Melted Games has announced the release of their debut title Autofrag: SUMO. In this intense vehicle based shoot-em-up you compete with four AI drivers in a fight to the finish over 28 deadly arenas. You can use your roof-mounted machine gun along with a range of secondary weapons such as rocket launchers, flamethrowers and land mines to dispatch your opponents.
The SUMO element of the game becomes apparent from the very first level. As well as shooting and setting fire to your opponents you also have the option of pushing them over the edge of cliffs, into land mines, or in later levels - out into the depths of space.
Released to critical acclaim in the summer of 2004, the original web game had a quarter of a million hits in its first month alone. The popularity of the web version of the game convinced the Melted Games team to expand the game's scope and make a full retail version.
I don't think we expected the game to get the reaction it did. said lead programmer Andrew Nye, but our web server almost burned out the weekend after release so we knew we'd done something right.
The retail version of Autofrag: SUMO contains the following new features
- Fullscreen 800x600 mode
- 4 game modes: Campaign, Deathmatch, Rocket Arena and Capture the Flag
- Online high score tables
- Extended soundtrack by Stelf including 3 brand new mixes
- Soundtrack editor - use your mp3 collection to create a new soundtrack for the game
- 6 unlockable cars including 4 brand new ones
Autofrag: SUMO runs under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP operating systems and costs USD 14.99. A trial version of the game can be downloaded free of charge by following the download tab above.