Independent game studio, Epic Owl Ltd, today launched its debut title Starside Arena, now available on iOS devices globally. Inspired by several space battlers on PC and console platforms, Starside Arena is the first of its kind to be introduced to mobile devices. The Android version will follow later in November 2015. For more information about Starside Arena, visit: http://www.starsidearena.com
“The idea of Starside Arena came from the desire to create a PC quality, retro style space battler for mobile that appeals to core gamers,” Risto Holmström, CCO of Epic Owl Ltd explains. “We are all huge fans of this genre and thought this was something the mobile games space was still lacking.”
Taking place in the year “4000-something”, Starside Arena challenges players to build unique spacecraft that will dominate in a futuristic, dynamically changing arena battleground. Gamers can research over 50 technologies and choose from 37 unique ship models to build the ultimate adversary for opponents. Smaller ships fit a handful of offensive and defensive modules while the largest ships hold hundreds, providing endless possible combinations. Success is based either on the ingenuity of a ship or on fleet composition, tasking players to make strategic design decisions that take into account multiple factors, such as engine power, defenses, countermeasures, weapon systems, power generation and even mass.
The world of Starside Arena is populated by player-made ships. This result is a constantly evolving metagame where weak designs fall into obscurity and the best ones rise to dominance until they are overthrown by players discovering their counter designs.