UPDATE: As of March 11, 2012, "Atomic Robo: Violent Science" is now available on all iOS devices.
Local developer Second Fiction, LLC announced their first action-player game, "Atomic Robo: Violent Science," earlier today. The universal iOS app is set for a March 2013 release and is based off of Red 5 Comics' "Atomic Robo" comic book series created by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener. Versions for Windows Surface, Android and other platforms are planned for eventual release.
The side scrolling game, reminiscent of many Nintendo/Super Nintendo games, contains 15 levels of play with upgradeable characters. Add-on content, including unlockable bonus stages, will follow within a month or two of the game's initial release. The studio describes the game's story as:
Robo and his team of Action Scientists have detected an anomoly in an abandoned Soviet Weapons Depot. It appears that one of Robo's greatest and most annoying recursive foes, Baron von Helsingard (or Helsie, as Robo chooses to quip) is looking for something of great power. It's important that Atomic Robo finds it first. As with his comic adventures, this self-realized robot scientist will use smarts over robot-might as he tries to leave Helsie in the dust and put him on a well-executed path to destruction. This is.. Violent Science.
The soundtrack is provided by Virtual Boy and Antiskill.
"Atomic Robo" and other Red 5 Comics books can be ordered through Diamond Comic Distributors, as well as Philadelphia-based comic book distributor Liber Distro. To find a comic shop near you, go to www.comicshoplocator.com.