"We developed Melinas Conquest with one thing in mind...FUN!", says Abhinav Gupta, Lead Developer and CEO of Game Scorpion Inc.
"Gameplay was a major item that we looked at with this game. I have personally seen many games out there that have high end 3D graphics and look 'pretty' on the screen, but when it came time to play the game, it was either boring or very confusing to play."
Melinas Conquest features easy to use controls and an easy to manipulate camera. A single button is given for attacking enemies and a simple timer and ranking system.
"The goal of the game is simple, you just need to run from one end of the level to the other side without getting killed by all the various traps and enemies that pop up. At the same time along the way you will have to defeat major bosses and can follow along with an interesting storyline that ties into our future games."
So what makes this game different from others in the market? "Price, levels and gameplay!", says Gupta, "Many games that feature 3D graphics in the App Store or the Android Marketplace usually go for around $4.99 for their full versions. We are at a mere $2.99 price and offer 20 levels of gameplay which in most cases is far higher than what others are offering. We also make our game easy for players to play. You get value for your money and a high quality game at the end of the day that will satisfy even the most frugal shopper! Also, no two players will play the game the same way as the levels are auto-generated."
It took Gupta and his team approximately six months to develop the game from the ground up. "There were times where I even thought we were not going to be able to get the game done...it was 16-20 hour days for myself every day for the past six months, praying daily hoping that our game would release and would be successful."
A lot of small independent game developers like Gupta do not earn any money during development. This can be quite a challenge to have no income hoping that an app will hit off. In this market, apps can be made over a weekend and make millions or can take months and make nothing at all. "It's a coin toss", says Gupta, "but I personally believe that if we focus on quality games, sooner or later our players will pay for that quality and our games will start to increase in popularity."
As a Computer Science Graduate from Ryerson University Gupta took the leap of faith into the app world at the beginning of 2011 and has finally made that dream come true. "It was a lot of hard work, a lot of faith in God and a great team behind me. Lots of support from my wife and family really helped out."
Melinas Conquest is now live on the Apple App Store and on the Android Marketplace and can be purchased as of October 15th, 2011, for just $2.99.
Game Scorpion Inc. opened its doors in July of 2011. They are a Video Game company that focuses on making Video Games for the latest platforms and devices. They currently specialize in Android and Apple iOS development as well as Windows and Mac based Video Game creation.
Their prestigious lineup of Video Games currently includes Melina’s Conquest for mobile devices including cell phones and tablets.
Game Scorpion Inc. was founded by Abhinav Gupta and is located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.