We recently sat down with Red Rocket Games, the makers of Dark Harvest, Little Runner, and Mevo and the Grooveriders, to see their upcoming projects. They showed us a slideshow and described a game to us with the unassuming title of Ballista, but it was the concept art that really jumped out at us.
He’s a lover, a fighter… and a cupcake.
You play as King Cupcake, who rules over a land filled with tasty cakes. One day when you enter the Black Forest, you find that the cakes have been ransacked by the horrible Ginger Army, a battalion of gingerbread soldiers, archers, and brutes.
Ballista was described to us as having three worlds of 10 levels each, set in the Black Forest, mountains, and a desert region with buildings chipped into cliffs, like the city of Petra in Jordan.
You’ll also have 11 weapons with five different gameplay modes, including a Dark Harvest-style tilt to move gun, a Luxor-style horizontal-moving gun, and a Zuma-style central gun. Ballista will also have an in-game currency, which we assume will be used to buy upgrades.
That’s pretty much all we know about the game at this point. This artwork gives us a nice sense of the creative direction– we especially like King Cupcake’s swirl of frosting hair, and his high cupcake liner/collar. We hope to bring you more information on Ballista as it becomes available, because the game is still a few months away.