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Make Your Own Shmup With New ‘Sketch Nation Shooter’

sketch nation boss fightMobile games studio Engineous Games, Inc., the creators of puzzle game Tatomic,  announced today that their new game,  Sketch Nation Shooter, is now available for $0.99 in the App Store. Sketch Nation Shooter blends doodling with shooter games and takes advantage of the iPhone’s camera, and touchscreen to create a game where players turn their own drawings into good guys, bad guys and obstacles in classic shmup battles.

From the press release:

Sketch Nation Shooter is a powerful, easy-to-use tool for users to create their own games, either by taking a picture of their drawings with the iPhone camera or by importing drawings through the photo library. Once imported into the game, users can choose where to place enemies, power-ups and level obstacles and pick weapon patterns using the simple in-game editor. Players who are not in a drawing mood can use the preinstalled art packs or simply download other users’ games.

The social networking features in Sketch Nation Shooter allow players to download games from users across the world, share their own unique games, compare scores with their friends and even rate other users’ games, all through Facebook Connect.

“Sketch Nation Shooter was created to revolutionize the gaming experience. We wanted to give the power back to gamers, allow their imagination to run wild and be game developers regardless of their age or technical abilities,” said Nitzan Wilnai, CEO of Engineous Games. “Aside from creating your own game in just a few minutes, to me, the social features make the game complete. Users will always have new games to download so they will always have something new to play.”

And the Sketch Nation Shooter trailer:

[Source: Vertical Wire, Sketch Nation blog,