Madfinger Games, la software house creatrice di Samurai Vengeance II, ha annunciato di essere al lavoro su un nuovo e ambizioso progetto che vedrà la realizzazione, tramite il tool di sviluppo Unity, di uno dei primi titoli appositamente pensati per la futura piattaforma quad-core di Nvidia: Shadowgun.
Il gioco, già definito come “il più avanzato del mercato”, sarà ambientato nel 2350 tra cacciatori di taglie, cyborg, mutanti e ogni tipo di umanoide da combattere con diverse armi futuristiche.
Sviluppato grazie alla piattaforma di sviluppo Unity, SHADOWGUN unisce il combattimento tattico assieme all’azione in terza persona portando il gaming portatile ad un nuovo standard grafico. SHADOWGUN vi metterà nei panni di John Slade un cacciatore di taglie professionista nell’anno 2350. La sua missione è dare la caccia al Dr. Edgar Simon, celebre genetista ed ex dipendente della società trans-galattica Toltech Enterprises. Dovrete quindi condurre John Slade nella fortezza del Dr. Simon e combattere il suo esercito personale di mutanti, cyborg e umanoidi geneticamente modificati, utilizzando armi, mezzi e la propria assistente androide SARA. La storia è stata scritta dal pluripremiato autore Micah Nathan che si è unito al team MadFinger come consulente creativo esecutivo per Shadowgun.
Shadowgun sarà ovviamente disponibile anche per smartphone e tablet basati su Tegra 2, ma al momento non è stata comunicata alcuna data di rilascio (confidiamo comunque che sia entro l’anno in corso). Vi terremo aggiornati, nel frattempo vi lasciamo al comunicato stampa e a qualche immagine!
MADFINGER Games Announces SHADOWGUN
Unity-powered Action Title to Storm Tablets and Smartphones in 2011
Brno, Czech Republic – 25th May, 2011 – Madfinger Games, creators of Samurai II: Vengeance, today announced the beginning of a new property SHADOWGUN, with an emphasis on next-gen graphics and immersive gameplay.
By focusing on mobile platforms – including smartphones and tablets- Madfinger has created the most advanced handheld game in the market, optimized for superb performance and offering gamers the same quality expected from console gaming systems.
With SHADOWGUN, Madfinger is expanding the entertainment potential of smartphone, iOS devices and tablets. SHADOWGUN will support Android mobile devices powered by the NVIDIA Tegra super chip, and will be available on the Tegra Zone app and Android Market.
Authored with the Unity development platform, SHADOWGUN combines tactical combat with third person harrowing action, ushering in a new visual standard for handheld gaming. SHADOWGUNputs players into the role of John Slade, a professional bounty hunter in the year 2350. Slade’s mission: hunt down Dr. Edgar Simon, renowned geneticist and former employee of the trans-galactic corporation Toltech Enterprises. Players must lead “shadowgun” John Slade as he infiltrates Dr. Simon’s mountain fortress and fights his personal army of mutants, cyborgs, and genetically-enhanced humanoids. Using state-of-the-art weaponry, ships, and the assistance of S.A.R.A.—Slade’s personal android assistant. The story is written by award winning author Micah Nathan who has joined the MadFinger team as executive creative consultant for SHADOWGUN.
“ SHADOWGUN is possibly the the best expression of quality production achievable on mobile devices and a great indicator of what consumers can expect from future mobile games,” said Brett Seyler, General Manager of Union. “We’re very proud to see this kind of creative product created with Unity and excited to offer it to our partners through our Union distribution service.”
In addition to an optimized version for Android super phones and tablets powered by Tegra 2, Madfinger is also developing an even more enhanced version supporting NVIDIA’s Project Kal-El, the next-generation Tegra quad-core processor. Ashu Rege, Vice President of Game Content and Technology at NVIDIA, said: “ SHADOWGUN shows off the console-quality experience that Tegra is bringing to Android devices. We’re especially excited that Madfinger is creating a special version ofSHADOWGUN that’s optimized for multi-core processors and will take advantage of the processing and graphics power of Project Kal-El.”
About MADFINGER Games
Located in beautiful Brno, Czech Republic, MADFINGER Games brings together a team of veteran console game developers. Their goal is to create console-quality games for iOS, Android mobile devices with a major emphasis on complete customer satisfaction. Their Samurai series has been downloaded over a two and half million times and received rave reviews across the web. Their most recent game, Samurai II: Vengeance THD was released on the Tegra Zone app on the Android Market received outstanding reviews and high ratings, optimized for stunning graphics and smoother gameplay on NVIDIA Tegra-powered devices. For more information, visit: madfingergames.com, twitter.com/madfingergames
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is revolutionizing the game industry with Unity, its award-winning breakthrough development platform. Unity Technologies has more than 500,000 registered users worldwide — including Bigpoint, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nickelodeon, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., large and small studios, indies, students and hobbyists — all using Unity to create games and interactive 3D, like training simulations and medical and architectural visualizations, on the web, mobile, consoles and beyond. Unity Technologies is aggressively innovating to expand usability, power and platform reach along with its Asset Store digital content marketplace and Union game distribution service so that it can deliver on its vision of democratizing interactive 3D technology. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has development offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.
Union is a newly formed business unit of Unity Technologies, dedicated to syndicating high quality video games to mobile phones, app stores, tablets, set-top boxes, connected TVs and other emerging platforms. Union works closely with Unity’s video game developers and publishers to build a portfolio of premium gaming titles. Union then adapts, localizes and syndicates this content to app stores, mobile phones and other platforms, as appropriate to the medium, helping developers access technically or commercially challenging monetization opportunities and providing platform partners with a rich gaming experience for their consumers. Union provides an 80 percent revenue share to its developers. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com /union.