We've got the exclusive details of the first major update to The Moron Test in over a year. With over 35 million downloads in the series, this update is sure to make a lot of fans happy.
The soon to be released 6.0 update includes the new "Tricky Treat" level. Here are the first couple sections from that level in the following video.
If you have never played The Moron Test, the above video also gives you an idea of what The Moron Test is all about. It's a quick, reaction puzzle game featuring a great variety of simple, yet devilishly fun and confusing read and react puzzles. So devilishly fun in fact that over 1,200 man years have been spent playing the Moron Test games. That's nearly 2.5 million hours.
We got a chance to speak with Berkeley Malagon from DistinctDev, creators of the Moron Test about this update and what's in store for lovers of the series.
148Apps: So it's been over a year since your last big update to The Moron Test. What have you been up to in that time?
Berkeley Malagon: At the end of last year we decided it was time to create a sequel for The Moron Test. In December, we launched The Moron Test 2, and that has kept us pretty busy this year. We've released three great sections for that version featuring animations, a fantastic new art style and some of the best puzzles in the series. Behind the scenes, we grew the team from three people to five people and moved to Seattle, WA to open our first office.
148: Can you tell us what we have to look forward to in this update?
Berkeley: "Tricky Treat" is a brand new set of halloween-themed puzzles coming soon for the original version of The Moron Test. It's really the best section we've made in the whole series. It's the culmination of years of practice creating mind-bending puzzles that seem simple, but trick players into failing in ways that have them slapping their foreheads. It's also the most polished section we've made, featuring new characters, funny costumes, and all sorts of spooky silliness.
148: What's the thinking behind doing an update to The Moron Test instead of a Moron Test 3?
Berkeley: We were trying to decide what to work on next after launching "Field Day", the latest section in the sequel. A third game in the series was an option, but the timing wasn't right - there's still a lot we want to do with the current two titles. We realized the timing was perfect for making our first halloween-themed section, and we thought it'd be fun and for us and our fans to update the original with a huge unexpected free section. We had a blast making it, and we think fans will have a blast playing it.
148: What do we have to look forward to from The Moron Test?
Berkeley: Fans can expect both the original and the sequel to keep getting love, so they should get both games and watch for the great updates. Fans should also like our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/themorontest) for sneak-peeks, updates, and exclusive content not found in the games.
Keep an eye out for the update to The Moron Test. It should be hitting the App Store any time now.
Since its launch in 2009, The Moron Test has been a fantastic hit with numerous updates compounding its success. There's more to celebrate now in the form of a new update and an iPad version of the title being unleashed!
Section 5 of The Moron Test, Skip Day, has just been unveiled. Skip Day offers hilarity via a road trip to the beach with all the fun parts of the beach such as sand castles, kites and beach balls featuring. As expected by old hands at the game, there'll be a few twists in the process.
As well as the latest update, the iPad version is now out currently priced at $0.99 until August 30th.
Finally, for the fan of all things cute, DistinctDev has also released an animated short featuring all the characters and its ridiculously cute to say the least! Talking of cute, a cuddly toy of the Turtle character in the game has also been released. Wow, DistinctDev has been busy of late.
Get downloading The Moron Test now while it's on sale, check out the animated short below and keep an eye out for that adorable plush toy.
As the year winds down and we look ahead to the next decade it's time for all those wonderful end-of-year lists we all get so excited about. Today we have some exciting news, as Apple has detailed all the top paid and free apps for the iPhone and iPad, as well as the top grossing apps on each platform. Here's the full rundown, for your edification.
The original was first released on the Internet in 2006, and during that time it is said to have been played over a million times. Introduced to the App Store on September 20th 2009, and a collaboration between Nexx Studio and Ryan Curtis, the creator of the popular online flash hit The Idiot Test which inspired the creation of the App Store top selling app The Moron Test, The Idiot Test 3 is a flash-like port which in a sense merges these two hit titles together, and in a few words - tests your idiocy.
The game plays out by giving you a series of seemingly ridiculously simple tasks to complete. Tasks range from tapping the right colored buttons on-screen, or identifying the right object, within a series of objects, to continue. Failing to complete the tasks results in you undoubtedly being called - an idiot, and the game restarts, allowing you to give completing it, another shot.
While the game is said to be fun - albeit painfullyeasy - many people have looked down upon the title as a throw-away one. Something which the App Store doesn't need. Essentially, another fart app. But the numbers say otherwise.
The studio explained that it first introduced the title onto the store for a mere $0.99 in September, but a few weeks go they made the decision to make the title free. Since doing so, in just a few weeks, The Idiot Test 3 has seemed to have gained huge popularity. In fact, over the short period of time the application was free, The Idiot Test 3 was said to have peaked to the top of the App Store download chart in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as ranking as the Top 100 App in over 18 countries.
According to the studio, in the past 2 weeks alone, the app was downloaded at the rate of 20 users/per minute worldwide. This means that the Idiot Test has now surpassed 500,000 downloads. Considering what this game actually is, you have to admit that's pretty impressive, eh?
Due to the title's recent success, Nexx are now announcing that they've submitted a new update, which should be live soon. Submitted this past Monday, The Idiot Test 3 (v1.1.0) will now include over 20 new brain teasing tasks plus some minor improvements around the game's overall gameplay. Nexx studio have said though that they will be increasing the price of The Idiot Test 3 to $0.99 again, when v1.1.0 is finally approved by Apple - So if this is your thing, to get in quick!