We met the folks from Portland, Oregon based indie game studio ClutchPlay Games who introduced us to their fun and entertaining arcade game called Little Chomp which takes place in a land called Chompwood Kingdom. (more…)
Written by John Busher
Update – 11.12.2012
We have been playing Angry Birds Stars since its release on last Thursday and have a thought.
Angry Birds Star Wars overall game experience, while fun, unique and entertaining will extract more money from you than previous versions of Angry Birds. We paid $0.99 for which gave us access to two worlds, Tatooine and the Death Star. You have to pay anywhere from $1.99 to $19.99 to access more sections of Angry Birds Star Wars.
Rovio partnered with Lucas Films to bring this game to market. When these kind of partnerships happen money exchanges hands. Generally company A, in this case Rovio, pays company B, Lucas Films for the rights to Star Wars Franchise. Rovio may have paid Lucas Films an upfront licensing fee or they may simply share a percentage of the revenue or a combination of both. Either way Rovio operates as a for profit business so they are going to generate as must revenue and profit as possible.
Angry Birds Star Wars does offer unique game play. For you example can use Luke’s light saber to deflect the Storm Troopers laser blasts into objects to inflict damage. This can prove to be difficult when you send Luke flying through the air with the laser blasts coming at you to destroy the special golden eggs. We wonder if anyone will attempt to clone this game mechanic.
Use the force Bird. Use the force. But don’t forget your light saber.
Two mega franchises of the last forty years, Lucas Films and Rovio have joined forces to release Angry Birds Star Wars, which tells the iconic story of space rebellion using Rovio’s birds & pigs and some physics. (more…)
We came across this game trailer for MeatBot from San Francisco based indie game developer Milkman Games. The game features an anti veggy robot named Meatbot who clearly prefers meat for his nourishment. The game play looks interesting with some original mechanics and some influenced from games like Fruit Ninja. You flick Meatbot’s head to allow the meat to fly into his mouth and let the head drop to block the veggies from gaining entrance into Meatbot’s oral orifice. You will also be able to slice the veggies in half a la Fruit Ninja. MeatBot comes out April 19th on multiple platforms: iOS, Kindle, Android, BlackBerry, Nook and HP’s Web OS. Prices are TBD.
San Francisco based Milkman Games released a special optimized HD edition of Aqualux on the Kindle Fire for $2.99. Aqualux tells the story of a girl name Lux, who together with her Persian cat Oliver, embarks on a journey to restore color to the world of dreams. Players will swap, twist, and teleport a flow of goo over 100 brain-challenging layouts of colorful tubes while unlocking the secrets of Lux’s slumber. (more…)