Resogun developer begins project with original Defender/Robotron designer

It's a match made in heaven, as the man behind Defender, Robotron, and Smash TV is now working on a new project with Resogun developer Housemarque.


This is a monumental moment for fans of classic arcade shooters. One of the genre's major pioneers will now be working alongside one of its modern innovators, as developer Housemarque has announced it will be working alongside developer Eugene Jarvis.

Jarvis is the man behind such arcade staples as Defender, Robotron, and Smash TV, while Housemarque is better known as the developer behind the PS4 hit Resogun. This collaboration will be Jarvis' first since working with Midway Games to create Cruis'n USA in 1994.

More information about Housemarque's collaboration with Eugene Jarvis is expected to be revealed soon. In the meantime, check out the announcement below. As for fans of Resogun, remember that the game's latest free update is available now.

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    February 12, 2015 11:10 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Resogun developer begins project with original Defender/Robotron designer

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      February 12, 2015 11:13 AM

      Makes sense. Resogun was their re-imaging of defender just like super stardust was their re-imaging of asteroids

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      February 12, 2015 11:17 AM

      That's bad ass! Resogun is basically Defender.

      I'm glad they're working with Eugene on something. He made some of the best old school arcade games. Super neat.

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      February 12, 2015 11:48 AM

      Anyone play the ps3 version? I'm not planning on getting the ps4 and unless it comes to the pc, i doubt it will ever get ported to the Xbox one.

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