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.