NAPS team

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NAPS team
TypePrivate
IndustryVideo games
Founded1993; 29 years ago (1993)
Founder
  • Fabio Capone
  • Domenico Barba
Headquarters,
Sicily, Italy
Websitenapsteam.com

NAPS team is an Italian independent video game studio based in Messina, Sicily. They work mostly in the home computer and console market.

History[edit]

The company was established as a game developing house in 1993 by Fabio Capone and Domenico Barba.[1]

Like many software houses established in the 1990s, their first market was on the 16-bit Amiga.

In 2016, the company started work on the game Iron Wings.[2] The company used Kickstarter to raise funds.[3] Completed in 2017, it features aerial warfare and is set in World War II.[4]

In 2018, Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge was re-released for the Nintendo Switch,[5] PlayStation 4[6] and Xbox One.[7]

Reception[edit]

In 1996, Shadow Fighter was ranked the 20th best game of all time by Amiga Power.[8]

Video games[edit]

Games developed by NAPS team:

  • Shadow Fighter (Amiga, 1994, published by Gremlin Interactive)
  • Gekido: Urban Fighters (PlayStation, 2000, Gremlin Interactive)
  • Gekido Advance: Kintaro's Revenge (Game Boy Advance, 2002)
  • Rageball (2002)
  • Shoot (2002)
  • Football Madness (2003)
  • Silent Iron (2003)
  • Omega Assault (2003)
  • Flynig Squadron (2003)
  • Hot Shot (2003)
  • Wanted (2004)
  • Jet Ace (2004)
  • Shoot (2005)
  • Racing Fever (2005)
  • SWAT Siege (2006)
  • WWI: Aces of the Sky (2006)
  • WWII: Battle Over The Pacific (2008)
  • Sniper Assault (2006)
  • Dead Eye Jim (2007)
  • They Came From the Skies (2007)
  • Apache Longbow Assault (2007)
  • Operation Air Assault 2 (2007)
  • Twin Strike: Operation Thunder (2008)
  • Bootcamp Academy (2010)
  • Legendary Knight (2015)
  • Iron Wings (Xbox One, 2017)
  • Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, 2018)
  • Maria the Witch (PC, 2016, Xbox One, 2017, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, 2018)
  • The Knight and the Dragon (Nintendo Switch, 2019)
  • Baldo (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, 2021)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAPS team". NAPS team. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Bishop, Sam (November 17, 2016). "Naps Team announces WW2 flying combat game Iron Wings". Gamereactor. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Good, Owen S. (December 3, 2016). "WWII fighter pilot game leans on Tuskegee Airmen's legacy to get Kickstarter aloft". Polygon.
  4. ^ "Iron Wings Review". DarkStation.
  5. ^ Humphries, Jordan (March 22, 2018). "Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge Nintendo Switch Review".
  6. ^ Team, Naps (May 10, 2018). "Gekido Kintaro's Revenge - Playstation 4 - May 31st 2018 US-EU After 18 years Gekido comes back to Playstation, with its second chapter Kintaro's Revenge. #Gekido #NapsTeam #Playstation4 #Playstation #indies #indiegames #PSN #PS4 #PS4share #gaming #gamers #gamedev #videogamespic.twitter.com/udnCR3OwHB".
  7. ^ "Epic brawler Gekido Kintaro's Revenge out now on Xbox One". July 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Amiga Power magazine issue 64, Future Publishing, August 1996