Acclaimed developers Halfbrick, creator of mobile sensations Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, and Spry Fox, the studio behind the highly popular iOS and Flash game Steambirds, have partnered together to develop the newest game in the series --Steambirds: Survival. The game is scheduled to be available for free on all iOS devices beginning in early October.
Steambirds: Survival is a turn-based aerial combat game centered a war-torn steampunk world. Players will take on the role of an elite Allied pilot and stand their ground to defeat endless waves of Axis enemies. Their goal: to help UK citizens evacuate before the Axis Armada obliterates their homes.
"Steambirds: Survival is the ultimate dog-fighting tactical aerial combat game," said Phil Larsen, chief marketing officer for Halfbrick. "The game showcases the talents of both Halfbrick and Spry Fox and delivers an experience that is sure to be another huge hit among iOS players."
Steambirds: Survival will feature eight high-flying aircraft and 64 expansive missions at launch - with several free updates scheduled to be released soon afterwards. Each aircraft in the game has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, which will force players to think strategically to conquer their Axis opponents. Players must also collect power-ups, dropped by downed enemy aircrafts, which are the key to their survival.
Released in December 2010, the original Steambirds has been both a critical and commercial success, having been played by over 12 million players worldwide.
The original (Flash) version of Steambirds can be played here: Steambirds 1.
The original (Flash) version of Steambirds: Survival can be played here: Steambirds: Survival. (Note: the mobile version of Steambirds: Survival is essentially a new game, with a new mission-based structure and 64 original missions, new music, new powerups, updated graphics and new writing.)