Factsheet

Developer:
Rocket Jump Technology
Based in Manchester, UK

Founding date:
March, 2015

Website:
kingunderthemounta.in

Press / Business contact:
ross@rocketjump.technology

Social:
@RocketJumpTech
facebook.com/KingUnderTheMountainGame

Releases:
King Under The Mountain

Phone:
COMPANY_PHONE

Description

Rocket Jump Technology is a small indie studio based in Manchester, UK.

History

Early 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.

Projects


Videos

Here' a recent-ish in-game video of the current progress YouTube

The trailer is coming soon! Here's M Joshua editing the first pass of it YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Rocket Jump Technology, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition


    Selected Articles

    • "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

    Ross Taylor-Turner
    Developer, Founder

    Derek Restivo
    Artist, Freelancer

    Anthony Avon
    Concept Artist, Freelancer

    Jordan Chin
    Composer, Freelancer


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks