Shadowgun and Dead Trigger the first games to add wider console support
As a new breed of Android-powered consoles and gamepad accessory devices hit the market, Madfinger Games is hoping to keep up with the times by expanding console and accessory support for its most popular games. First up is Shadowgun, which is expected to hit OUYA on June 4th, as well as be available when Gamestick officially launches. Madfinger also says it isn't ruling out porting over even its older games to the consoles. On the accessory front, Dead Trigger will support both the Moga Pro and Wikipad controllers, which will add to its current support of Shadowgun: DeadZone.
Madfinger says it is interested in bringing all of its popular games to the different platforms and controllers, which is a big deal for gamers that want a better experience than using just touch controls. As these accessories become more popular, having this wider support can be a big plus for the studio.
Shadowgun goes to Ouya and Gamestick, Dead Trigger rolls out to Wikipad
April 31, 2013 - Brno, Czech Republic – MADFINGER Games, developer studio responsible for mobile gaming hits such as Shadowgun and Dead Trigger, has announced that, in the upcoming months, it will begin support for several game consoles, which are either already available on the market or are presently under release.
“New platforms such as Gamestick, Ouya and gaming peripherals from MOGA and Wikipad have given our independent development studio the opportunity to broaden its reach to include another part of the gaming community. It validates the strength behind the portfolio of Android applications, which can boldly compete with the offering of AAA titles available on traditional game consoles,” said Tomáš Šlápota, Vice President at MADFINGER Games.
Owners of Ouya consoles can get in on the action with last year’s hit among mobile games, the third-person shooter Shadowgun, which is scheduled for release on June 4, 2013. MADFINGER Games has not ruled out Ouya support with its previous games, including its oldest title, the hack’n’slash Samurai II: Vengeance or even its most recent, Dead Trigger.
"We are thrilled to bring Shadowgun to OUYA" said Kellee Santiago, Head of Developer Relations for OUYA. "Our gamers have been asking for it since Day 1, so we're excited to announce that it will be available to them, and with a free-to-try model exclusively for OUYA."
Another Kickstarter console – PlayJam's GameStick - will come pre-installed with Shadowgun for those who backed the GameStick Kickstarter campaign in order to pre-order a unit. Moreover Shadowgun will be available on GameStick’s separate Marketplace.
"Madfinger Games have produced some amazing games - with engaging gameplay and beautiful graphics that has set the benchmark for high quality games on mobiles and tablets", said Sameer Baroova, Head of Games at PlayJam.
Another gaming device for which MADFINGER is currently developing support for, is Wikipad, which will offer compatibility with Dead Trigger, Shadowgun, and even Shadowgun: DeadZone. Shadowgun: DeadZone and Dead Trigger come preloaded on Wikipad.
“MADFINGER’s games take full advantage of Wikipad’s patented dual analogy gamepad controller instantly transforming them into AAA console-like gaming experiences. Our partnership with MADFINGER embodies how the next-generation of gaming will take place across multiple platforms including mobile rather than just in the traditional console space,” said Fraser Townley, President, Sales, Wikipad Inc.
At the beginning of 2013, MADFINGER Games began close cooperation with PowerA, the manufacturer of the MOGA controller. MOGA already supports Shadowgun: DeadZone, as well as Dead Trigger, which after the next update, will be available for play to those with the latest MOGA Pro controller. MADFINGER Games is presently working on support for the first title from the series, Shadowgun.
“MOGA is proud to have the support of MADFINGER Games, delivering amazing gameplay experiences with MOGA Pro and Pocket controllers to owners of all their titles,“ said Eric Bensussen, President of PowerA.
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