Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork Press Kit
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Release Date: March 24th, 2015 (Steam); March 12th 2015 (Android); March 13th, 2014 (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
Platforms: Mac, PC, Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: USD 3.99 (Mac/PC), Mobile (2.99)
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Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork is a collaboration between acclaimed comic book artist James Kochalka and indie game studio Pixeljam. It’s a unique hybrid of Galaga-style shoot ‘em up, simple platforming action and Saturday morning cartoon. Help Glorkian Warrior defend his asteroid against an endless onslaught of alien invaders, and be prepared for somewhat unexpected results…
In early 2010, in an age before crowdfunding was a universally recognized concept, Pixeljam successfuly ran a Kickstarter campaign with James Kochalka to raise funds for an idea called Glorkian Warrior. After years of experiments, iterations and trials, we are proud to introduce the Glorkian universe to the world in compact, comedic endless shooter.
- Art & story by James Kochalka, First Cartoonist Laureate for the state of Vermont!
- Game design, coding, and music by Pixeljam games, the same team that brought you DINO RUN
- Procedurally generated invader flight patterns and formations, with many different landscapes to explore
- Frenetic, “one more try” style gameplay
- Endearing characters and all-ages humor
- Based on James Kochalka’s character in conjunction with his graphic novel series starting with “The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza”
Can you reach the rank of Glorkian General or will you forever stay a Soft-Boned Space Cadet?
In early 2010, in an age before crowdfunding was a universally recognized concept, Pixeljam successfuly ran a Kickstarter campaign with James Kochalka to raise funds for an idea called Glorkian Warrior. We were able to raise $11,200 with a goal of $10,000.
There were several game prototypes including a mini-game featuring Glork’s pixellated sidekick, Glorkbot. Most of these made it only as far as the Pixeljam vault.
After all these experiments, iterations and trials, we presented the Glorkian Universe to the world in our compact, comedic endless shooter.
Mac / PC Launch Trailer
Key Art & Characters
Awards & Featured
- Kill Screen Play List 4/2 - Kill Screen
- IndieGames.com Mobile Pick - IndieGames
- Featured March 2014 - Apple App Store
- Game of the Week - Touch Arcade
- 5/5 Stars - Cult of Mac
- 4/5 - Touch Arcade
- IndieCade E3 Indie Showcase - IndieCade
“The art, the humor – the chorus of children that announce your weapons in an 80′s edutainment television tone – it’s got that perfect ‘this is what I love about indie gaming’ feel.”
-Jim Squires, Game Zebo
”..if I had to sum up Glorkian Warrior in just one word it’d be this: delightful.”
-Jared Nelson, Touch Arcade
“It’s exactly what you’d want a James Kochalka game to be: exuberant, naïve, completely un-cynical, and — the bit I appreciate the most — a game that even as it dips so heavily into Galaga-ian inspiration still finds room to feel like something new…”
-Brandon Boyer, Venus Patrol
“It’s a ridiculously charming game that makes me smile every time I play it. And I’m not a smiler, people.”
-Evan Killham, Cult of Mac
I have never heard my daughter laugh as loud or as long as she did when I read her James Kochalka new kids’ graphic novel, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza. My six year old literally howled with laughter as I read this to her at bedtime, and kicked her legs in the air, and thumped the pillow – tears of laughter rolled down her cheeks.
-Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
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