November 17, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Challenging players to go on a magical and fun-filled journey, Cut Out Games today introduces Ink Gem Adventure, its new iPhone game featuring an adventure-seeking rabbit who travels through five unique worlds searching for treasure. The casual puzzle game is now available in both free and full versions.
To celebrate the launch, the company is also announcing a special contest beginning today. Anyone who "Likes" Cut Out Games on Facebook will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of five plushies of Winston the rabbit, the main character in Ink Gem Adventure. Each stuffed animal is hand-made, so no two are exactly alike. This limited-time contest ends December 31, 2011, and more information is available at the company's Facebook page.
In Ink Gem Adventure, players guide Winston to collect all the gems in the level before time runs out. Using Winston's magical paintbrush, players draw lines of ink for him to bounce off. These lines guide Winston toward the precious jewels and away from danger.
"In Ink Gem Adventure, you and Winston go on a fun and exciting trip across many fantastical worlds," said Katherine Weir, Founder of Cut Out Games. "It's a game that anyone can pick up and start playing right away."
Ink Gem Adventure features 100 unique levels, challenging players to unlock the secrets of all five worlds: Forest, Fire, Ice, Jungle, and Factory. A free version of the game is also now available, with 20 levels for players to try: 10 from the Forest world and 10 from the Fire world.
In the game, players send Winston rolling toward the gems by touching and dragging him. They can choose any direction and just release to fire. To make Winston go in a particular direction, players can drag their finger anywhere on the screen to draw lines that Winston will bounce off of.
Adding to the challenge, each level has a 60 second time limit where players try to collect all the gems and avoid sending Winston off the screen or into a hazard.
"Ink Gem Adventure is fast-paced and exciting," Katherine Weir said. "The clock is always ticking so you need to think fast and act even faster to complete each puzzle."
Each of the five worlds has 20 different levels with its own set of challenges that can help Winston on his quest or set him back. If he falls off of the screen, the level will restart and valuable time will be wasted.
Players should also beware of some of the games' many pitfalls and hazards. For example, spider webs slow Winston down to half speed and fire makes Winston go off in a random and unexpected direction.
Features of the Ink Gem Adventure game include:
* Intuitive gameplay: Guide Winston by aiming him and drawing lines with his magical paintbrush.
* Fantastical worlds: Unlock five different worlds (forest, fire, ice, jungle, and factory) by completing each level.
* Fast-paced puzzles: Beat the 60-second timer by collecting all the gems for one level.
* Dangerous obstacles: Avoid cobwebs and other challenges on screen that want to slow Winston down.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (an iPad-optimized version is under development)
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Compatible only with iPhone 3GS or later, and iPod touch 3rd generation or later (not compatible with earlier devices)
* 25.9 MB
Pricing and availability:
Ink Gem Adventure 1.0 is currently available for sale worldwide through the App Store in the Games category for $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Review copies are available upon request. A lite version of Ink Gem Adventure is also available on the App Store for free.
Based in Canada, Cut Out Games specializes in designing games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The company was founded by Katherine Weir, a graduate of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, to create fun and engaging games that anyone in the family can enjoy. Cut Out Games' first app, Ink Gem Adventure, was recently released worldwide in the iTunes App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Cut Out Games. 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. The contest is not sponsored or endorsed by Apple, Inc.