Indie developers Futuremark Studios, those who created Shattered Horizon have today announced Unstoppable Gorg, a space based tower defense game that will be coming out on PC, Xbox Live and iPad later this year. Your mission will be to defend the planets in our Solar System using a network of satellites which most importantly, you are able to move around even after placing.
The enemy are the Gorg, a race of creatures that come from the mysterious Planet X located beyond Neptune. Watch the trailer for the game below, and take a gander at the press release as well. I am sure it will provide some cheer.
JULY 19, 1954 – URGENT TRANSMISSION FROM ECHO STATION
For the attention of President Culver:
GORG ARMADA LEAVING PLANET X -(STOP)- ATTACK ON EARTH IMMINENT -(STOP)- PREPARE DEFENSES -(STOP)- RECONNAISSANCE FOOTAGE AND INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING POSTED ON SPACEWIRE -(STOP)-
Futuremark Games Studio presents Unstoppable Gorg, a thrilling new space defense game coming to PC, Xbox LIVE Arcade and iPad. In Unstoppable Gorg you defend our solar system from the relentless march of a fearsome alien race by sending satellites into orbit around planets, moons and space stations. Unlike other tower defense style games, in Unstoppable Gorg you can move your satellites even after you have placed them. When the Gorg armada attacks you can move your satellites around their orbits to best defend against each wave, a convention defying mechanic that brings new vitality and interaction to the tower defense genre.
NEWSREEL – “IT’S WAR!”
Futuremark Games Studio presents this newsreel to inform the public about the Gorg threat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9PFTpIend0
– PROTECT our solar system from the Gorg in a thrilling space defense game
– SATELLITES in orbit replace the towers and grid layout used in other TD games
– MOVE satellites around their orbits to create the best defense for each wave
– GLORIOUS 3D graphics for added impact, not a sprite in sight
– AUTHENTIC homage to the sci-fi films of the 1940s and 50s
Jaakko Haapasalo, Director of Defense at Futuremark Games Studio tells reporters, “With Unstoppable Gorg we have been inspired by classic sci-fi films to create a game of flying saucers, rubbery aliens, dodgy effects and earnest heroes. Unstoppable Gorg builds on the core tower defense mechanics that fans love while shattering the genre’s conventions to provide exciting new experiences.”
Michael Zolna, Minister of Information at Headup Games further adds, “We are very pleased to continue our successful cooperation with Futuremark Games Studio. Unstoppable Gorg is a highly original tower defense style game with a novel sci-fi setting that will teleport the genre into unimagined territory.”
PLANET X – ASTONISHING DISCOVERY OR UNIMAGINABLE THREAT?
Planet X was hypothesized in 1906 by Percival Lowell, the astronomer infamous for popularizing the “canals” of Mars. Lowell figured that a new planet beyond Neptune would explain the discrepancies in the orbits of the outer gas giants. The search for the mysterious Planet X continued even after the discovery of Pluto in 1930.
The breakthrough came in 1951. A deep space survey ship discovered Planet X far beyond the orbit of Neptune. Even more astonishing, the planet was inhabited. Ships were sent with Earth’s greetings yet as they neared the strange planet the Gorg launched a vast armada, thousands of flying saucers on a direct course with Earth destroying everything in their path.
COUNTDOWN TO CONFLICT
Unstoppable Gorg, developed by Futuremark Games Studio and published by Headup Games, will be available for PC, Xbox LIVE Arcade and iPad.
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