The beta build for ErnCon, a new space shooter by Android veteran Woo Games, is now available in the Android Market.
ErnCon is a top-down (and very intense) multiplayer shooter for eight simultaneous players over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G. Space aces can choose between fighters or robots (three of each) and more than 15 weapons, including Homing Missiles, Seeking Mines, Rail Guns, Attack Drones and more.
To participate in the Open Beta, just head to the Android Market and download Erncon.
For now, the game will only be available in the U.S., Canada and Europe due to server availability. In-game purchases will also be disabled for the duration of the beta.
ErnCon is free-to-play. Players can purchase new levels, fighters, robots and weapons with the XP earned in-game or for those who like to skip ahead by spending actual money.
ErnCon Beta features:
- Epic space combat battles
- Easy multiplayer setup - just choose a mission and start playing right away
- No waiting for lobbies to fill up, no waiting for space to open in over-crowded games
- Earn cash and XP to unlock and purchase new fighters, robots, and weapons
- Earn XP to unlock new multiplayer missions
- Integrated with Swarm
- Add friends and send them boosts to help them in combat. Friends can send back boosts in return!
The following features will be available in the final build:
- One-player Survival Mode
- Survival Mode leaderboards
- Premium items available via in-app-purchases so players can gain an edge over the competition
- Android 2.2 and above
- Wi-Fi/3G/4G connectivity
- Smartphones/tablets capable of running hardware-accelerated Open GL
About Ernest Woo, Founder and CEO, Woo Games:
Looking to innovate on the promising Android platform, Ernest entered the Android Developer Challenge 2 in 2008 with his first Android title, FRG , becoming a top 20 finalist in the Action&Arcade category. Since that promising start, Ernest has developed games for various other platforms including a lit pressure-sensitive dance floor at LightSpace Corporation and smartphone browsers at MocoSpace.
Ernest fell in love with games on the legendary Commodore 64 when he was 8 years old. Inspired by the Atari VCS/2600, NES, and PC, he realized that making games was his true calling. In high-school, for example, Ernest surprised his entry-level programming class with the predecessor of ErnCon, a 1-on-1 space shooter based on Star Control.