Steam Community Greenlights Spiritual Successor to Fan Favorites MDK and Giants: Citizen Kabuto in Under Two Weeks
San Francisco, California (October 12, 2015) – Indie developer Rogue Rocket Games today announces a partnership with independent console developer and publisher GRIP Digital to bring their upcoming First Wonder – a hilarious, genre-bending spiritual successor to the beloved classics MDK and Giants: Citizen Kabuto – to consoles. Through this partnership with GRIP Digital, First Wonder will now also come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, once fully funded on PC. Rogue Rocket Games is also thrilled to announce that First Wonder took less than two weeks to receive Greenlight approval from the Steam community.
“The team at GRIP have such excellent console experience, there’s nobody better to help spread the madness of First Wonder to PlayStation and Xbox,” said Rogue Rocket Games co-founder Richard Sun. Jakub Mikyska of GRIP Digital added, “We are very excited about partnering with Rogue Rocket Games to bring First Wonder to consoles – because, believe us, there really is nothing like this on consoles right now, and gamers need this!”
In First Wonder, the people of the alien planet of Majorca are besieged by a colossal ancient creature known as Monstro, awoken from his sleep by a greedy corporation and intent on fulfilling a dark ancient prophecy. Only the Cargonauts – a down-on-their-luck deep space salvage crew – can halt Monstro’s path with all the blasting and jet-pack equipment they have to work with, hoping to best Monstro’s incredible natural abilities. Players will not only be able to join the Cargonauts, but also take charge of Monstro in intriguing, humorous alternating chapters of a gripping single player campaign, and online via asymmetric multiplayer.
- More info about First Wonder’s Kickstarter
- A new First Wonder trailer is available here: [Download] [YouTube]
- Here’s an updated First Wonder press kit and trailer, including new screens
- Here’s a recent reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Giants: Citizen Kabuto and MDK creator Nick Bruty
About Rogue Rocket Games
Formed in 2011, Rogue Rocket Games is an indie game developer based in the heart of San Francisco. The small but hardworking game company’s mission is to pioneer original, entertaining games that offer innovative gameplay. Led by industry veterans Nick Bruty and Richard Sun – whose combined portfolio includes such classic hits as Giants: Citizen Kabuto, MDK, Earthworm Jim, Star Wars: Republic Commando, and Escape From Monkey Island – Rogue Rocket Games focuses on incredibly fun-to-play games. For more information about Rogue Rocket Games, please visit www.roguerocketgames.com, follow us on Twitter at Rogue_Rocket and on Facebook at fb.com/RogueRocket. For more information about First Wonder, please visit www.first-wonder.com.
About GRIP Digital
GRIP Digital s.r.o. is a privately owned developer and publisher of games for game consoles and high-end portable devices, based in Prague, Czech Republic. Using the trademark “Grip Games”, the company was started by industry veterans who worked on games across all major platforms. Grip Games works with the top independent developers to bring their games to console platforms. For more information, please visit www.grip-games.com.
Source: Press Release