Every so often a game comes along that makes the distinction between mobile and console gaming almost impossible to see. I, Gladiator is just such a game, and developer Steel Monkeys has chosen Samsung’s smartphone platform to exclusively launch the highly-anticipated Android version of its epic sword and sandals hack ‘n’ slash.
Submitted through the 100% Indie initiative, the game has now passed Samsung Apps’s certification process and is due to go live on the digital marketplace soon. The 100 percent revenue deal isn’t the developer’s only motivation for choosing Samsung Apps as its exclusive launch platform, however.
Casting you in the well-worn sandals of the eponymous bloodfighter, I, Gladiator promises to take you on an epic quest of violence and mayhem as you battle it out in the arena. A uniquely designed hack ‘n’ slash, I, Gladiator is designed to allow for fast, furious fighting action for the touchscreen platform, with intuitive controls that drag you into the Colosseum to engage in outrageous mortal combat.
The advantages of bringing a console-quality fighter like I, Gladiator to the Android platform in this way are clear. Not only can the game’s creator take advantage of 100% Indie’s developer-centric zero commission deal, but it ensures the game doesn’t suffer due to potential hardware fragmentation. The Galaxy range of devices are equipped with the hardware needed to give the game the processing power it deserves, and delivers a high-octane gaming experience that demonstrates the leaps and bounds smartphones have seen in the last couple of years. Coupled with the consolidated, media-friendly marketing opportunity offered by an exclusive launch program, we can expect great things from I, Gladiator in the weeks and months ahead.
Watch this space for more news on I, Gladiator as soon as it goes live over on Samsung Apps.