Announcing Midnight Star: Renegades!
Posted on March 1, 2016 Posted by John Scalzi 10 Comments
So here is today’s super-cool news I get to share with you: a new video game I’m involved with is on its way! It’s Midnight Star: Renegade, a sequel to Midnight Star, last year’s mobile-based shooter from the fine folks at Industrial Toys. It’s a ton of fun.
Here’s a bit from the press release that was just sent out about it:
Industrial Toys, the team behind last year’s ground-breaking Midnight Star, today announces a brand new shooter for mobile, Midnight Star: Renegade. Set 120 years in the future after the events of the first Midnight Star game, Renegade puts players at the center of a mystery left behind by a space-faring civilization that went missing 22,000 years ago.
The new game builds upon the innovative touch controls of Midnight Star and introduces all-new features like free movement, jump boots and guided rockets. Fans of the 1st game will find amped up action and tons of new features, but the biggest change for the franchise is how Renegade fits into the mobile gamer’s lifestyle. Levels are short but plentiful – 150 in the first campaign installment and most are under a minute in length. A multiplayer mode offers quick head-to-head battles for rank. And improved touch controls make an airborne circle strafe second nature.
Players also get to build their own characters, craft their own weapons and design their own armor and look. Prefer to snipe from long range? No problem. Rather jump headlong into the fray, dual wielding rocket pistols? Then jump!
Midnight Star: Renegade is entering soft launch this month and should be available everywhere on the App Store and Android this Summer.
To learn more about Renegade and Industrial Toys, follow @industrialtoys on Twitter, ‘Like’ the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/industrialtoys and join the Renegades at renegadeprogram.com.
I’ve played it (I mean, obviously), and it presses all my gamer buttons: It’s fun and fast and full of action, and it really is perfect for the “I’ve got a minute while I’m standing in this line” situations we all get into during daily life. I think you’re going to enjoy the hell out of it.
Again, if you want more detail, click over to renegadeprogram.com and catch up on all the coolness. It’s coming, as noted, a bit later in the year.
When I first read The God Engines, all I could think was “this would make a great Real Time Strategy game!”.
Gods as capturable resources – I still think it would work well.
So it says the new game will be available on iOS and Android – any chance there will be finally be an Android release of Midnight Rises?
It is to be hoped but I don’t have any details on it at the moment.
I liked the first game, and I’ll probably like the new one, but honestly? Gamer than I am, I’d much rather see an ongoing series of more graphic novels done the same way as the first one. That was awesome.
Any possibility of a non-mobile version of the game for those of us who still have computers but not mobile doodads?
I was fortunate to be a Beta Tester for Renegades. I play it on my iPad. While I’m not a big gamer at all, this is a lot of fun. Quick engagements of killing aliens. What’s not to like. Amazing graphics, bright colors, and cool weapons.
Wow, glad to see that not only do you get a new book contract while not selling any books, the game you’re involved in gets a sequel while not selling any copies! Is there no end to the SJW conspiracy ;)
But seriously, if it ends up on Android, I might take a look – am currently playing Hearthstone, though rather slowly as I won’t spend any actual, you know, money on it.
When you say “involved with”, what exactly does that mean, in this case?
ANDROID ANDROID ANDROID HOORAY
I really got into the first game (and enjoyed the graphic novel) but was a bit disappointed with the company when they just stopped updating things without making any announcement. The game just died off slowly.
I hope they’ll be a bit more proactive with the next one :)