Bungie vet heads up iOS shooter Morning Star

A team of iOS developers led by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian is hoping to do for mobile shooters what his former company did for console shooters. Developer Industrial Toys announced the iOS game Morning Star today, an FPS targeting a release in spring 2013.

The game will use the Unreal engine, and promises controls, competitive multiplayer, and community tools tailored to the iOS platform. So far the game has only released a short teaser trailer with a few snippets of gameplay, and some story details. The game takes place 120 years in the future, aboard a research vessel investigating a mysterious signal. Then everything goes inevitably wrong and you have to shoot aliens in their tender bits.

"With Morning Star, we're looking to change expectations for what kind of experience core gamers get from their mobile devices," said Seropian, who serves as CEO of Industrial Toys. "We're breaking new ground on everything from the visuals to the story to the ongoing support we'll provide in the way of content, events and player involvement. It's gonna be nuts."