If you look around our sparkling new Rogue Rocket Games website you can see plenty of information about who makes up the company, what the previously developed games were, and what games we are currently working on, but for this blog post I'm going to be putting it all in one place. We already talked plenty about Nick Bruty and Richard Sun, so this isn't going to focus on the people, but it instead will be all about the games. Join me as we start all the way back in 2011...
Infected is the second game released by Rogue Rocket Games and it is also for iOS and Android. This tower defense hybrid has you fighting off zombies in singleplayer or multiplayer, in a fairly fast paced and unique manner where your friends will show up in the game as civilians needing saving. In singleplayer you used cops, armored vehicles, and other lethal units to fight off zombies as you try to protect those civilians through a long campaign.
The game also had a virus focused metagame where you can infect your friends via playing up to a 4 player synchronous multiplayer mode where you are simultaneously defending your city and sending infected attacks to the other players. It was quite ambitious at the time for a F2P mobile game and many of those features show how capable the studio is, even from the start.
We talk about Gunpowder pretty often lately, but did you know it was originally released back in 2013? Back then it was a Microsoft exclusive for Windows 8 and that's where it stayed for a very long time, and only recently we were able to start pushing it onto other platforms like iOS and PC. However, if you are unfamiliar with Gunpowder it is a western themed puzzle game and the first premium title by Rogue Rocket Games, which means that it is not free to play and the base price unlocks the entirety of the game. It has fitting and fantastic western themed music as well as a story that is told through cartoon style panels, which are created by the original Earthworm Jim animator Mike Dietz.
Gunpowder is all about blowing things up and doing it with style, speed and accuracy. You have to be strategic as you line the map with gunpowder and put down explosive barrels to deal with tricky junctions. Like all great puzzle games, the ideas and mechanics are introduced to you slowly and become increasingly difficult and complex as you get farther into the game. You play as Incendio, a Robin Hood-like character in the old west, who steals from the greedy robber baron Boss Grimshaw and gives back to the townspeople. At the moment Gunpowder is only available on iPad, but they are working hard to get it onto iPhone, Kindle and PC. You'll be hearing plenty more about it.
Now to Rogue Rocket Games' most recent and most talked about upcoming title, First Wonder. This upcoming spiritual sequel to Giants: Citizen Kabuto is heavily inspired by many of the great classics created at Planet Moon Studios, like MDK, and is going to have many elements that made Giants such a unique game, like the humor and mixture of different gameplay types. Many details are still being worked out First Wonder, but so far we have Monstro and the Cargonauts as primary characters or groups that inhabit this world.
There has been a lot of talk about this having multiplayer and singleplayer, but the details will be saved until a later date when everything starts to formulate around August. For now, just know that First Wonder is coming and with plenty of details that will be showing up as we release updates over the coming months!
Rogue Rocket Casual
You've probably seen the Rogue Rocket Casual section of the website and all of the following games belong in that category. These games are different from the previous three because their themes and features are all focused on casual gaming, which means short gameplay sessions and easy to jump into among other things. Here is a brief overview of each of those games and for this section we have:
SushiChop is the first game that Rogue Rocket Games released out into the world to fend for itself and it is for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. This game is all about chopping, slicing and quick reflexes. It has several game modes, powers, upgrades to unlock and quite a lot that made it stand out from the pack. It has been received fairly well, with 4000 reviews for the iOS version alone and a 4 star average rating.
Dead on Delivery
Every gamer has always had a dream of playing a game where you deliver pizzas around a zombie filled metropolitan area...no? Well, maybe that's just me, but Rogue Rocket Games' Dead on Delivery is all about those exact things. It has you frantically running around an increasingly dangerous zombie filled environment while you collect the correct toppings for challenging pizza orders. Dead on Delivery is also free to play and still available on iOS and Android.
This pecuilar block-based puzzle game has you building a castle as you act as a medieval kingdom's architect. Throne Together has sixty-five levels of challenging gameplay that focuses on completing veyr specifics orders and making sure you don't build in a problematic way when it comes to physics. Iti s a free to play game and it is only available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
Out of all of the games I've played from Rogue Rocket Games, which is just about all of them, Jackpot Gems is the one that I've probably played the most. It is a match-3 type of casino game with puzzle aspects thrown in and it is free to play for iOS, Windows Phone and Android. Jackpot Gems has a surprisingly large number of modes, like Lighting Mode and Mega Minute Match, and it just plays really well.
That is it for the history of Rogue Rocket Games and everything they have released so far. The two current projects are Gunpowder, for PC and iOS, and First Wonder, which we've yet to determine platforms for but we are hoping to have it available on a variety of platforms. Check back later for more blogs post and news!