June 22, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Baltimore, Maryland - Big Goose Egg Games, founded by Baltimore physician Ed Tori, is proud to announce the release of Guano!, the new birds targeting game for the iPhone and iPad. Guano, once prized for its fertilizing powers and its nitrates used to make gunpowder, is now a birds target game for the iOS platform. With a birds-eye view of parks, cities and campgrounds, Guano! users steer their bird characters overhead in search of targets.
The unsuspecting people below quickly catch on and begin to fight back. "It's not the birds who are angry, it's the people," says Dr. Tori, "The better you get at hitting your targets, the more they throw things at you. Anticipating this, you can equip your bird character with defenses such as helmets and leather jackets. My six children love this game, but my wife not so much. She thinks it is gross."
Steered by tilting the device, Guano! contains three randomized, never-ending scenes that make the game different each time it is played. Big Goose Egg coins are earned based on number of people hit, distance traveled, and accuracy. Those coins are then available to unlock advanced game features such as new characters, defense equipment and new maps. Scores may be shared via GameCenter, Twitter, Facebook and email.
Guano! - The Bird Targeting Game 1.0 has the following features:
* Randomized maps
* Unlock new bird characters - pigeons, owls, and eagles
* Simple to play - Tilt to steer - Tap to release
* 6 special defenses. Unlock helmets, battle gear, leather jackets and others
* Hidden point accelerators (For example, one is to hit people or dogs when they are looking up)
* Multiplayer through Game Center
* Universal game works on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPad 2, and iPad 3
* Never-ending maps - The game lasts as long as the bird survives
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 21.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Guano! - The Bird Targeting Game 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Big Goose Egg Games was founded in 2011 by a Baltimore-area physician as a lesson in entrepreneurship for his 6 children and as a way of gamifying health, wellness, and education. The name "Big Goose Egg" combines the concept of zero, computers, fairy tales, and growth. Zero is for "nothin', nada, zip, zero, the big goose egg", since nearly all Big Goose Egg games are free. Egg is not only for birth and growth, but also for "egghead" as a symbol for geeks, computers, and intelligence. Finally, "goose" as a reminder of stories and fairy tales and their role in making learning fun. Copyright (C) 2012 Big Goose Egg, LLC. 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.