McDROID: indie co-op arcade/strategy game about robots, mutants and strawberries

The first release from California-based indie studio Elefantopia LLC, McDROID is a fast-paced hybrid of third person shooter, tower defence, bullet hell and real time strategy with an undercurrent of wacky, surreal humour in a colourful world.

Defend your shuttle against a variety of crazed alien species as they mutate, corrupt the ground or even turn your crops against you. Load up on weapons, bring your friends (drop-in/drop-out co-op) and take the battle to them. If it gets too crazy, turtle up behind your defensive perimeter and assume direct control of the lasers.

Model 1 Farming/Battle robot “McDROID” has been knocked off course by space debris and crash lands on the mysterious planet M. Discover the secret of mega-corporation GLACeNTO as you research, upgrade your weapons, outwit the critters and heal the planet.

Features :

  • Modular weapon droid: mount weapons and factories on your back and fight hands-on or plant them on defensive turret mounts and let the turtling begin
  • Bliss/corruption game mechanic: the ground will amplify or deplete you depending on its condition
  • Mutation: don’t leave these strawberries lying around for too long, also certain monsters transform your strawberry plants into lethal bomb trees.
  • Coop: help your friend complete the story missions or play in an arena mode designed for four players.
  • Challenge: As you complete each story level you unlock the challenge and nightmare modes. Your weapons, gold (and unfortunately also any mutated crops) persist through these levels - no turret left behind.
Currently in closed beta McDROID will be releasing soon on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs via Desura (and maybe Steam)

Elefantopia LLC is an indie microstudio run by Laurent Lavigne, a newcomer to the games industry who previously worked on production of a number of Hollywood movies including The Matrix series, Mission Impossible: III and Transformers (

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