front_end_01Chillingo has released screenshots of their upcoming Inkvaders game which bears a strong resemblance to Zombieville [App Store] and the many other similarly-styled shooters. The premise of this game explains the seemingly simple graphics and the title Inkvaders:

Whilst doodling away, half dazed from the boring lecture I was in, I thought I saw the image move. The Martians I was drawing were invading my notepad! I had to do something to stop them. Pen in hand, I drew a hero to fight them off. Bold, brave, no fear of death, the story unfolded before my eyes...

The game will come with 3 levels of difficulty, ammo management and various types of weapons including single shot weapons, multi-shot weapons, beam weapons, and rocket launchers. Both a Story mode (30 levels of 3 unique locations) and an Endurance mode is offered.

It's hard to tell the quality of the game from screenshots alone, and these types of games depend greatly on gameplay feel and balance, so we'll have to see how this one plays.

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An extensive gallery of images is provided after the jump. The game is expected to be submitted in about two weeks.

  • Sinistar

    Wow. What a complete copy of Zombieville. Nothing new but an art style that doesn't look as good.

  • Sinistar

    Wow. What a complete copy of Zombieville. Nothing new but an art style that doesn't look as good.

  • Spoon Tangy

    Seriously. Such a bald-faced rip-off of Zombieville.

    Chillingo apparently wants to be the Microsoft of the AppStore.

  • Spoon Tangy

    Seriously. Such a bald-faced rip-off of Zombieville.

    Chillingo apparently wants to be the Microsoft of the AppStore.

  • Coral

    It does have a story mode, but aside from that it does look like a Zombieville copy.

  • Coral

    It does have a story mode, but aside from that it does look like a Zombieville copy.

  • aboll09

    Looks good, probably the best clone of all but will probably not sell as well as Zombieville did.

  • aboll09

    Looks good, probably the best clone of all but will probably not sell as well as Zombieville did.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Yeah, the inspiration for this is pretty clear cut. I would've chosen a completely different art style at least. We gotta give credit The Behemoth with Alien Hominid as well.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Yeah, the inspiration for this is pretty clear cut. I would've chosen a completely different art style at least. We gotta give credit The Behemoth with Alien Hominid as well.

  • 'Jeep

    What a waste of space to put a review for this when a great game as popular as Mummy's Revenge never got a mention...

    • Banana

      If they do, I hope they point the horrible incoherence in the graphics. Wtf is up with a mixture of hand drawn weapons and then some are photos (and probably just downloaded from the net)? And why on earth mix in modern weapons in an ancient themed game anyway?!

      They are all crap imho.

      • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

        Dude, what are you talking about. Weapons look great, they are done perfectly, and modern day weapons are perfectly fine when the game is set in the modern day. He didn't travel back in time. At least write some intelligent answer. I swear some people don't even think, they just bash, bash, bash. Don't you have something better to do. If you've played the game then talk trash about what you don't like. I know we have freedom of speech but dude you have to sound like you know what you're talking about.

      • Banana

        Well you don't take constructive critisism very well do you?

        Here's an example of what I meant: http://apptasticapps.com/App_Updates_files/Media/All%20Weapons%20Displayed/All%20Weapons%20Displayed.jpg?disposition=download

        Now, don't the grenade and the pistols look out of place? The other are cartoony and those two are photos, it just looks cheap.

    • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

      Thanks Jeep, thats kind of you. If i was Mika this would be the time to be upset.

  • 'Jeep

    What a waste of space to put a review for this when a great game as popular as Mummy's Revenge never got a mention...

    • Banana

      If they do, I hope they point the horrible incoherence in the graphics. Wtf is up with a mixture of hand drawn weapons and then some are photos (and probably just downloaded from the net)? And why on earth mix in modern weapons in an ancient themed game anyway?!

      They are all crap imho.

      • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

        Dude, what are you talking about. Weapons look great, they are done perfectly, and modern day weapons are perfectly fine when the game is set in the modern day. He didn't travel back in time. At least write some intelligent answer. I swear some people don't even think, they just bash, bash, bash. Don't you have something better to do. If you've played the game then talk trash about what you don't like. I know we have freedom of speech but dude you have to sound like you know what you're talking about.

      • Banana

        Well you don't take constructive critisism very well do you?

        Here's an example of what I meant: http://apptasticapps.com/App_Updates_files/Media/All%20Weapons%20Displayed/All%20Weapons%20Displayed.jpg?disposition=download

        Now, don't the grenade and the pistols look out of place? The other are cartoony and those two are photos, it just looks cheap.

    • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

      Thanks Jeep, thats kind of you. If i was Mika this would be the time to be upset.

  • http://leftrightstudios.net Khang Toh

    Zombieville rocks!

  • http://leftrightstudios.net Khang Toh

    Zombieville rocks!

  • Adams Immersive

    I still haven't picked up Zombieville! This makes me want to even more.

  • Adams Immersive

    I still haven't picked up Zombieville! This makes me want to even more.

  • cookiemonster

    zombieville part duex?

  • cookiemonster

    zombieville part duex?

  • Jeff

    Reminds me of Alien Hominid!

  • Jeff

    Reminds me of Alien Hominid!

  • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=1830 Liam (aka TGR)

    Is this the Rolando killer they were talking about?

  • http://forums.toucharcade.com/member.php?u=1830 Liam (aka TGR)

    Is this the Rolando killer they were talking about?

  • MikaMobile

    I've seen a few Zombieville-inspired games come along, but this is getting a little outrageous. They even have a full moon in the same spot in the sky! Why even copy something like that?

    • lee

      A moon on the right in one environment, a moon on the left in another and an earth in the centre on the third. Come on, there really aren't many places to put a moon :)

      • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

        Even MIKA is Upset, now this is more like a rip-off, at least Mummys Revenge and Sparta have some major differences. Not just graphics but gameplay is different.

    • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

      CHILLINGO is a publisher that has made a name for itself. But I know TA is above just giving big publishers there way. Right TA, you know how to pick and choose quality games whether they are from big publishers or not.

      For example Warpack Grunts, and Zombies and Me, were heavily hyped and never lived up to the hype. While other games that were not done by major developers are thrown to the wayside. Your site is big enough to the point where what you say matters. We are all watching closely.

      • arn

        you're right. we do try to pick quality titles to review. Our opinion was that Mummy's Revenge was not a quality title (fun enough and different enough than Zombieville) when we tried it (right after it came out). Meanwhile, we were the first site to highlight Zombieville before it gained any traction whatsoever.

        Previews, however, go by different rules since we obviously can't say if a game is a quality game before we try it. That falls on reputation of developer, the interest in the genre, and other factors that influence whether or not we feel it will be interesting to our general audience. This one, is obviously interesting to many even if your interest in it is that it's just a rip-off title from an established publisher.

      • http://Www.apptasticapps.com JB

        I hope TA reconsiders a review after the update. :)

  • MikaMobile

    I've seen a few Zombieville-inspired games come along, but this is getting a little outrageous. They even have a full moon in the same spot in the sky! Why even copy something like that?

    • lee

      A moon on the right in one environment, a moon on the left in another and an earth in the centre on the third. Come on, there really aren't many places to put a moon :)

      • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

        Even MIKA is Upset, now this is more like a rip-off, at least Mummys Revenge and Sparta have some major differences. Not just graphics but gameplay is different.

    • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

      CHILLINGO is a publisher that has made a name for itself. But I know TA is above just giving big publishers there way. Right TA, you know how to pick and choose quality games whether they are from big publishers or not.

      For example Warpack Grunts, and Zombies and Me, were heavily hyped and never lived up to the hype. While other games that were not done by major developers are thrown to the wayside. Your site is big enough to the point where what you say matters. We are all watching closely.

      • arn

        you're right. we do try to pick quality titles to review. Our opinion was that Mummy's Revenge was not a quality title (fun enough and different enough than Zombieville) when we tried it (right after it came out). Meanwhile, we were the first site to highlight Zombieville before it gained any traction whatsoever.

        Previews, however, go by different rules since we obviously can't say if a game is a quality game before we try it. That falls on reputation of developer, the interest in the genre, and other factors that influence whether or not we feel it will be interesting to our general audience. This one, is obviously interesting to many even if your interest in it is that it's just a rip-off title from an established publisher.

      • http://Www.apptasticapps.com JB

        I hope TA reconsiders a review after the update. :)

  • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

    I won't comment on the game until i have actually played it, but I will say why would this game get front page previews when Mummy's Revenge has never even been reviewed. It's been out for almost 2 months with a BIG update that added a boss level, and 10 new weapons. It has grenades, great graphics and a crazy low sale price. It has been all over your forums and liked by many of the readers. Your own readers voted 85% to 15% for it to be reviewd. The people have spoken. Give a guy a chance, especially when he has worked so hard, and listened to all the critics and made all the changes.

    Thanks

  • http://www.apptasticapps.com Jbmoney13

    I won't comment on the game until i have actually played it, but I will say why would this game get front page previews when Mummy's Revenge has never even been reviewed. It's been out for almost 2 months with a BIG update that added a boss level, and 10 new weapons. It has grenades, great graphics and a crazy low sale price. It has been all over your forums and liked by many of the readers. Your own readers voted 85% to 15% for it to be reviewd. The people have spoken. Give a guy a chance, especially when he has worked so hard, and listened to all the critics and made all the changes.

    Thanks

  • Glomgold

    The game clearly got its inspiration from Zombieville (I mean, it's painfully obvious), but at least they're adding features that Zombieville doesn't have, like a jump button and multiple levels. This is no different than Sea Captain or Harbor Master having clearly gotten their design from Flight Control. When a popular game comes around, others are bound to mimic it.

  • Glomgold

    The game clearly got its inspiration from Zombieville (I mean, it's painfully obvious), but at least they're adding features that Zombieville doesn't have, like a jump button and multiple levels. This is no different than Sea Captain or Harbor Master having clearly gotten their design from Flight Control. When a popular game comes around, others are bound to mimic it.

  • Spoon Tangy

    They say a game genre consists of a single hit and its many imitators.

    That said, I sure hope Mika Mobile comes up with another great, innovative new iPhone game soon so that Chillingo won't have to try to be original.

  • Spoon Tangy

    They say a game genre consists of a single hit and its many imitators.

    That said, I sure hope Mika Mobile comes up with another great, innovative new iPhone game soon so that Chillingo won't have to try to be original.

  • http://gigsme.com Randolph Bard

    nice , thx :))

  • http://gigsme.com Randolph Bard

    nice , thx :))