Finnish gaming company Kukouri Mobile Entertainment created and developed Tiny Troopers, which was picked up by Chillingo, one of the larger and more successful iOS publishing company, itself owned now by Electronic Arts (EA). Tiny Troopers was released to iPhone and iPad as a universal app at the beginning of June, updated a month later, and then given a price drop mid-July.
Today, excitingly, it’s available for pre-order on Mac via Iceberg Interactive, an up-and-coming publisher of Mac, Linux, and PC games. Iceberg Interactive may best be known for Oil Rush, a real-time naval strategy game for all three computer platforms.
Called an “adorable little war game” by 148Apps, the iOS version of Tiny Troopers features 30 missions across three chapters that move players through a story-driven campaign. The itty bitty soldiers will level up in rank, gaining better stats and new abilities as you move through the various campaign levels.
According to the Tiny Troopers Facebook page, the game will have the same gameplay as the iOS version, only sporting higher-end graphics, and – not surprisingly – will have more enemies onscreen at once, something that mobile devices had to compromise on.
The $8.99 Mac version will be available for pre-order starting August 24 from various digital portals, including the MacGameStore.
Here’s a video trailer for the iOS version, plus some screenshots from the Mac version, releasing in September.