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Hybrid slot machine combat game Monster Roller launches worldwide!
Collect cute and cool monsters to dominate the battlefield in Boomzap’s new monster strategy game with a unique slot machine battle system
January 27, 2016 – Luck and strategy combine in Boomzap Entertainment’s latest mobile offering, Monster Roller, a monster collecting game with a hybrid slot machine combat system. It is now available worldwide on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store with support for Southeast Asian languages such as Indonesian, Taglish, Thai, and Vietnamese.
The world of Monster Roller is a vast, colorful land full of wild monsters. As a Roller, your duty is to tame these wild monsters that have taken over ruins, taverns, and ancient castles. Hatch and collect over 20 monsters plus their evolved forms, with more to follow – all available in offline play!
A Player vs Player (PVP) mode is also available in the arena, where monsters and their human Rollers battle for dominion and wealth. Raise unique monsters and employ different strategies to defeat your friends in live, online PVP.
The game’s slot machine mechanic is easy to understand, but mastering which monsters work well together should create different strategic plays. “We made this game to be easy to get into but with an actual learning curve – the monsters,” game designer Sara Santillan explains. Monster Roller also won Game of the Year at the ESGS Indie Arena 2015 and Best Game Art at the GDAP Awards 2015 in the Philippines. The studio’s lead artist Karen Manalastas describes the game’s art style as “a mix of painterly and cartoony style. We illustrated our monsters with the mindset that it should be something that both Eastern and Western people could appreciate.”
Hatch, raise, and train monsters to fight against your friends in online PVP or explore solo adventures offline. Download Monster Roller on your mobile devices and play for free forever with no energy limit. For more information and updates, visit the Monster Roller blog and ‘Like’ the official Facebook page.
Monster Roller is not just about luck. You have to strategize by using different combinations of monsters. Aside from fighters like Ottilery, you need supporters like Fernadon! He has healing skills that would be helpful if your monsters are losing HP in battle.
Fernadons are peaceful monsters that only attack when provoked. They are named after their fern-like tail, which has been a key feature since the initial sketches.
Just sharing some Monster Roller concept art!
The main menu is one of the most important parts of the game. So Lanny, one of our artists, came up with a few studies showing the different monsters before creating the final version.
We ended up choosing two of them, so we decided to use them both. Now here are the final artworks!
If you’re wondering who’s the one that’s always front and center, meet Ottilery, the first monster you’ll meet. He’s a tough fighter, equipped with a cannon that can blast off all his enemies in one go.
He looks fiercer now than his early versions, don’t you think?
Merry Christmas from Santa Arsonade and his monster helpers!
If you’re in the Philippines (like most of the Monster Roller team), you can now download the game for your iOS and Android devices.
Download now and check out the following features:
But wait, there’s more. You can also play Monster Roller in Taglish (Tagalog-English)!
So please try it, play it, and share with your friends. We’d love to see you post screenshots of your favorite moments in the game, including funny translations (in case you see any).
Please send us your feedback and try the PVP feature. All your comments would help us in preparing the game for the worldwide release.
This award came to us as a surprise. Monster Roller won Best Art at this year’s GDAP Game Awards!
Thank you to the Game Developers Association of the Philippines for the recognition. And congratulations to our artists Karen, Macoy, Lanny, Noreus, Shiro, and Pat for a job well done!
We even had the chance to show our game (both trailer and gameplay) on stage using the big screen!
Gamers, press, developers, and cosplayers came to our booth curious to try the game’s slot machine battle mechanic. Someone even took a video!
People signed up for our beta and we ran out of posters to give away. It was a successful event and the best part: Monster Roller won GAME OF THE YEAR!
Thank you to everyone who voted! We hope you’ll play Monster Roller when it’s out. See you again next year!