February 8, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Stefan Mensen, an independent app developer currently focused on the mobile gaming sector, has announced his excitement with the building success of SOS Penguin! on Apple's App Store, culminating with the game being honored as the 'Best Children's Christmas App' at ComboApp's Holiday App Awards in early February. SOS Penguin! was developed for use on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Developed to entertain both adults as well as children of all ages, this game is structured as a set of 'deconstruction' puzzles where players must delete various parts of a platform to ensure that their penguin lands safely onto the ice below. SOS Penguin! is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $0.99.
The aim of this game is simple. Players must ensure that their beloved penguin doesn't fall into the icy ocean that surrounds them by helping them fall directly downwards onto an ice platform. This is where things get tricky. The players' penguin is perched atop a structure - different in every level - that consists of various shapes users must delete in sequence to guide the penguin's fall. SOS Penguin! is steeped in strategy, challenge and excitement. While earlier levels may be a perfect way to entertain younger children, more mature users can rest assured that throughout the game's 60 levels even the most jaded puzzle game veteran will find themselves fully engaged and challenged.
There are resons aside from the fairly large scope of the game itself and enable SOS Penguin! to have great replay value as well. Each level incorporates unique music and audio as well as comical dialogue, and players will find it hard not to enjoy the game's cute cartoonishly stylized graphics. Nuanced gameplay is helped by responsive yet simple touch controls and a powerful in-game physics engine as well. Already proving to become an established hit on the iTunes App Store and slated to be further improved via forthcoming updates, SOS Penguin! is one iOS puzzle game that seems primed to withstand the test of time and entertain legions of mobile gamers for some time to come.
Stefan Mensen is an independent mobile application developer currently focused on game development. Mensen strives to synthesize smooth animation, engaging gameplay, and sophisticated design to ensure that mobile game enthusiasts are treated to something special with each of his new releases. (C) Stefan Menson 2011. 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.