Factsheet

Developer:
Boomzap Entertainment
Based in Southeast Asia

Founding date:
August 2005

Website:
boomzap.com

Press / Business contact:
website@boomzap.com

Social:
@Boomzap on Twitter
Boomzap Facebook Page
Monster Roller Facebook Page
Monster Roller Developer Blog
Monster Roller Subreddit

Releases:

Phone:

Description

Monster Roller is a monster-fighting game with a slot machine battle system. Hatch, raise and train monsters to fight against your friends in online PVP or explore solo adventures offline! Currently available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store in the Philippines for free.

History

About Boomzap

Boomzap is an independent game studio with developers working virtually from all over the world - predominantly Southeast Asia. Our founders Chris Natsuume and Allan Simonsen have more than 35 years of combined experience in the gaming industry. Since founding Boomzap in 2005, we have released a variety of games for several platforms including PC, Mac, Wii, iOS, and Android.

About the Game

Monster Roller is a battle strategy game, fought with real-time PVP. Players choose a mode for each active monster, then roll to see what move the monster performs. Strategies might be attacking, defending, healing, and so on. Train and raise unique monsters that evolve from child to adult with a hatching and incubation system. Customize strategies based on monster type and develop unique abilities for additional advantages in battle.

Gameplay

It uses a slot machine mechanic to visualize randomness in how powerful an ability is, similar to how RPG players might use a dice. In most games, the chance to get a critical hit is usually buried in a page of stats. Meanwhile, Monster Roller puts this information to the front because being aware of these probabilities factors into strategy. The flip side to showing stats like that means that there’s a bigger cognitive load when a player has to remember them all in his/her head, which is why Monster Roller uses a simplified system (everyone can attack, but different monsters can do only one other thing — some of them can defend, others can heal, and others can buff or debuff an enemy).

What Makes It Special

Monster Roller has a unique slot machine battle system, combining luck and strategy elements into a competitive, live PVP game. It is easy to pick up and understand, but packs a lot of depth. Each monster has its own set of abilities and a role in battle; pair different monsters to create unique, strategic plays.


Videos

Monster Roller Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (16MB)
MR_Monster List.png
MR_Play Screen.png
MR_Rollerpedia.png
MR_Daily Challenges.png
MR_Team List.png
MR_Hatch Monster.png
MR_Main Menu.png
MR_Egg Store.png
MR_Breed.png
MR_Evolve.png
MR_Cutscene.png
MR_Egg Chart.png

There are far more images available for Boomzap Entertainment, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (5MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner, Game of the Year" - ESGS Indie Arena, October 2015
  • "Winner, Best Art Award" - GDAP Game Awards, November 2015

Selected Articles

  • "Monster Roller is going to be a great mix of slots and sword-swinging adventure"
    - Mary-Anne Lee, Tech in Asia
  • "Monster Roller: Get The Best Of Slots And Sword-Swinging Adventure"
    - Varsha Sinha, Tropical Post
  • "Monster Roller Developer Blog by Boomzap"
    - Julian Abraham, Fanador
  • "ESGS 2015 Indie Arena Game of the Year Winner: Monster Roller"
    - Daniel Moises D. Magulado, Back 2 Gaming
  • "Free Beta Access for Monster Roller: The Game of the Year at ESGS Indie Arena 2015 "
    - Mark Tan, The Filipino Gamer
  • "Monster Roller’s CBT shows off its Innovative mechanics"
    - Louis Andres, The Reimaru Files
  • "ESGS Game of the Year Monster Roller"
    - Rowell Mark M. Blanca, Pinoy Tech Style
  • "Boomzap opens up beta testing for their new game Monster Roller"
    - Andrew Huff, Droid Gamers
  • "Merasa Beruntung? Monster Roller Hadirkan Elemen Kasino di dalam Pertarungannya"
    - Arya Wibowo, Tech in Asia
  • "Boomzap Membuka Open Beta Test Game Monster Roller"
    - Taufiq Septryana, GameKita
  • "Beta Testing for Boomzap's New Mobile Game Monster Roller Begins "
    - Sacharin, 2P.com
  • "Monster Roller Crosses Pokemon and Slot Machines"
    - Nadia Oxford, Gamezebo
  • "Tựa game mới của Bommzap mang tên Monster Roller với nhiều hứa hẹn mang đến một trải nghiệm chiến thuật kết hợp cùng “điện tử xèng” độc đáo."
    - Wine, Vietgame Asia
  • "Thử thách vận may của bạn với tính năng quay xổ số trong Monster Roller"
    - T.B., Gamesao
  • "Monster Roller - Game nhập vai "phá cách" trên di động"
    - , GameK.vn
  • "Monster Roller combines monster battles and gambling"
    - Stef Atega, GameGulp
  • "Boomzap’s “Monster Roller” now in Philippines, Download now at App Store and Play Store"
    - France Abaricia, Tech Blogger Zone
  • "Monster Roller Mobile Game Exclusively Launched in Philippines"
    - Robert V, Dugom Pinoy
  • "PH Players of Monster Roller Gets Taglish Localization"
    - Chad Ting Ramos, The Reimaru Files
  • "Monster Roller: mit Strategie und Glück zum Sieg"
    - Marcus Schwarten, iPlayApps.de
  • "Award-winning Pinoy game ‘Monster Roller’ launching this January"
    - Michael Logarta, GMA News
  • "Boomzap announces a couple of launch dates for two new games: Monster Roller and Super Awesome RPG"
    - Andrew Huff, Droid Gamers
  • "Super Awesome RPG and Monster Roller Both Launching This Month"
    - Sacharin, 2P.com
  • "Super Awesome RPG และ Monster Roller Both เตรียมเปิดตัวความสนุก มกราคม นี้"
    - , Appgamer Thailand
  • "Super Awesome RPG - Game mới có lối chơi "lật gạch""
    - , GameK.vn
  • "Boomzap Siap Rilis 2 Game Sekaligus di Bulan Ini, Super Awesome RPG dan Monster Roller! "
    - Fikrie_frenzy, Kotak Game
  • "Monster Roller Begins March; Heads for Your Smartphone"
    - Akhil Unnikrishnan , Gamerick
  • "Monster Roller và Super Awesome RPG chính thức hỗ trợ tiếng Việt"
    - Wine, Vietgame Asia
  • "Boomzap Entertainment công bố hai trò chơi mới"
    - , GamelandVN
  • "Monster Roller - Game nhập vai độc đáo trên Mobile"
    - , OnGame
  • "10 New iPhone Games You Need to Play this Week"
    - Jim Squires, Gamezebo
  • "Trải nghiệm Monster Roller: Game quốc tế hỗ trợ tiếng Việt tận răng"
    - Khương Duy, Info Game News
  • "Boomzap Bocorkan Tanggal Rilis Monster Roller"
    - Taufiq Septryana, Game Kita
  • "Tonight’s 4 New iOS Games You Should Play"
    - Jim Squires, Gamezebo
  • "Monster Roller Review: Rock and Roll and Roll"
    - Nadia Oxford, Gamezebo
  • "Top Game mobile mới nhất trên iPhone và iPad"
    - Lê Đăng Thắng, Game4v
  • "Monster Roller – Game đấu quái thú mới từ Boomzap"
    - , Game8
  • "Hybrid Slot Machine Combat Game MONSTER ROLLER Launches Worldwide"
    - Nathan Stevens, Gaming Cypher
  • "Buletin Berita Game Indonesia – 2 Februari 2016"
    - Arya W. Wibowo, Tech in Asia
  • "มาร่วมเป็นเทรนเนอร์เต็มสูบกับ Monster Roller เกมเลี้ยงมอนเสตอร์มือถือตัวใหม่ !!!"
    - , Daily Games New
  • "Monster Roller now available for Android and iOS"
    - Louis Daniel Andres, The Reimaru Files
  • "Hybrid slot machine combat game Monster Roller launches worldwide!"
    - Wayne Ponce, Geeky Pinas
  • "Hybrid slot machine combat game Monster Roller launches worldwide!"
    - , Gamasutra
  • "Monster Roller by BoomZap Launches Worldwide"
    - Daniel Magulado, Back 2 Gaming
  • "Game chiến đấu ‘quay tay’ Monster Roller ra mắt trên toàn thế giới!"
    - Scarless, Higame.vn
  • "Monster Roller - Game "quay tay" chọi quái vật chính thức ra mắt"
    - , GameK
  • "Hybrid slot machine combat game Monster Roller launched"
    - Jessica Glonek, 3rd Strike
  • "Monster Roller Mobile Game Now Available Worldwide"
    - Robert V, Dugom Pinoy
  • "Monster Roller"
    - Chris Hede, Graal.fr
  • "Monster Roller and Super Awesome RPG เกมน้องใหม่จาก Boomzap มาแล้วจ้า!"
    - Clumsycat, Must Play
  • "Monster Roller rompe con los esquemas de los RPG"
    - Angel Carro, El Jugon de Movil

Feature Requirements in Games
Gamasutra article by Monster Roller designer Sara Santillan gamasutra.com.

Monster Roller on the iTunes App Store
Download Page (Philippines only) itunes.apple.com.

Monster Roller on the Google Play Store
Download Page (Philippines only) play.google.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Allan Simonsen
Co-Founder, Technical Director

Christopher Natsuume
Co-Founder, Creative Director


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks