Have you ever had one of those dreams where you were in a free fall, with nothing to stop your infinite drop into nothingness? Well in our last game of E3 2011, we got the chance to relive just that experience, except we were blocks, roughly shaped as savannah creatures. That’s right, I said SAVANNAH CREATURES! TransGaming Studios were proud to show off their newest creation, KULA BLOX, and believe me when I say that it is far more fun then you could ever imagine from my lackluster description.
Players are put in control of a rapidly descending beast and burdened with the task of avoiding collisions with creatures that are a larger block size then themselves. Animals that are smaller than you, however, are supposed to become a snack for your ever growing critter. The more of these prey gobbled up, the larger your block becomes, allowing you to stalk even larger creatures.
Adding another level to the complexity, players get to choose their plummeting predatory avatar of choice, each of which has their own unique powers and abilities. At launch there will even be a store available where you can purchase even more powers and upgrades to make your character the “King of the Animal Kingdom.”
Even from the limited time I was able to spend with the KULA BLOX, it was apparent that it will have a widespread appeal amongst the hardcore and casual alike. Where the gameplay will get you hooked, but the leaderboards and built-in trash talking system that integrates with twitter will keep you coming back time and time again. You can expect to see the game hit the App Store sometime in the next couple of months. Until then, however, feast your eyes on these screenshots to satiate your hunger for jungle meat. Enjoy the hunt!