McDROID Fires Off Demo and Crash Lands on Planet Earth

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5…4…3…2…1 BLAST OFF!
Elefantopia Launches Demo for its Indie Co-op Arcade and Strategy Game

LOS ANGELES – California, North America – February 4th, 2013 – Indie micro studio Elefantopia today announced the demo for McDROID, its debut strategy game for Windows, Mac and Linux has crash landed on earth and is now available to download at: The launch of the demo also coincides with the four day promotion of MCDROID on Indie Game Stand at and the launch of the Greenlight campaign on Steam’s digital download service.

Fusing arcade, strategy and endless replayability to a sixties acoustic rock soundtrack, McDROID mixes up out-of-this world robot combat and alien mutation into something very unique that can be played on your lonesome or in drop-in/drop-out co-op mode with friends.

McDROID is the perfect antidote for those gamers who yearn for something fast, furious, simple yet deep and challenging.” said Laurent Lavigne, Chief Droid Mechanic at Elefantopia, “The colourful cel-shaded love child of gaming classics – R-TYPE and Dune 2, take control of McDROID as he uncovers the conspiracy threatening Planet M”.

Control McDROID a modular weapon droid whose areas of expertise are combat and farming. Whilst travelling through the deepest darkest fringes of unexplored space, MCDROID’s shuttle collides with space debris and crash lands on the unchartered Planet M. Survival is paramount as McDROID defends the crashed shuttle and his only means of escape.

Through story levels, survival arenas and secret caves, McDROID must defend his shuttle against hordes of crazed alien species as they mutate, corrupt the ground and turn his farmed strawberries into lethal bomb trees. Progress through three difficulty levels – start in normal, carry your gold and arsenal into challenge mode and finally if you’re good enough get your butt kicked in the fiendishly difficult nightmare mode.

Choose your style of play: mount your tesla coil on McDROID and fight hands on or deploy factories and talking lasers on power nodes, you can even drop experimental machines anywhere to “pacify the locals”. In co-op mode join up to 4 players online to complete the story or play in survival arenas and unlock challenge and nightmare modes as you complete each level.

Coinciding with the launch of the demo, the MCDROID beta today launched on Indie Game Stand. On sale for 96 hours until Saturday February 8th at 23.59 EST, Indie Game Stand users can pay the small sum of $10.00 or pay what they choose for Elefantopia’s crazed escapade and may win one of 3 McDROID soundtracks. To visit the McDROID indie game sale go to:

To build support for a MCDROID commercial release on Steam, the Elefantopia team has also launched the official MCDROID Steam Greenlight Campaign. To pledge your droid support, visit:

Planned to launch commercially in spring 2013, McDROID is now in a paid beta phase and available on Desura for $14.99 USD / £9.99 GBP / €12.99 EUR / $15.99 AUD.

For more information on MCDROID’s crazy space adventures visit the official McDroid website:

About Elefantopia
Elefantopia LLC is an indie microstudio run by Laurent Lavigne, a newcomer to the games industry who previously worked on production of a number of Hollywood movies including The Matrix series, Mission Impossible: III and Transformers (

Jules Sherred is the parent of two teenage boys, freelance writer, web designer, author of Five Little Zombies and Fred, General Manager and radio personality at The Look 24/7, owner of the largest Star Trek community on Google+, Geeky Pleasures creator, geek support for Parsec Award winning The Minister of Chance, and more. On the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show, Jules has interviewed Wil Wheaton, Jonathan Coulton, Phil Plait, Sylvester McCoy, Richard Hatch, Paul and Storm, R.A. Salvatore, John Kovalic, and so many more. Jules' writing can also be found on Hugo Award winning SF Signal, GeekMom, United Federation of, Nerdy With Children, Star Wars vs Star Trek. Slowly, Jules is working on another book titled Nerd Love. You can follow Jules on Twitter @GeekyJules. Also, JULES LOVES STAR TREK.

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