Summer might be becoming only a lingering memory in the Nordics now that the clocks have gone back. We’re confronted by so much darkness in the evenings, with the knowledge that more is to come, but Rovio obviously want to try and keep summer alive in our hearts. With lots of bright colours and cute characters modelled on delicious fruits Juice Cubes, developed by PocketPlay Lab based in Bangkok, Thailand, intend to bring us some entertainment to get through the winter.
Everyone wants Angry Birds and after invading almost all sorts of mobile and other computing platforms it is now coming to TVs this summer. (after the movie, Rio) The announcement comes as Roku, the maker of set-top boxes mentioned partnering with Rovio early last week.
Independent Finnish game-developing start-up Ookoohko has recently published their first title Get Outta My Galaxy. It's a 3D action game with puzzle elements for iPhone and iPod Touch (an iPad version with extra features is one the way). The game is set on multiple planets where you get to control a fat four-armed creature called Waka whose peaceful existence is disturbed by various aliens (called Wikus). Being a grumpy anti-social creature, Waka needs to go all around each planet and slap the aliens to send them back into the open space. Apart from aliens, Waka needs to deal with different plants that hurt him and solve puzzles to open doors. You control Waka by simply tilting your device to various directions and you can slap aliens by tapping anywhere on the screen.
If almost half your users are paying to take advantage of a feature you have introduced, your product is by all means great. In the GDC Summit, Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio, aka the Mighty Eagle revealed that almost 40% of new Angry Birds users are paying to take advantage of the Mighty Eagle. The in app purchase enables users to skip a level just in case it proves way too difficult for them.