“World War Robot” the next iPhone game to come from NewToy
NewToy formed by ex Ensemble programmers David and Paul Bettner who left Ensemble before its closure have announced thier second iPhone game “World War Robot”. The official press release from NewToy follows:
WORLD-RENOWNED CREATORS JOIN FORCES FOR NEW IPHONE GAME
May 5th, 2009 – McKinney, Texas – Newtoy, an independent video game developer, is pleased to announce it is collaborating with acclaimed artist and creator Ashley Wood, renowned for his work on the graphic novels Popbot and Zombies vs. Robots and credited with creating one of the world’s first digital comics for the Sony PSP – Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel. Newtoy is partnering with Wood to bring his WORLD WAR ROBOT universe to life in a new game designed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
In World War Robot, the human race is split by religion and politics as they wage a savage war between Earth and Mars. Giant robots augment the destruction with incredible battles, intense human/robot drama, a little black humor and some political intrigue thrown into the mix in this epic story.
“We share a dream for a new kind of game development,” said Paul Bettner, creative director at Newtoy. “World class game makers from around the globe – artists and illustrators, designers, musicians, coders – joining forces to craft the highest quality entertainment experiences on the most cutting edge game platforms. We are moving away from the monolithic studio model of development. We want to redefine the way video games are made. This collaboration with Ashley is that dream, realized.”
Of the partnership, Wood says, “I’m excited to team up with game creators who I have admired and, more importantly, whose games I have enjoyed playing over the years!”
About Ashley Wood
Ashley Wood is an internationally acclaimed artist and creator. He lives with his wife, three children and cat in Australia. Ashley has been making up pictures and ideas for a long time and has worked with major publishing and entertainment companies, including Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Sony, Konami, Vivendi International, Random House, Marvel Comics and Todd McFarlane Productions. Ashley’s work has appeared in books, movies, magazines, comics, television and video games. Ashley is a three-time Spectrum Award winner and a two-time Communication Arts award winner and the co owner of 3A Toys. His personal website is: http://ashleybambaland.blogspot.com.
Founded in 2008, Newtoy is the realization of two brothers, Paul and David Bettner, creators of the internationally best-selling Age of Empires series and most recently the highly anticipated Halo Wars strategy game for the Xbox 360. Paul and David bring nearly two decades of industry experience to Newtoy, with over twenty million units sold and multiple “Game of the Year” awards. Together, they share a vision for creating revolutionary games for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Newtoy’s website is: http://newtoyinc.com.
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