This year has already seen the releases of quirky platformer Roll Out, the critically lauded Pix ‘n’ Love Rush, and, in some parts of the world, smash-hit MMORPG Yslandia bearing the BulkyPix label. A trio of titles which team iFanzine fell head over heels in love with. And this trend of teaming up with talented indie developers to create groundbreaking iPhone games looks set to continue with a newly announced batch of upcoming titles.
The eclectic mix includes puzzle games, point-and-click adventures, a sci-fi shoot ’em up, a platform game, and much, much more. Something for everyone, in other words. Bulkypix are also throwing their weight behind Apple’s Game Center.
“Apple is quickly becoming the top hand-held gaming brand and Game Center will soon become the de-facto standard for social gaming on iOS devices. It is definitely a must-have for Bulkypix games,” said Vincent Dondaine, COO of BulkyPix.
He continues, “Now there is one convenient hub where you can invite your friends to compete, compare scores and boast of their latest achievements. We’re proud to support Apple’s games initiatives and are looking forward to offering gamers an even better gaming experience by offering a comprehensive and consistent feature set.”
A brief synopsis of each of these upcoming games was included with Today’s press release:
Developed by BulkyPix, BattleStar is a strategy game based in a sweeping futuristic sci-fi universe. The game offers 60 missions with original and diversified objectives. The game offers more than 10 hours of gameplay. In multiplayer mode you can play with a friend simultaneously on the same screen.
Burn It All
Developed by Pastagames and BulkyPix, Burn It All, is a highly addictive puzzle game where your objective is to burn through everything on your path with the help of 3 little flames, each one with its own set of skills.
Developed by BulkyPix, iCannon HellFire is a 360° shooter. The objective of the game is to achieve total destruction by determining the proper projectile angle and acceleration in order to deliver as much damage as possible to the enemy troops.
Developed by DotEmu, Gobliiins offers a mix of elements of adventure and puzzle gaming. In essence, the player must find the solution to each area (or level), consisting of one or more screens, in order to complete the round and progress to the next adventure. The player usually controls multiple goblins as player characters, each of whom has a unique set of abilities. You control the goblins to finish the puzzles.
Developed by White Birds & BulkyPix, Cardboard Castle is a beautifully looking puzzle game reminiscent of La Fontaine Fables. All game elements are cut out of cardboard. The puzzles can solved by using éléments of the game (trees, clouds, grass,…) or by using the cardboard in itself, by burning it, tearing it, wetting it.
Developed by Tayasui, Talking Carl makes his début in a new aventure, Crazy Piano
Flying to the Moon
Developed by EggBall & BulkyPix, this is a vertical platform game where the player must bounce the ball as high as possible, up in the sky and collect points as the ball travels higher and higher.
Last King of Africa ep.1
Developed by White Birds Productions, Last King of Africa will now be available on the iPad. A great, mysterious adventure filled with twists and turns that will lead you to the heart of the wonderful imaginary country of Maurania. Exciting riddles will make you progress in an extraordinary story with a captivating storyline. A unique atmosphere with dozens of different places to explore – filled with riddles and encounters.
Last King of Africa ep.2
Developed by White Birds Productions, the second episode of the trilogy of Benoît Sokal will take you on the further adventure with Ann Smith in an imagined African country, Maurania.
Developed by BulkyPix, the first installment of the game was noted as one of the most remarkable games of 2009. The full-motion, first person horror adventure returns with a vengeance. Hysteria Project 2 takes groundbreaking gaming experience into a new level. Step into the shoes of the main character and take part in an unforgettable adventure. Engross yourself in the video clips, keep a sharp eye on what’s going on around you and, and solve the mystery before you fall pray to it.
After a successful launch of Babel Rising, White Birds Productions brings another fantastic tower defense game to the Apple platform. Project WWII takes during Second World War and offers another terrific adventure with funny and polished graphics.