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Mutant Gangland, Our uncomplicated turn-based strategy game that just hit Alpha. It’s set amid a future gangwar between robots and mutants. I will now tell you about this game’s past, present, and future.
First of all this game is made by a core crew of three people who never met each other in real life. Bacioiu is from Romania, Grace from England, and I’m from The Netherlands. How did we meet? On Twitter. I’ll call Bacioiu ‘Zapa’ from now on. Zapa loves strategy games. To be even more specific he loves the TBS* Advance Wars. About a year ago he started coding and playing around with his long brooding idea of making a turn based strategy game like Advance Wars but even shorter battles. Or a coffee-break TBS as he called it. *Turn-Based Strategy game. Where players take turns.
Being my friend he asked me if I could make some temporary art he could use until he found a final artist. I liked the idea of the game and I offered to be that final artist myself UNDER ONE CONDITION!: I got the to make up a theme and setting for the game. Being a supporter of creative freedom, Zapa said “Yes, Whatever”. Great! So? Where to start? I wanted to do something with masks. And then came the robots and then the mutants and the concept was born. A futuristic wasteland where gangs of robots and mutants fight over turfs of land. We figured it would take us about a few weeks to make it.
Five months later and we’re are all still working behind our desks. All in different parts of the Europe We promised the world a release for January 28. Of course nobody in the world really cares for that but we feel it. It looms over our shoulder as there are but hours to go. Zapa is smoking, cursing, and coding, I myself am destroying my only hand over attack animations that I by now see even when I sleep, and Grace is chained to her headphones as she forges the final pieces of sound and music. It’s hard and it’s tense but on January 28 we did deliver Mutant Gangland Alpha 1 to the world. Clap.
It’s our first personal release. We put it up own Itch.io along with an amazing trailer. So far we sold 60 units. I suspect most of them are Twitter friends that humour us along with some family. That’s all part of the plan. Before we go really large we waited for big bugs or mistakes to arise out of the initial feedback. Some useful mails were written to us and we took a few days to adress most of those. Even add some smart interface touches. We now have that new version up for download.
From here on we are going to sit back and analyse the response. We’ll mix that with our own idea with what we like to see in the game. Fierce discussions will be had because Zapa and I are two different sides of the same coin. Where he has a giant legacy of played games I have the intentional view of an oblivious newcomer. When I stare at a small corner of a painting Zapa sees all of the gallery as a whole. He is coffee, I am tea. There will be blood and when the dust clears there will stand a box for all of you to open. Mutant Gangland Alpha 2.
No release day yet.
A turn based multiplayer where you strategically place robots and let them do dance-offs. Yes. This is happening.
If you follow me on Twitter you might know this already but we spent the last couple of weeks working on a game for Android and IOS. It’s not done yet but it’s pretty fun already. I can happily inform you that this my first own game that I’m actually addicted to playing with.
In Robo Danzor Tactics you and a friend can take turns placing tiles in a grid. Every tile has 4 sides with different degrees of dance-power, aka the ability to do wicked dance poses during battle. The key is to place your tile because if you run out of dance-power during battle you lose the whole tile. And losing your tiles means losing the game.
We’ll just leave the explaining up to the trailers and videos. What you have to remember is that this game is about fabulous dancing robots willing to throw their life on the line for your entertainment. And for glamorous glory.
Robo Danzor Tactics, people.
Yes! It’s out now. Paper vs Paper is playable on Ipad.
There are some reviews out and so far they are all very positive.
I’m positive about it too. During development it’s hard to look at the thing you work on clearly. I do see it clearly now and I like the game.
If you think you like it too you can get it here: