March 16, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Toledo, Ohio - Indie developer Bassem Youssef today is pleased to introduce BloBox 1.0 for iOS, his new 3D scroller, infinite maze game, where players move the red-blob cartoon character, BomBoo, by rotating the iDevice, or make him jump by tapping anywhere on the screen. Played in an infinitely long, rectangular shaped room, the walls, floor, and ceiling are made of horizontal planks that recede into infinity. As BomBoo appears to be moving forward, deeper into the box, players must move or jump to avoid black blocks and collect gold blocks. BomBoo's bubble can be used to protect him, should a player be stuck at any of the 75 levels of the game.
An unusual 3D scroller, BloBox (pronounced Blob-Box) allows the player to move BomBoo either clockwise or counterclockwise by rotating their iDevice. The animated character is pulled by gravity to the bottom of the screen throughout the game, adhering to one of the four interior walls. Whatever the iDevice's orientation, BomBoo will be found always the same size at the bottom of the screen or on his way to the bottom. Tapping anywhere on the screen allows him to jump directly across the room to the facing wall, which is necessary when he needs to quickly avoid oncoming black blocks.
While the animation's perspective creates the illusion that BomBoo is traveling forward into the box, the reality is that he is standing still while the box is moving toward him. As the box moves forward along the z-axis, the red-blob cartoon character moves only along the x and y-axes. The floor slides beneath him as he remains at zero on the z-axis, moving left or right, or jumping. There is just one fatal exception. Not all of the interior walls are the same temperature. The flat, black rectangular blocks (planks) are hot, and if BomBoo goes over one, the gooey creature rapidly expands and explodes against the inside of the screen, his eyes now very large, looking out in despair.
At the lower levels of the game, oncoming black blocks approach one at a time or as a group that covers an entire wall. Rotating the iDevice allows BomBoo to slowly walk out of the way. And in an emergency, he can always jump to the opposite wall. However, at higher levels, players must react much more quickly, as black blocks come staggered on all four walls or as a group covering more than one plane. To enable faster paced gameplay, the game includes a Sensitivity control, which allows BomBoo to slide at a very slow to very fast rate of speed.
* Unique, 3D scroller provides fast-paced action
* Infinite maze with Blob in a Box
* Amazing creature design and easy to use interface
* Help BomBoo avoid black blocks and collect gold blocks
* 75 different levels of play
* Retina display support
With practice, gamers will find that they are able to maneuver the red blob through a seemingly impassable gauntlet of obstacles, collecting many gold blocks along the way. BloBox includes 50 different standard levels with hundreds of ways to complete each one. Also included are 25 bonus levels with a new gameplay mode featured in each one. Players can compete via leaderboards and achievements in this very challenging puzzle game played in all three dimensions.
"BloBox features a new kind of 3D Gameplay never before seen in any other app," stated developer Bassem Youssef. "It was a good day when our hero BomBoo was with his bride, and she wanted to tell him something, but suddenly BomBoo was taken away for testing by evil doctor Brainiac. Help BomBoo in finding a way out, back to his bride and find out what she wanted to tell him."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 12.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
BloBox 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Toledo, Ohio indie developer Bassem Youssef has focused since 2009 on utilizing today's mobile technology in order to deliver the best gaming experience with the value of creating the best games ever. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 Bassem Youssef. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.