Crescent Moon Games, creators of the hit RPGs Aralon: Sword and Shadow [$9.99] and Ravensword: The Fallen King [$2.99 / Free] provided us a trailer today with one of their upcoming games, which oddly enough, isn't an RPG at all. Gears is a steampunk themed ball roller that also happens to have an oddly intriguing premise behind it.

Check out the trailer:

Per the trailer, Crescent Moon plans to "redefine the ball-rolling genre"-- A lofty goal. Either way, ball rolling games have worked great on the iPhone, especially when crossed with an adventure theme. Dark Nebula - Episode One [99¢] and Dark Nebula - Episode Two [$1.99] are great examples of this.

We'll have to wait until the vague release date of "Spring 2011" to see how Gears stacks up, but we haven't been disappointed by a game from Crescent Moon yet.

  • JCGaga

    I thought the trailer was kinda cheesy...all this epic music and the titles that say "comes a game!" "that redefines the ball-roller genre". Having said that, it looks interesting.

  • Frederick Sarran

    At the end of the day it is just a good looking ball rolling game 🙂 I do agree with the above post, the music seems more epic than the game itself.

  • Josh Presseisen

    I'll be the first to admit, we went over the top with this trailer! 🙂

    • Sanuku

      You guys didn`t just went over the Top, you did mark a "All Time new Record" with that Trailer comparing it with the one from Avalon. That`s nothing you should be Ashamed off 😀

  • Howard Stewart

    I agree with Josh 🙂

  • Kevin Agot

    I love games in this genre. The Dark Nebula series, LMB and Mad O Ball and Aerox are pretty hard to beat.

  • O2bchunk

    I think it looks awesome

  • Keithboyle5

    Anyone else think this looks way too much like the morph ball mode from Metroid games?

    • Josh Presseisen

      my whole life is inspired by metroid... the ORIGINAL metroid that is....

      • Keithboyle5

        Agreed, but morph ball mode gets a little tedious.

  • Wortek

    Please guys you are brilliant at making complex games like RPG, Strategy, but ball rolling!? Come on I know you need money but please this is not you.

    • Josh Presseisen

      The reason I wanted to get involved with Gears is because I love ball rolling games, especially Marble Madness. It was one of my favorite games as a kid.

      • Sam Jabr


        Marble Madness was one of the greatest games ever. One of the best titles on the Commodore 64. Yes, I am old.

        Sam Jabr
        Galoobeth Games

  • Savageotter10

    Lets hope they can make a ball roller that doesn't have game stopping bugs like their other releases.

    • Mark

      Open-world RPGs just are alot buggyer than most other games.

      It's like that on pretty much any platform and with any developer.

  • CodingHero

    honestly, looks kinda meh to me....

  • JCGaga

    Everytime I see the word "Gears" in the video game context I can't help but immediately think of Gears of War lol.

  • Mike

    Of all the genres of gaming that I hoped to see re-defined, it was the BALL ROLLING GENRE I wished for the most. Our day has come, ballfans. Crescent Moon has mastered the balls now.

    • JCGaga

      I sense a hint of sarcasm...Or am I overreacting?

  • Josh Presseisen

    I lol'd at that comment actually. 🙂

  • Kevin12567

    I loved both the Dark Nebula games, so if the tilt controls are spot-on I'll definitely download this game!

  • Sesquipedal

    I will confused it with "Geared" always.

  • Gwet17

    These games are always hard with the accelerometer- or then again, maybe I've never played one with good controls!

  • Wortek

    Anyway I hope to see Ravensword 2 in all it's beauty and complexity coming next from Crescent Moon Games

  • Wortek

    Oh by the way Josh have you ever played the game called Rifts: Promise of Power made for RIP N-Gage once, it was actually a great game which the Rimelands remind me of. I hope to see more tactical RPG games from you and maybe something more technological than magic, Rimelands become something like good old Arcanum, next time I hope to see something more sci-fi.