March 8, 2011 at 11:46 AM ET
What do you do after you've spent years working on "Halo" games?
Well, for some former Bungie Studios employees, you make another space shooting game. Only, you make it totally and completely different.
Three former-Bungie Studio employees have left the company that brought us "Halo" to create their own game development company — called Moonshot Games. And they've unveiled their first game — a 2-D side-scrolling shooter called "Fallen Frontier."
The futuristic film noir-style game is set on Alpha Centauri and follows the story of a lawman from Earth hellbent on revenge. The folks at Moonshot say "Fallen Frontier" is...
...a 2D sidescrolling shooter offering fast-paced tactical combat, vast interconnected worlds, and an original hard sci-fi universe. Using firearms, grenades, and various special abilities, you'll confront, confound, and conquer your enemies. Fallen Frontier features both single player and co-operative play and leverages the very best design principles learned in our years at Bungie.
Check out the trailer here:
Moonshot was co-founded by Michel Bastien, Damian Isla and Rob Stokes — all of whom previously worked at Bungie Studios as producers, engineers and designers on various "Halo" games. They're joined by artist Mike McCain.
Moonshot hasn't announced a release date for "Fallen Frontier" or which platform it will appear on yet, but curious players can check out the game at the PAX East gaming convention coming up next week in Boston.
While you wait to get your hands on "Fallen Frontier," you can get your 2-D sidescrolling fix with some "Bionic Commando Rearmed 2" (which recently launched on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network) or "Shadow Complex" (available on Xbox Live). Both games appear to have inspired the folks at Moonshot.
(Thanks to Kotaku for the heads up.)
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