As everyone gears up to touch down at next week’s Game Developers Conference, Heroes & Villains creators Infinite Ammo are showing off their promotional wares for the show a– hold on, what’s this?
Peeking out ever so innocently from their studio lineup brochure is Power Pill, an iPhone collaboration with Fez creator Phil Fish, accompanied by an image identical to the layered-paper-caverns in his Polytron studio’s own upcoming game teaser, which I so brilliantly deduced might be titled “PP”.
More Polytron love to look forward to at the show, then, just slightly edging out the multi-rainbow flavors of their new Fez buttons.
Polytron affirm essential awesomeness – Offworld
Happiness is a warm Fez: prepare for wonderful – Offworld
Annabelle Kennedy joins Fez creators Polytron – Offworld
The latest look at Infinite Ammo's iPhone puzzler Heroes …
We could be thrilled: in-depth with Infinite Ammo iPhone puzzler …
Infinite Ammo tease iPhone puzzler Heroes and Villains – Offworld
You’ve got to admit it’s getting better: work steadily progresses on Infinite Ammo’s “Lemmings meets The Lost Vikings meets Awesome” iPhone puzzle game Heroes & Villains, and their latest work in progress video is looking quite wicked with a properly skinned futuristic cityscape, a freshly added soundtrack and an upgraded GUI.
H+V Mo’ Gameplay Video [Infinite Ammo]
When last we heard from Infinite Ammo and their upcoming iPhone game Heroes and Villains, all we had to go on was their claim that the game would be “Lemmings meets [Blizzard platformer] The Lost Vikings meets Awesome.”
What did that mean? Now we’ve got a clear answer: the team has uploaded an extensive early look at the alpha version and it’s looking quite smart. The long and short of it, your team of Heroes (and/or Villains) are on a mission to — as you’d expect — keep the freely wandering citizens of the city (un)safe (Lemmings), and do so by swapping out characters for their individual powers (The Lost Vikings) like portal shooting, flight, seductive attraction, and super-stretchiness (awesome).
The video is necessarily rough, and Infinite Ammo make no bones about showing it off at this “pants down” stage, but have also uploaded newer screenshots showing the metropolis in more textured form, and adding to the excitement for what looks like, with all due continued spit polish, a fantastic addition to the iPhone library.
H+V: Alpha Milestone Video [Infinite Ammo]
Doing due diligence on keeping up with the work going on at Offworld fave Infinite Ammo, the team have updated with new concept art for Heroes and Villains, a prototype game idea they’re busy porting to the iPhone.
As with their recently mentioned larger project Marian, we’ve only got bits and pieces to go on, but in a late November update, Ammo head Alec Holowka dropped one little tidbit on its gameplay, calling it “Lemmings meets [Blizzard platformer] The Lost Vikings meets Awesome,” which is basically all I needed to hear.
Heroes and Progress [Infinite Ammo]
Blame my spotty feedreading on the days surrounding New Year’s Eve, but I quite shamefully missed Infinite Ammo’s teaser for their official debut game, Marian, until last night. As previously mentioned, Ammo is a team with a stellar reputation, having been responsible for both Gamma 3D’s layer-hopping Paper Moon and their part in Bit Blot’s Aquaria.
They haven’t revealed much, bar a description lifted from Play magazine’s pictorial blurb which describes its protagonist as a re-animated puppet who’s “caught in the dream world between life and death,” and “uses her own puppet handle as a weapon and replaces her limbs with a variety of tools.”
Announcing: Marian [Infinite Ammo]