A long way from home: Stranded - MarsONE out now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [PRESS RELEASE]
Today, German publisher Deep Silver FISHLABS and Spanish developers Tama Games and Mutant Games released their first joint project, a skill-based free-2-play game by the name of Stranded - MarsONE, on the App Store.
Despite its cute look and cuddly presentation, the charming-but-challenging pixel fest does not primarily cater towards a casual-gaming audience. Instead, it is located in the mid- to hardcore segment and tailored to committed skill gamers.
Set on Mars, the game centers around a little astronaut’s efforts to find a way back home after his space ship crash-landed on the red planet. However, before he can communicate his whereabouts to a rescue crew, he first has to brave his way through 40 dodgy levels spanning across five differing terrains.
Stranded - MarsONE keeps its players hooked with an addictive core gameplay loop, effective one-touch controls, clever level designs and an asynchronous multiplayer mode. In terms of presentation, the title wears its retro colors with pride and delights its players with carefully crafted pixel graphics, well-orchestrated sound design and delightfully staged cut scenes. For a first-hand impression of the game, check out the official trailer on YouTube.
• Unique arcade gameplay combining elements of auto-runners & 2D platformers
• Charming pixel graphics with delightful retro appeal
• 40 cleverly designed levels spanning across 5 different terrains
• Lots of power-ups & customization options
• Async multiplayer including ghost races & Facebook friend challenges
• Star-based performance ratings
• Game Center achievements
• Spot-on touch controls
Stranded - MarsONE requires iOS 6 (or higher) and runs on iPhone 4 (and above), iPad 2 (and above) and iPod touch 5G. While iOS gamers can already download the game from the App Store for free, Android users will still have to wait a bit. The release of Stranded - MarsONE on Google Play is planned for the near future and will be communicated in a follow-up press release.
About Tama Games:
Tama Games is an indie team with no high aspirations. Old-school gamers, we make what we like to play, and aim to subsist doing it. We are not basement-dwellers. Not all of us. www.tamagames.com
About Mutant Games:
Mutant Games is a video game studio focused on bringing innovative indie titles like Fist of Jesus or JetBee to digital distribution platforms such as iPhone & iPad, Android, XBLA, Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Facebook. Hailing from Palma de Mallorca in Spain, the company’s main goal is to create, foster and distribute new ideas and ways of gaming. www.mutant-games.com
About Deep Silver FISHLABS:
Deep Silver FISHLABS is Koch Media’s mobile unit operating under the premium publishing label of Deep Silver. Having spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for more than a decade, the Hamburg-based studio has assembled an award-winning portfolio of international top titles such as the acclaimed Galaxy on Fire saga. In addition to developing their own IPs in-house, the 80-strong team of Deep Silver FISHLABS also provides comprehensive publishing services for co-operant independent developers from all over the world. To date, the games of Deep Silver FISHLABS have generated a total of 120+ million downloads. www.dsfishlabs.com
About Koch Media:
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. With headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
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