Mobile

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Over the course of the month of May we have released a steady stream of mobile games on iOS. We have compiled information about all three new games into a handy blog post for you to consume. If you haven’t played any of (or all) of these, we encourage you to check them out. We do not take responsibility for any addictions that may occur though.

Bad Dinos ($2.99)

A new kind of tower-defense game that makes the rest feel ancient! Protect the Poundrok family while rescuing its adventurous son from the clutches of a high-flying pterodactyl. Junior Poundrok yearned to fly but not like this. Now his family must pile into its rockin’ Winnecavo to retrieve him while guarding against incoming stampedes of ill-tempered dinosaurs!

Bad Dinos evolved from our games such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive. It fossilizes traditional tower-defense games by introducing a new gameplay mechanic that lets you pit your enemies against each other. Capture dinosaurs and unleash them to fight in strategic battles while you wreak havoc with upgradeable traps and turrets. Defend against the most feared dinos such as triceratops or the dreaded T-Rex as they traverse dynamically changing maps to destroy your mobile cave home. Bad Dinos also features stylized hand-drawn graphics and Jurassic snark inspired by classic cartoons. There are absolutely ZERO in-app purchases. Pay once and play.

Digit & Dash ($1.99)

Digit & Dash is the tale of a robot and alien duo separated by a mutant hot dog that splits their world apart. (Yes. A mutant hot dog.)

Control both Digit and Dash by jumping, slamming and dashing as they speed through mind-bending, dangerous levels. Use well-timed jumps and slams with Digit or Dash to propel the other higher in the air to avoid bigger obstacles. Activate switches and unlock pickups through skillful timing and fast-twitch responses. Help Digit and Dash topple the massive mutant wiener and reunite! Digit & Dash does not include any in-app purchases.

Fruit Fusion (Free)

Fruit Fusion challenges players with a unique and addictive match-three mechanic that allows you to fling fruit across a volatile reactor core. Unlock delicious upgrades by successfully matching more fruit! See how big you can grow the reactor by chaining massive juicy combos. Fruit Fusion also features a sweet art style with a custom soundtrack done by various employees of Insomniac, including Ted Price.

This game pre-dates Outernauts (our first browser/mobile game). It was always a studio favorite internally, but wasn’t quite right for Facebook at the time. Since releasing Outernauts on iOS and Android, we decided it was time to share our little obsession with the world. Grab it today for FREE!

So there you have it. Check out the newest members of the Insomniac family. Stay tuned on Twitter or Facebook for updates on when some of these might be coming to Android as well. If you haven’t already, check out our first mobile game, Outernauts, on iOS and Android for FREE.

Hey Outernauts! 

Stephanie here, letting you know some VERY exciting news!

We have a new update that is available for you to download RIGHT NOW on your iPhone or iPad!

This update contains our new Arena PVP Tournaments!

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New MULTIPLE Global Chat Rooms!

Plus a bunch of other new features! Wanna know what else it contains? Read the list below and I look forward to seeing you out and about in the Galaxy!

What’s New in Version 1.2.4

  • Trials
  • Fuel Efficiency Tech Added
  • Daily Gift from Outernauts HQ
  • Improved Announcements
  • Mod Support & Player Titles
  • Special Events
  • Crystals can be sold
  • Mute option added to global chat
  • Prismatic crystals added
  • Performance Improvements
  • Added minor UI improvements

 

Hey everyone! I am Stephanie, the Senior Community Manager here at Insomniac. (I am still sorta new here at the studio and this is my first post! No pressure!)

The studio is currently buzzing with activity, and it’s not just because E3 is right around the corner. We’re proud to announce that the very first Insomniac Games mobile title, Outernauts, has arrived in the App Store! Download the game in the App Store here.

As part of the launch of the game, we had Project Manager Ed whip up a blog post about bringing Outernauts to mobile devices.

Take it away, Ed!

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Toward the middle of 2012 we decided to develop a mobile game, something we had no experience with.  This was a very exciting and daunting task because the mobile market is extremely different than the console market we are so familiar with.  However, the team was very excited to bring the characters and humor we love so much from the browser version of Outernauts to the mobile platform. We also looked forward to refining the gameplay to compliment the touch input on mobile devices and shorter play sessions common for mobile games.

Before we started on development, the team got together and discussed what we felt were the most fun elements of the browser game.  After much contemplation, many stare contests, and some heated breakdancing battles we decided to focus on breeding and battling. Building a customizable beast army to battle with is what we enjoyed most and what we felt our fans would want showcased in the mobile version.

We believe that the changes we made to battle not only allowed for quicker, more action-packed battles, but also has the potential for deep strategy.  For example, each beast has different skills that can be selected during evolution.  Depending on the skill selected it can be paired with other beast’s skills on your team to create effective combinations.  The placement of a beast in your team formation can also impact the effectiveness of your strategy.  Our mantra became “easy to pick up but difficult to master” and we are very excited to see what kind of strategies you, our fans, devise.  Our hope is to build a community of players that love the game as much as we do and feel like part of our team – sharing their stories, providing feedback, and making the game better and better.

We hope to see you form or join an alliance for some heated PVP rivalries, and maybe even show off your favorite beast in our forums. If you have any feedback on the game, please let us know too. We’re listening eagerly, including our new community leader, Stephanie.  Let’s get to it and tame the galaxy together!

-Ed