The simple-looking yet hyper-challenging platformer Mr Jump has rocketed up the charts on the App Store, with 6 million downloads and counting. It’s a free game, with occasional ads and a few in-app purchase options. Touch Arcade spoke with the three-person team behind the app about their success, their inspiration, and where they’ll go from here.
“Most of our apps are puzzle games,” says Thomas. “With Mr Jump we wanted to show that we were capable of doing something different: more action oriented and ‘less simple’ graphically. But even if Mr Jump is a success it doesn’t mean we will stop making small and passionate puzzle games in the future. So our next game might be a puzzle game.”
Via Touch Arcade
Do you like auto-running platformers? Do you like Ancient Egyptian art? If so, you’ll want to check out this cool-looking game. It kind of looks like the recent PlayStation 4 game Apotheon, but Egyptian rather than Greek, and auto-running rather than directly controlled. You can download it here for $1.99.
If you have dreams of going to space (or at least sending others into space) you’ll want to check out this game, just ported over from PC. In it, you can choose to play as the director of one of three space programs, and your goal is to send stuff into space. From Touch Arcade’s 4 out of 5 star review:
Even though the game doesn’t offer the excitement of the space race to the degree I was hoping for, SPM is quite an enjoyable management game, especially for those with even a passing interest in space exploration. In addition to its replay value because of the variety of game modes, SPM also offers an abundance of information about the period’s space programs and hardware in its aptly-named Buzz-opedia. If you enjoy relatively deep management games and have even a passing interest in science and space, then this is definitely a game you should check out.
Via Touch Arcade
In this abstract game of organisms, microbes, and cells, you’re trying to avoid viruses and mines to make your way to the exit. The only problem is that the controls might not be up to snuff. Read Pocket Gamer’s review, which gave it a 6 out of 10.
What doesn’t work quite so well is the game’s awkward control system, with a drag-to-move system that never feels quite precise or consistent enough for the increasingly delicate maneuvers you need to make. That attack move is a counter-intuitive pain to pull off too.
Via Pocket Gamer