Dutch developer Ronimo Games announced on its Kickstarter page that Starstrom, the crowdfunded expansion to its 2D platformer Awesomenauts, will kick off later this week. Ronimo says it's putting the finishing touches on a new character, Ted McPain, and that if all goes well players should see be able to see him in the game this Thursday.
Well that was quick. Awesomely quick, you might say. Ronimo Games' 2D MOBA Awesomenauts took to Kickstarter last week, asking for $125,000 to fund the Starstorm expansion, which would add a spectator mode, new characters and miscellaneous other stuff if funded. Well, today it be funded, and with 23 of your human days left to go.
How do you improve on Awesome? (Or, if not awesome, then pretty darned good.) Easy: you chuck in more characters and features and ridiculously catchy theme tunes. Ronimo Games, creators of Awesomenauts, have taken to the Kickstarters to fund an expansion to their sidescrolling platformy MOBA. It's called Starstorm, and if they raise $125,000 it will be a thing that totally exists.
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The excellent Awesomenauts is free to play until Sunday, and will be available to buy half-price for the duration. Awesomenauts cheerily translates the levelling, lane-pushing and tower bashing of Dotalikes onto a 2D plane and dresses it up as a Saturday morning cartoon punch-up. It feels like Bucky O'Hare has teamed up with Captain Planet to fight the Ninja Turtles, but with more robots and less IP infringement. Read our full verdict in the Awesomenauts review, and download it now via Steam.
Two cheery teams of three attempt to kill each other while slowly chipping away at the other team’s turrets. If you aren’t familiar with action-RTS games, Awesomenauts’ simple side-scrolling approach is a fantastic place to pick up the basics. Smash the other team’s defences to bits, then destroy their core so that you can win the game.
Colourful 2D MOBA Awesomenauts will arrive on PC this Wednesday, according to the game's updated Steam page. That'll give us the chance to break the deadlock in a never-ending robot war using a monkey in a jetpack, widely recognised as the cutest way to forcibly instil peace on a region. Unfrotunately, there are other heroes out there waiting to stop you, which only means MORE war. Will the monkeys in jetpacks never learn? Check out the trailer below for a dose of cheery Awesomenauts charm, and be sure to absorb the theme song.
The delightful 2D MOBA, Awesomenauts is coming to PC. It's been out on the consoles for a few weeks, but it'll be bringing its cheery Saturday morning cartoon charm to Steam "very soon." beyond the bright art style, Awesomenauts is notable for the way it manages to map Dota-esque concepts like lanes, towers, creeps and jungles one a single plane. The collection of heroes is nowhere near as large as League of Legends or Dota. Instead of hundreds, there are six, but they behave as differently as you might expect a
rat man monkey in a jetpack and a brain in a jar to behave.
Check out the official Awesomenauts site for more details, and be sure to catch the new PC trailer and screens below, if just for the Awesomenauts theme tune.