You might want to clear your schedule for a few weeks in May because that's when the game Rigonauts will be appearing in the Play Store. An early version of Rigonauts from Engient took second prize in Activision's Independent Games Competition last year, and now an updated version with improved graphics and gameplay is on the way to Android, iOS, and PC. This is a physics-based fighting game with a healthy dose of strategy, and that's not something that comes along everyday.

In Rigonauts you play the role of Rigo, who has to lead his hobgoblin minions to freedom with their evil masters, the Komandants, hot on the trail. After a little setback that destroys Rigo's ship, you have to reassemble the parts you have on hand to do battle with the Komandants' devious contraptions in over 30 levels.

The game seems like a mix of Apparatus and Minibash. You have to assemble the machine that's best suited for each fight from assorted engines, wheels, propellers, and of course, weapons. The way you build it will determine how it moves and fights. No word on an exact date, or how much it will cost, but the video trailer has me excited.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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

    Definitely caught my eye this morning - it looks genuinely interesting and relatively original.

  • KAuss

    "You might want to clear your schedule for a few weeks in May"
    Diablo 3.................

    This game looks cool, but Diablo 3....

  • WHOA

    Looking forward for this game !

    Looks promising

  • odd

    Looks very good, will probably end up a day 1 buy if the price is right.