Frozen Synapse developer Mode 7 Games exists in a challenging indie development climate, and the studio is responding by attempting to make bigger games and go multiplatform, said co-founder Paul Taylor in an interview with GamesIndustry International.
Oxford, U.K.-based Mode 7 launched Frozen Synapse, a squad-based strategy title, in May 2011 to a warm reception. At the time, the company was just trying to get noticed, and although the game brought Mode 7 a community of dedicated fans, Taylor said the indie competition has gotten significantly tougher since then. Countless studios of all sizes are now trying to revive so-called classic PC gameplay, including through Kickstarter, and controversial personalities in the indie scene grab headlines over developers doing relatively...
Mode 7's simultenous turn-based strategy game, Frozen Synapse, will be released on iPad May 16, the developer confirmed to Pocket Gamer.
In Frozen Synapse, players direct a squad of neon soldiers through various combat scenarios. The iOS version of the game will feature a few tweaks from the original Windows PC version. Frozen Synapse will be touch-based and include cross-platform play between iOS, Android, Windows PC, Mac and Linux.
The game's expansion, Frozen Synapse: Red, will also be available and adds new music, multiplayer and more.
The iOS version of Frozen Synapse was announced for a May release earlier this month, though a price and specific date were not included. A date for the Android version of the game has not yet been announced.
Frozen Synapse, developer Mode 7's turn-based strategy game, is headed to iPad in May and Android devices will "hopefully follow shortly thereafter," according to information provided to Joystiq by Mode 7 joint managing director Paul Taylor.
The game will include cross-platform play between iOS, Android, Windows PC, Mac and Linux versions of the game, and players will be able to begin Frozen Synapse games on one device and continue on another. The Frozen Synapse: Red expansion, which was released last year and added new music, multiplayer and more, will also be available.
Though the developer has not announced an official release date or price, Taylor wrote that Mode 7 is "looking to make this competitive."
Earlier this month, Taylor revealed that the game was headed to PlayStation...
Mode 7's turn-based tactical title, Frozen Synapse, is set for a rebirth this year on PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita via the PlayStation Store, as Frozen Synapse: Tactics.
"Frozen Synapse proved that turn-based strategy doesn't have to be about people with misguided beards prodding tanks into lonely hexagons," Paul Taylor, the co-founder and joint MD of Mode 7, said on the official Double Eleven blog. British-based studio Double Eleven, the team who developed LittleBigPlanet for the PS Vita, is working with the independent developer to bring the title to consoles.
"We have put our trust in Double Eleven to translate our original vision for a PlayStation audience; they have impressed us with their commitment to creating a completely new version for Sony's awesome hardware," continued...