Things have changed for the old school mafia, cartel and syndicate organizations. Those with money are trying to make more. Going legit is the best way. But with ties to street gangs & druglords trying to keep the organizations in the past, change is not easy. Severing those ties takes the skill of a professional. The bosses, now businessmen, call in the best.
...Takuma Ishikawa, a wealthy Japanese businessman has broken his ties with the Tokyo underground and is now being extorted and threatened by a triad of street gangs. Each with their own intentions, the gangs have moved into Ishakawa’s nightclub business, using the clubs as a stage to expand their illegal activities and drug trade. Ishakawa has called on you to deal with the gangs and help his transition to legitimacy succeed.
...Born with connections to the world’s most powerful mob lords, you’ve learned from the best of the old and the new. Though the technologies have changed, the outcome remains the same, blood and profit. Hitman or vigilante, your loyalties lie with the highest bidder. “Anywhere at any time” is your motto and this time, it's Tokyo.
The game takes the player to many different locations in modern-day Tokyo and includes realistic Japanese elements that can be seen throughout the game in the form of art, music and authentic Kanji symbols. “We did a lot of research into the Japanese culture.” Chance says. “We wanted to make sure that the player didn’t just feel like they are playing a game set in Japan, but that they are actually in Japan.”
“If you can create a place where the player feels immersed in the game world, in a place that they don’t want to leave when the game ends, then that is a job well done in my opinion.” Jillian adds.
“I think this is the hardest project we have ever worked on, but the most gratifying”, Chance adds. “You start with a concept and a blank computer screen, then you move on to storyline, in-game environment art, programming, voice casting, video & music editing and more. Eventually when the production work is done, you begin the marketing stages which includes creating a website, game trailer, screenshots, press releases, etc. It’s a very long process, but when it’s over, you have an exciting game world that you immerse yourself in and every once in awhile, you realize, wow….I made this.”
Mob Ties Tokyo is the first installment of a planned series of first person shooter games taking place in the world of underground crime. As the player, you are a renowned hit man summonsed to Japan by an ex-mob boss who is trying to go legit while battling a triad of street gangs. The game promises lots of action, an immersive storyline, character interaction and top quality game play.
Mob Ties Tokyo was launched in March 2009 online at the game’s website. Since the pair doesn’t have the budget that the big game companies do to advertise they have relied on the power of the internet. “In today’s world, the web is an indie game developer’s best friend. Since day one of the games release, the downloads have exceeded our expectations.” Chance says.
Mob Ties Tokyo is currently available as digital download for $19.95.
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