Successful iOS independent game Pop Corny adds full iCloud support

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[] Larissa, Greece - NLOGN today is pleased to announce the release of Pop Corny 2.3, an update to its greatly successful casual game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Pop Corny’s new update now provides users with iCloud support. The implementation allows for automatic game state synchronization between different iOS devices without requiring any user assistance.

Contrary to other games, iCloud synchronization conflicts are handled automatically so that the player can pick up the game on whatever iOS device he wants immediately and without taking any synchronization action. To accomplish this the game utilises intelligent game state merging algorithms that resolve any game state or game version conficts.

Pop Corny ranked as the App Store's #1 Game in France, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Jordan,. It was in the top 10 of United States, Italy, Thailand, Norway, Netherlands, Filand and many more, and spent a week as the #1 paid app overall in Greece. Pop Corny was also featured as the free game of the day by OpenFeint's on March 22th, 2012.

Set inside a theater, or outdoors in the countryside, Pop Corny is a simple, yet highly addictive casual game with gorgeous cartoon artwork, and stimulating salsa beat music. The story is simple: Mr. Pop Corny, the world’s cutest monster, needs to eat popcorn! he needs all the popcorn there is! Pop Corny is an accessible game, based on a unique and original gameplay idea, easily enjoyed by casual gamers of all age.

Pop Corny was created with the "Sylphis Game Engine" development platform based on the original open source Sylphis3D game engine. Sylphis3d is a fully featured, cutting edge game engine designed to support all the latest next-gen features while still being easy to use. It supports all the features you'd expect from a professional level engine, such as dynamic lighting and shadows, GLSL Shaders, post processing, rigid body physics, skeletal animation, 3d sound, and more. It is fully Python Scripted, so you can customize it to fit your particular needs without having to dive into any hard-core programming. Sylphis uses a specific implementation of Python called Stackless Python that allows for extremely fast execution speeds on a high number of game threads. The entire engine is licensed under the GNU GPL v2, with a classpath exception that allows for more flexibility in commercial use and modification than the standard GPL.

Device Requirements:
* iOS 4.2 or higher
* Any iPhone device (3G/3GS/4/4S)
* Any iPod Touch (2G/3G/4G)
* iPad/iPad 2 and the new iPad
* 20.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pop Corny 2.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Pop Corny is a free-to-play game, offering a non-mandatory selection of in-app purchases. Whilst feeding Mr Pop Corny, the player can collect drachma coins, which can then be used within the store to purchase utilities and other handy upgrades and bonuses.

NLOGN is an independent video game studio based in Larissa, Greece. Founded in 2010 by Charilaos (Harry) Kalogirou, NLOGN focuses on game development for iOS devices aiming for projects that combine traditional gaming values with the emerging opportunities afforded by touch devices and the mobile market. Geared towards an open development model, based on information and knowhow sharing, Harry tries to share most of the development process on his blog and also by writing on major development blogs like AltDevBlogADay and GamaSutra. Harry is also responsible for single handedly writing and later releasing the game engine Sylphis3D as open source. His first game under the name NLOGN, Pop Corny, is available now for iOS. Copyright (C) 2012 NLOGN. 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.


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