Angry Birds took off in a big way when it debuted on iOS way back in the olden days of 2009. Since then, it’s exploded into a stunningly large franchise. Just… Stunning. While that may be a bleak statement on today’s culture, it never sat right with me the way Angry Birds struts around like it invented physics gaming. It’s time for some innovation to knock Angry Birds off of its – forgive the pun – perch. It’s time for an idea that wasn’t shamelessly ripped from a number of successful flash games. It’s time for Apocalypse Neighbors, which takes the same physics game formula of breaking things and lets you build things as well.
Apocalypse Neighbors has a bit of a silly video, but it’s entertaining at its worst, and it showcases a good deal of early alpha gameplay, highlighting the game’s core mechanics – building your house and wrecking other houses. It’s house vs house here, and each person appears to be on fairly equal ground, making the meat of the game strategy, not working towards an overpowered house. As the game develops there will be a variety of room types to build your suburban fortress, as well as a number of new way to destroy others. Your overarching goal in all this is to travel across the aptly named “Murica” and rid each state of evil, starting in Alaska.
If you’d like to lean a little bit more about this physics-based battle across Murica, you can check out its Kickstarter, where you can see the full state-by-state breakdown of Murica alongside info about storyline, features, and more. If the modest £15,000 goal is met, we’ll get to see this on iOS and Android first, but the title will hopefully come to Windows and Mac through Steam and Ouya, PS3/PS4 and both XBONE and XBOX360.
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