Bungie Co-Founder Announces New iOS First-Person Shooter, 'Morning Star'

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Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian earned his pedigree when he helped found the company that created Microsoft's hit game series Halo. He left Bungie to found a new studio called Industrial Toys, and earlier this week the firm revealed its latest project: a sci-fi first-person shooter called Morning Star for iOS.


In a blog post on is website, the company says the game is a "complete re-imagining of the sci-fi shooter for touch."

If you get the newsletter, you know we’ve been banging away on R&D with nailing down a satisfying control scheme, developing really cool and interesting gameplay systems and weaving an outrageous story with awesome characters. [...]

Our totally unreasonable goal is to completely change the expectations core gamers have for their mobile games, and with that comes a bunch of dialogue about what we’re doing and whether it’s gonna work or not.


The game is slated for release in Spring 2013.

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103 months ago


Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian earned his pedigree when he helped found the company that created Microsoft's hit game series Halo. [/url]


WRONG. He "earned his pedigree" because of the Marathon series, the best ever game trilogy for the Mac.
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103 months ago
If Alex can instill any of what made games like Marathon and Myth unique into this game, I won't care that the graphics aren't top notch. Gaming, especially first person shooters, has lost a lot of depth over the years with this focus on graphics instead of gameplay. Graphics are a part of gameplay, but the "great games", the ones that people played for years and years after it was released, and their graphics were relegated to second rate, or third rate, those are the games that were (and are) awesome.

Bungie knew how to create those kinds of games once upon a time, and while they tried with the Halo series, I think Microsoft sucked a bit of the soul out of them, and gave them constraints that didn't allow for their style. I'm interested to see what influence and talent Alex has at his disposal.
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103 months ago
I don't know how much of a "complete re-imagining" the gameplay will be, but the theme, storyline and visual style certainly don't feel like one.
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103 months ago
"They're everywhere!"
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103 months ago

"They're everywhere!"


Bring back the bobs!
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103 months ago
For the love of all thing good, there better be network play.

Poker night just hasn't been the same since we stopped playing marathon and started playing poker.
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