Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork is an upcoming collaboration between Pixeljam Games and comic artist James Kochalka, and their newest teaser trailer for the game has bumped this upcoming iOS release into "highly-anticipated" territory for me. Pixeljam originally announced Glorkian Warrior on our forums back in August of last year, though the project dates all the way back to a successful Kickstarter project in 2010. The idea is a Mario-style platformer mixed with the vertical shooting of a game like Galaga, complete with procedurally generated enemy flight paths and formations. You'll get the idea if you check out the latest trailer.

The platforming and shooting elements look like a lot of fun, but the cartoony visuals and awesome soundtrack push Glorkian Warrior over the edge for me. There's even a Glorkian Warrior comic book coming out, which you can currently pre-order on Amazon, and you may already be familiar with Kochalka through previous works like Johnny Boo, Dragon Puncher or American Elf. I'm pretty excited to see how Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork turns out when it hits iOS soon, and while there's no price announced just yet Pixeljam promises no in-app purchases, just "good old-fashioned entertainment like your great grandpa used to enjoy." Awesome.


  • nadav bar kama

    in my forum TA profile i proudly declare GALGA as a life changing event! this is a 100% download and play. so excited!

  • Xissoric

    Oh man, this looks awesome

  • Flynn Taggart

    Nothing about that looks "mario style"

    • Mark DeNardo

      Good point! The video doesn't show it, but you can jump on the heads of the fire spitters that run along the ground. That's probably the extent of the Mario influence, though.

      • repapermunky

        Yeah, it was the Mario part that sparked my interest; not much of a Galaga fan, although I have spent a fair amount of time playing it.

      • Mark DeNardo

        Well, we're planning to add more Mario elements in the first big update if everything goes well. :3

  • Donny K76

    Gonna love this one! One of the first games I played in the arcade was Galaga. I wish there was a Popeye remake!

  • Happy W

    Love Kochalka's comics. And anytime I've heard him talk about video games, I've liked what he said. This is something I'm looking forward to.

  • GiHubb

    This looks promising and all, but where is Dino Run? It was supposed to be "coming soon" for iOS eons ago! Any news would be welcomed...

    • Miles Tilmann

      Unfortunately we had to end the project. It was very hard to call it quits, but recently it had become apparent it wasn't going to work out. Maybe someday...

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  • thestapler

    I totally gave to this Kickstarter in 2010! Bring it on!