When Super Smash Brothers was first released in 1999 the founders of Skyman Studios were at the height of their gaming careers. At just nine years old, playing as characters from your favorite video games kept us in front of the screen with friends for hours. Being such good friends since we were young, both owners of the company had the chance to grow up and experience amazing games like this together. In fact, we are not just the founders of Skyman Studios but also still great friends!
Flash forward to present day and this is now the inspiration for TALOS; the fun of getting together with friends and having a game everyone (no-matter the experience level) can have fun with. Simple controls, a straightforward objective, and creative characters. Why has no-one made an awesome platform brawler mobile game yet? This is what we are looking to do.
How it all began...
Skyman Studios is an indie game company out of Philadelphia, PA made up of two friends with a passion for both video games and software development. After building numerous partial and non-released games and hundreds of wasted hours, we decided to finally take the leap of faith and build something we could both get behind knowing it would take months of our time. So, we enlisted the help of some awesome freelancers for character design, level design, sound design and composition from the Philadelphia area. We started an LLC as Skyman Studios and have not looked back.
TALOS is born...
Talos was a giant bronze automaton in Greek mythology, who protected Europa in Crete. In our re-imagination of Greek mythology, our characters automatons (called TALOS Frames) are forged though an alchemist wielding elemental forces (fire,air,earth,water,light,etc.) and battle at a number of stages. Each TALOS frame and stage developed takes inspiration from classical Greek mythological Gods and Titans.
So take control of a frame and battle your friends and/or random opponents in 2-4 player matches online! Earn XP and in-game currency (Credits) to purchase more unlock-able characters, character skins, player icons, and more. Currently our target devices are both iOS and Android on release day so you can gain achievements and leader-board entries on both google play game and game center (as well as link both platform accounts together).
Game development is well on its way and we are anticipating the release of a BETA testing version within the next coming months. Keep an eye out for TALOS and subscribe to get all of the latest information! We have a lot we will be releasing in the upcoming weeks (videos, pictures, audio, etc) so you will not want to miss any of it.
Also, next dev blog update will be a video blog showing you our current progress on the game. These will likely be a bi-weekly update unless we feel something which was worked on that week needs to be shared immediately.