Iron Galaxy is a business with a high level of dedication, according to my book. It is also known for constantly developing its own projects, all of which mark the company''s own brand of action. These include the latter seasons of Killer Instinct, Divekick, and Rumbleverse.
I spoke to Chelsea Blasko about the Rumbleverse''s origins, as well as how Iron Galaxy intends to differ its game in a saturated market.
Blasko was the origins of the original wrestling battle royale idea, based on their desire to recreate traditional wrestling and the high-flying stars of the Macho Man era.
I wanted something to be fun. Blasko says that after two sisters and a brother, you may remember wrestling with their siblings on the living room. It brings joy and happiness. Although you''re adamant, you''re not ignoring them.
It''s the cinchstone after-school cartoon style of wrestling, which reflects the Rumbleverse world and characters. I think this is because we want to make it fun and accessible. It''s not realistic and its meant to be funny, to harken back to the early cartoon days and that fun that was ever present back then. But things like bouncing on cars and scurrying up the side of buildings all play into that over the top silliness.
Why hasn''t wrestling been marketed as a? Well, this seemed to have been a conscious choice, to eliminate any perceived barriers of entry. I think fighting games can be intimidating for individuals. I like jumping in and beating someones butt, but they can also be very professional, but they can also benefit from a lot of practice. We wanted this title to be a lot more accessible, but it should also include playing with other players without having to remember too many combinations.
We add this sense of verticality to the game, which allows anyone to pick up the Rumbleverse and have a good time.
This desire for accessibility or more precisely, inclusivity extends to one of the most popular features in the live service tool kit: customization through cosmetics. Rumbleverse features outfits that come in pieces, which means you can either match each slot together or combine and match to create your own unique wrestler.
We wanted the title to be as broad as possible and allow players to create a character that''s really special to them! When you''re running around, having a slew of customization points lets you invent the difference between different players at a glance. One thing im really proud of is the fact that we have 14 different slots for customization on our characters, but I have never seen that in another game. There are plenty of ways to distinguish players in-game.
Customization is crucial, but the future of Rumbleverse comes in more forms than cool drip for your character. Future seasons are being planned.
Season 1.5 and Season 2 are a series of exciting opportunities for everyone to interact with, whether it be through duos or quads. Well continue to offer tonnes of customisation. There are a variety of opportunities to fight in, new environments, new things to interact with, and several other ideas that are beneficial.
All in all, this is being set up to be a major stepping stone for Iron Galaxy, as well as bringing in valuable insights from previous projectiles into this dynamic twist on the BR genre. Blasko describes how he came to Iron Galaxy with the privilege of developing several different fighting games. It began with Street Fighter 3: Online Edition, where we were able to showcase our creative abilities. We learned so much from everyone we worked with and every project was on.
Is it possible to knock through the competition? Is it as zesty as Rumbleverse demonstrates, as the battle royale genre and the wider live service market seems incapable to adapt in new and greater games these days as a past-their-prime wrestler struggling to fit in their spandex leotard.
Blasko does not know for sure, but he remains with high expectations. It''s really up to the fans. Hopefully what we have created is very fun for them, and accessible to a lot of people. So far, people seem to appreciate it during play tests. We hope that continues to be positive.
Iron Galaxy is set to be able to perform great Triple-A games, but it will lead us to pursue big success in the future. We still love doing our work with our partners the port work and tech fire-fighting, but we wish that a member of our business will continue to produce and develop our own IP.
As a final light-hearted question, I had to ask whether other co-CEO Adam Boyes'' legendary fried chicken has him reigning as Iron Galaxy''s best cook. It turns out that the studio is stuffed with talented cooks, punching up at the studio founder.
Chelsea Blasko fills me in: I''ve not had the pleasure of eating everyone''s food at Iron Galaxy. I would have said Alex Boyes. He was on a Canadian cooking show, and he can crack 20 eggs in a row off each other. But before we released an Iron Galaxy Cookbook last year, we were doing cooking shows, and one guy, Micheal Metts, did a fantastic dish on video. Everything started from our Hispanic / LATANX ERG (emplo
While we work from home during quarantine, we''ve been finding methods to keep each other entertained. Enjoy this sneak peek into some of our kitchens from the past year! pic.twitter.com/QUjvYcrpb8
Cleastus Friedman, a former CEO on staff for many years. I would be failing if I didnt mention them. In the era of chili cooking competition Chad Simpson makes the finest biscuits, for sure. Aside from the Cookbook, we made an iron skillet with our logo and gave it to everyone on staff.
The game Rumbleverse will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on August 11th.