Rocket Jump Technology
Based in Manchester, UK
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King Under The Mountain
Rocket Jump Technology is a small indie studio based in Manchester, UK.
HistoryEarly history of the company
Rocket Jump Technology was initially founded as an enterprise web development consultancy by Ross Taylor-Turner in March 2015. Alongside contracted programming work by day, Ross devoted most of his free time to game design and development. Now, the company is approaching a period of transition into a full-time, professional game development studio. While Ross handles the game design, programming, marketing and project management, freelancers are employed for high quality art, music and other creative aspects.The game, King under the Mountain
Ross was a huge fan of Dungeon Keeper (and the other classic Bullfrog management games) from an early age. In the search for a worthy successor to Dungeon Keeper (shoutout to Evil Genius!), Dwarf Fortress was discovered in 2006, which soon showed the strength of a deeply simulated game world as a base for fun and interesting gameplay. Based on this inspiration, along with other classic building games like The Settlers I and II, the concept for King under the Mountain was born as, simply, the game we've always wanted to play! Incorporating some of the deep simulation of Dwarf Fortress, the fun and creativity of designing and building your own dungeon or town, and the peaceful, satisfying "ant-farm"-like feeling of being able to watch your settlers go about their individual tasks, King under the Mountain is our attempt at a unique twist on this blend of major inspirations into the dream project we've always wanted to build and play.
Kickstarter 2018 Trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "...the most interesting part for me is the branching out of races. Three are promised: dwarves, humans and orcs. Orcs! These boyos are described as “a bit more challenging” as they “need to be kept from fighting amongst themselves.” The lovable snaggle-toothed rascals."
- Brendan Caldwell, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
- "There was something really nice about acknowledging September’s arrival with a video showing in-development trees changing colour."
- Philippa Warr, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
- "King Under the Mountain offers the kind of quirky strategy you only really get from small (or one-person) studios. As such it has to go on our to-play list."
- The PC Gamer staff, PC Gamer
Team & Repeating Collaborator
Concept Artist, Freelancer