Brief Description

Overkill 3 is a cover based third-person shooter that brings console qualities to mobile gaming. Pumping all the juice from current devices to present a visual spectacle. Including 10 environments and over 50 unique levels to fight mobile repetition. Using audio effects and music to complement the scene and create compelling and unique gaming moments. Overkill 3 will set players on a path that will constantly provide new surprises, cinematic wow moments and present them with fresh challenges, either directly in combat or during interactive cutscenes. We want players absorbed in action-packed and constantly evolving experience.


Overkill 3 completely restarts the Overkill series. Overkill 1 and 2 have been incredibly popular (with over 20 million downloads) and both games enjoy great reviews from players. The original Overkill was a revolutionary iOS game that reached #1 Top Free Overall in the US. Overkill 2 followed in the success, yet it was more and more obvious that a gallery-shooter - no matter how elaborate and graphically polished - is no longer going to cut it. But we didn't want to let go of the simple controls that have won us so many satisfied gamers. The move to cover based shooter was a natural next step.

Overkill 3 is our biggest and most daring game so far. It is also our first game in Unity. We stay true to our gun legacy and elaborate gun upgrading, but much more focus is now on gameplay. We wanted to address the repetitiveness of mobile games. And yes, Overkill 2 was not spared the criticism. In Overkill 3 players will not be forced to play one level 10 times with little to no changes. The development is led by a PC gaming veteran who worked on the ARMA Series and Operation Flashpoint. The great variability is achieved by having different environments, huge number of unique levels, boss fights, epic moments and different game modes. Surprises and new game elements pop up throughout the whole game.


  • Change to TPS to showcase the character and armor/gun upgrades directly in the game
  • Boss battles - against drones, robots, vehicles
  • Machine gun nest missions for pure "letting of steam"
  • Night missions - they look great thanks to Unity with its lighting possibilites
  • Plenty of guns and sophisticated gun upgrading (not entirely unexpected from an Overkill title)
  • Release date February 26, 2015
  • iOS and Android
  • Free to play

Release Date

Release date February 26, 2015

Why We Think Overkill 3 Is a Big Deal

We are a small company of 20 people. Probably past what's considered indie by now, but still independent and very close to those roots. And here we are, finishing a game that can compete with the works of giants like Glu Mobile or Gameloft.


Official teaser YouTube

Gameplay walkthrough YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (4MB)

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Selected Articles

  • "Overkill 3 Now Available in Canada, New Zealand"
    - September 17th,
  • "It Came From Canada: Overkill 3"
    - September 18th,
  • "Upcoming Overkill 3 Turns the Series into a 3rd-Person, Cover-Based Shooter"
    - July 17th,
  • "Coming This Fall to Android: Overkill 3 from Craneballs Studios"
    - July 18th,
  • "Overkill 3 shifts to third person shooting on mobile devices"
    - July 21st,
  • "Overkill 3 Looks To Be The Most Exciting Of The Series W/ A Shift To Third-Person Cover Gameplay"
    - July 21st,
  • "Overkill 3 is an impressive looking third-person shooter that's set to hit iOS and Android later in the year"
    - July 17th,
  • "Overkill 3 Won’t Be Your Granddaddy’s Overkill"
    - July 11th,
  • "Overkill 3 is an Impressive Looking Third-person Shooter"
    - July 17th,
  • "Overkill 3: Get Ready For 3rd Person Mayhem This Fall"
    - July 27th,
  • "Awesome Looking 3rd Person Shooter Overkill 3 Arriving for iOS and Android in Summer/Fall 2014"
    - June 10th,
  • "Craneballs Reveals Overkill 3 – and it is a Third-Person Shooter"
    - June 6th,
  • "Third Person Cover-Based Shooter Overkill 3 Announced For iOS"
    - July 21st,
  • "Shooter Overkill 3 im Teaser-Trailer"
    - July 15th,

Three friends started Craneballs in 2008. We’ve set out to make games with balls. What we lacked in experience we made up with passion. A couple of years and games later, team Craneballs now has about 20 talented members. We are still obsessed with quality that shows in every detail and aspect of the game. When we release a new game, we make damn sure we’ve given it all the attention and love it deserves.


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