Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Wood's World War Robot
Digital comics creator Ashley Wood, creator of the Metal Gear Solid PSP digital comics, is now working on iPhone games.
Ashley is working with Brothers Paul and David Bettner, veterans of shuttered Age of Empires creator Ensemble Studios, who are now running a new iPhone game development studio, Newtoy, founded in 2008. The studio is now releasing its second iPhone game, World War Robot, in a collaboration with the Australian-born artist, who has been drawing comics for over ten years.
In World War Robot, the human race is split by religion and politics as they wage a savage war between Earth and Mars. Giant robots augment the destruction with incredible battles, intense human/robot drama, a little black humour and some political intrigue thrown into the mix in this epic story.
"We share a dream for a new kind of game development," said Paul Bettner, creative director at Newtoy. "World class game makers from around the globe - artists and illustrators, designers, musicians, coders - joining forces to craft the highest quality entertainment experiences on the most cutting edge game platforms. We are moving away from the monolithic studio model of development. We want to redefine the way video games are made. This collaboration with Ashley is that dream, realized."
"I'm excited to team up with game creators who I have admired," adds Ashley, "and, more importantly, who's games I have enjoyed playing over the years!"
Ashley has been making up pictures and ideas for a long time and has worked with major publishing and entertainment companies, including Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Sony, Konami, Vivendi International, Random House, Marvel Comics and Todd McFarlane Productions. Ashley’s work has appeared in books, movies, magazines, comics, television and video games. Ashley is a three-time Spectrum Award winner and a two-time Communication Arts award winner and the co owner of 3A Toys.
• World War Robot: www.worldwarrobotgame.com • Ashley Wood's personal website: http://ashleybambaland.blogspot.com