That sure is some pedigree. Let's rattle off that list again, just for fun. The Last Guardian, Battlefield 3, Bionic Commando and Killzone. Big fat triple-A gaming titles the lot of them.
That being said, Ivar Dahlberg, Rasmus Deguchi, Rui Guerreiro, Thomas Lilja, and Victor Santaquiteria have turned their backs on the big-budget gaming environment and formed Friend & Foe to set out on the great indie adventure.
Formed just this year the new studio is currently working on Vane - an exploratory and atmospheric open world adventure for PC (with other platforms to be announced) - and Dangerous Men for iOS.
As you can see from the banner above, Dangerous Men screams the 1980s. Details are extremely scant at this early stage, all we have is a brief description of the title by Friend & Foe from its site:
"Dangerous Men is an action arcade game based on 80's buddy cop movies, featuring a city-wide explosionfest as detectives Dan & Don literally jump from explosion to explosion to clear the city of the Punk Gang menace."
Sounds good so far - bring it on Friend & Foe. I don't know about you, but to me that banner looks very GTA: Vice City. I can almost hear my white slacks whispering to me from where I left them - safely vacuum-packed in my panic room just waiting for their time to shine when fashion comes full-circle.
It will be very interesting indeed to see what sort of iOS goodness can be conjured out of nothing by these five self-described "devilishly handsome" artists. We'll keep you posted and let you know as soon as we hear more on Dangerous Men. For now, to get those '80s action juices flowing you can check out Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project and Bill Killem right now. Both tick the obligatory boxes of explosions and cheesy one-liners, and both are a lot of fun.
- GTA: Vice City
- Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
- Bill Killem
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