January 25, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Cologne, Germany - "Sunny Hillride" is the fast, fun and colorful new game from Headup Games (German Game Developer award for Best Publisher 2012). The new mobile game is all about rapid response delivery.
In "Sunny Hillride" the whole family is planning a turbulent and more than crazy vacation. The children, the parrot, suitcases and all kinds of other stuff end up in, and on, the much too small car. Ropes and even tape, is being used to secure everything. Still, it is a pretty shaky construction that the player has to try and navigate across the screen. The important thing is to arrive at the finish line, without loosing too much.
"Sunny Hillride" is a One-Touch game. All it takes is the index finger or thumb to guide the rickety car across country - or rather up and down the mountains.
The car moves automatically from the left to the right, all the way through a scrolling, hilly setting. Every time the family car speeds down the valley, the player puts his finger on the screen to really get some speed going. On the steep path up the hill the finger is taken off the screen. This way the player can gain some momentum.
In no time at all the family car gains so much speed that it takes off from the mountain top and flies in a high arc through the air. Now is the perfect time to perform those dangerous stunts, before it lands on solid ground again. It is important to remember that the car needs to land really softly. Should it crash against a mountain slope the accident will not only slow the car down, but it also gradually dismantle it.
In order to accumulate points, the player is able to collect gold coins along the way. Additionally, the flying car can snatch up floating power-ups and souvenirs. A power up turns the rickety car into a strong bully bus, for example.
"Sunny Hillride" constantly provides variety. The player starts each level in the Story Mode. However, he may also try to get as fare as he possible can in the Endless mode - without running out of gas. Changing sceneries display lush meadows, snow-capped mountains, sunny forests and hot deserts - always accompanied by a groovy, jazzy soundtrack. Many achievements, and trying to beat the High Score in the Game Center, provide an additional game incentive.
"Sunny Hillride" is now available in the iTunes App Store
"Sunny Hillride" 1.0 (40.3 MB) is available as a universal app in the iTunes App Store, in the category "Games". The app requires iOS 4.1 or higher and has already been adapted to the iPhone 5. The app is priced at $ 0.99 - no in-app purchases. A free version for testing purposes will be available soon.
Offer to the Press: journalists that would like to test the game app may request a promotional code from Presseburo Typemania. It lets them obtain and try the iOS app for free.
In a nutshell:
* New App: "Sunny Hillride"
* Universal app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* From the developers of the Cobra 11 games
* Optional Story or Endless Mode
* One-button game play
* Lots of colorful sceneries
* Numerous hidden souvenirs
* High jumps, daredevil stunts
* Price: $ 0.99 (no in-app purchases)
* Free testing version will be available soon
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3/4/5 gen) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 38.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Sunny Hillride 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Headup Games is an independent games publisher located near Cologne in Germany. Together with its partners Headup Games focuses on the contentment of their customers and the best gameplay experience delivered at the fairest price-quality ratio. Since its foundation the company published over 30 SKU's, including many projects from young, ambitious indie-developers, where much potential and creativity had been seen. The portfolio features high-quality games such as Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Limbo, Archon: Classic, The Tiny Bang Story, Trapped Dead and Grotesque Tactics. Headup Games offers to internationally growing companies the possibility to enter the German or European market with an experienced partner on location. Fair and transparent relationships to our developing partners are the basis of our company's mission statement. Copyright (C) 2013 Headup 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.