Outernauts is Now Available in the App Store!
Hey everyone! I am Stephanie, the Senior Community Manager here at Insomniac. (I am still sorta new here at the studio and this is my first post! No pressure!)
The studio is currently buzzing with activity, and it’s not just because E3 is right around the corner. We’re proud to announce that the very first Insomniac Games mobile title, Outernauts, has arrived in the App Store! Download the game in the App Store here.
As part of the launch of the game, we had Project Manager Ed whip up a blog post about bringing Outernauts to mobile devices.
Take it away, Ed!
Toward the middle of 2012 we decided to develop a mobile game, something we had no experience with. This was a very exciting and daunting task because the mobile market is extremely different than the console market we are so familiar with. However, the team was very excited to bring the characters and humor we love so much from the browser version of Outernauts to the mobile platform. We also looked forward to refining the gameplay to compliment the touch input on mobile devices and shorter play sessions common for mobile games.
Before we started on development, the team got together and discussed what we felt were the most fun elements of the browser game. After much contemplation, many stare contests, and some heated breakdancing battles we decided to focus on breeding and battling. Building a customizable beast army to battle with is what we enjoyed most and what we felt our fans would want showcased in the mobile version.
We believe that the changes we made to battle not only allowed for quicker, more action-packed battles, but also has the potential for deep strategy. For example, each beast has different skills that can be selected during evolution. Depending on the skill selected it can be paired with other beast’s skills on your team to create effective combinations. The placement of a beast in your team formation can also impact the effectiveness of your strategy. Our mantra became “easy to pick up but difficult to master” and we are very excited to see what kind of strategies you, our fans, devise. Our hope is to build a community of players that love the game as much as we do and feel like part of our team – sharing their stories, providing feedback, and making the game better and better.
We hope to see you form or join an alliance for some heated PVP rivalries, and maybe even show off your favorite beast in our forums. If you have any feedback on the game, please let us know too. We’re listening eagerly, including our new community leader, Stephanie. Let’s get to it and tame the galaxy together!