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!

Announcements, Frutorious

Frutorious FREE till 5th November to celebrate TIGA 2012 awards!

FRUTORIOUS FREE FOR A BIT!

It’s the TIGA 2012 awards tonight in Bath and we can’t flippin’ wait!  To celebrate, we’re making Frutorious FREE for a limited time, so tell all your chums they can GRAB IT for GRATIS before 5th of November! C’mon, let’s see if we can break that elusive top 100 😀

Here’s the AppStore link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frutorious/id524952395?mt=8

BLACK HOLES!

In the mean time, we’re also busy beavering away on levels for the update! One of the new things that’ll be in the update are BLACK HOLES! Making levels with these are super good fun, and we’ve been banging them out on our lunch breaks at work and in the evenings.  Here’s a little video that’ll do a better job at explaining what they are like than I could in words…

THE BIG AWARDS QUESTION!

So all that’s left to do now is sit and wait to find out the answer to the question on everyone’s lips…  What food they doin’ at the meal? Charlie will be hungry after the long drive and I know what he’s like – he’ll want a bit of gravy.  Personally, I’m in the mood for a bit of ice cream!

Whatever is for dinner we know we’ll have a great evening.  Still hasn’t sunk in that we’re going!  We’re in categories with some really professional and amazingly popular titles, so for a game made by 3 guys with day jobs which has only had a handful of downloads this is a proper immeasurably massive whopping great big deal 🙂

GO DOWNLOAD FRUTORIOUS!

So yeah!  Please go share this, tell your palz and family, tell all your internet-chums and that woman you say hello to with the dog.  Impress hipster friends by introducing them to it, believe me, they wouldn’t have heard of it!

Here’s that link again…

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

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, Shepherd

Shepherd: Mars Needs Sheep announcement

OK! We’ve got a few gameplay tweaks to do, as well as tighten up some teeny tiny things here and there but we are now at a stage where we can very proudly announce that we have nearly finished work on our major update to Shepherd!

 

This update, due out in under a month, will bring the following changes to Shepherd:

1) Greatly improved graphics
2) New sound effects and audio queues
3) Auto camera as default – making the game easier for beginners
4) Gun overheat mechanic to encourage chaining and deeper gameplay
5) Now called ‘Shepherd: Mars Needs Sheep’
5) Various bug fixes

So only a bit more tweaking to go and we’ll submit to Apple. We’ll let you know more as it happens…