Yes, you read that headline right. iFanzine.com is getting a planet named after it. Well, okay, not an ACTUALplanet — but a planet that will be featured in an upcoming iOS game called UNLonely. Which, if you ask me, is still amazingly cool!
So, because I’m sure you’re dying to know — here’s a little more info on the first game ever to feature this website in a starring role. Remember Lonely Sun, the exquisitely designed side-scroller that I gave a glowing review to a few months back? UNLonely is a sequel/spin-off to that game. The difference this time around is that all the game’s worlds and levels are inspired by and themed after indie-friendly app review sites. In addition to an iFanzine-styled planet called planet ‘Zine,’ UNLonely features worlds based on GameSkinny, Indie Game Launchpad, IndieHangover, OrangeBison, and SnapZilla. (If that isn’t a who’s who of awesome up-and-coming review sites, I don’t know what is.) Developer Nik Mihaylov is in the early stages of work on the game at the moment, and is currently putting a lot of time and thought into how best to incorporate things like each site’s color scheme and ethos into his planetary designs.
Biased as I may be, I think UNLonely is going to be something very special indeed. And, naturally, we’ll be following its development closely here on iFanzine. While you wait impatiently for more news on that, I urge you to head over to the App Store and pick up a copy of Lonely Sun. It truly is a phenomenal game in its own right, andit’ll give you a good idea of the quality, polish and fun you can expect from UNLonely. Also, if you don’t already, I recommend you follow Nik (@rinikulous) on Twitter to stay posted on all the latest happenings at Rinikulous Games.