Namco Bandai teams up with indies to distribute three new games – trailers inside

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Namco Bandai is on something of an indie drive right now, pairing up with three indie studios to bring their projects to PC, mobile and other devices. Say hello to GoD Factory: Wingmen, Beware Planet Earth! and Platformines.


In a press release sent to VG247 today, Namco confirmed that all three titles will launch in 2014, starting with GoD Factory: Wingmen from Nine Dots Studio, which is described as, “a ferocious team-based space combat simulator.” It throws players into 4v4 battles to destroy the enemy’s space carrier while earning credits to buy new upgrades for their gunships. It’s coming to PC, Mac and Linux.

Here’s a trailer:

Next up is Platformines from Magiko Soft, which mixes 16-bit platforming with RPG and shooter mechanics. It’s geared towards retro fans and is coming to Steam PC on March 28. It sees players traversing a large network of randomly-generated mines filled with traps, enemies and – if you’re lucky – treasure. You can also customise your avatar with gear obtained from chests, as well as new weapons.

Watch the trailer here:

Lastly; Beware Planet Earth! from Lightmare Studio blends tower defence and time management on iPhone, iPad and Steam. In it, you need to save cows from invading Martian ships by creating better defencesm traps and more. It came out on PC initially in 2012, but the new version will feature new levels inspired by Valve’s games and more.

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