Indie Studio Invites Fans to Name Wall Street Smash-Up Game (IOS, MOB)

by March 1st, 2012
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The first game from indie developer Dark Tonic is scheduled for release near the end of Q1. There’s just one problem: the game, designed for iPhone and iPad, doesn’t yet have a title.


  

Indie Studio Invites Fans to Name Wall Street Smash-Up Game

Described by the developers as a “first-person giant robot squasheroo,” the untitled game takes aim at Wall Street and the fiscal frustrations of the so-called 99%.

“We’ve all been there, we’ve all felt that frustration,” says founder Eric Boosman. “No matter your tax bracket, you’ll love smashing your stress away as judge, jury, and squashecutioner.”

The studio has reached out and asked their fans to decide the name of their first release. Selected from over 100 initial submissions, the top-5 choices are currently brawling it out on the studio’s Facebook page.

Dark Tonic Games Studio hit the ground running in 2011 when game industry veteran, Eric Boosman, opened its doors. “It’s been a long-term goal of mine to build a game studio founded on strong core values, talent and passion. It was unexpected, but fantastic, to find such high caliber individuals to partner with right out of the gate.” Dark Tonic’s core team includes several award-winning AAA developers and coding vets, including a Grammy-nominated audio director.

Boosman himself has held key roles on several award winning releases, from art director on the benchmark GTR racing series, to creative director on Need for Speed: SHIFT and SHIFT 2: Unleashed, and lead designer on Warstorm, a fantasy MMO card game on Facebook that was acquired by Zynga in 2010.

Voting for the name of Dark Tonic’s robo-stomping, Wall Street-smashing game ends this Sunday, March 4th at midnight. You can vote in the poll on facebook.com/darktonicgames or follow the poll numbers on twitter @darktonicgames #NameThisGame.


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Sam, 21, recently graduated music & theology student. I live in Coventry, and currently work as a waiter in a hotel, which isn't the most glamorous job, but it's paying off my debts. My first experience of gaming was bubble bobble on the commodore 64, and I've been pretty much hooked since. I really enjoy the old point & click adventure games, and adventure platforming games in general.

About Sam P

Sam, 21, recently graduated music & theology student. I live in Coventry, and currently work as a waiter in a hotel, which isn't the most glamorous job, but it's paying off my debts. My first experience of gaming was bubble bobble on the commodore 64, and I've been pretty much hooked since. I really enjoy the old point & click adventure games, and adventure platforming games in general.