Factsheet

Developer:
Catch & Release, LLC
Based in North Carolina, USA

Release date:
8 December, 2016

Platforms:
iOS
Google Play

Website:
starbillions.com

Regular Price:

USD$2.99

Description

As they flee a dying Earth, the human race is in need of a new home. Who has the intelligence, the wisdom, the courage, and the empathy to save our species from extinction?

Meet the crew of the Little Brother...

Lights flicker on a lonely spacecraft. Its artificially-intelligent stewards are arguing about their next decision. Each A.I.--from the starry-eyed military dog SARGE to the hyper-logical eagle EIN--believes it should be the one in charge. Unable to reconcile their differences, the A.I.s are doomed by indecision... until they discover a mysterious device that lets them reach across time and space to appeal to an impartial judge: YOU.

Welcome to STAR BILLIONS.

History

STAR BILLIONS was first doodled in a notepad by co-creator James Tillman as he waited to meet with a potential employer. Matthew Taylor, his brother and bandmate, discovered the notepad when visiting James and encouraged him to pursue the idea. Together they spent the summer of 2015 writing what would become the first season of STAR BILLIONS.

On December 8, 2015, STAR BILLIONS was initially released to the public and its unique approach to player engagement was covered by sites like Polygon and VentureBeat. The brothers quickly returned to the studio and, with the guiding words of players, reviewers, and fellow developers, completely rewrote the game's underlying code and lovingly crafted the second season of STAR BILLIONS.

Features

  • Turns your phone into the sole means of communicating with a hopelessly lost spaceship.
  • Get to know the crew as you experience a sci-fi adventure unlike any other.
  • Beautifully illustrated cast of over 20 characters.
  • Complete original soundtrack that combines classical melodies and futuristic instrumentation.
  • Games-within-a-game ExquisiVision console with competitive arcade action.

Videos

Teaser YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "One of the freshest, funniest, and most unique iOS titles"
    - Ruan Shiels, iFanzine
  • "The market has room for a space opera that experiments with player choice, particularly one as charming as Star Billions"
    - Nissa Campbell, VentureBeat
  • "Sometimes a brief trip into space is exactly the thing you need"
    - Jose San Mateo, Indie Haven

StarBillions.com/Shop
STAR BILLIONS merchandise can be found at catchandrelea.se.


About Catch & Release, LLC

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The goal of Catch & Release is to revive the complete, wholesome gaming experiences of our youth. We do not believe in predatory business practices, misleading advertising, or game designs that encourage gambling addiction. The games we create feature compelling plots, unforgettable characters, and challenging gameplay that's easy to learn but difficult to master.

More information
More information on Catch & Release, LLC, our logo & relevant media are available here.


STAR BILLIONS Credits

James Tillman
Game Designer, Catch & Release

Matthew Taylor
Game Designer, Catch & Release

Juan J. Lopez, Christian Vázquez, Andrew Wood, & Kevin Campbell
Artists, Freelancers


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