April 12, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Hanoi, Vietnam - Applistar today is pleased to introduces Indians Family 1.0 for iOS, their game where players try to figure out how a family can safely traverse a natural obstacle, getting from the far left to the far right of the screen. Featuring three natural environments and 60 puzzle levels, the correct solutions are likely to tax the creativity and resourcefulness of even the most ardent gameplayer. Each physics-based solution requires careful thought, patient experimentation, and flawless execution. Players control the movements of the father, mother, and daughter, who are all of different weights and sizes, a fact that is vital to solving each puzzle.
Abu and his wife, Ber, and their daughter, June are trying to find their way home. Along the way, they must go over, under, or through natural obstacles in their path. The player can select each character, and control their movement left, right, and up. For example, in Level 1 the family is on the left side of a gorge and must cross to the other side. Can they run and jump? There is a trapeze swinging back and forth over the gorge. Can each of them manage to successfully jump on, swing across, and jump off? Can they build momentum while on the trapeze to carry them closer to the other side? Should they cross singly or as a group? The player will find the answer to all these questions along the way to getting everyone across. There are no hints and no solutions available; and only the first three levels are unlocked.
An old elementary school riddle asks the question, "A man who weighs 200 pounds has a rowboat. How can he and his two friends, who weigh 100 pounds each, all cross the river, if the boat can only carry 200 pounds?" Many of the puzzles in Indians Family require this type of thinking, but in a much more complex way. The puzzles in the game include levers, swings, planes, stacking of people and objects, collisions, ramrods, spheres, rotors, and more. All the action takes place in one of three settings, the Jungle, the Desert, and the Arctic, and so all objects in each puzzle are native to their environment.
In addition to providing a serious challenge to adult players, as well as younger gamers, there is a good deal of humor in the game. As the muscular Abu tries everything in his power to destroy a stone wall blocking their way, his wife waits patiently at the far left of the screen, taking an occasional puff from a native Indian pipe. There is also animated background movement that provides some inspiration, as the player stares at the scene trying to imagine the subtle trick involved in getting these three colorful characters from one side of the screen to the other.
* Very challenging physics-based game requires ingenuity, creativity, and fast reflexes
* Help Abu and his family get home through 60 puzzles
* Abu is tall, heavy, and strong; Ber, his wife, is less so; June, his daughter, is least so
* Use logs as planks, levers, rods and more
* Not every person in the family will use the same method to bypass the obstacle
* Players control the movement of each character: left, right, and up
"This is a charming game for the whole family, about a family trying to get home," stated Applistar President, Tuan Le Thanh. "The physical laws in the game are the same laws we must live with every day. Are you resourceful enough to get your family past the obstacle, so they can go home?"
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 32.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Indians Family 1.0 is $1.99 (USD), but is currently at the introductory price of $0.99, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
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