Vlambeer&Halfbot Team Up To Bring Arcade Hit To Apple Devices
Super Crate Box iOS is the much-requested mobile version of Vlambeers' 2010 freeware indie hit and IGF-nominee Super Crate Box (PC/Mac). Teaming up with Halfbot (The Blocks Cometh), Vlambeer has aimed to deliver the high-level gameplay and tight controls of Super Crate Box to your iPhone or iPad. Super Crate Box iOS will also support the popular Thinkgeek iCADE system.
Super Crate Box brings back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that mattered was getting on that high score list. So grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.?
Super Crate Box has won several prestigious awards including Bytejackers' Free Indie Game of the Year 2010, IGN's best Free to Play PC-game, EDGE's Best Free Friday Game 2010, Gamasutra's #5 Best Indie Game 2010 and received a nomination for Excellence in Design in the Independent Games Festival.
"We've had many requests concerning Super Crate Box, but a mobile version has always been the top request. We used to think that the level of control required for a game as Super Crate Box simply wasn't possible on touchscreens", said Rami Ismail of Vlambeer, "When we met up with the guys at Halfbot, they said they could pull it off. Seeing how these guys made The Blocks Cometh, one of the tightest platformers on the iOS, we figured if anyone could do it, it would be them. We asked them to do a basic prototype and were amazed at how well it played. It really is Super Crate Box - just as challenging, no compromises, and on the go. We're really excited to be announcing this just prior to Vlambeers' first anniversary on September 1st."
Super Crate Box iOS is set to release in September 2011.
Vlambeer is a Dutch indie game studio consisting out of Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman. In the one year since its founding in September 2010, Vlambeer has created the critically acclaimed Super Crate Box, Radical Fishing, Dinosaur Zookeeper&LUFTRAUSER. For the nearby future, the duo is working on Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Super Crate Box iOS and Ridiculous Fishing.?