Flop Rocket, by Butterscotch Shenanigans, is a rage-inducing physics game where you try desperately to pilot your spaceship through a a cave filled with spaceducks and enormous rockworms.
With each failure you'll earn money that will allow you to upgrade your pitiful ship into something a bit more space worthy. Flop Rocket also allows you to play auto-generated missions based on your skill level. It uses touch wheel controls that let you flip your rocket around quickly, but you can opt for tap controls instead.
Flop Rocket will be free to download next week. You'll also be able to upgrade your account for $2.99 get more content, remove ads, get cloud syncing, friend leader boards, and cross-game perks.
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Ham in the Fridge, those responsible for the well received if a bit disturbing 5 Minutes to Kill (Yourself), have been up to something. They’ve been lurking in the shadows, left to their own devices, doing something altogether unseemly. They’ve been Bumpin’ Uglies. I’ve recently had the chance to talk a bit with Brett Hummel (Creative Director) and Drew Pearson (Director, Business Development) about their odd little creation and have come away from the discussion feeling more than a little excited. Not that kind of excited.
Bumpin’ Uglies isn’t quite the depiction of debauchery that many would expect given the (awesome) title. Uglies are, in fact, these small lima bean-looking critters who are about as smart as a sack of dirt and can only get around by way of being flung. Players have to guide their ugly through a given level (32 total at the moment), gathering shinys and coins along the way, until they manage to collide with the ugly waiting at the other end. Hence the bumping. This creates a temporary whirlwind of activity, followed by the production of a number of “bumplings” possessing traits from both parent uglies. And some recessive genes, naturally. Coins gathered throughout each level can be used to unlock new level packs (3 available at launch with more to follow), more ugly parts for further customization, and special boosts (4 types available at launch) that can be used to make getting around a bit easier.
Bumpin’ Uglies is slated to release later this summer for free. If it sounds like a game worth playing (and it should), head on over to the Kickstarter page to lend a financial hand. Come on, you know you want to.