Former Rare developer Chris Seavor, best known for his work on the Conker series, is making a return with his recently founded indie studio Gory Details which is currently developing a top-down iOS title called Parashoot Stan, Eurogamer reports.
The upcoming mobile game feature a young boy pretending to be a super hero after reading a comic book about a fictional world war. Players can control the boy as he falls from the sky using their iPad or iPhone device or shoot at enemies using virtual joysticks. In addition, the player has access to in-game pets that offer passive and active abilities.
"We stuck with an endless runner format, but we wanted to do something slightly different with it and try and bring a bit of humor into it," said Seavor. "I'm old school, so that way of doing the graphics, going back to Killer Instinct and Donkey Kong with the rendered stuff to give it a personality and character. That was the premise of it.
"We're not going the Conker route of profanity, although it's a little bit gory. It's comic book gore. And maybe a little bit of innuendo but it's low-key."
Parashoot Stan is the third title developed by the indie studio. It is scheduled to launch mid-December on iOS devices, while an Android version and free DLC pet pack is currently in development. Gory Detail's next title remains a secret; However Seavor describes it as "going more the direction of Machinarium. It's a dark mood — definitely not a comedy — and very melancholy. I've always wanted to make a game that was a little bit more serious.
"It's still character-based. It's about a little dog who's lost his his ball in the sewers and how he gets out."
Seavor left Rare in Jan. 2011 after nearly 20 years with the U.K. developer.