In the future, an American orbital weapons platform has drifted off course, causing a diplomatic incident. A team of female special operatives must steal a space shuttle and stop the weapon from firing, but all is not as it seems. If you fail, an all-out nuclear warÂ isÂ setÂ in motion.
Revolution 60 is a stunning game that is in developmentÂ for iPad. Â Brianna Wu, head developer, hadÂ inspirationÂ to start this project after playing Infinity Blade and realized thatÂ iOSÂ Unreal was the future of mobile gaming. She has done an amazing job creating the game along with her team, which is mostly composed of women, using Unreal engine. The game is fully voiced acted, and is starring anime legend Amanda Winn-Lee fromÂ EvangelionÂ (awesome!) .
The game is a “deliberate mixture of two games, Heavy Rain and Mass Effect”. You, the player, play the game through a character name Holiday, a trained assassin, using touch gestures with nothing other than the touchscreen. You will make decisions that lead to victory or failure. Just like Saints Row: The Third and other games alike, you will make decisions that will lead you to different endings. InÂ SR3Â the difference between lettingÂ ShaundiÂ die and catchingÂ KillbaineÂ or doing the opposite is the same difference as in RevolutionÂ 60 between siding with the rogue commanderÂ MinueteÂ or siding with Amelia, the engineer who has a strong determinationÂ to figure outÂ what went wrong with the weapons platform.
I have to say that the claims are true that Revolution 60 pushes the envelopeÂ on what’s possible withÂ iOSÂ mobile gaming. The game features animation that you would not expect from a mobile game. Detailed sets, and spaceshipsÂ areÂ designed by four-time Hugo award winner Frank Wu. It’s also really cool that chance their team is mostly female, which is a very rare thing to find in the gaming industry.Â An outstanding thing that this team did is that they did not label themselves as indie developers, indie game, or indie game company. Although they are all three of those things, they didn’t use that title to get attention. They used there great skills to get that attention. Therefore,Â I say hold on to your iPhones/Pads/Pod Touches until its planned Q4 release.