November 7, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Kuching, Malaysia - Indie developer Team NEETBytes recently released Stupid Penguins 1.0, their second iOS game on the AppStore. What makes this game different is that at the end of the day, it makes you want to lose on purpose just to get that extra satisfaction.
Stupid Penguins is a simple yet addictive game - the penguins down at the South Pole got tricked by an ancient mummy called OSiRiS to take a free trip to the scorching hot desert pyramids where he lives. Donning on an obviously fake penguin costume, OSiRiS has the stupid penguins happily lined up to enter a cannon that will blast the penguins all the way to his pyramid home.
The player's job is to drag the penguins back home before they get kidnapped by the mummy or before they die of heat. Sounds simple, but the penguins' just keeps coming back for more and the end result is a stream of them flying back into the desert at an alarming rate.
"Watching other people playing the game can be pretty hilarious," according to the developers. "They start off playing calmly, then slowly gets more and more flustered as the game goes on. The best part is when they've reached a point where they can no longer handle it and starts screaming out STUPID PENGUINS!!" the developers commented as they burst into laughter.
But the players had this to say, "Yeah, it gets really frustrating. Once you get to unlock the perks it gets easier. But at the end of the day I just really want to play until a certain point where there are a lot of penguins jumping around the desert and let them die en masse. It's very fulfilling (laughs)."
Despite that, Stupid Penguins have received great feedback from players and reviewers alike, citing the frustration it brings as part of its charm. Team NEETBytes has even drawn a comic panel based on this which can be seen on their website.
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 22.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Stupid Penguins 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Kuching, Malaysia. Team NEETBytes is a small group of developers that got its start early 2011. A group of close friends and passionate gamers decided to come together and started creating games on the iPhone and iPad. Starting out small, this indie developer team has big plans for the future and believes that they will become an influential player in the mobile gaming industry. For additional information, check out their website. They can also be contacted directly from their website. Team NEETBytes have so far released 2 games - Air Tappers and Stupid Penguins, and are currently working on their third. Copyright (C) 2011 NEETBytes 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.