At WWDC in June of last year, we took a look at how Mobula Games was set to reboot the iMech franchise on iOS with a brand new version called iMech Online. It was in a pretty early state back then, but still a ton of fun. We met up with Mobula again here at GDC to look at a near-final build of iMech Online, and it's come a very long way since WWDC. Check out this video where we get in on some 4-player fragging with the developers.

iMech Online is looking sharp and is definitely a ton of fun. Mobula has build a pretty reasonable free-to-play model around the game too, and they told me they spent a ton of time tweaking and balancing everything to ensure that there's no way it will be a "pay to win" type game. I'm excited to get my hands on the final build which Mobula is aiming to launch next month.

  • SoyGreen

    Hmmm... looks to be the definition of repetitive based on a quick skim of that video... Thankfully it's free to play first. I truly enjoyed Mechwarrior when I was younger - not sure this nails it or not without playing...

  • ianlogsdon

    You had me at Mech.

  • araczynski

    too bad its multiplayer/online only.

  • wojovox

    Damn, I touched the screen when the battery life popped up. Fooled again.

    • PureRumble

      My mind actually asked "whats wrong with the 20% warning popup today? Its small n low quality!" :D

  • PureRumble

    I see two currencies n a biiiig shop button... Is this gonna be freemium?

  • dwerny

    Looks cool but I'm a little worried that the gameplay will just consist of running at each other with your guns blazing. Hopefully there will be some strategy involved that incorporates the terrain.

    • SoyGreen

      That was exactly my worry about it. That kind of gameplay is fun for just about the same amount of time it takes to download the app. It just looked like move, move, move, move, strafe, strafe, strafe, move, strafe, move - all while shooting the WHOLE time. Hopefully you can turn the sound effects off... will get crazy annoying listening to the rail guns blasting the WHOLE time you are playing...