First Look at New Game from Angry Birds Creators
Just last week, Angry Birds game creators Rovio Entertainment announced the Billionth (yes, with a B) download of their hyper-popular physics-based game. Rovio has long-established itself as a real player in the online gaming world, and they stand poised to release its very own rival to the Angry Birds empire.
Angry Bird's success is not hard to believe, really, given Rovio's incredible marketing machine, as well as the ubiquitous availability to play the game on pretty much any mobile or desk-locked device. Despite its continued growth, there are many (including myself) who've simply moved on from the game, while my kids occasionally pop off a few pig-built structures from time to time.
Rovio recently purchased Snappy Touch's Casey's Contraptions, a game whose user loyalty has been growing somewhat steadily since its release. According to reports, Rovio plans to upgrade some of Casey's Contraptions' physics-based game features. Along with the interface redesign, expect Rovio to give the game a new name when it's released, Amazing Alex.
Casey's Contraptions (or Amazing Alex) is similar to Angry Birds, in that everything you do is based on complicated and dynamic game play physics, as you swing and cut free items on strings, line up unique pathways, and drop, punch, or shoot items in order to hit a target somewhere on the screen. Levels get increasingly more difficult as you go, of course. Here's a sneak preview of what to expect from Amazing Alex.
According to TouchArcade, Casey's Contraptions has been quietly removed from app stores, as Rovio has begun to provide hints at what to expect with the new release. "We are currently reworking the title to enhance it, and getting ready to re-introduce it in a true 'expect the unexpected' Rovio style launch to an even larger audience," said Rovio Vice President Ville Heijari.Continued on the next page