Shoot Many Robots: Arena Kings introduces stand-alone competitive shooter

Jul 23, 2012


From Demiurge Studios comes Shoot Many Robots: Arena Kings, the player-versus-player follow-up to its recently released Shoot Many Robots. The new, standalone title Arena Kings is an online deathmatch that pits players against each other in a game of (porcelain) thrones. In “Royal Flush” the Kings must murder each other to collect their crowns, and flush them down a teleporting golden toilet, naturally. New content and updates are being added to the game weekly, based on feedback received directly from players. Don’t just stay tuned to see what happens next – be a part of it!

Arena Kings is a free-to-play title for PC via Steam, and is currently in a closed beta. Prospective Kings and Queens can sign up at – batches of keys are sent out weekly!

“We’re taking our favorite parts of Shoot Many Robots and stirring in PvP competition and gameplay that’s constantly evolving,” says Will Jennings, lead designer on Arena Kings. “It’s like a big tasty vegetarian stew with lots of guns in it, but also alive and mutating and fighting other soups. While I’ve got notebooks full of weapons, special moves, and pants I can’t wait to add, what’s really exciting is getting to hear from players in the earliest stages of the game’s development and giving them what they’re asking for, sometimes in the very next weekly update.”

Shoot Many Robots coming to Steam (PC)

Mar 27, 2012

Hot off the heels of its launch earlier this month (and our review), Demiurge Studios and Ubisoft are proud to announce that its beer-fueled run-and-gun co-op romp, Shoot Many Robots, is heading to Steam on April 6, 2012. Starting today and going through launch, those that pre-order through Steam for just $9.99 will receive a litany of bonuses, including: buy three, get one free (the Steam Four Pack); special gear that enables you to kick butt as Gordon Freeman from Half Life; the dreaded Portal turrets will replace some of the enemy robots; and a special backpack for Team Fortress 2, the Chopper Bot, for the Pyro and Medic classes.

The PC version of Shoot Many Robots is in extremely good and capable hands – Demiurge Studios is the team responsible for bringing the PC version of Mass Effect to the…masses. The PC version will boast sexier graphics (up to 2560×1600 resolution and 60 fps), overhauled and PC-optimized controls and interfaces, fully integrated Steam matching, Facebook matchmaking, Steam achievements and integrated voice chat.

“We’re dedicated PC gamers here at Demiurge Studios, and we wanted to make sure and take the time to do the PC version right,” said Albert Reed, CEO. “We rebuilt the controls for PC and overhauled the user interface so it won’t feel like you’ve turned your keyboard into a gamepad that makes clicky sounds – every detail has been considered to make this an optimized and seamless experience.”

To help kick things on the PC front off, Demiurge Studios will be in their backyard of Boston for PAX East 2012, April 6–8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) and will be showing off the fully playable PC version of SMR for the first time anywhere. They’ll also be doling out item cards with code redeemable for in-game loot, so be sure to stop by Booth 612 to blow stuff up and grab your code!

Released by Ubisoft and Demiurge Studios (collaborators on Borderlands, Brothers in Arms, Mass Effect), Shoot Many Robots is a four-player co-op run-n-gun RPG shooter that lets you take out a tidal wave of rusting hulks of metal and degenerating circuits with an array of weaponry that would make any shooter enthusiast proud. Shoot Many Robots™ is packed full of big guns, massive explosions, giant bosses, four-player online mayhem and a ton of customizable gear to unlock.

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Shoot Many Robots is Now Available to Download

Mar 14, 2012

Today, Ubisoft announced that Shoot Many Robots, a 2.5D side-scrolling shooter game, is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 as well as Sony Entertainment Network. And funny enough, we have a launch day review of SMR.

Developed by Demiurge Studios and published by Ubisoft, Shoot Many Robots stars P. Walter Tugnut, a hillbilly who stockpiles guns, ammo, and beer in his dilapidated RV, awaiting the inevitable robot apocalypse. When the abandoned factory in the distance begins producing robots on its own, Walter sets off in his RV on a robot-killing rampage, hoping to save humanity from an onslaught of robot hordes.


Shoot Many Robots Review

Mar 14, 2012

As the title implies, shooting is a primary function of the game. Also, there are robots and a large quantity of them. Luckily, you are well equipped to do so. P. Walter Tugnut is quite possibly the most ridiculous name in recent memory, but he is a powerful man wishing to end the production of all robots who have come to harm humans – because they blew up his truck and killed his cat. Forget the apocalypse that occurred destroying the buildings and eradicating the humans – he’s out for revenge. You’ll never interact with another human in-game, unless you play co-op.

Shoot Many Robots can be Dismantled on March 14th

Feb 23, 2012

Today, Ubisoft and Demiurge Studios announced that the four-player co-op shoot ‘em up Shoot Many Robots will launch later next month. Players can download Shoot Many Robots on March 13 for PlayStation Network for $9.99 and March 14 on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points.

Shoot Many Robots follows P. Walter Tugnut on his mission to kill as many robots as possible after a factory ominously begins to produce killer robots. With an RV full of guns and beer, gamers will experience a four-player co-op run-n-gun, side-scrolling shooter filled with a ton of weapon and item customizations.

P. Walter Tugnut will be up against a massive army of killer robots. Take a look at some of the new additions to this mechanical army here:


Shoot Many Robots presents “Meet the Robots” trailer

Feb 06, 2012

There’s a new Shoot Many Robots trailer, “Meet The Robots”. Developed by Demiurge Studios, Shoot Many Robots will be available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network. Last time we saw it, we saw the Rendering Modes.