Madfinger Games has been on the iOS scene since 2009, and I’d say they’ve got the first / third person shooter formula down pretty good at this point. It started with Shadowgun, which was one of the few third person shooters I’ve really gotten into on any platform, and then they moved to the Dead Trigger series. Now they’ve unleashed Unkilled on us, and it’s clear they’ve refined the game mechanics they established in their previous zombie franchise. Apparently I’m not the only one that feels this way, because the game has been downloaded more than 3 million times since its release. Continue reading…
Are you a fan of Dead Trigger 2? If so it’s time to find out how you compare with all the other trigger-ites. Madfinger Games is currently holding a competition called the Ithaca Tour that takes place in five cites across Europe (and since I’m a little bit late to the party two of them have already passed). Each leg of the competition takes place over a weekend in October except the final destination which starts on Halloween and continues through the second of November. Join the fray, wrack up some big scores and try to qualify for some cool prizes including an Nvidia Shield! Note that you will have to have a Dead Trigger 2 account which requires either a new signup or a Facebook account. For more details on the contest you can check out the official Berlin page, which is the next stop in the competition:
And, just in case you don’t already own the game:
MADFINGER Games, a.s., DEAD TRIGGER 2 – Free
Madfinger’s hit zombie shooter DEAD TRIGGER has already reached 14 million downloads, and the dev team has taken the opportunity at NVIDIA’s CES 2013 press conference to announc DEAD TRIGGER 2. It was demoed on NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD – a 360-like controller with it’s own flip up 5″ 720p display, running on a Tegra 4 chip – and it’s once again powered by the Unity game engine. According to Marek Rabas, CEO of Madfinger, DT2 is going to be even bigger, better and much more addictive”. Not a whole lot has been revealed at this point, but it’s probably safe to say that there’ll be even more zombies and the undead to kill and the visuals will be top notch. As for the release date, expect it to see the light of day in the second quarter of 2013 on both Android and iOS devices. Check out some gameplay footage after the break.
Dead Trigger, the gorgeous first person zombie shooter released by Madfinger Games a little over a month ago, not only got a rather significant update, but the game has also gone completely free. It was previously available for $0.99, and it would appear that this is a permanent price drop. As pointed out by IGN recently, Madfinger decided to drop Dead Trigger on Android from $0.99 to free due to an “unbelievably high” piracy rate. And while the developer has stated on Facebook that piracy rates are much higher on Android, it looks as though they’ve decided to go the “Free-to-play” route on iOS as well.
MADFINGER Games, the talented developers behind the hit iOS games Samurai II: Vengeance (TMA Review) and SHADOWGUN (TMA Review), have unveiled their next release: Dead Trigger, an action packed first person zombie shooter. Created using the Unity game engine, Dead Trigger will bring console quality graphics to the mobile platform and will feature ragdoll physics, volumetric fog, advanced lighting and post-process effects. Typical story aside (a present day virus has turned billions into flesh craving undead, and only a handful of survivors left on earth), the game is certainly looking like it’ll be among the best of the FPSes on the App Store and Google Play when released in late June. Device compatibility has not been revealed yet, though it’s a good bet that only the more recent iDevices and Android phones/tablets will be able to run Dead Trigger. In the mean time, check out the video trailer, more screenshots and press release after the gap.
Shadowgun (TMA Review), one of the best third person shooters on iOS, has just been updated to support the new iPad’s 2048×1536 resolution. Not only does it get a nice bump up in res count, but it also gets 4x MSAA Anti Aliasing without sacrificing on performance. As such, the visuals will look even more stunning on the latest iPad. Meanwhile for other iDevice owners, this splendid shooter has received some minor bug fixes to improve upon the overall experience. The update is free for those who’ve already purchased the game, otherwise, Shadowgun can now be had for only $2.99 (down from $4.99).
With some AAA titles from big name publishers released over the last few months in the Hack’n’Slash genre, it’s getting harder and harder to really stand out. But the authors of Samurai: Way of the Warrior (TMA Review) feel that they have enough standing behind them and released the follow up to their hit title with Samurai II: Vengeance. The eastern answer to the Eurpoean knights have always intrigued me, so I couldn’t help but check out this latest action-packed title.