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No way! Frutorious is TIGA 2012 nominated!

It is with great delight and chests full of pride that we announce that Frutorious has been officially chosen as a finalist in two categories of the TIGA 2012 awards!

Here’s the official press release from TIGA 

The categories we’re in have some fantastic games and excellent examples of the best of British work, so being alongside them and having our game recognised by industry peers is really really cool.  Proper job!

Here’s the groups…

CASUAL

SCE London Studio – DanceStar™ Party
Aardman Digital and Turner Broadcasting – Dino Donkey Dash: The Amazing World of Gumball
Reflections a Ubisoft studio – Just Dance 4
Infinite State Games – Frutorious 
NaturalMotion Games –  CSR Racing
First Touch Games Ltd – Score! Classic Goals

AUDIO DESIGN

Lionhead, Microsoft Studios – Fable: The Journey
Infinite State Games – Frutorious
thechineseroom – Dear Esther
Fireproof Games – The Room
Reflections a Ubisoft Studio – Driver San Francisco
JohnnyTwoShoes – Prevail

We just wanted to thank everyone who voted for us.  You guys are all fantastic and we’re so grateful for your help in getting Frutorious and our tiny team nominated.  Without you guys playing our game, helping us and sharing our updates and taking the time to vote, we wouldn’t have got here.  It’d just have been me and Charlie voting and that would have been a sorry state of affairs.

Whatever happens at the awards, this is super exciting!  We’ll be sure to let you know how we get on… in the mean time though, we’ll be cracking on with the update for you all 🙂

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Vote Frutorious at TIGA 2012!

We need to make the shortlist in these TIGA awards so bad.  It’d be amazing to be nominated as it’d really help give Frutorious and our teeny tiny games company the help we need to make better stuff for everyone!

We’re up for short listing in two categories, ‘Casual’ (small studio) and ‘Audio Design’ (small studio)

Here’s why you should vote for us in these categories…

CASUAL : (Small Studio)

Described by some as ‘Angry Birds meets Rainbow Islands’ – Frutorious is a flicky, bouncey platform game that sits along-side its AppStore casual companions with its head held high, despite having a budget of pretty much zero. (About £6 on plasticine and felt!)

It’s a visually striking game with a charming art style made completely of plasticine and felt, including an introduction story showcasing hand painted artwork.

With a simple and intuitive ‘pull-back and ping’ style slingshot controls and a multiple rewards for each level, Frutorious is designed so that people of all ages and abilities can have fun and find their own level of challenge.

It offers a fun and original casual gameplay experience in the main game, and as an aside also features a game mode for those players who want the basic challenge elements in the game condensed into an uber-casual 8-bit style endless arcade mode – Frutorious Pro

It has been featured on Indiegames.com, and was also chosen as one of the ‘three apps worth downloading’ on Appolicious.

We have loads of happy players who have given us over 30 five star reviews on the AppStore!

We believe Frutorious should be nominated for best casual game from a small studio because we’ve worked really hard with very little resources to make a game that everyone can enjoy: male or female, young or old, busy or bored. It also is embued with a particularly eccentric quirkiness that makes it feel distinctly British.

It is cheap as chips 69p/99c  to download, and it also features a huge amount of extra level content expandable via I.A.P.

AUDIO DESIGN (Small Studio)

We concentrated on making pure, joyful and catchy music to compliment our game.  We feel that the sound track is unique in its video-game inspired interpretation of funk and dub, proudly wearing its roots on its sleeve while perfectly complimenting the game-play and artistic aesthetic.

The Frutorious title theme harks back to 16 bit days of blue sky gaming, reminiscent of the soul of much loved arcade and home console games of the 90’s.

The in-game level music is a collection of synthy, videogame inspired dub and funk tracks, and we even created an acoustic version of the title theme which plays during the certain parts of the game.

From banging 8-bit anthems, through toe tapping but sinister dubstep, all the way to soulful acoustic guitar melodies… Frutorious is a musical delight.  The sound effects perfectly compliment both the music and the game-play, consisting of a mixture of live recordings and synthesised noises… all coming together to create a sound that just ‘is video games’.  

We also have the voice of up-coming UK rapper ‘ChetMega’ providing the in-game announcements by ‘Frutorious F.I.G.’ which amplifies the game-play thrill of achieving huge scores.

You can listen to the Frutorious official sound track here –  http://soundcloud.com/swith-1/sets/frutorious-ost/ – we’re sure you’ll be humming our Frutorious main theme in no time 😉

You can nominate for us to be shortlisted here:

http://awards.tiga.org/awards_categories.php

Again, please please do the right thing and drop us a vote, it’d be totally rad if we won something!