Founder of 3D Realms, Scott Miller, has teamed up with former Gears of War lead designer, Lee Perry, to create Dream Team. And joining forces with Rune and Prey developer Human Head Studios, this trinity of talent has just launched the first of numerous titles planned for 2016 on Apple iOS – Boxy Kingdom.
Boxy Kingdom is an endless suspenseful arcade/adventure game of pure survival, exploration and looting. And this free-to-play game opens a golden chest of new of innovations and compelling gameplay features. Players earn points and loot by progressing across the vast kingdom, avoiding the many types of patrolling orcs, dragons, ghosts, and goblins, as well as the variety of hazards along the way. A key feature is that dangerous enemies can only be dispatched by attacking them from behind.
“This unique Backstab attack is a super cool innovation that really puts Boxy Kingdom in a whole new category” said Lee Perry, Chief Creative Officer at Dream Team. “Backstabbing is such a deviously fun way to attack, and adds a lot of strategy and tension to the game.”
“I’ve been an avid player of mobile games for years, and a creator of high-end video games for decades, like Max Payne, Duke Nukem and Prey; it was time to merge these passions,” said Scott Miller, CEO at Dream Team. “Boxy Kingdom is so full of clever gameplay twists, depth of discovery, and to me represents the type of fun-first gameplay that used to be way more commonplace in the 90’s.”
Chris Rhinehart, designer and programmer at Human Head, said “There’s ten enemy types, tons of environments, traps, and fun interactive objects like fire braziers, drawbridges, and breakable walls. Boxy has dozens of hilarious heroes to play, many possessing abilities beyond the backstab like electrocuting groups of enemies, leaving a deadly trail of fire behind, and even turning enemies into tiny rats.”
Studio Art Director at Human Head, Jim Sumwalt said, “Combine these heroes with the distinct environments and the variety of gameplay in Boxy Kingdom truly is astounding. We’ve been playing the game for months and we still see new things.”
And there’s so much more, says Josh Olin, heading up marketing communications for the game: “You can level up each hero, play the built-in Time Trial mode, complete quests, and best of all, discover that this simple to learn game is actually packed with serious depth of content that only reveals itself the more you play and the more you discover.”
Boxy Kingdom is available today, FREE on iOS (iPhone 4s and higher, iPod Touch, and iPad), and will follow soon on Android devices.