December 8, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Wiltshire, United Kingdom - Independent developer Alistair Aitcheson has recently submitted a major update to Greedy Bankers vs The World, the manic 2-player puzzle game for the iPad. Based in a bank vault setting, players must arrange gems into large squares to increase their value, while avoiding falling rocks and sneaky robbers. While simple to pick up and play, Greedy Bankers emphasises complex strategising to maximise player 'revenue'.
The update adds in a new game mode, titled "Mystery Mode" which can be unlocked by skilled players who earn over $150,000 in the main game. Mystery Mode hides the colours of the gems and only reveals them at designated intervals, leaving the player to use their memory and ingenuity to advance.
"I got the idea when I was working on the colour-blind support, using a monochrome filter to check whether the different-coloured gems were recognisable," said Alistair. "It was surprisingly easy to implement, but it makes the game so much more mind-bending - I found myself hooked on my own game yet again!"
The new update also features Game Center support for high scores, and some minor balancing tweaks to the multiplayer gameplay. The developer has a few more alternate game modes he plans to add in the coming months, all of which he hopes to add to the iPhone version soon.
About Greedy Bankers:
Greedy Bankers is an iPhone puzzle game released in February 2011. Based in a bank vault setting, players must arrange gems into large squares to increase their value, while avoiding falling rocks and sneaky robbers. While simple to pick up and play, Greedy Bankers emphasises complex strategising to maximise player 'revenue'.
Its sequel, Greedy Bankers vs The World, was released in September 2011. It adds in a multiplayer component where players share the same game board and are encouraged to cheat by stealing each other's gems. The game was selected for the Eurogamer Expo Indie Game Arcade in Earls Court, and has also featured at the GameCity festival in Nottingham.
Device Requirements: - iPhone version
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 15.0 MB
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 75.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Greedy Bankers vs The World 1.1 is $2.99 USD and Greedy Bankers 1.3.1 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 Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Alistair Aitcheson runs a one-man independent game studio, currently focusing on iOS and other mobile platforms. He strives to create games based on simple mechanics which allow complex strategic approaches from players. Alistair recently spoke at Develop Conference Liverpool and the TIGA Mobile Games Conference about his work, and believes strongly in the role of small independent studios in the future of the games industry. Copyright (C) 2010 Alistair Aitcheson. 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.