Fighting games’ hunger continues with Gangster Squad!

With more than 3,00,0000 downloads, and nearly 100,000 reviews  for Iron Kill, Play motion studios decided to make an even more intense fighting game involving Gangsters. The result? We present to you  – Gangster Squad!

Gangster Squad is a one of kind 3 vs 3 multiplayer game where you take control of 3 gangsters and try to rule over the mafia gangs from all over the world.

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Are you up for the challenge? Play Gangster Squad available on Android as a pre – release NOW!

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Here are some features of the game:
– Build your own crime city in one of the most riveting action games.
– Fight other gangs run by real players in this 3 vs 3 multiplayer game.
– Upgrade and enhance your gangster group to dominate the gang wars.
– Very few games with such high quality graphics and animations in the fighting games category.
– Compete with other gangsters on local and global leaderboards.
– Execute stunning combos, abilities and special moves in this one of a kind action game.
– All gangsters in this game are inspired from real gangs from crime cities across the world.

What are you waiting for? Download Gangster Squad now:

Action fever affects Playmotion team outside the studio as well!



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From making action themed games like Iron Kill inside the Playmotion studio to participating in extremely adventurous sports, the Playmotion team does them all. The team recently visited a  remote place some 300kms away from Hyderabad. The above photo was captured before the trekking and rock climbing were done, hence the smiling and untired faces.  This was what Nitish, one of the digital marketers for the action game, Iron Kill,  was quoted saying  regarding the trip,  ” This road trip taught me more about team work and the importance of always having your team mate’s back, no matter what. I remember after trekking for around 5 kms, I was tired and if not for the motivation from my team mates, I would have definitely given up! It is definitely a sweet memory that will stay in my heart for many more years to come”.

As a great sportsman once said ” Surround yourself with people who can challenge you both mentally and physically” So, what are you still waiting for? Interested in working with an action packed gaming studio like ours? Mail us at Want to see which positions are open at the moment? Visit: Careers


Time to Dominate the Robot Fighting World in all New Iron Kill – Best Robot Fighting Games Multiplayer Update!



1 vs 1 Online Multiplayer Fights

Take on real opponents with the new multiplayer update for Iron Kill : Best Robot Fighting Games. Dominate the Online PvP fights to top the global and local leaderboards.

More Robot Stats, Upgrades and Boosters

  • Upgrade your Robot’s Revenge Damage, the ultimate full-power strike on the opponent.
  • Install Turbo Charge upgrades to increase Attack Speed of your Robots.
  • Upgrade your Robot’s chances to land powerful Critical Hits
  • 3 new boosters to assist in your battles

The Update is live and available for download here:





Ironkill – Real Robot Boxing Game Update brings in 12 New Robots, Enhanced User Experience & Exciting New Rewards

A massive new update is available for download


The massive new update to Ironkill -Real Robot Boxing Game has just made your Robot fighting arena more deadly and much more interesting. We have enhanced the overall user experience and added a lot more exciting new content within the game taking your robot fighting experience to a whole new level. So, here’s what’s new:


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12 New Fighting Robots
Twelve enhanced and deadly new robots greatly expand the collection of fighters in the Ironkill universe. These robots not only look great, but also add upgraded skills and abilities needed both for intense battles—whether versus rivals or in high-stakes events across the world.


Event-Based Bonus Rewards
With this update, you can now win event-related bonus rewards ranging from in-game currency to enhanced robots. The game’s economy has also been finely tuned to make all content more affordable and accessible to players.


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New User Experience
The update brings in a whole lot of enhancements in user experience ranging from an in-depth tutorial for new players to a rich new 3D interface and visual effects throughout. With all the number of improvements and add-ons, the Ironkill User Experience Update is sure to entertain every one of you.

Let us know your experience playing Ironkill in the comments below.

The Update is live and available for download here:

Ironkill, free robot fighting game for Android and iOS

In this post, I will describe our free robot fighting game, Ironkill which is available for Android and iOS. Ironkill is an action packed, metal pounding robot fighting game where you can build your robots and defeat champions across territories while you play.

The Ironkill Story

In early 21st century, robotics technology was used extensively and fully functional robots were developed. Initially robots were used just for household activities and for weather monitoring. Sooner than you think, robots were everywhere. They made their way in our homes, shops, train stations and even in our streets. Robotics Industries started to build them in assembly lines and they quickly became popular. Who wouldn’t like robots? They are never tired, never complained about anything and are always ready to help. Then, there was this devastating Wildfire in California which was getting out of control. Robots came to the rescue. They got people out of the harm’s way and saved billions of dollars worth of property. Earlier they were just tools to make life simpler. Now, they were heroes. Due to this incident practical applications of robots increased exponentially and superior robots were developed. Soon, robot fighting contests gained popularity. It was an unsanctioned and illegal sport. The sport itself was called – Ironkill.

Not everyone considered robots as heroes. Some people thought they would one day turn on us and take control. However, fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. In 2030, colossal asteroids known as “The God Hammer” struck in the mid Atlantic. It was as if someone took a gigantic hammer and had a go at the Earth with intense fury. Water rose to catastrophic proportions and the world was washed away. In the aftermath of the deluge, robots again came to the rescue. They took people out of the debris, protected them from other people and helped in rebuilding what we could from the ruins.

God Hammer changed everything. There was shortage of food and water. The World became a cold and dark place. From that darkness emerged bandits and raiders who plagued the survivor settlements. Life was difficult in the new world. The only thing that didn’t change was the attitude of the robots. They fought with the looters and the raiders and protected the settlements. Thus, peace was restored by the robots and Ironkill leagues were formed around every settlement. A settlement which had a decent Ironkill robot fighter was considered safe. Soon, the survivor settlements started linking up. People started trading goods and other items. When a dispute arose, it was resolved by the robots by using the Ironkill league rules. By the time the world was connected again, there were three power blocs – Greater Asia, The African Union and The Americas.

Here are the Ironkill champions from Greater Asia, The African Union and The Americas:

1) Sumoist Noodle: Sumoist Noodle is a powerful, heavy-weight Generation-1 Greater Asian robot. His signature move is Shini-Tai, which involves putting the opponent on the ground.

Sumoist Noodle

2) Sunshine girl: Sunshine girl is a slick, light-weight Generation-1 Greater Asian robot. Sunshine girl was basically a domestic model from Shingu Industries which was converted in to a fighting bot. Her signature move is Sun flower where she rotates with her arms wide open and strikes repeatedly at her opponent.

Sunshine girl

3) Sandman: Sandman is an infamous, light-weight Generation-1 African Union robot. Originally a general humanoid service robot from Dortmund Industries, Sandman was fully customized with glowing LED eyes and other custom body work. His signature move is Sleeper Hold where he grabs and twists the head of his opponents.


4 ) Executioner: Executioner is a heavy-weight Generation-1 robot from The Americas. Executioner is equipped with heavy armor plating and carries a powerful hammer. His signature move is off with their head, where he swings the hammer to decapitate the head of his opponent.


5) Bayonet Pete: Bayonet Pete is a light-weight Generation-1 robot from The Americas. Originally from Boston Dynamic Atlas3, Bayonet Pete was customized and added two blades in his forearms. His signature move is bayonet charge, which involves hitting the opponent with blades.

Bayonet Pete

6) Communist Smasher: Communist Smasher is a heavy-weight Generation-1 robot from The African Union. He is equipped with two powerful hammers in his forearms. His signature move is hammer time which involves smashing the opponent with hammers.

Communist Smasher

Features of the game:

1) 13 distinctive robots: Ironkill features 13 distinctive robots with each having unique abilities and signature moves. You can use any one of these robots to fight with the enemy bots.

2) Fight with enemy bots: To clear levels in the game you have to select a robot as per your choice and then fight with your opponents. Moves include swift quick attacks, powerful heavy attacks, block and unique revenge moves. Each bot also has two different special abilities like stun, vigor, activate armor, etc.

3) Types of fights: You will be challenged with the following types of fights:

i) KO (Knock Out) fights: You have to knock out your opponent to win.

ii) Best of 3 fights: To clear a round based fight you need to win two rounds in a three round fight.

iii) Time attack fights: To win, you have to knock out your opponent within the specified time duration.

iv) Survival fights: To win, you have to survive in the ring for the specified time duration.

4) Become the Champion: During the game play you will be challenged by enemies and current champions across territories. You have to defeat them to become the champion of Ironkill across Generations.

5) Upgrade your robots: When you win the fights you will receive gold and gems which you can use to upgrade your robot’s health, damage caused by quick and heavy attacks and performing tech research that further makes them more powerful against the opponents.

6) Different types of game modes: Apart from Championship league fights you can also take part in faction events and exhibition fights.

A Smashing New Year

We sure had a good year. Hoping for an action-packed 2015.
We sure had a good year. Hoping for an action-packed 2015.

2014 was quite the year: Interstellar came out! Everyone got buckets of ice water thrown over them! There was all that Assassin’s Creed business! Taylor Swift! It was quite the year for us at Play Motion Towers (note: not an actual tower…yet), too, with the launch of our first game! After nine months in development, Ironkill hit mobile app stores and we’re pleased with the results. But, as the saying goes, we must move forward, not backward; upward, not downward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards…wait, that’s not quite right.

Anyway, now that 2014 has come to a successful close, it’s time to not only celebrate our achievements (you’ve all played Ironkill, right, because it’s rad and available on both the Apple and Android store, but to look forward to what the next twelve months have in store for us. Over here at Play Motion, that means a lot of very exciting things.

For one thing, Ironkill’s only going to go from strength to strength. Things started off on a high, what with the game being featured in Apple’s best new games list within first week of launch, and we eventually racked up a very impressive average rating of 4.1 out of 5 on their App Store* and of 4.4 out of 5 on Android’s**. The game dropped with two generations of robots (that’s twelve in total) to play as, plus an extra Christmas special robot Frostbot, with 12 more to come in the New Year.

That’s not the only iron(kill) we have in the fire, though. No sir. We had a couple of game jams last year – for those not in the know, that’s a game gig where our developers raced to create a complete game in a limited time span, often with other constraints that force you to get creative – and they were a lot of fun! We might even develop some of those pilot demos into full titles. Watch this space…

Even sooner than that, our sister project Gamecubator Labs will be launching our first title later in January! Gamecubator is all about mobile gaming specifically, taking in a whole range of different genres than Play Motion have thus far. So, no giant robots, necessarily.

2014 saw Play Motion growing in all sorts of ways, including literally! Our small development team of three grew to the positively titanic number of thirteen, and we’ll be on the look out for even more fresh talent in 2015. You can keep an eye out on our LinkedIn page for any upcoming positions. And why wouldn’t you want to? We’re awesome.

Few of us who showed up at work on Dec 31st.
Few of us who showed up at work on Dec 31st.

To keep up with everything else we’ll be getting up to in A Smashing New Year – for promotions, sneak peeks or just give us a feedback – you can keep checking this blog, or follow us on Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter!

We here at Play Motion Towers (nope, still not a tower, sadly) hope you all had as prosperous 2014, and wish you a sterling New Year too!

*Total of 353 reviews out of which 195 are 5 stars

** Total of 882 reviews out of which 504 are 5 stars


The Robots of Ironkill

The rise of the robots

Robot began to be truly viable in the early 21st century. Unmanned aerial vehicles were used to perfect control and sensor functions first. Viable humanoid-style chassis eventually perfected balance and actuator control. These were still not ‘true’ robots in the sense that they had to be guided by a human operator, but over time their need for direct guidance was reduced and heuristic software gave robots the ability to learn tasks and behavior patterns semi-autonomously.

The capability of semi-autonomous robots came to prominence in the development of the Atlas3 Emergency Response Unit from Boston Dynamics. In 2019 Atlas3s performed such impressive service fighting wildfires and administering disaster relief in Southern California that they saw worldwide adoption. Within a few years other manufacturers were creating robots for agricultural, commercial and domestic use. Worryingly, the major nation-states also began to develop dedicated war-bots to replace their existing armies with legions of tireless and utterly obedient soldiers.

As robots became more and more mainstream robot-fighting contests gained popularity as an unsanctioned, sometimes illegal, sport. Amateur understanding of how to build and reconfigure existing designs of robot flourished in hundreds of thousands of backyards and workshops across the globe. The sport itself was called ‘Ironkill’.

After the fall of the God hammer nations and corporations ceased to exist. The skills of the surviving The Robots of Ironkill fighters came to the fore. The unstoppable metal warriors became guardians and protectors against the predations of raiders and cannibals. As communities re-established contact with one another disputes were settled by battle of champions between their Ironkill robots. As civilization returned Ironkill fighting leagues became increasingly formalized to avoid wasteful conflicts.

In the post-apocalypse world after the fall of the God hammer three factions emerged with very distinctive makes of robot.

The Americas

Robots from the Americas derive are heavily influenced by their predecessors built by the likes of Boston Dynamics and Lockheed Martin. Their roots in aerospace design mean they tend to be well-balanced, fairly agile designs capable of quick movements, leaping and even short flights in some cases. The Americas often produce the most human-looking robot designs with notably square-looking jaws, leading them to be generically nicknamed ‘Oscars’. Robots from the Americas tend to have large built-in weapons – sometimes including ranged ones like guns or rockets – more often than those made by other factions.

African Union

African Union robots are known for being strong and durable, making them formidable opponents in a long bout. Their limb and torso designs tend toward being more curved and organic-looking than those of the Americas or Greater Asia with sloping shoulders a characteristic feature. Intricate etching and engraving is commonly used to decorate African Union components, giving them a more textured look than the sleeker American and Asian types. African robots generally favor heavy melee attacks as their primary fighting style and have thick armor to survive long bouts.

Greater Asia

Greater Asia robots are the lightest and fastest models, excelling in short bouts where the number of strikes landed is important. Their heuristic software is also some of the most advanced and ‘learns’ at a higher rate than those of the Americas and the African Union. Stylistically Greater Asia robots are recognizable by their sharp edges and angles, with an emphasis on compact, ergonomic design. In combat Greater Asian robots tend to use their speed to their best advantage.


The World of Ironkill : Robot Fight

“If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels around every country and the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.” – Winston Churchill.


Ironkill’s world is set 100 years into the future after a massive asteroid struck Earth early in the 21st century with cataclysmic results. The old world was utterly changed by the impact of Very Large Asteroid 2020 GH616, nicknamed ‘the God hammer’. The resulting tidal waves, earthquakes and other natural disasters devastated whole nations, raging storms closed the skies to aircraft and the seas were rent by ocean-spanning whirlpools. In the aftermath three power blocs of survivors emerged from the ruins.


The Americas

The Americas power bloc comprises all of both South and North America. North America suffered particularly badly under the God hammer with much of the East coast inundated by giant Tsunamis and the West coast torn asunder by the failure of the San Andreas fault.

The Americas


African Union

Some parts of West Africa and most of Europe virtually ceased to exist when the God hammer struck. In the Central and Eastern parts of the continent the peoples forged a powerful empire out of the ruins. The African Union has weathered the aftermath of the God hammer better than most.

African Union


Greater Asia

Greater Asia arose from the remnants of countries along the Pacific Rim. Although they suffered greatly they were among the first to reorganize after the God hammer struck. Greater Asia is the most populace and technologically advanced power bloc in the world of Ironkill – Robot Fight.

Asia Pacific Region

Written by Andy Chambers


Knockout: The five most lethal punches

Ever since Nintendo hit the ground running with boxing simulator Punch Out! video games have been all about letting your fists do the talking. Fists you control by punching buttons, yes, but fists nonetheless. In honour of this time honoured tradition of digital duffing up, we present to you five of the most devastating punches in gaming history (so far).


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Did your favourite punch make our list? If not, tell us in the comments below. We may be working on a next list of Knockout: The five most lethal punches, already.

Five giant robots that prove size is everything

We’ve seen human-sized androids and miniature nanotech aplenty, but when it comes down to it, the thing we’re always going to be most impressed by with our mechanical friends are when they’re huge as skyscrapers. From Hollywood to Toho, here are five of the best giant robots.





You’re playing Titanfall, right? And if not, why the heck not? This Xbox (and PC) exclusive online multiplayer game features your traditional first person shooter mechanics, along with the ability to summon the titular Titans to leap into and cause some serious damage with. And boy, do we enjoy causing serious damage in a Titan.



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Pacific Rim’s giant robots Jaegers defend humanity from the threat of massive, interdimensional Kaiju. Think giant robots punching Godzilla, essentially, piloted by two soldiers who have to be perfectly in sync to make all the epic scrapping possible (SPOILER ALERT they totally manage it).




Giant robots have their whole own genre in Japan, best exemplified by the never ending Gundam series that seem to be constantly getting released. Not that we’re complaining, because each redesign of the big metal suits is super cool.




You can’t swing a midochlorian without hitting a brilliant giant robot, but we’re gonna have to pick the AT-AT walkers from Star Wars as our favourites. If only because seeing them get tripped up and explode in the opening of the Empire Strikes Back is always fun.


The Megazord


Okay, so whilst there’s a lot of good giant robots around the world, it’s by combining the powers of Japan and the USA that we get the best one. Separate the Power Rangers are an impressive bunch, superpowered adolescents who each have their own robots. Combined to the powerful Megazord, however, they’re unstoppable – and stylish.