Bungie Founder Announces New Game

by Kimberley Wallace on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Alex Seropian earned his pedigree by co-founding Bungie and now he’s trying something new: a mobile shooter. Today, his new studio, Industrial Toys announced its first game: Morning Star. Morning Star is a complete reimagining of the sci-fi shooter, designed from the ground up for touch.

Slated for a Spring 2013 release, Morningstar takes place 120 years into the future aboard the MSRV-Joplin, a research vessel researching a signal originating from inside the solar system. The ship, which just happens to be decked out with top-of-the-line weaponry, is transported across the universe to take place in a war that's not their own.

Tim Harris, a designer at Industrial Toys wrote on its website asking for input throughout the development process via social media, “Our totally unreasonable goal is to completely change the expectations core gamers have for their mobile games, and with that comes a bunch of dialogue about what we’re doing and whether it’s gonna work or not.” 

Morningstar will also take full advantage of advanced mobile hardware, as it runs the Unreal Engine and will have graphic effects like high-definition shadows and HDR lighting.  For more on Morningstar, check out the trailer below.