Operation Giant Announced For Ouya, Mirrors Pacific Rim
Author: William Usher
published: 2013-01-31 17:14:36
The Ouya is getting exclusives. Who would have ever thought that such a thing was possible before the console has launched? Well, it's becoming a reality as Fenix Fire Entertainment announced Operation Giant today, which shares a similar storyline to Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming film, Pacific Rim.
Players will embody a giant mechazoid to battle a planet-stripping race of extraterrestrials. It's going to be one of those dark, grim, unforgiving titles. Players will don the special mech suit to combat the alien invaders, just like in Del Toro's Pacific Rim. How well it all comes together is a completely different story but the fact that it's a semi-open-world action brawler is cool nonetheless. You can check out some prototype footage of the game below, which was compiled by just two folks over the course of a few days.
That's impressive. Even more-so because the team has admitted to using the same techniques used for building AAA titles for Xbox 360 and PS3 games in order to design the mech you see in the video. The fact that this was completed in under five days is very promising.
Brian McRae, CEO of Fenix Fire Entertainment shared his enthusiasm for the Ouya title in the press release, saying...
“We're thrilled to have the opportunity to create Operation Giant for the Ouya. Traditionally, we would have to spend months building and shopping a demo around to publishers in hopes of securing a publishing deal. The Ouya, and it's digital download open distribution model, has changed this for us. For the first time we can freely develop for a game console, allowing us to focus 100% on evolving the brawler genre with Operation Giant,”
I can't wait to see more.
I know the Ouya has received a pretty bad rep as a “giant mobile phone that isn't mobile” but if the games are good, the control schemes are solid and they bring back a lot of couch-play, split-screen action and good content at a nice value then I'm all in. It sure beats paying $60 for a game with $50 worth of day-one DLC.
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