Mobula is a mobile gaming startup that plans to spearhead the next generation of mobile games. We at Mobula are focusing on making real-time online and competitive games for mobile devices.
iMech Online is the sequel to the iPhone classic, iMech, which was released in 2009 created by some of the same core team members. Regarding the original iMech, IGN quoted:
"This is hardcore online action for hardcore gamers. No other game on the App Store right now delivers a multiplayer experience like this... Grab it and get online." - IGN Entertainment
iMech Online is a full 3D mobile dual-stick shooter where players battle in synchronous online 8-Player PvP combat. Players can customize their own mechs, which each have unique Abilities that make them strategic in battle as well as the option to upgrade certain features of the mech with an endless amount of possibilities of combinations.
The game will be free-to-play with In App Purchases (IAP) and be available on the iPhone and iPad (iOS) as well as Android devices (phones & tablets). Gameplay between the devices will be fully cross-platform so iOS users can join battles against Android players.
Players will be able to build up their mechs in their Mech Lab while challenging friends and others online in the multiplayer online battle arena.
iMech Online is currently in a late Alpha stage where the game is fully playable and going through regular play-tests on a daily basis. We're anticipating to launch in the next few months in Q4 2012 on the Apple App Store first, then on the Google Play Android store soon after.
Developing and maintaining an online game is an extremely challenging task. Our team leads consists of experts in this field and have been using best practices, some of which they've created, to be able to ensure the quality of making and operating a game of this scale.
We plan to raise $40,000 to cover the costs left of:
Operating high-quality and scalable servers to run the game worldwide
Have the game stable on as many devices (Android specifically) as possible
Creating even more Mechs with unique Abilities
Maintaining a steady flow of new content at a regular basis
Localizing the game in as many languages as we can, so everyone in the world can play against each other
Backers will be rewarded with cool stuff ranging from digital in-game gear to direct involvement in the final product! Higher rank rewards (ACE and above) include our exclusive Electromag Mech T-Shirt
For our WARLORD Rank backers, there will be a building on the battle arena at a very premium placement to where the action is. By being a WARLORD Rank backer, we will permanently put your logo or graphic (must be appropriate) displayed at one of the three (3) placements. This is essentially your permanent billboard that potentially millions will be seeing at a regular basis. Only three (3) are available and they will be given away at a first-come-first-serve basis.
Risks and challenges
We're a small San Francisco Bay Area team of 6 which consists of artists and developers that all have prior experience in game development. The 2 founders being veterans in the mobile and online gaming space, have combined over 12 years of experience making mobile and online games. With the passion and experience that we have, our team has been able to create the ultimate real-time online game perfectly catered for mobile play with our flagship game, iMech Online.
Our biggest challenge will be able to create a console and PC quality gameplay experience without being constrained with the controls of a mobile device. Delivering a fun and exciting "can't put the controller down" experience to our users is our primary goal for iMech Online.
NOVICE Rank: A Credit Boost and An XP Boost to help you earn in-game currency and XP when the game launches. You also get to reserve your in-game call-sign ahead of time before the rest of the world does.
WARLORD Rank: Sponsored Credit including Your logo (must be appropriate) permanently on the In-Game Movie Theater building (2 vertical, 1 horizontal) (first come first serve on selection). Includes HERO rank rewards.