FlipBox Games, a husband and wife indie game developer team, today released Falling Fox, their second game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Falling Fox stars a fox called Roki, whom one day came across a map left inside a treasure chest. The map showed locations with the words ‘Gold Coins’ written on top, triggering Roki’s interest as an adventurer. However he will soon find out that getting those gold coins will not be so easy.
Falling Fox uses a game mechanic that is not widely popular. Unlike most vertical games that depicts the player going from bottom to top, Roki will start from the top and fall to the bottom. The objective is to dive as deep as possible, collecting coins along the way while avoiding dangerous obstacles like bombs and sharp spikes.
The team behind FlipBox Games have spend quite a significant amount of time finding the best control scheme for Falling Fox; from virtual directional controls to touch movements to using the device’s accelerometer. In the end, they decided the best method is combine both touch and accelerometer. The device’s accelerometer is used to move Roki left and right, while touching the screen will float him upwards.
In the coming months, FlipBox Games has plans to add more contents such as new stages and new skills. Their latest version (1.1) includes a new teleport skill that can be unlocked once the player reaches a depth of 1000 meters.
Key features of the game include:
* An exciting, endless game that gets even more challenging as the player descends deeper
* Unlock new character, skills, power-ups, costumes
* Minimal in-app purchase. You don’t pay to win or to proceed
* Game Center support that includes Leaderboards and Achievements
* Universal game – We are still supporting the iPhone 3GS as well
* Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* Universal Application
* 33.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Falling Fox is free to download and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games Arcade category.