You can always count on your buddies to give you hand, at least that’s the idea behind freshly launched Buddy Rush, the first game from TriplePoint client Team Sollmo. Described as “ultra-cute” by intelligent people, Buddy Rush is a casual action-RPG with all the hallmarks of the genre: monster slaying, loot drops and leveling up. But monster bashing and sheep saving (those nasty little “Oblins” are always hungry for mutton) can be hard work when you’re on your lonesome, so Buddy Rush lets you choose two characters from your Facebook Friends to bring along on your Missions.
Maybe you created a Worrier (warrior) and want to get some long-range support – well, just see if any of your friends created a Wizz (wizard) or a Boorseye (archer) and invite their character to join you. Facebook Friends come along as computer-controlled characters, and get bonuses to their own experience points when you choose them (doesn’t that just make you feel powerful?).