January 1, 2015
Tablet (Android and iOS)
PS Vita (subject to approval)
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a retro styled 2d turn-based shoot 'em up in the mould of, err, well, there's not quite been anything like it. The turn-based shmup is an under served genre.
OLD DEMO AVAILABLE FROM THE KICKSTARTER PAGE (PRESS CAN REQUEST A MORE RECENT PREVIEW BUILD VIA STEAM KEY)
It was first conceived in 2011 as a little mobile Android project. Something just to learn the ins and outs of native Android coding. It was a cute little idea, but there was never time outside of work to really fill the game out. So the idea just sat on the back burner for a couple of years...
...until Johnny formed Sock Thuggery in 2013 with the intention of becoming a full-time indie. After much agonising over the list of possible first games it was chosen.
The multi-platform Unity version that exists today after nearly two years of part-time self funded and full-time Kickstarter funded development still bears a small resemblance to that long lost early Android prototype.
So far it has been shown at...
On July 2nd 2014 we started our Kickstarter campaign. In just 24 hours we reached 20% of our £10,000 goal. After a bumpy and worrying ride we ultimately reached 115% of our modest goal.
Full-time (almost) development began in September 2014.
MTS will be available on Steam, but the process of getting there was both long and testing...
MTS was put on greenlight much too early in its development. The initial response was mixed due to the poor video and explanation. Some could see beyond the early basic prototype videos, but most could not. What can we say, we were new to it at the time.
All the shows, nice press, Kickstarter and other coverage we got during 2014 did help, but nothing seemed to push our greenlight position high enough. Frankly we'd given up hoping that it would get greenlit due to our poor management at the start of the greenlight process.
So when it suddenly got Greenlit outside of a normal greenlighting batch after 394 days on there - we were a bit taken aback!
YouTube video: Mini Trailer
YouTube video: Kickstarter Video
Sock Thuggery is a UK based independent games company that prefer to make games that are a little different. Scratch that. A lot different. Led by Johnny Marshall (The Mighty Git), fellow Sock Thugs include Pipsissiwa, our team biologist and artist, and Noyj, composer and maker of strange noises.
For more info on Sock Thuggery see here.
Johnny 'The Mighty Git' Marshall
Game design and programming