weapons, armor and power-ups being added to the in-game store regularly!


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Last edited by SmurGoes; 07-25-2012 at 07:25 AM.. Reason: Updated info
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:14 PM
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This looks awesome
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:43 AM
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Thank you! It's nice to see that we have gotten quite a few survey answers too! Makes it easier for us to make it the game you gamers want, so please let those comments in the survey flow!
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:19 AM
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Played the first few Missions. A nice little Game also I would prefer it if it would have some Story Driven Gameplay...
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:59 AM
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Played the first few Missions. A nice little Game also I would prefer it if it would have some Story Driven Gameplay...
The story elements are yet to be implemented! We've received comments that players feel little incentive to go on playing and we feel that incorporating the story will keep the player motivated to continue!

Very glad that you like the game! Would be awesome if you could tell your friends about it. The more answers on our survey, the better we know on what things we need to improve in the game.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:24 AM
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Attention! Today is the last day of the MEGATROID Beta!

We want the game to be as excellent as can be, but we need your help! Play the game, get a feel for it and provide your thoughts. That way you're helping us make a great game and a great experience!

Thank you!
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:08 AM
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Would have loved to have tried it but would have better if it was a normal beta as I can't be bothered to go find my laptop (in the cupboard) and turn it on when I've always got my idevice close at hand :-)
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:18 AM
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Would have loved to have tried it but would have better if it was a normal beta as I can't be bothered to go find my laptop (in the cupboard) and turn it on when I've always got my idevice close at hand :-)
I'm sorry to hear that! The reason we're testing the game via browser distribution is however a question of accessibility. We figured that even people without iDevices should be able to give feedback.

Thank you for commenting though.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:28 AM
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I'm sorry to hear that! The reason we're testing the game via browser distribution is however a question of accessibility. We figured that even people without iDevices should be able to give feedback.

Thank you for commenting though.
I can see your point, makes more sense to have a bigger test audience.
Sounds cool though and I'll pick it up when it comes out.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:13 PM
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