Lumidia Games give us a glimpse into the inspirations behind their sandbox battler Super Tank Rumble
Let's get ready to...(ahem)...rumble
Super Tank Rumble encourages users to take their own artistic flair to the battleground and create a tank from scratch. But how did this unique idea come to fruition as a polished tank battler? We were lucky enough to speak to Lumidia Games, the developer's behind the game, about their inspirations.
We met with CEO Lee Jang-ho and Vice President Kim Young-ho, who lead Lumidia Games.Kim Young-ho: “We wanted to create a game where players could create and share their own content, rather than play content created by us. That’s the idea that eventually became the seed of Super Tank Rumble. Then, we drew inspiration from Lego and Minecraft and made a game where players could assemble various parts to create something.
At the start, I envisioned a game with giant warships battling over the universe. However, the scope was just too big and difficult to develop for a mobile game. This is when I thought of something simpler: tanks.
Eventually, the project reached completion, and the excitement set in. We wondered what players would create with a near infinite amount of part combinations.
It's a much deeper game than applying the laws of physics. The game is fun both for the person who creates the tank, and for viewers watching the battles."
The passion for invention and creativity certainly shines through in the game. Every block is a physical object and requires more than just random assortment for the tank to function properly. If you don’t take balance, weight and functionality into your design then your tank probably won't work and then it’s back to the hangar to try again.
At first there are only a few tanks that can be made because of your lack of parts. As you level up, you collect more and more parts allowing a more diverse range of war machines.
You'll also see more parts added continuously through updates, including some special holiday inspired additions, including Christmas and Halloween themed parts.
With a modus operandi for producing games that offer a brand new experience, and show players something they’ve never seen before, Lumidia Games plan to keep putting crafting and sharing at the forefront of their future releases.