Etolis: Arena - Update Discussion

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  1. frankthe2nd

    frankthe2nd Well-Known Member

    #1 frankthe2nd, Sep 22, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
    Etolis: Arena is now being published by Chillingo!

    Etolis: Arena is looking and playing awesome and is Universal. Price will be $1.99. Post launch updates in progress—Adding a new level, a new game mode, and other playable characters with their own special abilities.

    App Name: Etolis: Arena
    Launch Date: Early February.
    Company: Facet Studios LLC
    Company URL:

    //Application Summary:
    Etolis: Arena is a crazy action packed survival dual stick shooter where you, as a skilled soldier, fight waves of the Queen's forces on 6 different maps with 10 weapon types. Earn honor through killing enemies and gain points from the Queen to expand your arsenal. Basic survival includes 3 waves in a round and endless rounds and increasingly difficult enemies. Other available game modes are Dronez, Rockets, and Hammers. Etolis: Arena also includes 4 special abilities (invisibility, invincibility, self explosion, and endless ammo) from which you can choose when starting a game. Play 5 rounds on a map and gain access to secrets about the invasion and what really lies beneath the surface of Etolis. Etolis: Arena also helps to set the stage for the campaign experience coming in 2011.

    //Story Summary:
    The planet Etolis was hit with a surprise attack by an invading army known as the Kraven who are led under the command of their Queen, Natus. As part of an emergency force sent by the UFA (United Front Alliance) to restore peace, you found yourself overwhelmed an undermanned. In part of a last ditch effort you provided suicidal cover to allow the last of a few citizens to escape at a Spacecab location and were consequentially captured. While consigned to your imminent execution by your captors, you were approached by an Artificial Intelligence Droid known as the Mediator. As the Queen's right hand robot, the Mediator controls the Arena which you have been assigned to fight in because of its entertainment and training value for the Queen's forces. While none usually survive the first wave, you know the Mediator has miscalculated you.

    It is still a mystery as to why the Queen attacked Etolis, but initial reports indicated the Kraven demanded the surrender of a fugitive which had taken refuge on the planet. A large scale invasion seemed far fetched by the planetary council at the time so full defense preparations were not undertaken. Nevertheless, the invasion did occur and the planet quickly fell. While not circulated openly, inside information has indicated that scientists on Etolis had found something never seen before inside the planet which was blocked from surface scanning. Whatever it is appears to be generating/consuming energy on an enormous scale never seen before. It is currently believed that this is the main reason for the Kraven invasion.

    //Game Modes:
    - Survival: Fight waves (3 each round) of the Queen's forces in infinite rounds.
    - Dronez: Endless waves of drones in a single round and infinite small arms ammo
    - Rockets: 1 round, 5 waves, tons o rockets.
    - Hammers: 1 round, 5 waves, and one powerful hammer.

    //Feature Summary:
    - Stunning Retina Display HD Graphics and Effects
    - Battle for survival on 6 different maps
    - Use 7 different weapons and 3 grenade/mine types to destroy your enemies
    - Battle against 12 different enemy types
    - Use 1 of 4 temporary special abilities for those emergency moments (invisibility, invincibility, self explosion, and endless ammo)
    - Sprint to safety at anytime
    - 3 Different Difficulty Modes
    - Walls baby, walls ...
    - Auto-Aiming (optional)
    - Dynamic Camera for closest visual experience (optional)
    - Destructible Environments
    - Unlock secret data about the invasion as you play in different locations
    - Crystal and Game Center Leader boards and Achievements
    - Epic Music and Sound Effects

    //Planned Updates:
    - More maps
    - More game modes
    - More guns
    - Other things we'd like to tell you about but can't yet ...

    Not recommended for first generation devices.

    Some Screens:




  2. warcrack

    warcrack Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    Electrical Engineer
  3. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2010
    Holy sushi!!! that looks amazing!
  4. Delusionaltool

    Delusionaltool Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    that looks awesome but isn't this supposed to be in upcoming games?
  5. BazookaTime

    BazookaTime Well-Known Member

    Looks great. Maybe someone can move this to the correct area.
  6. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2009
    #6 arta, Sep 22, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  7. K76

    K76 Well-Known Member
    Patreon Silver

    Feb 12, 2010
    Cowtown, Texas
    Very nice! :D
  8. hbernritter

    hbernritter Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Inventory/Marketing Manager
    Toledo, OH
    sci fi? I'm in
  9. iVaro

    iVaro Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Looks like another popular upcoming space shooter to me
  10. diesel

    diesel Active Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    And why exactly is this in the newest releases section when it's not even out?
  11. frankthe2nd

    frankthe2nd Well-Known Member

    My bad. This should be in the upcoming games forum.
  12. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2010
    That video is awesome!
  13. jak56

    jak56 Well-Known Member

    holy shii...
  14. Rad

    Rad Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    Looks Great !
  15. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Government Official.
    Swansea, UK
    Well done on the front page article!
  16. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2010
    Any more news on this one?
  17. FPE

    FPE Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2010
    World, now Belgium
  18. frankthe2nd

    frankthe2nd Well-Known Member

    Progress is tasty

    Wanted to keep everyone in the loop on progress. The game has continued to improve just in the past few weeks and new layers of goodness are added constantly. The current evolution includes:

    -- Multiple Destructable consoles, crates, etc
    -- Lots more variety of blast damage and sound effects
    -- Added 2 new gamemodes (besides basic survival): Dronez (waves of drones and a shotgun) and Rockets (1 round and unlimited rockets)
    -- Enhanced character animations
    -- Tons of GUI updates
    -- Instruction screens
    -- Leaderboards and Achievements
    -- Game balancing refinement
    -- Bug fixes, graphical tweaks and a ton of other things that are hard to remember now ...

    Its moving fast ...
  19. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2010
    Holy cow!!! This sounds so awesome I can't wait!

    Was a price for this ever mentioned?
  20. frankthe2nd

    frankthe2nd Well-Known Member

    Price is still TBD but it will be set in the near future.

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