Massteroid (By Mighty Kingdom and Team 2012) [Universal]
Massteroid is an Arcade style game with delightfully retro graphics that will definitely give you a laugh.
In an age of games about superheroes, war and epic battles to save humanity, one small team of students from the University of California, Irvine, (UCI) created a game they call Ďoutrageousí.
You are a rogue asteroid, hurtling towards earth. Your goal: mass destruction.
You control the asteroid as it plummets towards the planet below, collecting space debris as you fall to grow as large as possible. Avoid space mines and blacks holes as you try to create maximum impact on the planet surface. Keep an eye out for missiles as you get closer to earth!
Massteroid has many gameplay modes with different and interesting mechanics, including a hilarious gourmet mode where you are a pizza base flying through space and must pick up specific toppings before you get to your hungry customer.
Massteroid was originally created by a team of UCI students (called Team 2012) as part of a week long game jam event, hosted by UCIís Videogame Development Club. The team received first place for their game and then took the next step of releasing it on the Xbox Live Indie Games Market.
Philip Mayes, Mighty Kingdom's Director was reading through a list of the top games of 2012 that well-known developers love to play when Massteroid caught his eye.
Upset by the realisation that Australians donít have access to Xbox Live Indie Games store, he pondered how many others had shared this disappointment. You can almost imagine the glowing light bulb above his head now canít you? It was then that Philip decided to contact the Massteroid development team.
After much discussion with the students who created Massteroid, he decided that taking Massteroid mobile was a logical next step to launch the game on a global scale.
I know what youíre thinking... how on earth do you take a game that has free range of a button-filled Xbox controller and make it work on a touch screen?
Firstly an Xbox controller has 11 buttons, 2 joysticks and one D-pad.... compare this to the limited buttons of modern smartphones, which in most cases canít be used for gameplay.
At the moment the team at Mighty Kingdom are experimenting with taps, drags and turns to guide the asteroid through obstacles and pick up space debris.
Stay tuned for more info and release dates to be announced soon!
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Last edited by Mighty Kingdom; 08-28-2013 at 09:26 PM.