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Massteroid (By Mighty Kingdom and Team 2012) [Universal]

06-05-2013, 09:57 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 38
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?

Good question!

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.
08-08-2013, 10:52 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 38
Massteroid Releasing soon!!

Hi everyone!

The team at Mighty Kingdom had a great time testing out the iOS version of Massteroid at the Adelaide AVCon's Indie Games Room a couple of weeks ago.

Here's Mighty Kingdom's director Philip Mayes showing some AVCon goers how to play.

Massteroid on the big screen!!

This was really great as other AVCon attendees were able to watch people play Massteroid even if all our ipads were being used. This was a really great way to show off Massteroid to the whole convention, you couldn't miss it!

For mor einfo about our experience at AVCon checkout our blog post here.

In other exciting news we have submitted the iOS version of Massteroid to the App Store so we will have a release date soon! The Android version will also be coming to Google Play very soon.

To get all the news about Massteroid and to be notified of its release date, make sure to like us on facebook or follow us on twitter!
08-28-2013, 08:57 PM
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Massteroid trailer released!

We've just released the first trailer for Massteroid!

We'll have a release date announced shortly, so don't forget to subscribe on our social media platform(s) of choice.
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10-17-2013, 07:12 AM
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Massteroid Released Today!

We've released Massteroid!!


If you grab a copy of the game don't forget to let us know what you think!

Watch the gameplay trailer here:

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