For the third instalment of its blockbuster Tiny Troopers series, developer Kukouri Mobile Entertainment and publisher Chillingo is taking a calculated risk. With 7.5 million downloads already on the board, it was clear the mix of ultra-violent combat and strategy, set against a cartoony and blackly humorous tone, had hit the nail on the head. This third instalment doesn’t have a three in the title for a reason, as Tiny Troopers Alliance is veering into new territory.
Retaining the beloved aesthetic, but taking the action online, it adds in base building, a stack of new units (including helicopters and tanks), resource management and a global metagame where teams of 50 battle in alliances for global supremacy. For Episode 7 of Grab It, we spoke in depth with Kukouri founder Kim Soares about the origins of the series, the design of the first two games, the motivations behind this spin-off title and what the future will hold. Here is a snippet from the vast feature, which also includes exclusive behind-the scenes images, music and video.
“As a business decision it was apparent that making another Tiny Troopers game would be a no brainer, but as a team we did not want to make just another version of the two previous games. What was also apparent was that the mobile games audience had shifted into the free-to-play space. The first two Tiny Troopers were both good games, but they were finite. After you had played the 30 something levels, that was it. In order to make a free-to-play game we had to jump from finite to infinite gameplay. An RTS game with base building and management features was a perfect fit.”
Be sure to grab Episode 7 right here.
- Tiny Troopers
- Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops
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- Episode 1 - Includes The Making of République (*free sample issue)
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