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For Immediate Release
Qbots™ Adventure game to debut at PAX East
Procedurally generated sandbox game provides a rich environment for players to build, battle, share, and explore
Mechanicsburg, PA: Independent gaming company Qbots LLC will debut its first product, the robot adventure game Qbots, at booth 495 at PAX East in Boston on March 22, 2013.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this title,” says David Forbes, the president and founder of the company. “We feel we have a unique game that will be a huge hit with a wide range of gamers around the world.”
Qbots is a procedurally generated sandbox game, meaning the world is randomly created as players move through it. “The game is essentially infinite,” says Forbes. “We have plans to deliver three unique environments for players to explore: a ‘standard’ ground-based world; an undersea world; and an airless, low gravity moon.” Forbes does note that the game is in the early stages of development and that at launch just the standard environment will be available. The game has been in development since the summer of 2012.
Once players have chosen a particular Qbot avatar — there are three primary models, with a variety of armor customizations available for each — they can largely do whatever they want inside the world. “The tagline ‘build, battle, share, explore,’ is exactly what we hope to accomplish with this game,” says Forbes. Qbots will blend the complete freedom of sandbox gaming with the loot and character progression of the modern action RPG. There are a variety of ways to earn currency in the game, which can then be used to buy items from the Store tab in the Qbots’ user friendly Bin system. The player can purchase items such as enhanced armor that will improve game statistics, weaponry, tools, and building materials.
Immediately after players have outfitted their Qbot they have the ability to dig for materials that can be used to build fortifications, other structures, or craft special items. Players will also find themselves battling aggressive, malevolent Malbots. These vicious bots were once Qbots but were infected with a brain- and body-altering virus that has turned them into fierce enemies.
Players are able to share their adventure with friends using a cross-platform multiplayer mode (Windows, Mac, Linux). Players can explore these vast worlds together utilizing mysterious wormhole gates and portable teleporters in search of treasure and clues, or gather information that will help the Qbots solve the mystery of their absent creators, as well as the key to surviving the Malbot onslaught. Or not! Qbots offers players complete freedom to build, go on quests, or simply explore the world while accompanied by a group of friends.
“The game that will debut at PAX is an early iteration of the product,” says Forbes. This version is a playable development build which will demonstrate the core of what the team will continue to build upon. “Upon release later this spring, the game will be on sale for a pre-1.0 version price of $10.” Forbes says he expects the final price of the game to be $20. “Any players who purchase the $10 beta version will automatically receive all future updates of the game at no additional cost. We want to reward anyone who takes a chance with us and enters the Qbots universe early.
A free unrestricted version of the game will be available for a two day trial period before purchase is required to continue game play. The registration and authorization process have been custom built by Qbots LLC to make the process as seamless and easy to use as possible for purchasers.
“There are so many things you can do with the game, we haven’t thought of them all,” says Forbes. “Qbots is a game of creativity and growth. That’s what’s exciting for us. To get this in the hands of players and watch what they do with it.”
Under the hood, the game has been built using the most recent version of the Unity Pro gaming engine.
To download the game, view production artwork, watch game play videos, or learn more about Qbots, please visit the company website at www.qbots.net.
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For more information, contact:
President/CEO, Qbots LLC
1232 Cross Creek Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050