Mikoishi Reveals Ambitious Line-Up of Cross-Platform Original IP
Singapore-based mobile game developer Mikoishi made good on last month's promise to begin its next stage of growth, when it revealed three new original IPs today. Only one of the new titles is currently slated to hit mobile phones. The company's announcement is the latest example of a previously mobile pure-play company expanding into other game mediums.
SteamIron (Q4 2007)
"An epic cross-platform sci-fi fantasy that plays out over multiple installments on both handheld and PC platforms."
The episodic adventure is slated to begin on 3G mobile devices, and then continue onto the DS and PC. The game's fiction stems from an alternate history, in which the electronic revolution never took place, but other technological advancements did.
DropCast (Q1 2008)
The DropCast name encompasses a series of casual titles with a distinctive macabre art style. The first title is slated for release on the DS in early 2008, and is currently unnamed.
Blunt Force Trauma (Q1 2009)
A massively multiplayer online fighting game. Due out for the PC, the ambitious project promises to feature "deep character customization, a strong community built around a "Gang" system, uncountable quests to challenge oneself and live-match broadcasting," as well as a micro-transaction revenue system.
The studio poured a lot of creative energy into these franchises and products" Alex Goatcher, Chief Creative Officer, Mikoishi said in a statement. "Our key focus has been to innovate in game play, as well as to explore new opportunities for cross-platform story telling and product roll out. Our portfolio provides for all segments of gamers, both male and female, casual to avid , with focus on the unique entertainment experience on each different platform."