This week, there were plenty of iPhone releases and news to discuss. Out of the numerous stories this week, we decided to pick the best 2 out of the mix in order to provide you with the best and most important news and just in time for the weekend. Today, we have the announcement from Triplepoint Client Astro Ape Studios that their hit title Office Heroes has been downloaded 300,000 times on the App Store and Chillingo’s new games that will feature their new Crystal social gaming platform.
Office Heroes Hires 300,000 Armchair Bosses
In only two weeks since being available, Office Heroes has been downloaded 300,000 times. The free social game for the iPhone has been previewed by us, and seems to be experiencing tremendous success much like other iPhone social games like We Rule.
If you hadn’t read our coverage yet, here is a brief description of Office Heroes: You have been handed the keys to an office and its up to you to run it and turn it into a successful business. An “Office Simulator” would be an easy description, much like FarmVille is a “Farm Simulator”. You’ll make coffee, do work, and dance your butt off as the game seemingly never runs out of new activities.
If you’d like to join these 300,000 Office Heroes playing the game right now, be sure to download the game from the App Store right now. It’s free!
Chillingo’s New Crystal Games
Chillingo today announced seven brand new titles for the App Store to celebrate the rest of the summer. These new titles will integrate Crystal, Chillingo’s new social games platform that has leaderboards, challenges and achievements. The seven new titles are, with descriptions and screenshots:
Lamp of Aladdin (Fenomen-Games/Chillingo) – Plunge into a world where fairytales come true as players explore exciting and mysterious realms with Aladdin and his magical Genie. Solve a variety of puzzles ranging from Hidden Objects to Match 3 to reveal new levels and surprising characters in this extraordinary adventure story. Exclusively coming soon for iPad.
Pipe Rush (Flysoft/Clickgamer) – Help young Pippa connect the town’s water supply system by carefully connecting an assortment of pipes. Stay a step ahead of the pipe-making machine so it doesn’t back up and blow up in a cloud of smoke! Coming soon for iPhone and iPod touch.
Lamp of Aladdin
Great Adventures: Lost in the Mountains (Fenomen-Games/Chillingo) – Trapped by a snowstorm in a mountain-top hotel, two friends must solve the mysterious murder of a great scientist and return a stolen invention designed to change the future of humanity. Hours of entertainment lie ahead, as players solve puzzles and ensure each character gets food, rest and fun in this time management-style, puzzle-filled game. Exclusively coming soon for iPad.
Robin Hood: Archer of the Woods (Mudloop/Clickgamer) – Based on the popular legend, Robin Hood, this exciting castle defense game allows players to aim and shoot arrows at invading soldiers. The game features plenty of power-up weapons and crazy items such as soldiers on wooden Segways, explosive nukes, grueling headshots as well as evil bosses that include costumed trolls, dragon cows and Trojan pigs. Coming soon for iPhone and iPod touch.
Fiona’s Flowers (1morebee/Chillingo) – Help Fiona create and grow the world’s most beautiful flowers and plants in this iPad exclusive game. Produce up to 60 different species of flowers by managing your garden to produce mouth-watering honey, the most succulent fruit and fantastic plant life! Keep your wits about you as you race around, watering, pruning, planting, picking and tending all of your crops in this fun, time management game. Coming soon for iPad.
Alien Cab (Quadion Touch/Clickgamer) – Control a fleet of Space Cabs in this quirky line drawing game, as you carry aliens from planet to planet during the busy interstellar rush hour. Coming soon for iPhone (with optimized iPhone 4 features) and iPod touch.
Floe (Otterly/Clickgamer) – A little bear needs your help! Help baby polar bear, Flo, across the ice floes to catch up with her mama. If only these pesky ice blocks weren’t in the way. A simple yet challenging, cute puzzle game. Coming soon for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Chillingo’s Head of Publishing, Johnny Coghlan commented on the announcement:
“Although the season may almost be over, the summer sun hasn’t set on our top-quality lineup of releases in every genre. Our groundbreaking new titles are sure to entertain folks seeking a unique gaming experience, whatever their favorite genre.”
We’ll bring you more news on these new titles as it breaks.
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