Nexon has announced that they have thrown some cash at Robotoki in the form of a ‘strategic investment’. For those of you who have been following us for awhile now, you might remember us talking about the former Creative Strategist of the Call of Duty Robert Bowling’s new game development studio and their upcoming game for Android and OUYA called Human Element.
Human Element will be a zombie apocalypse game that features a lot of unique gameplay mechanics that makes it a very different type of zombie killing game. This game will feature three different classes players can choose to play as along with three different game modes to choose to play through: Survive Alone, Survive with a Partner, Survive with a Child. How you choose to start in the world will affect the entire game from start to finish along with all the choices you make in the game.
The investment from Nexon is to basically get the company into another avenue of cross-platform gaming but with Triple-A quality games like Robotoki’s Human Element title.
We are thrilled to partner with Robotoki to develop cutting-edge multi-platform, cross-genre games. Robert Bowling`s creativity and talent is evidenced by his track record of success, and we look forward to collaborating with the entire Robotoki team to deliver inventive, multi-dimensional gaming experiences to consumers in North America and around the world. – Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon.
Perhaps with this new investment, which was for an undisclosed amount, we will actually see Human Element arrive for Android and OUYA before the current ‘sometime in 2015″ release time frame the game currently has.
Developer Website: Robotoki
Official Website: Human Element
Nexon Makes Strategic Investment in Robotoki
Partnership Will Enhance Development of Cross-Genre Games for Multiple Platforms TOKYO–NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Robotoki Inc. (“Robotoki”), a Los Angeles-based game development studio led by Robert Bowling, former Creative Strategist of the Call of Duty franchise. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
This investment will be a step in the direction of coordinating efforts in developing future games based on Robotoki`s development of multi-screen, cross-platform gameplay.
“We are thrilled to partner with Robotoki to develop cutting-edge multi-platform, cross-genre games,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon. “Robert Bowling`s creativity and talent is evidenced by his track record of success, and we look forward to collaborating with the entire Robotoki team to deliver inventive, multi-dimensional gaming experiences to consumers in North America and around the world.”
Robotoki was founded in April 2012 by president and former Creative Strategist of the Call of Duty franchise Robert Bowling. Robotoki`s Human Element, a first-person survival game that takes place after a zombie apocalypse, will combine action, strategy and resource management to offer players multiple human survival scenarios. HumanElement is due to be released in the fourth quarter of 2015 on next-generation consoles, PC and mobile, including iOS and Android.
“Partnering with a games giant such as Nexon will allow us invaluable access to their expertise and world-class resources,” said Robert Bowling, President and Founder of Robotoki. “Nexon shares our focus on team and talent, as well as our commitment to revitalizing and enhancing the game-play experience, and we are thrilled to work together.”