Font Size

- Aa +

Sun 14 Jun 2015 02:00 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

Bahrain start-up announces launch of first video game

Empire Studios says Guardians of Valor is a mobile tower defence game spans 24 levels with four chapters

Bahrain start-up announces launch of first video game

Empire Studios, the first Bahrain-based professional video game studio, on Sunday announced the release of Guardians of Valor, its debut video game production on Android devices.

The mobile tower defence game spans 24 levels with four chapters and several different themes. The inspiration for the fantasy setting came from ancient Babylon and Mesopotamia, the region surrounding the team’s home country of Bahrain. 

“It was a long and challenging journey to reach this wonderful achievement,” said Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Khalifa, CEO and co-founder of Empire Studios.

“As pioneers of the video game industry here in the kingdom, it gives us pride to launch this game and we hope that people in Bahrain , the Arabian Gulf and the world lend us their support, download the game and enjoy playing it as much as we enjoyed making it.” 

The story tells of an ancient Djinn Lord who is attempting to come back to the world of Aravia after several millennia, in a time where his legend has long been forgotten. The game begins with Djinn driving local people mad and forcing them to attack each other until legions of current-day Djinn break into this world and try to claim it. 

Players can choose from 10 heroes to lead them through the campaign to stop the ancient Djinn evil from coming to pass. 

Guardians of Valor runs on Unreal Engine 4, includes a leveling system and player progression, an original OST, a store for special items to help you along your campaign and is free to download on Android, with an iOS launch coming soon. 

Empire Studios is a start up video game development company founded in July 2013. The studio began development of Guardians of Valor in February 2014.

For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.