Exiled on the Red Planet: Stranded – Mars ONE to be released on the App Store soon
Hamburg, Germany – July 31st, 2015 – Deep Silver FISHLABS is proud to announce its next high-quality publishing project. In cooperation with Tama Games and Mutant Games from Spain, the Hamburg-based mobile unit of premium publishing giant Deep Silver will soon release an innovative blend of autorunner and 2D platformer called Stranded – Mars ONE. The deal with the Valencia- and Palma de Mallorca-based app developers marks the North-German company’s fifth collaboration with external partners in 2015. Previously, Deep Silver FISHLABS already announced co-operations with ISBIT Games from Sweden and OKAM Studio from Argentina as well as Animation Arts and Chimera Entertainment, both located in Germany.
Stranded – Mars ONE tells the story of a little astronaut desperately trying to find a way back home from Mars, where his spacecraft crash-landed during a recon mission. With only limited oxygen at his disposal and the components of his ship scattered all across the scenery, the courageous hero-in-exile has to run, dodge, jump and somersault every which way across the Red Planet in order to fill up his air supplies and repair his vessel. While Stranded’s oldschool pixel graphics and cute presentation might suggest a light-hearted casual gaming experience at first, its ambitious level designs and skill-based gameplay mechanics make it a tough nut to crack even for well-versed mid- to hardcore gamers.
“Set in the autorunner genre and jam-packed with addictive retro gaming charm, Stranded – Mars ONE has all the right ingredients of a real indie hit”, says Daniel Hericks, Publishing Producer at Deep Silver FISHLABS. “Besides a unique look and sound, it also features a particularly clever level design that is pretty exceptional for an autorunner and bears more than just a few surprises. If you’re eager to try something new in the autorunner genre, you have to give Stranded – Mars ONE a try.”
Here are several new screenshots:
About Tama Games:
Tama Games is an indie team with no high aspirations. Old-school gamers, we make what we like to play, and aim to subsist doing it. We are not basement-dwellers. Not all of us.
About Mutant Games:
Mutant Games is a video game studio focused on bringing innovative indie titles like Fist of Jesus or JetBee to digital distribution platforms such as iPhone & iPad, Android, XBLA, Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Facebook. Hailing from Palma de Mallorca in Spain, the company’s main goal is to create, foster and distribute new ideas and ways of gaming.
About Deep Silver FISHLABS:
Deep Silver FISHLABS is Koch Media’s mobile unit operating under the premium publishing label of Deep Silver. Having spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for more than a decade, the Hamburg-based studio has assembled an award-winning portfolio of international top titles such as the acclaimed Galaxy on Fire saga. In addition to developing their own IPs in-house, the 80-strong team of Deep Silver FISHLABS also provides comprehensive publishing services for co-operant independent developers from all over the world. To date, the games of Deep Silver FISHLABS have generated a total of 120+ million downloads.
About Koch Media:
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. With headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA.
Stranded – Mars ONE is scheduled to be released on the App Store as a F2P game in Q3 of 2015. An Android version is planned too and will follow at a later point in time.
Source: Press Release