October 29, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Taipei, Taiwan - Where will you be for Halloween? Well, if you can't make it to a graveyard, why not bring one home? Ghost Buddy is a 3D first-person simulation app for the iPhone that casts you as a kind of 'ghost whisperer' who has devoted himself to helping lead lost souls to their graves. You must first find and capture each good ghost, then return it to its properly named grave. There are, however, nasty red ghosts wandering around the cemetery as well - avoid them, or protect yourself by zapping them away for a few seconds with your cross.
This game uses a unique, revolutionary means of control and play specially designed for the iPhone. It's like total 3D immersion virtual reality, but without the helmet or googles. The iPhone is used as a viewfinder into a virtual world that wraps completely around you. Aiming the phone downward shows you a virtual 'ground', while upward shows you 'tree tops' and 'sky' (and high-flying ghosts...). Tilting the iPhone 90 degrees left or right shows you a corresponding view to the right or left of your position in the graveyard. From there, you can also look up and down (but in landscape mode). Gravity in this virtual world corresponds with that in the real world.
If you're interested in just wandering around a virtual graveyard, with all it's moody fog and creepy sounds, R.I.P. might be the game for you. It casts you as a ghost lost in a cemetery. The goal is the same as its title: R.I.P. - Rest In Peace. All you have to do is find your own grave, marked "R.I.P.", so that you can finally Rest In Peace. Are you up for the challenge? See for yourself just what the iPhone is capable of, and have a Happy Halloween!
Pricing and Availability:
Both Ghost Buddy and R.I.P. are available for purchase worldwide on the iPhone App Store at a 50% reduced price of only $0.99 (USD) each, or the equivalent in local currency. App Store promo codes are also available upon request for press (U.S. App Store accounts only).
Since its founding in October 2008, QuinnScape has been managed by Quinn Genzel. Quinn is best known for his popular, top-ranking travel packing apps: Packing and Packing Pro. Both apps have been recognized by Apple and National Geographic (and American Express for Packing Pro) as some of their top apps for traveling. Other app created by Quinn include nature appreciation apps (iLove Nature and iLove Birds), 3D VR action games (R.I.P and Ghost Buddy) and high-quality puzzles (the aQ's Pro Slider Puzzle series). Copyright (C) 2008-2010 QuinnScape. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.