August 4, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Jersey City, New Jersey - Iskandar, Inc. today is pleased to introduce Cut Him Up! for iOS, their pulp noir brawler game with stylized, comic book, B&W animated graphics, and deep red blood spatter effects. It features the Cocos2D middleware physics engine for realistic explosions and shatter effects, both story and survival gameplay modes, a large assortment of combo moves, chainsaw attacks, and epic boss fights. The artist and developer, longtime fighting game fans, cite Street Fighter, Double Dragon, Final Fight, Ninja Gaiden, Madworld, and Sin City as seminal influences.
Cut Him Up!, an ultra-violent brawler, is set in a nightmarish, unidentified hospital/asylum. The action takes place in the halls of Ward B, where the protagonist fights masked surgeons, guards, orderlies, and former patients who are the result of failed experiments. The noir storyline unfolds between bouts of punches, kicks, gore, and all out mayhem. Players may opt out of the story and cutscenes by choosing survival mode, which provides continuous action sans speech balloons and pop up panels.
* Artwork by TenthHelix
* Master a variety of combos to help when facing tremendous odds
* Additional endless survival mode provides infinite hours of gameplay
* Enemies will explode and shatter thanks to the state of the art physics engine
* Online leaderboards through OpenFeint (achievements coming soon)
* Intense hip/hop inspired beats electrifying the experience
* Intriguing storyline revealed in between the action
* Chainsaw weapon to mow down enemies
The game is played in landscape mode, offers two levels of difficulty, and permits toggling on/off of sound F/X, music, text F/X, and blood F/X. Character movement is controlled by a touch sensitive joystick control in the lower left, and fighting moves by two touch sensitive buttons in the lower right. Moves include: jump, block, jump kick, earthquake, the standard, blunt knee, carcass blast, and rolling thunder. Pills, syringes, knives, and chainsaws all serve as potential weapons. The copious blood spatters show up ruby red against the high contrast, all black & white graphics and animation.
"It's been a great experience developing Cut Him Up! with my old high school friend, artist Larry Beckx of TenthHelix," commented company President Edwin Iskandar. "This game has both the look and the action we've talked about creating for years."
* iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch 2G and up
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4 tested)
* 18 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Cut Him Up! 1.1 is normally priced at $2.99 (USD), but is currently available at the introductory price of $0.99 exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, Iskandar, Inc. was founded in 2007 by developer Edwin Iskandar. The company develops iOS games and apps for all ages. They focus on both the Games category and the Education/Book category. Popular games/apps that have hit the top 50 or higher of the US app store include: Buster Red, Tank Run and Gun, Alphabet Creatures (iPad), and the Infant Arcade series. Copyright (C) 2010 by Iskandar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.