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New South African game–Fleet of One

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Sometime in this cloud of E3 madness I received an email from a local games designer, Colin Payne, stating that they are going to be releasing a new locally made game on iOS and Android in July this year called Fleet of One.

The official blurb for the game is

It’s a battle of one against one thousand!

Blast through 18 stages of frenetic arcade action to save the galaxy from  the invading Vellanoid armada.

You are the Fleet.

You are the galaxy’s one hope.

And comes with this very simplistic video

Now I’ll readily admit it doesn’t look ground breaking but it’s locally made and it is actually getting released which is a change from a lot of locally designed games that disappear or sit in beta forever.

We’ll hit the game up when it launches and see if it really is just a space invaders clone and whether it brings back all the nostalgia those games used to have for us. Or if it’s something entirely different.

Last Updated: June 12, 2013

30 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 12, 2013 at 07:48

    Could be a fun time killer if done right.

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  2. That Tall Twit

    June 12, 2013 at 07:56

    I’d give it a try. 🙂
    Supporting the local game designers.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 12, 2013 at 08:07

      Indeed.

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 12, 2013 at 08:16

      Seconded

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 12, 2013 at 09:33

      With you there boet.

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  3. G-Fox

    June 12, 2013 at 08:03

    Galaxian anyone?

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  4. Robert Infy Hart

    June 12, 2013 at 08:08

    I’m guessing the game is about taking off from an airfield fast enough.

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 12, 2013 at 08:15

      XD

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 12, 2013 at 08:19

        You’re back! Yay!

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        • Admiral Chief Commander

          June 12, 2013 at 08:21

          Nope 🙁

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 12, 2013 at 08:26

            Aw 🙁

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 12, 2013 at 09:18

            Get back into the boERDroom and work you lazy btsd!

  5. jozilife

    June 12, 2013 at 08:53

    Another Galaga Ripoff. its just like these hip-hop artists like Akon who remix our 90’s music into club anthem >:(

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  6. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 12, 2013 at 09:18

    I demand a Waterkloof landing mission…

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  7. Rinceyouropinion

    June 12, 2013 at 09:20

    Gavin, my younger brother is having his own game showcased at Rezzed this year. You wouldn’t be interested in an article on his game? It’s called Silhouette. Here’s the link http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-05-24-rezzed-2013-leftfield-collection-line-up-unveiled

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 12, 2013 at 09:23

      OVG or the other one? The one that escaped this honey trap – that is Lazygamer…

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      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 12, 2013 at 09:25

        Other one? There are 4 of us! HAhahaha! Now you know why we all love gaming, it was the babysitter 😉 It’s the youngest, and dare I say, most successful of the brothers at the moment (one of the others is studying to be a doctor and will surpass the IT one in a few years). OVG and I were the litmus tests for our parents. OVG was what not to do, then I was how to refine, and the others are Alpha and Delta’s.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 12, 2013 at 09:29

          Dear heavens your poor mother.. 4 OVGRincethises? The dinner table must have been a battlefield.

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          • HvR

            June 12, 2013 at 09:30

            more like a 30min CoD session.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 12, 2013 at 09:35

            Broccoli… again? Butter-catapult HEADSHOT!

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 12, 2013 at 09:38

            OVG is allergic to anything green! If you want to have a look at my boets game http://www.manikingames.com/silhouette/ still in development but a laugh if you play with someone

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 12, 2013 at 09:41

            Thanks will have a look at it.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 12, 2013 at 09:45

            Holy crap! THE OPENING SCREEN OOZES atmosphere!

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 12, 2013 at 09:46

            Hahaha, they are a long way from finishing, but I find it interesting to see the development of a small game like this

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 12, 2013 at 09:48

            You can follow their development on facebook https://www.facebook.com/manikingames

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 12, 2013 at 09:30

            And that’s not even mentioning the one and only sister, christ we gave her hell…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 12, 2013 at 09:35

            The poor sister… 🙁 Sadly, the Parental units only decided on one Jim Lenoir… :/

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 12, 2013 at 09:36

            There can be only ONE!

  8. Yolanda Green

    June 12, 2013 at 10:13

    Quite like the teaser 🙂 looks like some time killer fun.

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  9. iKaos

    July 25, 2013 at 13:41

    Fleet of One is now live on the apple appstore (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fleet-of-one/id580453079?mt=8).
    Also check out the updated website: http://fleetofone.com

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