Second Chance Heroes - Tesla and friends fights the apocalypse
Hello good people of Touch Arcade,
I wanted to take a few moments to introduce you guys to Second Chance Heroes, a game we've been working on at Rocket City Studios. We’ve built a cooperative arcade action adventure where you play as and collect historical figures to take on an apocalypse of the absurd. This is a game where you can play as Abraham Lincoln with a chainsaw and fight off a sentient cheeseburger, or mow down hordes of angry purple aliens with a cigar chomping Queen Elizabeth I.
We’ve been working on this thing since early 2010, and over time it became clear that the iPad/iPhone were really where the game belonged. For launch, we’ll have 26 levels to explore, each 10-20 minutes long, and 12 historical characters. Beyond Abe and Liz, we also have an electric Nikola Tesla, wooden mech warrior Leonardo da Vinci, a ghostly Julius Caesar and many more (full roster here).
We set out to make a modern game with a very old-school feel. This is a game of power ups and explosions. We’ve been pleased to hear people compare it to games like Gauntlet. We’re not out to tell you another grim adventure of blood and gore and saving princesses. Our heroes are traipsing through a secret kingdom of Hobos, activating power-ups that make zombies dance.
As we approach release – we’re almost done! – I wanted to take a chance to introduce you all to the game and, of course, hear what you think. If you have any questions at all, I’d be happy to answer them here or over on our forums.
Thanks for your time,