KILLSTORM, from Former Sony and EA Devs, Hits Kickstarter

KILLSTORM may be the most publicized title from Nice Touch Games, but it's not the first. If its Kickstarter campaign takes off, it could be the biggest.

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Former Sony Computer Entertainment London and Criterion employees Richard Bunn and David Green have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring their new military action title KILLSTORM to PC/Mac and mobile gaming devices. The video game sees players take the seat of a lethally-armed, highly agile attack helicopter to strike against enemies in a reimagining of a 16-bit classic.

An updated title for a new era of gaming, KILLSTORM features retro gameplay, camera angle and action but with modern controls and visuals. Using just one finger players will fly a gunship around a battlefield and out-maneuver enemies. Missions will be many and varied with time of day changes and multiple environments allowing for desert, forest and ocean strike targets.

KILLSTORM is being developed by British developers Nice Touch Games. The company was started by veteran AAA developers, Richard Bunn and David Green, who have worked on titles like Black, Burnout and 8 Days at some of the biggest companies in the industry including EA, Criterion and Sony Computer Entertainment London. As a team they have developed several indie games, been awarded prestigious accolades and interviewed for magazines such as DEVELOP.

The team chose Kickstarter because they want to build and engage a community of fans that will help shape KILLSTORM. Knowing how passionate many gamers are about retro titles, opening up the development process is an important factor in creating a high caliber video game that people want to play.

The KILLSTORM Kickstarter campaign will run for 30 days. Reward tiers include a download of the game, early Beta access and exclusive Kickstarter backer-only content. Visit the Kickstarter page to watch the campaign video, play the demo and pledge support.

Nice Touch Games was founded in 2011 by ex-Sony and Electronic Arts developers Bunn and Green to create games with that “nice touch” players love. The studio’s previous titles include 3D puzzle game Robo & Bobo for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8, and the critically acclaimed Crazy Horses titles for Windows Phone and iOS.

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