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As the world of Android gaming grows larger, more and better talent is continually attracted to the platform. ROBOTA: Vengeance is a game currently under development by SiXiTS Studios based on a story by Doug Chiang. The team at SiXiTS is run by creative talent that's worked on graphic design and 3D animation for films like Star Wars Episodes I & II*, Terminator 2, War of the Worlds, Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban, and Disney's A Christmas Carol. In short, some of the most visually creative people around.

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The project is currently in the funding phase. SiXiTS' goal is to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter by March 12th. The company has currently raised a little over $15,000, so there's still a ways to go. If you're trying to decide if it's worth the investment, check out the video below, or head over to the Kickstarter page for more info.

If you want to donate to the project, for your money you'll get early access to the beta and, depending on how much you donate, you can even get concept art, signed swag, or even a tour of SiXiTS studios for the generous (and wealthy) contributors.

ROBOTA: Vengeance looks like it has the potential to be a fantastic game. With creative talent that's been a part of such big Hollywood effects teams, there's reason to get excited. Here's hoping they make their fundraising goals.

* I said graphic design, not story. Don't panic.

Source: Kickstarter

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • LayZee

    Which SoCs would potentially be able to run this game?

    • http://androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft

      Since they're only in the concept art/fundraising phase right now, it'd be impossible to say for sure without wildly speculating. That being said, here's some wild speculation:

      Given how ambitious the pre-viz looks, I'd wager that it wouldn't launch on anything below a dual-core processor. Even then, hard to say for sure. Since they're only asking for money right now, it could easily be a while before they even start developing much less release the app. Quad-core phones could be the norm by the time we see this device. Either way, I'd count on being able to play this on most high-end devices whenever it comes out, but older or slower devices likely won't be supported. Similar to how it is with most top-of-the-line games now.

    • Ishken

      I would worry less about the chipset and wonder how much RAM is going to be needed to render something like this properly. Most current tablets and phones have only 1GB RAM and not too many plans to bump that up to 2 or 4 GB.

  • http://www.twitter.com/robertmoreno Robert

    If only they showed off some sort of gameplay elements then I would know if it was worth investing in. With only a video like this, this could be any type of genre.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      They did show off gameplay elements - click through to Kickstarter and check out the video at the top I got it embedded in the post now.

  • Carlos

    From their site: "The game ROBOTA: Vengeance is a fast paced robot fighting and adventure game specifically designed to take advantage of the latest in gaming technology developed by SiXiTS, on mobile, tablet and social platforms."
    The concept sounds interesting BUT for they to ask my money in advance, the video should have blown my mind... and it didn't... so... good luck rising 100k USD

  • http://justreboot.wordpress.com deidein

    It looks and sounds amazing, but I'd hate to drop a note to some folks to have them create another visually stunning Infinity Blade. Without a hint as to what gameplay would be like, I can't see myself investing in its future.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

    I'm inclined to agree with a few others, but specifically I want to know what they'd like to implement in terms of gameplay mechanics and how the game would be played. If it's really just going to be another Infinity Blade with a robot theme (which is honestly a really well conceived theme with a killer concept), I'm just not interested in another Punch-Out style of game that doesn't have something way more compelling to it's play style.

  • Baron

    Video of robots fighting / guys in motion suits... I get that. Nice style what with the light filtering in. But is that it? A fighting game with robots instead of people?

    You should have made an Astroboy game, he had robot battles all the time. The only difference was he had a machine guy that came out of his ass. I didn't see any ass guns in this clip, which I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that is somewhat regrettable.

    Very undecided.