June 27, 2010 in Games (AF)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Finkly Interactive has released version 2.0 of its highly acclaimed chaos-management game "Fare City: Taxi Mania". In Fare City the player assumes the role of taxi dispatcher, directing taxis around the streets of various locations in an increasingly manic rush to collect fares. Applauded for the design and production quality, addictive game-play and great music, Fare City: Taxi Mania has received five-star reviews from critics and players alike, and was featured by Apple in "New and Noteworthy".
Version 2.0 of the game features a new game mode that radically expands the game play. "Crazy Cabs" simplifies the game control allowing the player to focus on the task of delivering fares while at the same time upping the game tempo, leading to truly frenetic action as the game progresses. Loved by the beta testers, Crazy Cabs is set to be a firm favorite with the players and effectively doubles the already extensive gameplay.
"We are really excited by the new game mode", said Mike Woods, owner of Finkly Interactive. "Fare City already has an enthusiastic base of players and Crazy Cabs gives them so much more gameplay. And it doesn't stop here. We have a whole series of updates planned for the summer. The next version, which includes a gorgeous new map, has already been submitted to Apple for review."
Also released at the same time is a free edition of the game which features the Rookie and Classic game modes and the Downtown map. Fare City: Taxi Mania features smooth and intuitive touch and drag controls with rich gameplay: Two-ways streets; proper u-turns; wrap-around routes; emergency brakes; sophisticated bonus system; accident insurance:
4 beautiful maps, each offering its own challenges:
* Downtown - the original urban grid
* Metrotown - the suburban district, complete with train
* The Maze - twisting roads and lanes to get lost in
* Harborside - escape to the country on the ferry
4 great game modes allow for different styles of play and difficulty:
* Rookie - for those who like to kick back and relax
* Classic - the original Fare City in all its glory
* Time Trial - a race against the clock to collect those fares before time runs out
* Crazy Cabs - an awesome new game that is simple to play but lives up to its name!
* 3 game speeds
Open Feint enabled:
* Multiple online leaderboards
* Unlockable achievements
* Friends list
* Twitter and Facebook integration
* Multiple accounts per device
* Great jazzy style and soundtrack
* Email challenges
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
* 15.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Fare City: Taxi Mania 2.0 is currently $0.99 (USD) [normal price $1.99 (USD)] and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Fare City: Taxi Mania Free is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Founded in 2009, Finkly Interactive is the creation of Mike Woods, an experienced software developer who, after two decades building products for the printer industry, found himself at a loose end and decided it would be more fun to make his own applications. In fact "fun" is the key goal of Finkly Interactive - applications that are fun to develop and fun to use. The company wants its software to be enjoyable, whether it is a game, a utility or a business application. The company is currently specializing in applications for the iPhone / iPod Touch platform. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 Finkly Interactive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.