Last week we told you about Asteroid Cowboys the game that received a grant from the Nordic Games Program. Details were scarce at that point but Digital Out has finally released a few more details about the game and even some images. Now, I don't speak Danish (despite my favorite author being Danish) but luckily we've got a reader that does. Cue Lars Soerensen.
Digital Out says:
Når spillet er færdigt, vil op til fire spillere kunne dyste samtidig enten alle-mod-alle eller i hold. Og her kan alle være med, for den realistiske simulering af lassokast og asteroidernes flyvebaner giver et unikt og umiddelbart medrivende gameplay, der passer perfekt til et uhøjtideligt casual-game – små enkle, hurtige og overskuelige spil, der i øjeblikket stormer frem på verdensplan.
Lars roughly translates this as:
When the game is done, you will have 4-player deathmatch and team deathmatch. Realistic simulation of lasso-throw and asteroid trajectory gives unique and exciting gameplay. Perfect for casual gaming.
Realistic lasso throwing and 4-player deathmatch, huh? I can see potential here but there is still little to go on. You've got me intrigued Digital Out, don't blow it.
If you are still not sold, take a peek at these concept images.
[via Digital Out, HUGE thanks to Lars. Who knew Danish to English machine translation was so hard to find.]
Tired of destroying all those poor asteroids with high powered lasers? Interested in herding cattle? If you answered yes to both of those questions, I have an upcoming XBLA title to suggest to you: Asteroid Cowboys.
Very little is know about the game other than this: you play "a space cowboy who has to rope asteroids with a laser lasso and work along with other players." Co-op roping sounds even better, doesn't it?
The game has yet to be announced formally, but Digital Out's (link to Danish site) game was uncovered when the Nordic Game Program announced their second round of grant winners. Digital Out will be receiving DKK 500,000 (~$100,000) for Asteroid Cowboys through the Nordic Game Program.
Knowing that XBLA titles typically have budgets under half a million dollars, that is a considerable amount of funding for the project.
More on the game as is becomes available.