May 5, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Manila, Philippines - Groundbreaking Games today released Puckerz! 1.1, a remastered version of their first iOS game now packed with full retina display support, 2 new game modes, in-game zooming and braking, and many more graphical and gameplay improvements that raise the game's quality bar to a whole new level.
The game's premise is simple: Puckerz! is about launching a puck around destructible environments to collect as many orbs as you can before the time runs out. And as Gamezebo noted, "Admittedly, on paper this sounds like it could be a little boring. I promise, it's not."
Groundbreaking Games shaped the game to provide a unique experience for players by combining the fast-paced tension of breakout games with the physics-based addictive fun of pinball games, visualized with sleek eye candy graphics, DJ'ed with a pop techno soundtrack, and wrapped in a pick-up-and-play package.
And since Puckerz!'s debut in early February of this year, the game has received numerous awesome reviews praising its aesthetic appeal, its pounding techno soundtrack and its gameplay that is all about "wreaking [an] undeniably satisfying havoc" as iPhone Quality Index puts it, locking Puckerz! in the Top 10 of its charts in the same month.
Groundbreaking Games has since remastered the Puckerz! player experience and today unleashed a massive update with:
* Full Retina Display Support
* 2 New Game Modes (Time Attack and Sudden Death)
* In-Game Zooming
* Puck Brakes
* 3-Star Ranking System
* Much Improved Graphics and Gameplay
* Much Improved Level Design and Difficulty
* and New Leaderboard for each Game Mode
The addition of 2 new, unlockable game modes, Time Attack And Sudden Death, bumps the playable levels up to 90, as the improved first 30 levels become playable in 3 different ways. Time Attack increases the tension and panic of the game by drastically cutting the starting time limit from 2 minutes to 10 seconds. Sudden Death, on the other hand, offers a more relaxed game having no time limit at all as long as the players do not miss an orb in every single shot. The new game modes change how the game is played and offer fresh experiences to players altogether.
With all these improvements, Puckerz! still "has that same just one more turn draw as Peggle" as SlideToPlay pointed out. And better than before.
* Easy to Pick Up and Play Experience
* Fast-Paced, Addictive Fun
* 30 Action-Packed Levels now playable in 3 Different Modes
* 7 Cool Pucks to wreak havoc with
* Sleek, Techno Eye Candy Graphics now in Full Retina Display
* Upbeat and Engaging Soundtrack
* Game Center and OpenFeint Achievements and Leaderboards
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 42.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Puckerz! 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Both Puckerz! and Puckerz! Free are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Manila, Philippines, Groundbreaking Games, Inc. is an independent game development studio founded in 2010, formed by 3 gamers and industry veterans, armed only with their skills and passion, their unwavering focus and their lifelong dream to make addictive games they would want to play. Seeking to make the company name speak for itself, Groundbreaking Games focuses on creating highly polished titles and fresh game experiences for players casual and hardcore alike, and Puckerz! is the very first venture towards that goal. Copyright (C) 2011 Groundbreaking Games, Inc. 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. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.