The DRM: Death Ray Manta Shoots Lasers Out of His Head and Lives in Space On Android Now

The DRM: Death Ray Manta Shoots Lasers Out of His Head and Lives in Space On Android Now

May 1, 2013

Rob Fearon’s DRM is now available on Android, thanks to Psychic Parrot Games.

Wait, why is a game developer releasing digital rights management for Android? No, DRM stands for Death Ray Manta. He’s a precocious little thing: he likes space tiffins and can shoot lasers out of his head. Players get to move and shoot with him through a challenging set of levels, set to the music of Gavin Harrison. The game’s been described as the pop song equivalent of a video game, so don’t expect a lengthy experience, but a short, challenging, replayable one.

The game has been toned down visually from the PC original, which required a decent GPU to power the intense visual effects – I tried playing it on a 2011 Mac Mini and my Surface Pro, and both chugged under the weight of the intense visuals! So having a pared-down mobile version helps out greatly.

The game is content-identical to the iOS one, so our review on 148Apps applies to the Android version. There may be a few Android-specific bugs that the developer hopes to quash. As well, listen to my interview with Rob Fearon on The Portable Podcast for more about the game.