Announcements, Frutorious, Games, iOS, Video

Off-World pack RELEASED!

It’s out!  Go and download it here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/frutorious/id524952395?mt=8

Here’s the trailer!

Learn about what’s in the update here.  Have fun and tell your friends!

Announcements, Coming Soon, Frutorious, Games, iOS, Off-World

Frutorious Update: ‘Off-World Pack’ – all the juicy details!

The Frutorious ‘Off-World’ update is out!

We’re all really excited about releasing this because we’ve added a whole load of content, put in lots of feedback we’ve had from our lovely players, added social features and fixed a few little bugs here and there.

Here’s a comprehensive run-down of everything we’ve crammed into the Off-World Pack

MARS NEEDS FRUTS!

One evening Mr Fruts was out looking for mushrooms with his best friend Frutorious F.I.G.  Suddenly, an ALIEN SPACE SHIP appeared and Mr Fruts was sucked aboard.  Those ghastly Aliens had come all the way from our game ‘Shepherd: Mars Needs Sheep!’ to steal all the fruits in Frutland!

Mr Fruts and everyone from Frutland were transported through space and time and across infinite dimensions ending up an awfully long way from home.

‘Don’t worry, Mr Fruts!’ said Frutorious F.I.G.  ‘I got a rocket in my pocket!’

And off they went collecting all the fruits while trying to get back to Frutland…

‘OFF-WORLD’ DIMENSIONS & WORMHOLES

There’s a brand new 36 ‘Off-World’ levels for you to play in the update.  They are set over four different dimensions that the Aliens have transported you to.  Some are very weird, some are very strange but they’re all very FRUITY!

You’ll also encounter a new gameplay feature – the WORM HOLE! This circular tunnel in space-time will suck you in and then spit you out somewhere else in the level and leads to some very funky puzzles to solve.

Cosmic Dimension

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A warm, dank and dark dimension filled with enormous mushrooms and giant wooden statues. Things here are quite easy and fun, and help you to start to get your head around the wormholes

Neon Dimension

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When Mr Fruts was dropped into this telepathic dimension, it used his emotional energies to fashion plasma into the form of a place where Mr Fruts feels most happy: Frutland.

Peyote Dimension

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Next, F.I.G drops Mr Fruts off  somewhere very hot and very confusing: a dimension where wool watches you; Peyote Dimension.  Things are really starting to get tricky now with cunning levels in distinctly trippy surroundings

Wax Dimension

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This is a childish sketchy world full of streaks of colour and wormholes… along with the trickiest, most mind-bending Frutorious puzzles ever conceived!

Each dimension also has its own music, so there’s four new tunes encompassing funk, techno, trip-hop ad electropop.

SOCIAL FEATURES

As well as 36 brand new levels, the worm holes and the Aliens from Shepherd: Mars Needs Sheep, there’s some brand new social features!

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You can now brag to your friends on Twitter or Facebook when you get a new Hi-Score on Frutorious Pro, and you can publish your progress in the main game on your favourite social media timeline too.  What’s more, every time you make a tweet or a post, Frutorious F.I.G. will give you some play-coins which you can spend on power-ups in the game!

FRUTORIOUS PRO IMPROVEMENTS

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Everyone asked for it… so we made it happen! You can now play Frutorious Pro using either the retro art or the hand-made art.

We’ve also added an extra 5 seconds to the clock to give beginners more of a chance to get into the awesomeness that is Frutorious Pro.  It still provides the same challenge to the battle hardened Frutorious Pro players but we hope this will open up the score boards to some new contenders too.

We’ve also written a new tune for Frutorious Pro which we think suits the vibe better.

GAMEPLAY & BUG FIXES

We’ve made lots of tweaks to make the game more accessible, stable and fun.

  • End of level menu – now instead of going automatically to the next level in the game, you’ll be able to choose whether to replay the last one, play the next one or quit to the menu.
  • When playing a level you’ve played before, you  no longer to sit through the parachute sequence before you start.
  • There’s two new fruits in the Off-World pack to collect as voted for on our Facebook poll – Watermelon and Pineapple
  • We’ve added the list of ‘Frutorious Super-Chums’ to the credits!  Remember that?  We said that everyone who shares a post about Frutorious could get in the credits, and we done it!
  • We’ve put a cool thing hidden in the shop… if you tap on Frutorious F.I.G’s dog (who’s name incidentally is Dog Doggy Dogg) you’ll be taken to our cool ‘Other Games’ viewer which tells you about our other AppStore games.
  • We’ve made the amount of time it takes for Pedro to steal your fruit MUCH much quicker.  That means if you’re trailing loads of fruit and you get caught, you’ll be back up and collecting fruits again in a second.
  • We’ve also written little descriptions underneath each power-up icon as suggested by Rev. Stuart Campbell, to help people understand what the power-ups do more clearly.
  • Finally, to encourage progress, every world you complete will be unlocked to be used in Frutorious Pro.
Frutorious, Games, iOS, Poll

Help us name our enormous update!

Hey dudes!  Hey, remember in September we had a poll about what should be the first fruts in the DLC?  Yeah we’d forgotten all about that too.  Well we totally just remembered!

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So we had a tie between Pineapple and Watermelon.  Two fruts which you might think we’d put in to the initial release.  Well we’re not animals, you don’t spunk all your good stuff at once do you. So we are proud to announce, representing the more tropical of fruits, we will now have a watermelon and a pineapple in the fruits you can collect in the coming update…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FRUT FRUT FRUT

Now, one of the last teensy things to do is to name this update and we thought we’d turn to you guys.

We need a name for our update pack of levels.  We’ve got two names we need you to help us choose from…

“Off-World”

“Mars Needs Fruts”

You can vote on Facebook here http://apps.facebook.com/opinionpolls/poll?pid=ACFv6lnWMBw

Cheers m’dears!

Frutorious, Games, iOS, News, Video

All set for TIGA 2012!

We’re all totally pumped to have a good time at the TIGA 2012 awards.  What’s super cool about it is that it will be the first time the team has actually met in person since the project started back in March.  Barry Island and Charlie haven’t seen each other for the best part of six years!

We’ve also never been to anything like an awards ceremony. It’s gonna be a totally awesome reunion and party for us. We’ve also got ChetMega from Townhouse Records and his entourage coming along to enjoy the event along with some other VIP guests who’ve supported Frutorious all the way from the beginning.

ChetMega – the voice of Frutorious F.I.G.

Another cosmic thing is we think we’re the smallest team up for a TIGA award with only three dudes! It would be a total underdog victory if we won anything, but we think we’ve really captured in our game the run away independent spirit of videogames in both casual and audio design and hope that gets recognition 🙂

We’re pumped. We’ve got Friday off. We’ve got our T-Shirts ready…

Look at our awesome t-shirts!

We’ve got our nomination announcement trailer ready…

We’ll be rockin the awards ceremony and representing at the after show. If you’re there too come along and say hi! Stop and have a drink! Pop out for a fag! Chat about games and music with us! We’re pretty awesome dudes, we’ll be the ones wearing Frutorious T-Shirts 🙂

See you there!

Announcements, Frutorious, Games, iOS

Only 1 week left till Frutorious goes paid!

Quick heads up, chums!  We’re making Frutorious 69p/99c from Sunday onwards. It’s still a complete and total bargain but grab it sharpish if you want in on the free action 🙂

Why is it going paid? Well, because it’s just TOO GOOD to give away for free!

We’ve not had any official reviews in any magazines, but we’ve now got 29 five star reviews on the AppStore!

It was featured on the thoroughly excellent indiegames.com

It was also chosen as one of the ‘three apps worth downloading’ on Appolicious along side the official YouTube app!

We also got a lovely write up from Rob Fearon at OwVideogames who said…

it’s a Fuzzy-Felt’d, Plasticine populated cross between Rainbow Islands and one of those got-to-jump-up-things but via the medium of a slingshot and it’s bloody brilliant.

Read the whole article here

Most exciting for our level designer, one of his heroes, James Mielke (Pixel Junk Producer) tweeted this about Frutorious…

We’re currently working hard on the update, so have any more of you guys played Frutorious yet?

Announcements, Games, iOS, Shepherd

Shepherd – Mars Needs Sheep! is OUT NOW and FREE for a week.

The major massive update to Shepherd is here … and to celebrate our milestone one thousand downloads of Frutorious, we’re making ‘Shepherd: Mars Needs Sheep’ free for a limited time!

GET IT HERE! 

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/shepherd-mars-needs-sheep!/id440987743?mt=8

WHAT’S IN THE UPDATE

  • Total art update – Cuter aliens! Slicker upgrade screens! More cartoony backgrounds!
  • Auto-camera – Now play the game without using tilt! More casual, more fun!
  • Tighter gameplay – go from calm to panic in less than a minute!
  • Gun overheat mechanic – deepens gameplay and encourages smart chaining
  • Cooler sound effects – you’re gonna love our robot lady announcing your enormous chains
  • New music! – we’ve put a cooler tune in the championship mode

So if you like TAPPING and PANICKING and SHEEP and EXPLOSIONS… get on the case sharpish while it’s free!

Announcements, Coming Soon, Frutorious, Games, iOS

Frutorious Update – HOT Preview Information!

We’re working on an update for Frutorious!

No date yet for when it’s out, but it’s coming and we think you’ll be very happy indeed with what we’ve got lined up for you…

*LOVING TWEAKS!*

We know you’ll like what’s in the update, because all the tweaks have come from you guys!  We’ve had really great feedback from people who are enjoying the game, and they’ve suggested some excellent ideas which will improve the flow of the game for everyone.  Here’s the ideas and feedback we’ve had that we’re putting in the update…

  • You’ll be able to select between plasticine and retro look for Frutorious Pro
  • We’re putting in a ‘Rage Restart’ to Frutorious Pro
  • We’re adding a ‘Retry / Next’ option after the results tally
  • We’ll be adding all the ‘FRUTORIOUS SUPER CHUMS’ to the credits
  • Some sprinkling of extra magic here and there

*MYSTERIOUS NEW WORLD!*

There’ll be a whole new world with new baddies, new thingies and new 36 levels to download!  We’ve not finalised the art yet but here’s a sneak peak…

So we’ll have more info soon, but keep playing Frutorious Pro every day, strive to collect all the stars in the main game and we promise the time will fly by!

And don’t forget, every time you tell a friend about Frutorious, somewhere a tiny mushroom sprouts and a gnome has it for his dinner!

SO TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

UPDATES!

COMING SOON!