When it comes to massively multiplayer online (MMO) games on Android, no one does it better than Spacetime Studios, creators of Pocket Legends and Star Legends. They just announced their next epic will be Dark Legends, which will will all about embracing the secret societies of vampires and fighting off the undead, werewolves, demons, and humans. They plan on releasing it on Android, iOS, and Chrome sometime this quarter.
Spacetime Studios is promising a much deeper focus on the narrative. Players will have the option to complete quick action missions as well as being involved with the traditional story communicated during the multiplayer missions. Basically, players will experience the life of a vampire up-close and personal.
They haven’t released any pictures or video teasers yet, but we will let you know as soon as they do.
Full press release after the break:
Spacetime Studios Sires Vampire Themed Mobile and Desktop MMO: Dark Legends
Third Legends Title Is Major Evolution in Casual and Avid Gameplay
AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 26, 2012 – Spacetime Studios takes its mobile and desktopLegends franchise into a frightening new world with Dark Legends. Players will embrace the secret societies of vampires to challenge the hordes of undead, werewolves, demons and humans that hunt them. The title will be released for Android, iOS and Chrome in the first quarter of 2012.
Fans of the popular Legends franchise, Pocket Legends and Star Legends, will discover a gameplay evolution in Dark Legends that draws them even deeper into the experience. The combat system delivers fast paced, action oriented gameplay that includes new mechanics such as charge attacks and the ability to drain enemies. A wide breadth of solo and multiplayer content will also be available.
The most significant change is a much deeper focus on narrative. In addition to story communicated during the 3D multiplayer missions, players will periodically be given the option to complete quick action missions with a single tap. These missions use brief cut scenes to create an interactive storybook, where players experience the life of a vampire up-close and personal.
The company’s goal for Dark Legends is to combine casual, strategic advancement content with their award winning real-time 3D multiplayer system to create a blend of gameplay never before seen.
“With each entry to the Legends franchise we raise the bar for the pick-up-and-play MMO space,” said Gary Gattis, CEO, Spacetime Studios. “The changes between Pocket Legends and Star Legends were significant, but Dark Legends is a quantum leap forward in interactive storytelling. Live the dark fantasy and play anywhere, anytime, anyone!”
Dark Legends opens with the player recently raised and under the direction of the vampire that sired them. The secret existence of vampires has been exposed and angry, misguided humans are uniting to exterminate the undead plague by any means necessary. Players must work with their clan to survive this brutal new world.
The previous Legends titles, fantasy Pocket Legends and sci-fi Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles have been downloaded more than seven million times, making it the world’s largest mobile MMO franchise.
Dark Legends with be shown for the first time publicly at GDC 2012.
About Spacetime Studios
Spacetime Studios is an independent game development studio located in Austin, Texas. The company was founded in late 2005 by online game veterans Cinco Barnes, Gary Gattis, Jake Rodgers and Anthony L. Sommers.
In 2010, Spacetime released Pocket Legends, the world’s first cross-platform, 3D, persistent mobile MMO. The game’s pick-up-and-play format, expandable nature and unparalleled instanced gameplay have propelled it to become a landmark title on Apple and Android-based mobile devices. In 2011, Spacetime became the first 3D MMO publisher in history to allow people to play the same game together on desktop computers, smart phones and tablets.
Spacetime has been recognized by Develop as one of the world’s 100 most successful game studios. The company continues to expand its content and technology lead in the mobile multiplayer market.
To learn more about Spacetime Studios, please visit www.spacetimestudios.com