Core game developer Kabam has announced the launch of its Blastron robot shooting game on Facebook. Originally released on iPhone and Android (our review), the game sees players controlling robots in side-scrolling environments, using rockets, grenades and more to kill their opponents.
Blastron offers both a level-based single player campaign and player-vs-player multiplayer. In the story mode, players work to earn titles and medals in each timed stage, and can track their high score on each level’s individual leaderboard. Combat is turn based, seeing players given a limited amount of time to move around the environment, choose a weapon and fire a shot at one or more of their opponents.
Players earn points relative to the amount of damage they cause, with bonuses being available for double kills, points chests which appear on the battlefield and more.
Blastron’s multiplayer comes in four game modes: deathmatch, team deathmatch, kill count and sudden death. Each allows players to compete against other real players, but with different rules. Deathmatch, for instance, is a free-for-all mode, seeing all players damaging each other, fighting for the most kills in a limited number of time, while Team Deathmatch sees one group of random players attacking another group.
As players level up, they unlock new weapons, with others being available to purchase at any time with premium currency. Players can also upgrade their base robot with new heads, torsos and legs. These new parts can be purchased with either free or premium currency, and each comes with a different set of stats relating to health and armor points, jump distance, movement speed and more. Parts themselves can be further upgraded, offering even more monetization to the experience.
“Facebook has one of the biggest audiences on the Web, and we are excited about taking advantage of its unmatched global reach to increase the access to one of our most popular shooter games,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios, in a statement. “Not only will new players find out about Blastron, but existing players will be able to enjoy the game in more places. We’re excited about other Kabam titles becoming available on Facebook in the near future.”