At GDC 2010, one of the games we got a secret sneak peek of was Imangi's upcoming dual stick shooter Max Adventure. Imangi is finally ready to start revealing some details about their most ambitious project to date.

While Max Adventure is yet another dual stick shooter, Imangi's Natalia Luckyanova promises it brings more to the table. She writes, "There will be plenty of the action-packed survival shooting that you expect from a dual stick shooter. But unlike other dual stick shooters, Max Adventure will also have open exploration in non-linear levels, diverse missions, puzzle elements, and story-driven progression."

They've released this epic trailer which shows some gameplay towards the end:

We played an early build of the game at GDC and were pleased to find it capture great controls with a fluid feel. This smooth dual-stick "feel" is something that games like MiniGore have gotten so right while games like Garters & Ghouls have gotten so wrong. Max Adventure is targeted for release at the end of summer. Imangi has started an upcoming discussion thread for the game.

  • Kay

    This game looks awesome, can't wait for it to come out!

  • Kay

    This game looks awesome, can't wait for it to come out!

  • drunknbass

    minigore with a different theme?

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      Completely not at all. If you must compare, it's more like MiniGore+GuerrillaBob+Gauntlet.

      • blackHorse

        So from MiniGore you take that one level, and the other games those 100 levels?

      • radek

        Imangi = they dont develop they just copy, 1 by 1, and they even say that, and have conferece and teaching others how to do games :) WAKE UP!!!

      • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

        To radek: you figured us out! We <3 you too :)

  • drunknbass

    minigore with a different theme?

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      Completely not at all. If you must compare, it's more like MiniGore+GuerrillaBob+Gauntlet.

      • blackHorse

        So from MiniGore you take that one level, and the other games those 100 levels?

      • radek

        Imangi = they dont develop they just copy, 1 by 1, and they even say that, and have conferece and teaching others how to do games :) WAKE UP!!!

      • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

        To radek: you figured us out! We <3 you too :)

  • Ciaran

    Another... duel... stick... shooter?...

    App Store is going the way of the Wii, and that's *without* Nintendo first party titles. Depressing.

    • JCat

      Would you rather dual stick shooters become single stick shooters? Dual stick shooters are here to stay (since the days of Robotron and Smash TV) and work out great for these types of games. Fast fast 360 degree action, there's no better way.

  • Ciaran

    Another... duel... stick... shooter?...

    App Store is going the way of the Wii, and that's *without* Nintendo first party titles. Depressing.

    • JCat

      Would you rather dual stick shooters become single stick shooters? Dual stick shooters are here to stay (since the days of Robotron and Smash TV) and work out great for these types of games. Fast fast 360 degree action, there's no better way.

  • ImNoSuperMan

    Looks great. Definitely looking forward to it :)

  • ImNoSuperMan

    Looks great. Definitely looking forward to it :)

  • http://acceleroto.com Bryan Duke

    Way to go Imagni - this looks like a ton of fun!

    • http://acceleroto.com Bryan Duke

      That's "Imangi." Sorry for the typo.

  • http://acceleroto.com Bryan Duke

    Way to go Imagni - this looks like a ton of fun!

    • http://acceleroto.com Bryan Duke

      That's "Imangi." Sorry for the typo.

  • Song

    More than just a dual stick, it has puzzle elements too!

  • Song

    More than just a dual stick, it has puzzle elements too!

  • starmonkey101

    ugh. another duel stick shooter :/ and the plot looks identical to jimmy neutron the movie. lol.

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      Hah, I had to look up Jimmy Neutron on Wikipedia because of your comment. Something about a boy genius and aliens. Worth watching?

      • Zappacrappa

        Lol when I saw this I thought of Jimmy neutron so I had to look at the comments just to see if anyone else thought the same

  • starmonkey101

    ugh. another duel stick shooter :/ and the plot looks identical to jimmy neutron the movie. lol.

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      Hah, I had to look up Jimmy Neutron on Wikipedia because of your comment. Something about a boy genius and aliens. Worth watching?

      • Zappacrappa

        Lol when I saw this I thought of Jimmy neutron so I had to look at the comments just to see if anyone else thought the same

  • medianotzu

    I am a lot more psyched about Revolt, but maybe Imangi can get me excited for this as well by the end of the summer.

  • medianotzu

    I am a lot more psyched about Revolt, but maybe Imangi can get me excited for this as well by the end of the summer.

  • bluebomber

    Imangi can't create an original game. They just copy other. From Harbor Master being Flight Control to Max Adventure being like hundreds of other games. They need to step up their game.

    • gamechanger

      World of Warcraft copied EverQuest. Worked out fine for them.

    • Hobbes

      They're called genres. Duh.

      • WickedAwesome

        Perfect explanation.
        Genre games will always lend aspects of each other.
        How many war games are there?
        How many rally games?
        Good job Imangi.

  • bluebomber

    Imangi can't create an original game. They just copy other. From Harbor Master being Flight Control to Max Adventure being like hundreds of other games. They need to step up their game.

    • gamechanger

      World of Warcraft copied EverQuest. Worked out fine for them.

    • Hobbes

      They're called genres. Duh.

      • WickedAwesome

        Perfect explanation.
        Genre games will always lend aspects of each other.
        How many war games are there?
        How many rally games?
        Good job Imangi.

  • BruceP.

    The way it's going this will be out before "REVOLT" comes out. So ready to play REVOLT!

  • BruceP.

    The way it's going this will be out before "REVOLT" comes out. So ready to play REVOLT!

  • Vaxin

    Another copy, another game you can skip.

  • Vaxin

    Another copy, another game you can skip.

  • igor

    Go Imangi! Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

  • igor

    Go Imangi! Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

  • K

    I loved Harbor Master, as it offered something different to FC. As mentioned, genres are hard to escape. This looks like a lot of fun!

  • K

    I loved Harbor Master, as it offered something different to FC. As mentioned, genres are hard to escape. This looks like a lot of fun!

  • http://www.kuyimobile.com/ kuyimobile

    The kid actually reminded me of Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch"! Great game and I can't wait to play it! :)

  • http://www.kuyimobile.com/ kuyimobile

    The kid actually reminded me of Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch"! Great game and I can't wait to play it! :)