Liverpool, August 10, 2010– British indie game developer Onteca have revealed the release date of the much anticipated WiiWare TM title, Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots after almost two years of development. The monster-packed 3D strategy-puzzler will be available on WiiWare TM in North America from August 16 2010 and Europe from August 20 2010 for 500 Wii Points TM . Earlier announcements about the game sparked off debates as to whether indie company Onteca could beat the odds and create a user experience to rival Pikmin for WiiWare TM .
Monsteca Corral focuses on fast paced fun-puzzle gameplay. It is targeted at anyone and everyone who enjoys pick up and play games. You control a herd of peculiar orange creatures known as Stompies. You need to stop these cute and not so bright Monsters being stunned by invading robots. Instead of watching Stompies run a dim-witted riot, it is your job to collect them and guide them successfully through each level.
As a Monster Herder you fly above the Stompies saving them from the dangers of their changing environment. Your Stompies run through each level, collecting Energy orbs that are scattered throughout the habitat and which increase the communal power of the herd. This power enables the herd to smash up buildings, resist the ever increasing robot population and feed the Astro Maggot that provide their ultimate means of escape.
Herders can use the Wii Remote to:
- <*>create deviation paths that block off dangerous routes for Stompies.*> <*>allow Stompies to follow a route.*> <*>make Stompies split and form sub groups.*> <*>help Stompies damage the robot environment.*> <*>make your Stompies jump and shake and fart.*> <*>rescue your Stompies from Robot Prison.*> <*>escape on the back of an Astro Maggot.*>
Stompies migrate through the different and ever changing environments of the Monsteca World: Stomping through Desert, Open Plains, Wooded Highlands, Forest, Wetlands and City in their bid to make it home safely.
Can you get them all home?
- <*>Interactive soundtrack which changes melody based on player activity written by renowned experimental composer Joe McLaughlin (Kling Klang, one of British Indie stars Portishead's favourite bands).*> <*>Hours and hours of full 3D gameplay across the 20+ levels with multiple possible Achievements.*> <*>Up-to-four player cooperative mode where you can drop in and help your mates.*> <*>Rich and Intuitive Control and Camera system.*> <*>Astro Maggots!*>
Monsteca Corral will be released through the Wii Shop Channel. Monsteca Corral gives people a totally new experience through its innovative control system and offers a fresh perspective on the Strategy Puzzle game genre.
Monsteca Corral will be released:
North America: August 16th
Europe: August 20th
Price: 500 Wii Points TM
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Onteca is an independent games development studio based in Liverpool, established in 2001. They produce innovative top-tier Casual games and applications for Wii, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, Android, Facebook and IPTV. The company has unparalleled experience and expertise working with some of the most difficult emerging technologies in both the creative and digital sector. Long regarded as a centre of technical innovation and problem solving, they are now poised to lead the way in the field of advanced mobile application development and video games production. www.onteca.com
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