Unity powers 'console-quality' smartphone game

Unity powers 'console-quality' smartphone game
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

September 13th 2011 at 3:19PM

Madfinger says game to 'usher in a new visual standard for handheld gaming'

Madfinger Games has today announced it is to release Unity powered shoot ‘em up Shadowgun on the app store on 28th September.

The Czech studio claims the game brings “console-quality” graphics to mobile devices and will “usher in a new visual standard for handheld gaming.”

Shadowgun is a third person action game set in the year 2350 where players take control of bounty hunter John Slade to hunt down geneticist Dr Edgar Simon and battle his personal army of mutants and cyborgs.

The title was created using the Unity development platform, which itself has over half a million registered users.

This is not the first time studios have brought console-quality graphics to mobile.

Epic Games’ Infinity Blade was released in December last year and has earned the studio over $10 million.