May 10, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Cirencester, UK - Neon Play, the mobile games studio behind Apple's 10 billionth download Paper Glider, has launched a follow-up game called Paper Glider Para Drop 1.0.
The latest adventure takes place in a city backyard. Players must jump a toy soldier from their glider, open its parachute and glide onto a trampoline. Players need to judge the varying wind speed to ensure a successful landing.
Points are rewarded depending on the accuracy of the touchdown. Every turn players are advised on the wind's direction and strength, and missing the target results in the toy soldier sizzling in a campfire, or worse, splatting in a doggy doo.
Paper Glider Para Drop still maintains the charming artistic style which won the original Paper Glider over 4.5 million fans worldwide. Para Drop is the third Paper Glider title to debut on the iPhone after the previous game, Paper Glider Bomber, which reached over 1.4 million downloads in just five weeks.
Neon Play has also incorporated the ability to customize elements of the game. Players can earn or buy different toy soldier parachutes to use in-game. There are 12 parachutes to unlock including a flame and camouflage chute, as well as choosing flags from different countries worldwide, such as USA, UK, Japan, France, Canada and Germany.
The playing area is also customizable. When you first install the game, the garden is a messy scene with uncut grass and a broken fence. But players can upgrade their backyard with a swing, water feature or a garden gnome, plus many other fun garden items. Some items are interactive, for example, purchasing a lawn mower provides you with freshly cut grass. You can also fix the run down fence or be entertained by the cheekiness of the garden gnome...
Paper Glider Para Drop is free to download and custom items can be enabled with coins, the in-game currency. Coins are earned by playing the game or can be bought via an in-app purchase.
Paper Glider Para Drop features live global leaderboards with Game Center and score sharing via posting on Twitter and Facebook.
Oli Christie, CEO of Neon Play commented, "We're hopping with excitement at the latest installment to the Paper Glider franchise and Paper Glider Para Drop is a really fun little game, with lots of potential for customization and big scores. With more Paper Glider games coming soon and a big announcement as well, we look forward to building the IP further."
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 20.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Paper Glider Para Drop 1.0 is free to download and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Cirencester, Glos, United Kingdom, Neon Play Ltd is a privately held mobile games studio founded by Oli Christie. Neon Play makes iPhone games and apps and works with a variety of partners with the aim to launch the most addictive and fun games on the Apple App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Neon Play Ltd. 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.