March 19, 2012 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Wiltshire, United Kingdom - Independent developer Alistair Aitcheson introduces Greedy Bankers: Bailout! 1.0, the satirical match-em-up puzzler, which spawned a Eurogamer Indie Arcade nominated iPad sequel, has launched a major update for free on the App Store.
The latest version, titled Greedy Bankers: Bailout! contains the Arcade Mode of the original iPhone game entirely free, with two new game modes (Bailout and Mystery) available by in-app purchase.
In Bailout Mode players race against a two-minute time limit, using valuable power-up gems to maximise their earnings. Mystery Mode adds a mind-bending twist to the game, with the colours of the player's gems hidden from view, forcing them to use their memory and strategy skills to win.
Sound designer Tom Parfitt has provided an all-new soundtrack for the game, as well as brand new sound effects, making for an altogether richer experience.
The game's developer, one-man studio Alistair Aitcheson is excited at the prospects that free-to-play models offer independent studios:
"Without the widespread recognition of larger studios, getting people to try out a game from a relative unknown can be difficult.
"When a game is free, players are much more likely to try it out of curiosity. My hope is that I'm providing enough high-quality gameplay for people to either feel happy to pay to try the new modes, or eager to recommend it to their friends.
"My hope is that this new model will give wider exposure to the game, which I know has as yet untapped potential in reaching a mass audience."
* iOS 3.0 or later
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* 19.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Greedy Bankers: Bailout! 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Alistair Aitcheson runs a one-man independent game studio, currently focusing on iOS and other mobile platforms. He strives to create games based on simple mechanics which allow complex strategic approaches from players. Alistair recently spoke at Develop Conference Liverpool and the TIGA Mobile Games Conference about his work, and believes strongly in the role of small independent studios in the future of the games industry. Copyright (C) 2012 Alistair Aitcheson. 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.