20131002 Blast Em Bunnies

In a recent press release Australian developer Nnooo, known for its 3DS download title escapeVektor, announced that it will be attending PAX East this year in Boston. While at PAX, it will be showcasing three of its games that are currently in development: Blast 'Em Bunnies, Cubemen 2, and ORBITOR.

Blast 'Em Bunnies, which is set to release on Nintendo 3DS, Playstation 4, and Playstation Vita, is described as a "pick-up-and-play endless shooter." The object of the game is to keep your bunny alive whilst defending its burrow against evil bunnies. If that idea doesn't sound enticing enough, the bunnies are equipped with carrot rifles, a watermelon pip machine gun, and even heat-seeking chilli seeds. In addition to defending yourself, you also need to be conscious of the "throat slitter" who is holding your baby bunnies hostage.

To enhance the combat, the player will utilise in-game coins to upgrade weapons and purchase special ammo; power-ups and ammo types are activated by shooting crates. There is also a golden bunny, which when taken down and smashed allows the player to collect a "warren-load of cash" and advance to the next level.

This title will be releasing on the aforementioned platforms sometime later this year in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Cubemen 2, already a Steam (PC) and iOS game, prides itself as the first indie game on a Nintendo platform to offer both cross-platform multiplayer and cross-platform user generated content. The title is described as "a fast paced 3D strategy game in which the player controls an army of Cubemen, using them to battle against enemies in a range of modes."

One of the unique things about the game is that players will be able to enter online matches with those who already own the game, regardless of what console it is on. It can be played in either single player mode or with up to six players in online solo, or team battles against other players or the AI in the game. Users will also be able to access user generated levels that were designed by other players since the original launches.

Cubemen 2, published by Nnooo and developed by 3 Sprockets, will be released as a downloadable title in the second quarter of 2014 in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

ORBITOR, developed by Australian studio Evil Aliens and published by Nnooo, will be releasing as a downloadable title for consoles and handhelds. It's described as "a visually stunning action adventure game which takes place in space themed environments ranging from nebulas to complex orbital systems." The object of the game is to utilise a space probe named ORBITOR to lock it to objects, orbit them to gather speed, destroy them and collect the energy life forms they release.

The orbital systems within the game work together like a giant machine, the purpose of which isn't revealed until much later in the game. "Through the ORBITOR the player is destroying the machine and its defence systems piece by piece as they make their way to the centre of the nebula."

The game, currently on Steam Greenlight, will be released on unnamed consoles sometime during late 2014 in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

If you are headed to PAX East this year and want to check out these games, head over to booth 118. Have these titles caught your interest?