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Ayopa Games Announces Four Heavy Hitter Titles for iOS
      #42353 - 03/14/12 10:04 AM

Ayopa Games has announced 4 new titles for the iPad and iPhone including MacFuffin's Curse, Patchwork Battles, Escape from Age of Monsters and Pocket Heroes. Here is more info on these upcoming iOS games and their planned launch dates:

MacGuffin's Curse





A really polished adventure-puzzle game in the vein of old Sierra and LucasArts adventures for iPad and iPhone. From developer Brawsome. It launches in mid-April.

When desperate thief Lucas MacGuffin bungles a museum robbery, he finds himself bound to a mysterious ancient amulet. Using its powers to transform between man and wolf, he must sneak and smash his way through a mind-bending series of puzzles, bring down a terrifying criminal mastermind, and hardest of all, convince his daughter it isn't funny to fill the fridge with dog food. With charming hand-drawn art, an eccentric cast of characters and insanely catchy music, players everywhere will be touched by MacGuffin's heartfelt, relatable struggle to stay away from fire hydrants.

Key Game Features

* Transform from human to werewolf: Use the dexterity of a human and the brute force of a well-intentioned werewolf! Each character has their own unique skills which can solve an inventive array of logical challenges in the style of much-loved hit adventure games.

* Quick-witted comedy: Play through a compelling story brimming with humor, personality and heart featuring dialogue straight from the golden age of adventure games.

* A rich, compelling world: Explore the surreal nightlife of an ancient carnival city in hi-tech lockdown inhabited by a huge cast of hilarious, well-developed characters, all masterfully created with unique hand-drawn art.

* A fun, immersive soundtrack: Destined to have players humming along!

* Plenty of awesome unlockable content: Comics, post-game challenges, Easter Eggs and developers' commentary are all hidden throughout the game, meaning you'll keep coming back long after the credits first roll!

* Integrated help system: Task tracking ensures players can focus on enjoying the game free of worry.



Patchwork Battles





It's a tactics RPG with a unique art style that looks like real-world crafting items (so characters made out of leather and foil that look like you just made them on the crafting table) and a turn-based battle system similar to Final Fantasy active battle systems. Patchwork launches in mid-May.

Patchwork Battles is a game unlike anything you've seen before. Enter a world where you control and battle mimics - animated beings made from a patchwork of cloth, tinfoil, and leather.

You are the scion of a celebrated family of Animators, skilled magicians who can breathe life into inanimate puppets called mimics. When you discover and unlock an ancient family artifact, you begin to relive and replay a legendary story of conquest, battle, and self-discovery. As you experience each battle between mimic armies in a winding and rich campaign of quests and adventures, you uncover deep truths about your family history and reveal the hidden power that brings these mimics to life.

A moving storyline, unique characters, innovative battle system, and gorgeous graphics make this ambitious game a feast for the eyes and a wonderfully deep experience for the casual and hardcore gamer alike.

GAME FEATURES

. Graphics that look hand-crafted from real-world materials: Enjoy a visual showcase of moving kinetic background art and characters that look made from life-like crafting materials.

. Your choices define your class, not the other way around: Want to play a fire-balling slinging rogue or a warrior who can heal in a pinch? Create your own classes with a unique customization system that lets you mix and match body parts from different classes.

. Reactionary Battle System (RBS): Patchwork Battle adds a new phase of reaction-based interrupts to the classic "move and act" battle systems of other RPGs. Dodge, counterattack, parry, or counterspell to thwart your opponent's actions. Or apply reactionary buffs to make your allies better.

. Item Crafting: Find crafting materials from fallen enemies and use them to create hundreds of items, including weapons, armor, patchwork parts, and patches to customize your mimics.

. Moving storyline: Woven into the Patchwork Battles campaign is the moving story of a young man questing to make his father proud, as told through the pages of an animated storybook.

. Battle against friends: Patchwork Battles also offers competitive multiplayer, where players can challenge others to see whose self-crafted mimics and mastery of the RBS reigns supreme.



Escape from Age of Monsters





Escape from Age of Monsters is an endless runner game from Massive Joe, who did the Age of Monsters Rock Paper Scissors game (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/age-monsters-rock-paper-scissors/id465231443?mt=8) Escape will be set in the same universe, with the same style and fantastic art, and even some of the same monsters, but it will be a full game with depth. Launch date TBD, about 2-3 months out.

It's the Age of Monsters, and hideous creatures from all corners of the multiverse have descended upon Earth to make it their personal playground. No one is safe from the aliens, zombies, and other unspeakable horrors that have taken over. Our hero, Gizzard, would love nothing more than to hide out in a hole, but the magical gloves sought him out, as did the orphans, and now he has no choice but to run. Help Gizzard and the orphans Escape from Age of Monsters!

Escape from Age of Monsters is the first collaboration between publisher Ayopa Games and new developer Massive Joe, which self-published the first title in the Age of Monsters universe: Age of Monsters Rock Papers Scissors. Escape marks the first full game set in this monstrously entertaining universe.


GAME FEATURES

. Run through crumbling buildings to escape the skittering monster hordes

. Punch through walls, using the right glove and rhythmic timing, to blast through the obstacles and keep running; stumble and someone gets eaten

. Clap with both magic gloves to collect bonus items and powerups

. The kids are your "lives;" they're trailing behind you and each kid that gets eaten means the monsters are one step closer to making you dinner.

. Jump from building to building, with each new building upping the pace and intensity of your running and punching

. Boss levels with gargantuan, fiery slug monsters; beat them senseless and then explode out past their squishy insides

. Compete against friends via Game Center to see who can run the farthest and clear the most buildings

. Finish objectives to earn items that you can use to collect for your gloves' Stash House

. Featuring art from Jeff Matsuda, Emmy award winning Producer and Creative Director of The Batman cartoon

. With original music from The Okai Sisters, one of LA's hottest up and coming metal bands


Pocket Heroes:



Pocket Heroes is an async multiplayer RPG (think "quests for friends"). Launch date TBD, about 2-3 months out.

The worlds of mobile, social, and role-playing collide in Pocket Heroes, the first collaboration between publisher Ayopa Games and indie developer F5 Games. Pocket Heroes offers deep, rewarding, and fun RPG quests, but adds social, cooperative play to the mix, creating the first multiplayer-only cooperative RPG for mobile devices.

Using F5 Games' proprietary technology, along with Game Center matchmaking, Pocket Heroes lets gamers quest together with up to three friends in the magical world of Altair. Players will be able to explore a dozen hand-crafted dungeons that feature interactive elements and a vibrant environment, with monsters that can be friend or foe.



As an exclusively social experience, Pocket Heroes will reward players for playing with friends, with bigger bonuses for bigger parties. Add in classic RPG elements like leveling, unique classes, and tons of gear and loot, and you have a winning formula for mobile gamers eager to take their role-playing social.

GAME FEATURES

. Quest with friends: Play cooperatively with up to three friends to solve quests, slay monsters, and experience an epic fantasy adventure, one turn at a time.

. Built for cooperative play: Numerous features, like in-game chatting, the ability to tag the map and prod players, and bonus loot and xp for big parties, make adventuring in Pocket Heroes as social and fun as possible.

. Hand-crafted quests: Each level is hand-crafted to engage you further into the adventure. Don't settle for random dungeon crawls. With hand-built levels, you can experience triggered events and objects to interact with.

. A variety of character classes: Play as one of six unique characters at launch, with more to come in subsequent updates. At the outset, choose from the dwarven mechie, human paladin, elf rogue, lunar priestess, and more.

. Over 20 different enemy types: Fight rat-faced "vermen," spiders, skeletons, ogres, and more, each with their own abilities and attack styles.

. Explore the World of Altair: In the first chapter alone you'll travel through vibrant forests, murky caves, dark crypts and desert temples.

. Retro Graphics: Pocket Heroes features retro-style graphics that recall old 8-bit console RPGs, bringing a light-hearted nostalgic visual style to this modern, coop role-playing experience.

. Game Center achievements and matchmaking: Invite your Game Center friends on quests or make new friends with Game Center matchmaking. For the competitive gamer, compete with friends with scores and achievements.









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