The lights are on
Lee Perry, the now former senior gameplay designer for Gears of War, has taken a few Epic employees with him to start a new company, Bitmonster.
Along with the announcement of Perry's new company also comes the announcement of Bitmonster's first game, Lili. Lili is an RPG/adventure game for iOS devices. The game is being built using the Unreal Engine, and it's likely that future games from the company will also use Epic's popular game development engine.
No word on a release date for Lili just yet, but you can check out the teaser trailer below.
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this look entertaining. I'll play.
A strange move. I wouldn't think that ios games have the capabilities of pc or console games, and that a team from epic would be feel stifled in that genre. But we will see I guess.
Sucks for them but I'm sure they will get by somehow
So it's about Laura Croft's myopic little sister?
Not really too into iOS games, but good luck to the company. Hope they make some awesome games with their new found freedom!
BitMonster...at least he came up with a good name. And just because the company starts off with an IOS game doesn't mean that's all they will ever do.
They work fast. The company was just formed and they already have a trailer for a game? Well, it looks interesting, it's too bad that it's for iOS.
Looks like a cool game, but I'd prefer it be on a VIDEO GAME PLATFORM rather than a damn iOS device. Those things are too expensive and too limited.
And frankly, it's where you put casual games, not hardcore-focused adventures. Given how difficult it is to find any information on Metal Gear Solid Touch for iPhones, it would seem that sales of hardcore-style games are less than stellar on iPhones/iPads/etc.
It looks like this was a peaceful departure, which is good. Epic is full of talented people, and I'd hate to see that ruined by a messy internal conflict.
Bitmonster sounds cool enough...
Beautiful! Kind of has a Wind Waker/Monkey Island vibe. I haven't played much GOW, buyt this looks like an interesting departure from what he's previously done. I will need to keep an eye on this one.
I didn't know that moving to Hawaii counted as an RPG/adventure game.