Crescent Moon Games continues to publish high-quality games for iOS and Android, and Trevor Sheridan was able to spend a little time with founder Josh Presseisen at GDC this week in San Francisco. Trevor saw five delightful looking up-and-coming mobile games from the publisher, including Moon Raider, Get Me Outta Here, Subdivision Infinity, The Deep Paths, and Morphite. Check them all out below and be sure to watch the video near the end to see them all in action.
Side-scrolling 2D Action
Moon Raider is an upcoming action side-scrolling platformer set in the same universe as Cavorite and from the developer of 2-bit Cowboy. With that pedigree, you know this is going to be fun. You’ll jump and shoot, of course, collecting gems and wall jumping your way through the levels. Things start out easy enough, but Presseisen notes that things get much more difficult in later stages, with tougher enemies and environmental obstacles.
Seriously, How Do I Get Out?
Get Me Outta Here, inspired by Xenophobe on Atari, has you getting abducted by aliens before you finally grab a weapon and try o survive as long as possible. The endless survival arena challenges you to stay alive with the help of your upgradable weapons, power-ups (like those in Super Crate Box) and the like — handy things to have when the enemy increases in size and number, especially that weaponized cow. This title should arrive in late spring of this year as a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.
Gorgeous Space Combat
Subdivision Infinity mixes a 3D space combat shooter with some resource management into a fun-looking new game with tons of missions, star systems to explore, and resources to mine. Whatever you pull out of asteroids that way goes to upgrading your weapons, which you then get to use in space combat modes that remind us of the Galaxy on Fire games. This free-to-play game is also coming late spring of 2017.
The Deep Paths should release next week on March 9 if all goes well. It’s a first-person, grid-based dungeon crawler by the developer of Cold Fire Keep. You’ll put together a party of adventurers, each with their own special traits and abilities to solve each dungeons puzzle and combat challenges. You’ll need to find clues to figure out the path forward, or kill all the enemies in classic dungeon-crawler form.
Explore the Galaxy
Morphite is a sci-fi first person shooter with plenty of exploration packed into a low-polygon space adventure. We’ll forgive you if you think of No Man’s Sky when you’re checking it out yourself. Drop a pod down to the surface of any of the procedurally generated planets, some of which require random exploration and others that have story missions and designed objectives. You’ll want to scan items and creatures on each planet, which nets you valuable intel to sell to the galactic community. Of course, you’ll also have to survive chance meetings with hostile inhabitants using unlock-able, upgradeable weapons, including a weaponized pug. You’ll also need create landing points to get your ship to come get you from the planet so you can continue your adventure. Morphite is being developed by We’re Five Games and should be ready to roll late spring of this year.