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Chillingo Announces New Titles And New Accolades

Posted by Carter Dotson on June 13th, 2011

Chillingo had quite the busy week last week; recent release and iPhone Game of the Week recipient Feed Me Oil hit number one on the iPhone App Store. As well, their published title Cut The Rope, developed by ZeptoLab, won an Apple Design Award. On top of all this, Chillingo announced that their apps have reached 140 million total downloads. In order to help increase that number, they've released several new games and updates for their current titles.

Rocket Bunnies is an action platformer where players must navigate an eponymous Rocket Bunny around planets, using their gravity to feed hungry bunnies throughout the game's 60 levels. Controls are as simple as tapping on a different planet to fly to it, keeping timing of where the Rocket Bunny is in account to launch at the proper angle, with boost bonuses available for launching at certain spots. The game is available now for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.

SEED 2 Free is a free version of the second entry in Chillingo and CH Games' action-RPG franchise for iOS. The game promises over 200 battlefields, 24 villages, and a wide variety of missions, all culminating with multiple endings. This is the same game as the $0.99 full version, just supported by ads on the title screen and in the character status/inventory menus. There are also in-app purchases for SEED points that can be used for in-game upgrades.

As well as these new releases, Spider Jack, recently discussed on The Portable Podcast, has gotten a new set of 25 levels. The veritcally-scrolling shmup Sky Combat has been updated with a new Arctic Campaign. Finally, the action/puzzle game Collision Effect has gotten a new game type, called "Life Force Mode." Chillingo have been publishing a lot of games this year, and between these recent releases and updates and other titles previously announced, there's sure to be more to come.

The Portable Podcast, Episode 85

Posted by Carter Dotson on May 17th, 2011

Spiders and trampolines - but not both simultaneously. That would just be too much.

On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Gerhard Oester of Games2Be about the iOS version of their Facebook/Unity game, Spoing.

  • Carter speaks to Kaiser Hwang of Chillingo about Chillingo's operations, especially pertaining to their new release Spider Jack.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Gerhard Oester, Games2Be
  • Guest: Kaiser Hwang, Chillingo

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    Spider Jack Review

    iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
    By Jennifer Allen on May 6th, 2011
    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADDICTIVE
    Spider Jack offers Cut the Rope style gameplay with slightly more involving mechanics
    Read The Full Review »

    Chillingo Announces Spring Delights and Many Games Ahead

    Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 14th, 2011

    Gaming app behemoth Chillingo has just released details on their Spring lineup and it's looking pretty strong for pretty much all tastes comprising of a mixture of casual and more complex concepts.

    There's Spider Jack, a game that looks guaranteed to enthrall fans of Cut the Rope. You have to help Jack the hungry spider collect up all the flies in each level. The trailer looks like the perfect combination of cute cartoon graphics with pretty simple yet compelling gameplay.

    Continuing the simple yet fun theme, there's Spoing that has a great looking indie style to it. This time round you have to guide little Spoing, a rather cute little black ball thing, levels while collecting gems and avoiding monsters. It's looking rather simple in the trailer suggesting you direct the ball around by flinging him up trampolines, hopefully it'll get a bit harder as the levels progress. The ability to create your own trampolines certainly has a lot of potential.

    D.A.R.K promises a mixture of science fiction horror survival RPG elements alongside 3D two stick shooting action. The trailer doesn't appear to offer any in game footage but the premise certainly sounds intriguing. Screenshots certainly look atmospheric. A possible rival to Dead Space?

    Another cryptic title is that of Swords & Soldiers - an iOS conversion of the Wiiware and PC game of the same name. Only one image has been released so far and it makes the game look rather 'busty' offering some buxom blonde women in, er, knitted form. Chillingo promises 2D side scrolling strategy action so it'll be interesting to see how Swords & Soldiers turns out.

    Vampire Rush looks a bit more obvious with Torchlight/Gauntlet style gameplay. As the trailer suggests, there'll be plenty of hack n slashing fun to be had as well as some elements of tower defense too. Hopefully there'll be plenty of looting to do too.

    Dream Track Nation offers slightly mental looking 2D racing action. Physics will play an important role here in order to leap through the numerous obstacles ahead and frantic racing seems to be the order of the day here. It's also going to include a level designer which should promise some great creations amongst you and your friends.

    As always, check back here for the latest on all of these titles as we hear about them. While you wait though, take a look at the selection of screenshots below.