Futuremark Games Studios, a branch of Futuremark (creators of many popular PC benchmark applications), announced their first game for Xbox Live Arcade today, Unstoppable Gorg
, a thrilling new space defense game that has gamers defending the solar system.
In Unstoppable Gorg
, gamers will move away from the traditional tower defense games and move towards satellites in orbit, which will replace the traditional grid layout. As Gorg approach, players will have to defend the solar system by launching satellites that will orbit planets, moons, and space stations. Unlike typical tower defense games, players will able to move their satellites even after they are placed, allowing for maximized defense against the fearsome Gorg.
A nice, particular flare of Unstoppable Gorg
is its homage to 1940s and 50s sci-fi films. To see the authenticity, check out the trailer below:
Jaakko Haapasalo, Director of Defense at Futuremark Games Studios, had the following to say:
With Unstoppable Gorg we have been inspired by classic sci-fi films to create a game of flying saucers, rubbery aliens, dodgy effects and earnest heroes. Unstoppable Gorg builds on the core tower defense mechanics that fans love while shattering the genre's conventions to provide exciting new experiences.
Michael Zolna, Minister of Information at Headup Games, adds:
We are very pleased to continue our successful cooperation with Futuremark Games Studio. Unstoppable Gorg is a highly original tower defense style game with a novel sci-fi setting that will teleport the genre into unimagined territory.
Included with all this 1950s propaganda was a nice little backstory on how the Gorg were found and their invasion:
Planet X was hypothesized in 1906 by Percival Lowell, the astronomer infamous for popularizing the "canals" of Mars. Lowell figured that a new planet beyond Neptune would explain the discrepancies in the orbits of the outer gas giants. The search for the mysterious Planet X continued even after the discovery of Pluto in 1930.
The breakthrough came in 1951. A deep space survey ship discovered Planet X far beyond the orbit of Neptune. Even more astonishing, the planet was inhabited. Ships were sent with Earth's greetings yet as they neared the strange planet the Gorg launched a vast armada, thousands of flying saucers on a direct course with Earth destroying everything in their path.
No release date has currently been set for Unstoppable Gorg