AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spacetime Studios’ sci-fi MMO Blackstar has set its sights on Android and iOS owners. Blackstar’s deep storyline and years of extensive production design, combined with Spacetime Studios’ superior multiplayer technology are sure to set it apart from any other mobile game.
Launch is set for Q2 2011.
Blackstar is a cross-platform, 3D mobile MMO with a massive world ripe for discovery and action. The game tells the story of 41st century conflict between the ruthless Scorn, a race endowed with arcane powers granted by alien gods; the Riven, necro-cyborg beings allied with the Scorn; the futuristic humans of the United Colonies Defense Force, and their robotic allies known as the Mode.
[You can download a piece of pre-production concept art and a screenshot here]
Previously an unreleased, much-anticipated PC title, Blackstar’s rich storyline and extensive assets made it an obvious choice for Spacetime’s next epic mobile adventure. The massive amount of content created for the game makes it possible to go well-beyond a single title.
“Blackstar’s production design and overall polish will be unmatched in mobile gaming,” says Gary Gattis, CEO, Spacetime Studios. "We were able to nurture the IP to its maximum potential through years of development – a luxury never before seen in Mobile gaming. If you ever dreamed of a fully-featured sci-fi MMO that you can take anywhere, look for the first chapter of the Blackstar saga soon.”
In creating Blackstar, Spacetime Studios leveraged the Spacetime Engine. Founded on technology from the PC MMO world with more than $10 million invested in development, the Spacetime Engine allows production of high-quality games for iOS, Android, PC, Mac and Linux-based platforms. The first of its kind, the engine successfully manages the inherent processing, storage, and bandwidth issues of an MMO allowing seamless global play on mobile phones, i-devices, and tablets via Wi-Fi, Edge, 3G and 4G connections.
- 3D, real-time, persistent MMO
- Exciting sci-fi theme with futuristic human and alien races locked in a story-driven struggle for dominance
- Three character classes at launch with fully customizable skills and appearances
- Thousands of items and equipment such as holograms, dust cannons, and more
- Robust social features such as chat and friend lists
- Countless hours of worldwide, multiplayer, open-world gameplay
- Playable via Wi-Fi, Edge, 3G or 4G connections on most Android or Apple mobile devices
- Anticipated rating of 9+ for the following: Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Blackstar will be available for download in the App Store and in the Android Market in Q2 2011.
For more details and upcoming announcements, visit www.BlackstarGame.com.
About Spacetime Studios
Spacetime Studios is an independent game development studio located in Austin, Texas. The company was founded in late 2005 by online game veterans that have come from game industry giants Origin Systems, Electronic Arts, Sony Online Entertainment and others. In 2010, Spacetime released Pocket Legends, the world’s first cross-platform, 3D, persistent mobile MMO. The game’s pick-up-and-play format, expandable nature, and unparalleled instanced gameplay have propelled it to become a landmark title on Apple and Android-based mobile devices. The company continues to expand its content and technology lead in the mobile multiplayer market.
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