Proletariat, who half a year ago would still be known as Zynga Boston, has released their first game as independent developers. Five senior team members couldn't say goodbye, and so today we have the release of Letter Rush for iOS devices. Taking only a bit more than two months of development, CEO Seth Sivac says the title is a huge momentum builder that should shake up the the current "sloth-paced" word game mobile environment.
CTO Dan Ogles provided the following background on Proletariat's efforts to get Letter Rush up and available:
"We decided to build Letter Rush because we needed to get back into the groove of building games as a small team. The game started as a one-day prototype to scratch a creative itch, not as a targeted concept plucked from a market research report or by looking at our competitors’ current offerings. We took the prototype and just continued to iterate on it until we were happy."
Even as Proletariat releases their first game and gets hard at work on their next (a core title for tablet devices), they go out of their way to define their independence from their past. There's really no better insult to Zynga than to create something new from the ground up and then be successful with it. Here's to Letter Rush and whatever Proletariat has in the works for the future.
Check out Letter Rush today for free on iPhone and iPad, an arcade inspired word game that rewards players for matching words rapidly. Protect your walls from waves of incoming word waves and compete online via leaderboards or through cooperative asynchronous multiplayer. Two month of development? Not bad.