Dark Legends is Now Available on Android and Chrome, Coming Soon to iOS; Find Out How to Win an Exclusive Weapon!

Dark Legends is Now Available on Android and Chrome, Coming Soon to iOS; Find Out How to Win an Exclusive Weapon!

Apr 13, 2012

Spacetime Studios’ long-awaited new MMO, Dark Legends, has finally released on Android and Google Chrome. Spacetime claims that this is the first simultaneous cross-platform launch of an MMORPG; while their previous games were all playable cross-platform via iOS, Android, and Chrome, this is the first title to launch with support for multiple platforms.

I spoke recently with Cinco Barnes at Spacetime Studios, and he remarked on how this entry in the series is designed to have a different appeal than other games in the series. This is designed to be more like classical vampire legends versus ‘modern’ vampires like the Twilight series. Vampires are designed to be powerful, and their attacks are menat to have a brutality to them. The game overall is designed to appeal to an older audience, with buckets of blood, darker environments, and vampires that aren’t afraid to show some skin.

The game uses a new structure, where there are both story events that can be viewed to advance the story and collect rewards. The combat missions are still there, and it’s of course possible to play both online and solo in these missions. New outfits can be bought, other players can be interacted with in the game’s overworld, and there’s also player-vs-player combat available through this overworld.

Combat has been modified to add charge attacks, which deal extra damage; it’s possible to even charge up special attacks for extra effects. Note that special attacks draw from the same blood meter as health does. However, it’s also possible to feed on enemies’ blood, refilling that meter.

The game is available now on Google Play for Android, and from the Chrome Web Store. The iOS version is expected to release after a two-week exclusivity period with Google, but player accounts will transfer between platforms by logging into the same account; it currently works between the Chrome and Android versions, just as it worked with Pocket Legends and Star Legends.

As a bonus to our loyal readers, stay tuned to @148Apps, @AndroidRundown, and our 148Apps and Android Rundown Facebook pages for info on a contest to get an exclusive in-game weapon.

Pocket Legends Celebrates Its Second Birthday With Free Premium Levels and Party Hats

Pocket Legends Celebrates Its Second Birthday With Free Premium Levels and Party Hats

Mar 30, 2012

Spacetime Studios may be readying Dark Legends to hit Android soon, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve forgotten about the first release on the Spacetime Engine that powers their range of cross-platform MMOs. Yes, Pocket Legends (which according to Spacetime Studios has been played in every country on the planet except Cuba and North Korea) is actually getting an update, and for those who haven’t checked out the game’s Premium areas, well: they’re now available for free to all users. Those who have bought the areas in the past will receive a “Frozen Crown of Gratitude” vanity helm for their support. As well, in celebration of the game’s 2nd birthday coming up on April 3rd, players can purchase birthday hats. Players that wave at birthday hat wearers will receive their own, smaller party hat for free as long as the event is going on (for about a week). Pocket Legends will still be around and kicking even as new players begin to fight as the undead and in space in Spacetime’s other games. But do they have fighting bears? I think not! Pocket Legends is available from Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

Spacetime Studios Announces Their Latest Cross-Platform MMORPG, Dark Legends

Spacetime Studios Announces Their Latest Cross-Platform MMORPG, Dark Legends

Jan 26, 2012

Spacetime Studios has announced their newest entry in their cross-platform MMO Legends series, and this one will delve into a world that is culturally en vogue: vampires. Yes, their latest title is Dark Legends, and it will involve vampires. Yes, players will control a vampire, as they fight off the humans, and other supernatural forces that want to see them knocked down the supernatural food chain.

What Spacetime Studios is promising with Dark Legends is not just Star Legends or Pocket Legends reskinned with supernatural creatures, but gameplay that promises to be more action-based than previous games. Abilities such as charge and draining attacks will be part of this new combat system. As well, the game promises to have interactive story sections to help expand the narrative, which will be a larger focus in this game than in previous titles.

Of course, the game will still have the features that the Legends series was known for: MMORPG gameplay that works on cellular networks, and across many devices. This means that Dark Legends will be playable on iOS, Android, and Chrome, with players able to partake in missions together, and to carry their accounts from device to device. The game will also feature single-player missions for those who don’t like that second M in the MMORPG acronym.

According to Gary Gattis, CEO of Spacetime Studios, ““With each entry to the Legends franchise we raise the bar for the pick-up-and-play MMO space. The changes between Pocket Legends and Star Legends were significant, but Dark Legends is a quantum leap forward in interactive storytelling.” While these are bold words, both Pocket Legends and Star Legends were groundbreaking technical achievements, taking cross-platform mobile online play to levels that other games have struggled to reach. While there’s only currently concept artwork publicly revealed, we’ll have more on the game as it is publicly revealed at GDC 2012 in early March.

Sony Ericsson Announces New Games Coming Exclusive and Optimized for the Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson Announces New Games Coming Exclusive and Optimized for the Xperia Play

Jun 7, 2011

With the Xperia Play out on US shores, Sony Ericsson is starting to pick up some more exclusives for their gaming-focused Android phone. They’ve announced 20 new games that will either be exclusive for the Xperia Play, or will be optimized for the phone. There are a few interesting ones that have been announced:

  • Minecraft: This was already known, but it seems as if Mojang is expanding Minecraft through exclusive deals rather than an all-out assault on other devices; this is factored in with the announcement by Microsoft that the 360 would be the exclusive console home of Minecraft. Is an iOS or general Android version of Minecraft in jeopardy, at least in the short-term?
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: This online first person shooter was previously exclusive to iOS, making a splash at launch when it was released for $0.99. This is a bit more bold than the typical EA Android release, where the games have been largely multiplatform franchises. Apparently EA thinks this one is big enough to bring to Android as well. No word on if the online multiplayer will make it as well. This one will be at least a time-limited exclusive for the Xperia Play.
  • Star Legends: The Black Star Chronicles: The announcement that this is coming out is not necessarily news, since the mobile release of this MMORPG from Spacetime Studios was announced back in February. What is news is that the name of the game has apparently changed, and that it will be getting Xperia Play support, along with Spacetime’s other mobile MMORPG, Pocket Legends. The games will not be exclusive to the Xperia Play, just optimized for the phone.
  • Order & Chaos: Also on the MMORPG front, Gameloft are bringing their World of Warcraft clone to Android, with optimization for the Xperia Play. No word on if crossplatform play will come along with it. Also coming from Gameloft with Xperia Play optimization are fellow RPGs Eternal Legacy and Dungeon Hunter 2.
  • A full list of the titles coming to the Xperia Play, in both exclusive and optimized form, is available at the link below.

    Source: The Droid Guy

    How Profitable Can Android Be – Ask Spacetime Studios

    How Profitable Can Android Be – Ask Spacetime Studios

    Mar 9, 2011

    Some interesting news and statistics came in today. It seems the popular 3D MMO game Pocket Legends from Spacetime Studios has been doing rather well on Android, but that’s neither interesting nor surprising. But this is: “Pocket Legends is making more money on Android than iOS!” That’s right! According to Computer World, who was provided some information and statistics from Spacetime studios, Pocket Legends is in fact generating more revenue on Android despite lack of in-app purchase support.

    Spacetime Studios Announces New Sci-Fi MMORPG Blackstar for iOS and Android

    Spacetime Studios Announces New Sci-Fi MMORPG Blackstar for iOS and Android

    Feb 10, 2011

    The massively multiplayer online RPG marketplace has yet to really take off on mobile platforms, especially as established players in the MMO space have yet to really attack mobile devices at all, allowing newcomers to unleash their ideas on these platforms. Spacetime Studios have explored the mobile MMORPG market themselves with the crossplatform Pocket Legends, a fantasy MMORPG that was launched on iOS, and later found its way to Android. However, Spacetime Studios are now setting their eyes on the stars, with a very cool new project: launching their sci-fi MMORPG Blackstar on iOS and Android later this year.

    Pocket Legends For Android [Contest]

    Pocket Legends For Android [Contest]

    Nov 19, 2010

    *Congratulations derajdefyre!*

    [Thanks to everyone who entered the Pocket Legends Android costume contest.]

    About 2 weeks ago the crew over at Spacetime Studios announced sign-ups for their “Pocket Legends” closed beta. It was open to only 50 people and the rest of the mobile MMO world cried uncontrollably and threw temper tantrums until finally they decided to release an open beta for all (that’s not really how it happened but that’s how I imagined it).

    Pocket Legends for those of you who haven’t heard is a pioneer in the mobile 3D MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) gaming genre. The developers have been hard at work trying to accomplish their dream of “providing players, no matter where they are, with a single deep, seamless 3D MMO gaming experience on multiple devices.” Pocket Legends for Android is one more step in accomplishing that dream and I for one can’t give them enough credit.

    [Update] Pocket Legends Coming to Android

    [Update] Pocket Legends Coming to Android

    Oct 1, 2010

    Update 11/18: Pocket Legends Official [Contest]

    Update 11/10: Pocket Legends Open Beta now available

    Pocket Lengends for Android

    Update 10/29: Pocket Legends closed beta announcement:

    Announcing Pocket Legends Android Closed Beta

    Spacetime Studios is excited to announce the closed beta of the Android client for Pocket Legends. We are looking for a pool of about 50 testers to help us test the Android client before it is released near the end of this year. We will be looking for a wide variety of devices and configurations. Testers will be responsible for identifying and reporting issues to the development team.

    The initial phase of beta will be limited to existing Pocket Legends players and forum users that have purchased Platinum. We want people already familiar with the game to be able to compare functionality with their existing iDevice.

    If you meet the criteria and wish to help, please email support(at)spacetimestudios.com with the subject line [Android Beta] and the following information:

    1) Name
    2) Email address (which must match your Pocket Legends account email address)
    3) What is your character name, and how long have you been playing Pocket Legends?
    4) Forum name (so we can give access to protected forums)
    5) Primary Apple Device Model (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch)
    6) Android Device Model, OS Version, Device Id (the Android client will be locked to your device)
    7) A little background information about yourself and why you think you’ll be able to help us.

    Testers will be notified via email of acceptance and further instructions.

    Please do not ask to be in the beta in this thread.



    Link: Spacetime Studios Forums -End Update-

    Spacetime Studios, creators of the popular iOS MMO game “Pocket Legends” is gearing up for some serious cross platform support. The rising popularity of MMO mobile games, specifically “Pocket Legends” has managed to catch the eyes of New York venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners. They announced they would be funding further development of Spacetime Studio’s technology platform along with new functionality and enhancements.

    Armed with this new capital, Spacetime Studios is planning to bring “Pocket Legends” to the Android and PC markets in the very near future. CEO, Gary Gattishas stated that:

    “Providing players, no matter where they are, with a single deep, seamless 3D MMO gaming experience on multiple devices has been a dream of ours since the company was founded.”

    This pioneering venture will open the doors to unlimited possibilities.

    “In the near future, it will be possible to be on the bus in California with your iPhone, playing with someone in a park in France on their Android device, and both be playing in the same server set with someone in South Korea on their PC.” said Anthony L. Sommers, co-founder and CTO of Spacetime Studios

    Pretty darn awesome when you think about it. I predict there will be a booming trend coming in this mobile multiplayer gaming market and it turns out the guys at the forefront realize this too. Not only will they be enhancing their own MMO series but they plan on licensing the technology behind “Pocket Legends,” allowing other developers to create their own games. The mobile gaming industry seems to be traveling at light speed and I for one am tickled pink thinking about the possibilities in store for us.

    If you haven’t yet heard of “Pocket Legends” I suggest you head over to the Spacetime Studios site and check out the videos and forums. You can also check out sister site The Portable Gamer’s review right here as well. With the immense popularity of previous MMO games such as “World Of Warcraft,” I feel that taking this genre into the mobile platform is the logical step to take.

    Source: BusinessWire