Marvelous’ iPad Game Turns Twitter Followers Into Troops

By Ishaan . April 1, 2010 . 8:41am

http://storage.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/followars.jpg Apple’s new iPad launches in North America this weekend, and Marvelous Entertainment could be one of the first Japanese publishers to support the device with an RPG that relies on social-networking as a base — namely your Twitter account.

 

The game, titled Followars, uses the number of tweets, followers and other information associated with your account to generate an in-game character complete with stats. Players can choose to have their followers appear in Followars as characters. It would appear the battles are automatic for the most part, after your characters have been “rolled.” Occasionally, tweets will appear in the game, although, what purpose this
serves is not clear. The game will also include online
rankings once it is published.

 

The game is being designed by Route 24 founder Kenichi Nishi, field planner on Chrono Trigger and director on Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure!. A release date and price have yet to be finalized. It’s an interesting move on MMV’s part and publishing simpler games for the App Store could prove to be a safer bet than physical media, given the company’s financial state of affairs.


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  • http://www.youtube.com/B4ULoveShine Tim_at_where

    Note to self: get iPad for X-mas (ask for it as a birthday gift) and immediately get Followars.

  • shion16

    well its amazing
    but expensive for now

  • http://www.twitter.com/christaran Chris Taran

    I’ll wait for the 2nd Gen iPad like I waited for the 2nd Gen iPhone. I’m sure it will be awesome, but there are always little things that should have been in the first release that they always keep for the 2nd.

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