Tue, Aug 20, 2013 | 01:31 BST
Awesomenauts dev takes to Kickstarter to fund expansion
Romino Games is keen to expand on Awesomenauts, its side-scrolling MOBA, but needs your help to do it.
The Starstorm expansion is designed both to add to the game’s lore and content and to answer fan requests for new features. If successfully funded, it will add a spectator mode, global chatrooms, twin stick controls, and new music. The expansion will also introduce three new characters: Ted McPain, a classic hero from ancient times; Sentry X-58, the most cunning undercover robot; and Skree, the powerful but superstitious techno shaman.
Romino is asking for $125,000 on Kickstarter to fund the expansion, which will be included in the recently-announced PlayStation 4 release. Stretch goals allow for the addition of a replay system, custom games, and modding tools.
Here’s the story blurb:
“An ancient threat has awakened in the indie game Awesomenauts’ universe. The powerful Starstorm station has been activated! The most spectacular doomsday device ever to have been in production, it was supposed to be the weapon that would bring victory to the robot hordes. Fortunately, the robots were defeated and the battle station was never activated, until now.
“In present times, the enduring war between the droid armies of the Ones and Zeros has been shaken up by this news, and both are giving everything they have to try and gain control of the Starstorm’s massive destructive power.”