Pixel Elephant released Puzzled Rabbit, a sokoban style puzzle game for the IPhone, IPad, IPod Touch and Android platforms priced at $0.99. Players help a rabbit move boxes around 200 levels. Not a very original game concept. Puzzled Rabbit also comes in an HD version on the IPad. (more…)
Denmark based Pixel Juice released Egg Punch, a 3D egg themed miniature golf puzzle platform game for your IPhone, IPad, and IPod Touch for free with in-app purchases. In a Egg Punch, a sneaky rabbit stole the feathers from the bird, the hero character. What’s with everyone attacking the birds? Anyway the game player must recover those feathers by aiming the egg (as opposed to the golf) at the feathers situated on each hole of the golf course. Pixel Juice designed each hole with obstacles like the ones you would find on a real world miniature golf course. You can earn coins or buy them through the in-app purchase system. Coins enable you to buy virtual items like new colorful eggs. (more…)
Guest post from Katie Hallahan of Phoenix Online Studios, the creator of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thiller. Consumers can support Cognition Erica Reed’s Kickstarter campaign.
Kickstarter (described towards the end of the first Cognition Developer Diary) is an interesting new extension of social media. If you’ve ever wanted to be creative in a professional capacity, you’ve also run into the eternal problem of the starving artist: it’s not easy to get paid to create. But it’s really easy to blog and tweet! Enter the Kickstarter, a place where creative projects can utilize social media to share their projects and ideas and, hopefully, get the funding they need to get off the ground. (more…)
Indie game developers Battery Acid Games and Crank Games released a free/lite version of their two-on-two basketball game, Streetball for the Android Platform. The free Android version of StreetBall offers 2 game modes vs 4 in the paid version and 4 characters vs 14 in the paid version. The paid version of Streetball costs $1.99 (more…)
Australia based Black Lab Games released a Star Hammer Tactics, combat based strategy game for the IPad in a free to play model. Consumers can play the first four campaigns for free and then pay $2.99 within the game to access 11 additional campaigns and to get access medium and large skirmish modes. Consumers can pay a special price of AU$1.99 / US$1.99 / GBP1.49 / EUR 1.59 through Tuesday November 29th. (more…)
Denmark based Kipper Digital released their unique platform puzzle game Paul & Percy on the IPad for $2.99. Paul & Percy players have to cooperate with themselvs as they progress through a strange but intriguing world. Jump, push and stomp your way through an epic puzzling adventure. Took a wrong step? No problem, the 5th dimension features a handy rewind button that makes puzzle solving more fun than ever. (more…)
Dingo Games released one of our favorite indie games Tasty Planet 2 Back for Seconds on the iOS platform for a special introductory price of $0.99. We gave Tasty Planet 2 Back for Seconds PC version a 5 out of 5 rating. You can read the review here. The game player must direct the lovable little ball of goo to items he must eat to grow. The items include small little balls, test tubes, batteries, frogs and even cuddly mice. In the PC version of the game, the player uses the mouse or the arrow keys to guide the goo ball around the screen to his snacks. In the iOS version of Tasty Planet 2 the players’s device – the IPhone or IPad inherits the mouse/arrow keys’ role requiring the user to tilt the IPhone or IPad to move the goo ball so he can eat things required to grow.
Dingo Games provided this description of Tasty Planet 2 Back for Seconds:
“Tasty Planet: Back for Seconds is the sequel to Dingo Games’ popular iPhone game, Tasty Planet. The sequel has many improvements over the original. Levels can now span vastly different object sizes; players can grow from the size of an amoeba to the size a galaxy within a single level. There is also a huge variety of new entities that players get to eat.
The game’s story begins with the goo eating a time machine, causing him to be sent back in time. Players will eat their way through six different time periods: modern, Late Cretaceous (i.e. dinosaurs), Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Feudal Japan, and the distant future. Each time period features a unique set of objects for players to eat. Mice, cats, Tyrannosaurus Rex, mummies, gladiators, and flying saucers are just a few of the hundreds of objects available for consumption.
Also released today was the iPad version of the game, Tasty Planet: Back for Seconds HD. This version of the game uses the iPad’s larger screen for a two player cooperative campaign mode in which each player controls their own goo.”
8 Bit Grenade released Snap Trap for the iPhone 3 GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3rd & 4th generation iPod Touch priced at $2.99. 8 Bit Grenade says Snap Trap uses Apple’s touch screen technology, in an unique and intuitive way. We aren’t sure about that but the game looks like a souped version of the classic game Snake and consumers think twice about paying $2.99 for Snap Trap. (more…)
Hidden Variable Studios released Bag It!, a new grocery bagging puzzle mobile game, on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices. Bag It, offers 50 levels of puzzles and challenges. The game player must bag virtual grocery items like Eggs, milk, potato ships ideally without breaking them. You are able to re-arrange items in the bag, even turning items right side up. I wonder if professional grocery store baggers would consistently score higher than the non bagging human. Bag It includes some elements from Tetris but it’s a little more involved. Bag It costs $0.99 on the iOS platform and $1.99 on the Android platform. We have an email into Hidden Variable Studio’s contact asking them to explain the price differential and will update this post when they respond. (more…)
Netherlands based Infinity Lane, formerly known as GD8 Games, and Essenza Media released Shiny Treasure, a free pirate themed tower defense for the iOS platform – IPhone 3GS, IPhone 4, IPhone 4S, IPod Touch, and IPad. To enable free game play Infinity Labs inserted ads into the game. The Shiny Treasure game player must build guard towers and use the powers of the mysterious green pearl, to protect their valuable treasure chest from pirates. (more…)