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Hungry Moose Games – a collection of former BioWare developers – is partnering with Green Throttle Games to develop its new title, 9 Lives: Casey & Sphynx.
"Hungry Moose Games is a new studio based in Edmonton, Canada, put together by ex-BioWare veterans and the young guns of games," says Ric Williams, co-founder of the studio. "We are excited to develop our first title with Green Throttle. The challenge of making a game using the latest in hardware technologies that connect your Android device to a TV fits 9 Lives like a glove, and we think gamers will love our misfit characters and device-specific gameplay."
Williams is referring to Green Throttle’s Atlas Controller, a peripheral that connects to an Android device and allows gamers to play games on a TV. With it local multiplayer can be played on either an Android tablet or through a TV.
Players can utilize the technology to take the two heroes, a security guard and stray cat, on an archaeological adventure that leads them through a local museum and the ancient Egyptian tomb of Bastet. Casey smashes the idol of the ancient Egyptian feline goddess in order to stop an old curse, and now the duo needs to collect the pieces. The puzzle-based action adventure title features cooperative play, and something rare in games: a gameplay mechanic where death is sometimes the only way to move forward.
Players can work their way through Bastet’s tomb on Android. No release date has been announced.