It's been a long time since we've heard from Danielle Cassley. Please indulge me in this short trip down memory lane. Ms. Cassley is one of the co-founders of Aurora Feint. Aurora Feint was our first app review way way back in 2008 here at 148Apps. Sadly, the Aurora Feint games have been removed from the App Store probably due to their reliance on the soon to be shutters OpenFeint. They were and interesting part of the App Store history and will be missed. Aurora Feint the games company eventually became OpenFeint the social game network service as the demand for the social backend built into Aurora Feint became the focus. A couple years later, in April 2011, after great success, OpenFeint the company was purchased by GREE.
Ms. Cassley has always struck me as a superstar seemingly held back by other forces like corporate structure. Much like her co-founder of Aurora Feint, Jason Citron who started his own company recently, she has now started a new game studio to help build the games she wants to see made. The first game from her new company, Red Bird Studios is a joint venture with Velvet Architects and is titled Avengees.
We know little of Avengees so far. What we do know is that it's a physics based puzzler with turn-based multiplayer and it will be released for iOS in the coming weeks. We asked Danielle for a bit more about the game and what makes it unique.
"We are keeping game play a little under wraps for the next week or so. What I can tell you is players engage in an single player level based game where they unlock items for customizing their world. Their custom world then serves as the basis for multiplayer turn based battles with their friends."
Should be an interesting take on the asynchronous multiplayer game. We look forward to getting a closer look at the game in the coming weeks. For now, take a look at the first teaser trailer.