After a solid month of beta testing Madfinger Games has released the final version of their highly anticipated multiplayer shooter Shadowgun: Deadzone. The game is free to play, but you will need a newish Android device to experience the console quality graphics.
I spent a couple hours playing the beta and it was the best multiplayer shooter I have ever played on a mobile device. Up to 12 players can battle on various maps with 10 different playable characters. Gamepads are fully supported and Madfinger worked with Ericsson to develope an exclusive voice chat feature.
Like previous titles from Madfinger games, the developer plans to support the game long after it is released. “We plan to add new items, gadgets, maps and game modes,” confirmed Marek Rabas, CEO at Madfinger Games.
Even though the game is free to play, users can take advantage of in-app purchases (IAP) to speed up their progress in the game. “It has nothing to do with a ‘Pay to Win’ system. We’ve been very careful about spending money in the game. Neither IAP nor the premium account gives you any advantages in gameplay,” pointed out Marek Rabas.
Highlights of Shadowgun: Deadzone include:
- Experience intense tactical multiplayer combat with up to 12 players connected online.
- Choose from two popular game modes — Deathmatch and Zone Control, various maps and from 10 playable characters
- As a character’s ranking increases, new elements will be unlocked and available during gameplay
- New control elements such as sprint and roll have been implemented into gameplay
- A wide ranging arsenal offers Assault Rifles, Machine guns, Plasma Rifles, Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Rocket Launcher and many more, all of which are upgradable
- Various items including Medi Kit, Ammo Kit, Flash Grenades, EMP Grenades, Frag Grenades, Sentry Guns and Mines
- Talk to your friends in real time! Enjoy entirely new service — multiplayer voice chat — exclusively developed and provided by Ericsson.
The full game requires Android 3.0 and at least 512 MB RAM, so be sure to visit the Google Play Store and see if your device is supported.