British Indie Developer Supergroup Instant Games is proud to announce that their debut game Instant Hero was released on the App Store today – and it’s already an instant hit. The latest jaw-dropping stats show that in just a few hours since the titles launch, the retro-styled action RPG has already been downloaded as many as 10 times by various members of the team’s families.
In this imaginative Peggle-meets-Zelda style RPG, Instant Hero casts the player as either Ethel the Valkyrie or Brian the Barbarian, as they attempt to pay off debts incurred to Dave the Shepherd, after they accidentally murder his herd of sheep. Designed to be played in 30-second bursts, the player must launch their character and then watch helplessly as they either level-up enough to beat the screen, or fail and turn into a bag of bones. Success will lead them to beautifully animated boss fights, secret story driven cutscenes and, ultimately, to garnering a rather fine collection of hats.
“Having worked tirelessly to create Instant Hero for the past six months, we couldn’t be prouder of our first title,” says Jon Hamblin, company spokesperson for Instant Games. “Boasting an incredible team that includes pixel art legend Army of Trolls and musical genius Pixelee meant that we knew we were going to have something special on our hands. We’re also equally pleased that our relatives and friends have got behind the game – just watching my Dad struggling to use Facebook to tell my Auntie about it was a truly rewarding experience. Obviously, we hope the rest of the world will embrace the game just as warmly, too.”
Instant Hero is available to download for free now on the App Store. It features removable ads and just one in-app purchase.