MEG: RVO from independent Vancouver developer Skunkwerks Kinetic is a top-down, online multiplayer game for the iPad 3 (retina display) and up. It combines action and strategy in a video game universe where Slate Kinetic, a sinister corporate entity, is training remote vehicle operators to explore alternate worlds. The studio’s first production and KickStarter project, MEG:RVO is coming to you from the founders of Skunkwerks Software and its newly formed creative team. The company is made up of diverse professional backgrounds and different levels of experience, and from modellers to programmers to writers, everyone on the team has a say in the final product.
Without giving away too much of the story, MEG: RVO is a simulator designed by “Slate Kinetic” to train remote vehicle operators (RVOs) for a top-secret project involving the collection of resources from alternate worlds. The evolution of Slate’s project is the basis for the future of the game, so that MEG: RVO serves as an introduction to the player’s continuing relationship with the corporation. The studio plans to release additional content monthly, and grow the game along with its user base.
The ability to play in large, online multiplayer matches on your iPad makes for an intense and addictive gaming experience. Combined with with an original backstory, the launch of MEG: RVO is just the beginning. MEG: RVO is one of the few online multiplayer games for the iPad, with up to 16 players able to engage in matches simultaneously. MEG:RVO has also received backing from the Canada Media Fund, NRC-IRAP, private investors and its developers.
The studio is seeking $ 3, 500.00 through its KickStarter campaign, which runs until November 9, 2013. At press time, the campaign had raised $ 248.00.
Some of the game’s features will include:
- Operate Rigs, futuristic combat vehicles, and customize them with a wide variety of weapons and defensive systems.
- Use the MEG, a robotic support unit, to construct tactical defenses such as turrets, barriers, and mines.
- Control territory by capturing strategic points and securing them against opposing players and enemy AI.
- Earn experience and SKN, Slate company currency, to enhance your profile and access new environments and better equipment.