SEATTLE, PAX 2013 – We sat down with Majesco’s Vince Vanasin today to take a look at the upcoming iOS game, Romans from Mars, a castle defense game with a sense of whimsy. The idea here is that the Martians are coming to storm your castle, and you’ve only got a crossbow to deter them.
Luckily, you’ll be able to upgrade that crossbow along the way in this free-to-play game coming to iOS this October. Here’s a quick Vine video of Romans from Mars, straight from the PAX floor.
You can see the action gets pretty frantic as you play. There’s more than just tapping the oncoming hordes, though, with crossbow shots that take time to reach your targets, and follow a realistic projectile arc.
There are over ten different enemy types, each with different strengths and weaknesses. You’ll need to figure out how to manage all of that while they storm your castle. You’ll have access to power ups as well, which will be available for purchase using hard and soft currency.
Vanasin said that Romans from Mars should be out October, so keep your eyes peeled until then; we’ll be sure to share any more cool details as we hear them..