What’s Behind Picomy Games’s Latest?
At PAX last week, Sega revealed to the public Heroki, a long developed but only recently picked up mobile platformer from Europe’s Picomy Games. The game has been in development for some time, but lay dormant for most of 2013 until recently, when Sega acquired publishing rights.
Says the Sega blog about the title:
The peaceful sky village of Levantia needs a hero! The dastardly Dr. N. Forchin has stolen the Emirex, a powerful magical amulet, and all may be lost.
Heroki will venture into a whimsical sky world of flight and fantasy and wield the power of the wind to retrieve the Emerix and save his village. To find the amulet, Heroki will use the wind to fly, freefall and dash, across the clouds, villages, jungles and seas.
A fantastic touch-screen hero
- Fly, freefall and fight with the help of the wind and a propeller
- Walk and explore when on land
- Push, pick-up and throw objects
- Collect coins, discover power-ups, and master new skills
- Both touch screen and traditional control schemes to choose from
Deep & beautiful mobile action-adventure
- Explore four whimsical worlds including a tropical island, a water world and a village in the sky
- Meet and befriend a cast of characters
- Face and foil the five unique enemies of each world
- Discover a host of secret islands with mini-games and quests to earn special rewards
Screenshots were also released, showing a more vibrant environment than earlier builds. They are below. The game will be out for iOS later this year. There’s no word of an Android release.
If you went to PAX and played Heroki, tell us what you thought about it in the comments. For the rest of us, considering Sega’s efforts to break out into mobile have been less than stellar with anything that doesn’t have Sonic in the title, are you glad the company continues to support indie developers, or is it a waste of time? Sound off after the screenshots.