The Iconfactory, residence to quite a lot of common apps like wallpaper app Wallaroo, puzzle sport Frenzic, and the sadly shuttered Twitterific, amongst others, is out right now with its newest creation: Ollie’s Arcade. The brand new app goals to convey a retro gaming expertise to iOS customers with a group of mini-games harking back to basic arcade-style or electrical handheld titles.
Included within the debut lineup are “Ollie Soars” a Flappy Hen-like sport the place you fly world wide amassing gems whereas additionally hovering previous obstacles; “Snake,” a well-recognized sport the place you attempt to gobble up apples whereas avoiding working into your snake’s personal twists and turns; and “Tranquility Landing,” an area exploration sport the place you pilot your lander to the floor of six completely different planets.
The staff says they needed to recapture the magic of the basic video games they performed of their youth, citing favourite titles like “Asteroids,” “Moon Patrol,” “Battlezone,” and handheld video games like “Mattel Soccer,” “Simon,” and “Merlin.”
With Ollie’s Arcade, gamers have an opportunity to “flip their iPhone or iPad right into a retro gaming expertise,” the corporate’s announcement states.
Plus, two of the brand new titles — “Ollie Soars” and “Tranquility Landing” — have been impressed by Easter Eggs in Twitterific, Iconfactory’s long-lost Twitter app that was a casualty of Elon Musk’s API modifications that put third-party Twitter shoppers out of enterprise.
“Ollie Soars,” an Easter egg launched into Twitterfic 5 in 2016, was fully revamped for the launch of the brand new app, whereas Tranquility Landing was touched up and polished for the discharge. The staff then added their very own tackle the basic “Snake” sport to spherical out the trio.
The video games may be performed in your cellphone and even with a sport controller or wi-fi keyboard, the corporate notes.
All the mini-games are ad-free and subscription-free — the app is a free obtain that features “Ollie Soars,” and you’ll unlock the opposite two video games with a one-time buy of $1.99 every.