Stainless Games new IP, ShockRods, set to re-ignite arena combat genre with over-the-top action


Studio’s latest brings back all out, high speed, kill-or-be-killed action

London, UK – 20th March, 2019 – Hot on the heels of their recent partnership announcement, Green Man Gaming Publishing and Stainless Games are thrilled to officially lift the bonnet on their brand new IP, ShockRods.

Stainless Games are going back to their roots with all the over the top, in your face vehicle combat for which they’ve earned worldwide renown. ShockRods is a 6v6 or 12 player free-for-all arena shooter, with blisteringly fast-paced action, mayhem and overpowered weapons. 

ShockRods draws inspiration from the classic “kill or be killed” arena shooter greats of yesteryear with over the top weapons, explosions and insane mobility, but with a twist - the titular ShockRods; these customisable, hulking, technologically advanced vehicles, equipped with nitros and the ability to double jump, allow for truly thrilling and action packed gameplay.

It’s an easy to learn, hard to master high octane thrill-a-minute ride!

Check out the reveal trailer here

CEO of Stainless Games Patrick Buckland said, “ShockRods is Stainless to its core: frantic, action-packed and anarchic. We’ve been working hard but having a great time developing it, we love playing it, and we’re sure that gamers out there are going to love it too. Who doesn’t love cars and guns?”

ShockRods promises to flip the arena combat genre on its head with the marriage of familiar shooter-style gameplay and advanced vehicle physics in jaw dropping settings that will see players challenged to use their surroundings as much as the wide array of weapons at their disposal.

But don’t take our word for it - we’ll have a multiplayer build set up for some 6v6 mayhem during EGX Rezzed at London’s Tobacco Dock, 4th-6th April(for tickets head to )

“I can’t wait to see gamers gets hands on with ShockRods at EGX Rezzed.” David Clark, Managing Director at Green Man Gaming Publishing, added “Having first worked with the Stainless Games team over 20 years ago, I know first hand how incredibly talented they are so, to partner with them on their latest release is truly fantastic.The fact that ShockRods is going to be shown to the public hands on so quickly speaks volumes about just how confident we are about the game!”.

ShockRods is coming to Steam PC Early Access in Summer 2019.

For media enquiries:

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance (0) 7828 692 315

Greg Jones – Renaissance (0) 7867 788 079

About Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming is a global technology company at the heart of the video games industry and Green Man Gaming Publishing works with independent development studios globally to market their own games and increase the visibility of games in a challenging marketplace. The industry expertise and knowledge of the publishing team provide developers with hands on and collaborative support that includes in-depth market analysis, integrated Marketing and PR campaigns, finishing finance options and global retail strategy.

About Stainless Games

Stainless Games is one of that increasingly rare species; an independent game development company. The studio can be found perched on a rock near the south coast of England. Although best known for the creation of the multi-million selling Carmageddon franchise, the company is today recognized as one of the world's leading companies in the genres as diverse as Car Combat titles and Digital Collectable Card Games. For more information visit the Stainless Games website at