A long way from home: Stranded – MarsONE out now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Today, German publisher Deep Silver FISHLABS and Spanish developers Tama Games and Mutant Games released their first joint project, a skill-based free-2-play game called Stranded – MarsONE, on the App Store. Despite its cute look and cuddly presentation, the charming-but-challenging pixel fest does not primarily cater towards a casual-gaming audience. Instead, it is located in the mid- to hardcore segment and tailored to committed skill gamers.
Set on Mars, the game centers around a little astronaut’s efforts to find a way back home after his space ship crash-landed on the red planet. However, before he can communicate his whereabouts to a rescue crew, he first has to brave his way through 40 dodgy levels spanning across five differing terrains.
Stranded – MarsONE keeps its players hooked with an addictive core gameplay loop, effective one-touch controls, clever level designs and an asynchronous multiplayer mode. In terms of presentation, the title wears its retro colors with pride and delights its players with carefully crafted pixel graphics, well-orchestrated sound design and delightfully staged cut scenes. For a first-hand impression of the game, check out the official trailer on YouTube via http://bit.ly/stranded-trailer.
• Unique arcade gameplay combining elements of auto-runners & 2D platformers
• Charming pixel graphics with delightful retro appeal
• 40 cleverly designed levels spanning across 5 different terrains
• Lots of power-ups & customization options
• Async multiplayer including ghost races & Facebook friend challenges
• Star-based performance ratings
• Game Center achievements
• Spot-on touch controls
Stranded – MarsONE requires iOS 6 (or higher) and runs on iPhone 4 (and above), iPad 2 (and above) and iPod touch 5G.