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John Mambo

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Developer: Iction Games
Release Date: 2018

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'John Mambo' (ALL) Announced, Launches Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2018 @ 2:43 p.m. PST

Inspired by action films from the 80s and 90s, John Mambo is an isometric arcade game in which you play a one-man army on a mission… to pacify the world.

John Mambo is a top scrolling shooter based on the era of the arcade machines and consoles of the 80’s and 90’s, inspired by 8-bit and 16-bit retro classics like Ikari Warriors, Commando, Metal Slug and Cannon Fodder.

John is an allied army soldier who is only asked to act when he is the last option. Crude and brave he never refuses to enter combat even though he never hasn’t been invited. A one man-army who fights alone… Mostly because nobody trust on him.

Play as a single player or with a friend in the co-op multiplayer mode as you prepare yourself for some gung ho action, firing bullets and throwing grenades, as you try not to get yourself blown up in the process!


Spanish indie developer Iction Games have launched an Indiegogo campaign, looking for an initial target of €15,000 to fund development of John Mambo.

Backers can pledge for a range of awards, including a copy of the game, exclusive t-shirts and even a custom-made VHS box featuring the game.

Pledge rewards

All possible rewards for pledgers, from highest to lowest pledge tiers, are as follows:

  • Party with us in Spain
  • Hardback John Mambo art book
  • Exclusive Indiegogo Poster which is Framed 
  • T shirt and Bandana
  • Access to Development Forum 
  • Concepts signed by our artist 
  • Digital OST 
  • Manual and instruction booklet (PDF) 
  • Digital copy of the game - Windows/Mac/Linux,Steam  
  • Your name on the credits 
  • Thank you GIF

Stretch goals for the project include co-operative multiplayer mode, more release platforms (Xbox One and PS4), more in-game mechanics and much more.

Interested fans can try out the downloadable demo here

Key features

  • Multiple routes to complete a level
  • One or two player co-op action (stretch goal)
  • Retro inspired graphics
  • Tongue-in-cheek humour
  • Wide variety of weapons to choose from
  • Brutal melee attacks to master

John Mambo is scheduled for release in 2018.


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