KAMI RETRO for PlayBook receives 8/10 in PocketGamer review

Sunday, 29 January 2012 0 comments

After receiving fantastic critical accalaim on both iOS and Android, KAMI RETRO has recently been given a fantastic review and awarded 8/10 from the PocketGamer team.

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Matt Sakuraoka-Gilman of PocketGamer writes “Kami Retro is remarkable in that it's obviously influenced by various other games and yet manages to create its own unique feel through constantly evolving and challenging gameplay.”

The Full review can be found here.

Additionally RIM have also featured KAMI RETRO on App World, providing great visibility, exposing KAMI RETRO to an ever growing audience.

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If you have a PlayBook and want to see what KAMI RETRO is all about then head over to App World here.

KAMI RETRO, Battle Bugs and KamiCrazy now available for PlayBook

Friday, 20 January 2012 0 comments

Paw Print Games is proud to release three new titles for the PlayBook. KAMI RETRO, Battle Bugs and KamiCrazy (the KAMI RETRO prequel) are now available via App World.

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KAMI RETRO, a gesture driven platforming puzzle game, heads a collection of three titles now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Originally released for the iPhone, KAMI RETRO received numerous accolades including the Apple App Store Game of the Week, features in Stylish Games, Greatest Platformers and Benchmark Games and was recently added to the App Store Hall of Fame.

KAMI RETRO iOS iPhone iPad Game of the Week Android Paw Print Games KAMI RETRO iOS iPhone iPad Game of the Week Android Paw Print Games

KAMI RETRO is an 8-bit inspired retro fusion that draws influences from games such as Lemmings and Bills Tomato Game. We aimed to create an intuitive and fun gesture driven game that brought together numerous classic gaming elements to the touch screen hardware” said Antony White, Director of Paw Print Games.

Battle Bugs iOS iPhone iPad Game of the Week Android Paw Print Games

Battle Bugs is a Worms style game were you take control of a team of ants and battle friends or AI across a variety of locations.

Battle Bugs iOS iPhone iPad Game of the Week Android Paw Print Games Battle Bugs iOS iPhone iPad Game of the Week Android Paw Print Games


The aim of each battle is to defeat the opposing team and to do this you are given a large selection of weapons; Sniper Rifle, AK47, FlameThrower, Prod, Grenade, RPG, Missile, Mine, Petrol Bomb, Cluster Bomb, Time Bomb and Airstrike. There’s also a selection of special weapons such as Snowball, Atomic Carrot and Inflatable Aardvark. You may want to avoid incoming attacks or gain a better vantage point and to do this you can walk the ants left or right, flick them to jump, use a jetpack, teleport or simply dig yourself a hole with a mole and cower.

Features Include:

* Tactical Battles
* Up To 3 Opponents
* Single Play
* Campaigns
* Customise your Team
* 20+ Weapons
* 8+ Locations
* AI/Human Players

“We initially released Battle Bugs as an iOS title in early 2009”, explains Steven Craft, Director of Paw Print Games, “Back then it was called Soldier Ants and achieved decent chart positions in the App Store. Bringing these titles over to the PlayBook was an easy decision, the native SDK for the PlayBook is solid and the device itself is well suited for our titles with its sharp, responsive screen and underlining power that allow our games to run smoothly. Also, let us not forget the multi-touch support that is utilised in Battle Bugs to zoom in and out”.

KamiCrazy KAMI RETRO iOS iPhone iPad Game of the Week Android Paw Print Games

KamiCrazy is a prequel to the critically acclaimed KAMI RETRO that requires you to save as many of your stranded soldiers as you can through a selection of 40 levels spread across three locations (snow, jungle and volcano). KamiCrazy achieved a Christmas number two on iOS and has subsequently been released on Android.

KamiCrazy KAMI RETRO iOS iPhone iPad Game of the Week Android Paw Print Games KamiCrazy KAMI RETRO iOS iPhone iPad Game of the Week Android Paw Print Games

You’re tasked with guiding the KamiCrazy soldiers by flicking them to safety while avoiding numerous hazards and traps. Throughout the jungle the locals have left objects that can be used to help you on your way such as springs, ropes and fans. Try to save them all, but don't worry too much... sometimes you'll have to make some sacrifices!

With the obligatory medal system showing progress KamiCrazy defines byte-sized entertainment.

All three games are now available for the PlayBook on BlackBerry App World here.

Bada receives further attention

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 0 comments

After getting three titles out on the BlackBerry PlayBook, we thought our Bada handsets needed to be given a little bit of love.

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Previously we have seen our engine running on a Bada phone, however the frame rate has been less than desirable. However, with a bunch of optimizations and a little bit of threading work we now have our games running at an acceptable frame rate. We put together a videos that show a few games running, initially on a Wave 3 device, running version 2.0 of Bada OS:



After sending out a couple of Twitter messages regarding our work on Bada, we noticed lots of websites and forums picking up on our Tweet and excitedly spreading the news that Paw Print Games are considering releasing on the Bada platform. However there was a lot of sadness that we'd only be supporting the newly released Wave 3, and not supporting the older devices running Bada 1.x - so, based on this we decided to make another video of the games running on a Wave 2 which is running Bada OS version 1.2! We do not have full engine support for Bada 1.2, in particular there is no sound/music support, we have some corruption on our fonts, and we have to disable some of our advanced build features, but never the less, here is a video of some of our games running on the Wave 2:



We are currently evaluating the feasibility of making a Bada release and we hope to find a way to release our titles sometime in Q1 2012.

 
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