Copenhagen-based game developer Whalegun’s debut game Utopia 9: A Volatile Vacation has been released for PC on Steam.
Players arrive on Utopia 9 – “the best vacation planet the galaxy has to offer” – “terraformed” for the ultimate holiday. But nothing is as promised: The environment is deadly, everything is buried in sand, and the advertised “bikini babes” are nothing but mutated freaks!
“Utopia 9 is a rogue-like 3D twin-stick shooter set in a tragicomic future world,” says Whalegun art director and co-owner Mathias Severin.
Check out the Utopia 9 trailer:
The brainchild of Mathias Severin and co-founder Rune Holm, the studio has been working on Utopia 9 for the past year and a half. A third developer joined the team halfway through the process to manage a growing list of business and legal tasks, also part of developing a game.
Mathias Severin and Rune Holm
“We’re releasing Utopia 9 for PC first, but we really want to have a console version as well,” adds Mathias Severin. “We have controller support built-in already, so it should be doable.”
Learn more about the game at www.utopia9.com.
Whalegun was founded in early 2015 by Mathias Severin and Rune Holm, as a means to make the games they were truly passionate about. Both have a background in making games for smart devices.
Learn more about the studio at www.whalegun.com.