January 23, 2014 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Edinburgh, Scotland - Harry Likes Plums, a physics puzzler with a plum of a premise, is available on iPhone and iPod touch devices worldwide starting today. This "pocket" version of the Fantastic Contraption-inspired puzzle game joins an iPad version that arrived on the App Store in November.
After crash-landing in a nearby tree, Harry - a gelatinous green blob suffering from an insatiable hunger for plums - finds himself inches away from the juicy fruit he craves. Each time Harry's faulty teleporter deposits him so close and yet so far from his fruity fancy, it's up to you to build a contraption that can carry him the rest of the way. Whatever you come up with, if it brings him and his beloved together Harry will thank you for your trouble!
Don't be fooled by the colorful graphics. Harry Likes Plums is fun for all ages and will have even the most brainy puzzle gamers scratching their heads to come up with suitable solutions. The five simple objects in your toolbox - buttons, coins, bottle tops, and two types of connecting rods - can be combined into an infinite array of ingenious contraptions that allow for hundreds of possible solutions to each level. Harry Likes Plums presents a real challenge to even the brightest and most creative players as you come up with and keep tweaking your ideas, until you finally manage to build something that works.
Today's release features an open level selection menu, so you can explore the creative scenarios in any order. Whether you prefer to stick with a puzzle until it's solved or bounce around to new challenges, Harry Likes Plums has players covered. This enhancement has also been added to the iPad version.
Harry's iPad debut had press cheering, with JayIsGames calling it "a mobile game you won't be able to take your hands off of." AppsZoom was "amazed at the high quality of the design" and "endearing main character," while 148Apps called Harry Likes Plums "charmingly tricky... a rewarding game."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 36.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Harry Likes Plums (Pocket Edition) 2.0.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
The team behind Harry Likes Plums is about as indie as possible. Tim Leslie, an Edinburgh-based Flash developer who makes children's educational games in his day job, has worked on Harry Likes Plums in his spare time for nearly two years with help from artist Hannah Collier and musician Harry Walley. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Tim Leslie. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.