Picture the scene: youâ€™re an elite Arkonaut, a space travelling animal thatâ€™s just landed on a barren planet in need of terraforming. So, what on earth is terraforming and where do you begin? Well, those talented chaps at indie game developer Strawdog Studios are here to explain what every budding Arkonaut needs to know as they embark upon â€śSpace Arkâ€ť
In â€śSpace Ark”, terraforming is turning a barren planet into an oasis of life and itâ€™s achieved by mastering three steps:
Step 1: Collect Combos - Bounce and steer your Arkonaut to collect combos made up of chains of three or more DNA blocks of the same colour.
Step 2: Reach Combo Target - Hold on tight to the DNA chains to reach the Combo Target and rack up those high scores.
Step 3: Exit! â€“ Spin out of the exit and sprinkle DNA across the planetâ€™s surface to bring it back to life.
But of course, thatâ€™s not all there is to it! â€śSpace Arkâ€ť has six thrilling stages on each of its 28 missions. While the early missions are straightforward enough, things get trickier later as players are helped and hindered by obstacles and collectables such as fans, switches, teleports and power-ups. Arkonauts, get ready to embark on your missions!
No exact release date has yet been announced, but this addictive looking game will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Spring.