New South African game–Fleet of One 
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Gavin Mannion
June 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

FleetOfOne

Sometime in this cloud of E3 madness I received an email from a local games designer, Colin Payne, stating that they are going to be releasing a new locally made game on iOS and Android in July this year called Fleet of One.

The official blurb for the game is

It’s a battle of one against one thousand!

Blast through 18 stages of frenetic arcade action to save the galaxy from  the invading Vellanoid armada.

You are the Fleet.

You are the galaxy’s one hope.

And comes with this very simplistic video

Now I’ll readily admit it doesn’t look ground breaking but it’s locally made and it is actually getting released which is a change from a lot of locally designed games that disappear or sit in beta forever.

We’ll hit the game up when it launches and see if it really is just a space invaders clone and whether it brings back all the nostalgia those games used to have for us. Or if it’s something entirely different.

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  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Could be a fun time killer if done right.

  • That Tall Twit

    I’d give it a try. :)
    Supporting the local game designers.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Indeed.

    • Admiral Chief Commander

      Seconded

    • Rinceyouropinion

      With you there boet.

  • G-Fox

    Galaxian anyone?

  • Robert Infy Hart

    I’m guessing the game is about taking off from an airfield fast enough.

    • Admiral Chief Commander

      XD

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        You’re back! Yay!

        • Admiral Chief Commander

          Nope :(

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Aw :(

          • Rinceyouropinion

            Get back into the boERDroom and work you lazy btsd!

  • jozilife

    Another Galaga Ripoff. its just like these hip-hop artists like Akon who remix our 90′s music into club anthem >:(

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I demand a Waterkloof landing mission…

  • Rinceyouropinion

    Gavin, my younger brother is having his own game showcased at Rezzed this year. You wouldn’t be interested in an article on his game? It’s called Silhouette. Here’s the link http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-05-24-rezzed-2013-leftfield-collection-line-up-unveiled

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      OVG or the other one? The one that escaped this honey trap – that is Lazygamer…

      • Rinceyouropinion

        Other one? There are 4 of us! HAhahaha! Now you know why we all love gaming, it was the babysitter ;) It’s the youngest, and dare I say, most successful of the brothers at the moment (one of the others is studying to be a doctor and will surpass the IT one in a few years). OVG and I were the litmus tests for our parents. OVG was what not to do, then I was how to refine, and the others are Alpha and Delta’s.

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Dear heavens your poor mother.. 4 OVGRincethises? The dinner table must have been a battlefield.

          • HvR

            more like a 30min CoD session.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Broccoli… again? Butter-catapult HEADSHOT!

          • Rinceyouropinion

            OVG is allergic to anything green! If you want to have a look at my boets game http://www.manikingames.com/silhouette/ still in development but a laugh if you play with someone

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Thanks will have a look at it.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Holy crap! THE OPENING SCREEN OOZES atmosphere!

          • Rinceyouropinion

            Hahaha, they are a long way from finishing, but I find it interesting to see the development of a small game like this

          • Rinceyouropinion

            You can follow their development on facebook https://www.facebook.com/manikingames

          • Rinceyouropinion

            And that’s not even mentioning the one and only sister, christ we gave her hell…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            The poor sister… :( Sadly, the Parental units only decided on one Jim Lenoir… :/

          • Rinceyouropinion

            There can be only ONE!

  • Yolanda Green

    Quite like the teaser :) looks like some time killer fun.

  • iKaos

    Fleet of One is now live on the apple appstore (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fleet-of-one/id580453079?mt=8).
    Also check out the updated website: http://fleetofone.com

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