Ex-Halo developers turn their hand to iOS gaming with Third Eye Crime
There's a new telepathic stealth game due this spring from Moonshot Games, a developing company comprised of former Bungie/Halo developers.
Called Third Eye Crime, the upcoming iOS game is a puzzler with noir-like graphic novel elements known as cinematics. It also features a jazz soundtrack, "knowledge map" visualisations, and clever characters like Rothko (who's telepathic), an enemy AI, and a master criminal named Caravaggio.
The gist is that the you, the player, must avoid being caught during a heist by using a "third eye" to predict enemy movements. Viewed from a top-down angle, you'll simply control the psychic chracter in a comic-book-type environment directly from your iPad.
Moonshot Games - founded by three former Bungie employees Damian Isla, Rob Stokes, and Michel Bastien - has teamed up with indie publisher Gamblyr to show off Third Eye Crime at Pax East. A full release slated for sometime this spring.
Microsoft acquired Washington-based video game firm Bungie in 2000. It then repurposed the developer's launch title for the Xbox console. That title became known as Halo: Combat Evolved, which sold millions of copies and spawned a billion dollar franchise.
Check out the Third Eye Crime trailer above for more details, and then sign up on Moonshot Games' website to receive a notice whenever the title becomes available for consumers to purchase on Apple's App Store.