Console to Mobile: Bringing a AAA Console title to mobile with almost zero asset modification

Published: 1 Nov 2013

Indie studio Owlchemy Labs specialize in making “silly, polished games” (such as Snuggle Truck and Jack Lumber) according to studio CEO (and janitor) Alex Schwartz. Here they are talking about their latest collaborative effort, Shoot Many Robots, a co-op RPG console title created by Demiurge Studios. Demiurge paired up with Owlchemy who ported their game to mobile with Unity in 6 months. Owlchemy took the core essence and feel of the original console game to create the mobile version. So, how did they do it? What elements of the console game were carried over into the mobile version? What challenges came up, and how were they solved?