February 4, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Manila, Philippines - Groundbreaking Games today released their first iOS game Puckerz!, an arcade action game for iPhone and iPod touch devices where players take control of a Puck and launch it around a destructible environment to collect as many orbs as they can before the time runs out.
In the game, players can choose from 7 different Pucks and are given at least 2 minutes to bounce around a level to collect orbs. Players need to collect at least 75% of the orbs in any given level to advance to the next. In addition to that, by planning their shots well, players can get time bonuses from 5 up to 25 seconds.
But it's not as easy as it sounds because every level has been barricaded by layers of destroyable bricks that players need to plow through in order for them to complete the goal. To ramp up the challenge even further, Puckerz! add into the mix a couple of impenetrable blocks and a slew of carefully laid traps that once it catches a Puck, players will incur a 10-second time penalty.
The game offers 30 levels in its first release, accompanied by 4 powerups that will keep the experience fresh. With its sleek interface style, rich level design, fast physics-based gameplay and engaging soundtrack, Puckerz! hopes to be a unique mobile game experience for casual and hardcore gamers alike.
"Puckerz!'s intuitive controls makes it very approachable. Anyone can pick it up, play and enjoy. Yet it offers a depth that makes it replayable and very much suitable for leaderboards. Players who like getting stars will end up playing a level over and over again," says Anthony Garcia, designer of Puckerz!.
Puckerz! is now available on the App Store for $0.99, featuring:
- easy to pick up and play experience,
- sleek, techno eye candy graphics,
- 30 fun and challenging levels,
- 7 cool pucks to choose from,
- an engaging soundtrack,
- 29 unique achievements, and
- leaderboards integrated via Game Center and OpenFeint.
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 18.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Puckerz! 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.
Based in Manila, Philippines, Groundbreaking Games, Inc. is an independent game development studio founded in 2010. The formation of the company is the realization of the founders' lifelong dream to make addictive games they would want to play. Seeking to make the company name speak for itself, the company focuses on creating highly polished titles and fresh game experiences for players casual and hardcore alike. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Groundbreaking Games, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.