Dotemu (Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, Windjammers) launched an entirely new division of its company today – The Arcade Crew. The new division is dedicated to producing and publishing new titles from creative teams and is poised to release its first game this year – Blazing Chrome, a side-scrolling action game from Brazilian developer Joymasher.
It’s time to blaze some chrome
In Blazing Chrome, militant AI-fueled computers rule the Earth while humans are expendable, lacking power, prestige or status among their machine overlords. Choose to play as Mavra, a super badass human resistance soldier, or Doyle, the equally groovy and deadly insurgent robot. When a small group of rebels decide to overthrow their oppressors, it results in heavy casualties and a ton of lock-and-load fast-paced action where scrapping robots and blazing chrome with your powerful weapons is the only thing standing between you and your freedom. Blazing Chrome is inspired by classics like Metal Slug and Contra.
“ We are not another indie label “
“The Arcade Crew capitalizes on an existing framework of development and production within Dotemu but retains a different strategy of focusing on producing and publishing new games, whereas Dotemu will retain its core strategy of reviving loved and known franchises from the past,” said CEO Cyrille Imbert. “In that sense we are not another indie label.”
The game will be on display at the Game Developer’s Conference next week in the GDC Play area, Wednesday through Friday, during show floor hours. The game will also be at GDC MIX (981 Mission St. in SF) on March 19th evening. The fast-paced run-and-gun title will launch in 2018 and represents the style and approach The Arcade Crew plans for all its titles.
The Arcade Crew has plans for several more announcements as the company moves through 2018, but will retain a selective portfolio with less than a handful of releases planned for each calendar year.
The Arcade Crew plans to aggressively support all its titles on a global level in 2018, with planned appearances at all major shows including GDC, PAX, E3 and gamescom. Look for more Arcade Crew updates on the official Twitter handle @TheArcadeCrew and on Facebook, or at their official website.
For more information about Blazing Chrome, hit up http://joymasher.com or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.