Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Totmob, a division of Kinetics, has announced the release of its Bubblaze mobile game for iOS and Android. The game, which is available for iOS and Android tablet devices and smart phones, was launched on iTunes and Google Play earlier today. In Bubblaze you have to navigate mazes that get ever more complex while avoiding various dangerous obstacles. There are 12 free levels that range from easy to very challenging and 8 paid levels that will provide hours of entertainment.
“Our team put a lot of effort into realistic bubble behaviour,” said Orlando Shorter, Founder of Kinetics and Totmob. “We hope that a fresh take on the traditional maze game will provide casual gamers with some great entertainment.”
Everything in the game is underwater or bubble themed. The menu options are in the shape of bubbles that pop in a satisfying way when tapped. Bob the bubble has a happy little face, and changes expression in an amusing way when he bumps into obstacles and edges in the mazes. If you happen to pop him, he dissapears in a flush of bubbles that’s not overdramatic. The maze has a transparent glassy high gloss feel that’s very pleasant and high tech.
The game has a soundscape that is underwater themed. The sounds range from bubbles to more unusual pops and echos. To complement this soundscape, a theme tune was composed that’s a perfect fit. It has an understated melody with quirky sounds that adds to the overall experience.
Initially the gameplay is simple enough. Bob the Bubble enters the maze, and you have to navigate him all the way to the exit. A little maze map at the bottom right of the screen helps you see where you need to go, as it’s not always obvious. As you move beyond the initial maze levels, obstacles start showing up, that will make things dangerous for Bob. Large spikes can pop him; directional barbs will only let him pass one way. Some doors require good timing, in other cases you need to activate the door to open it. Finally there are the bottlenecks, that need to be passed at speed, and for this you need to switch on the turbines that will push you through.
* Casual game
* Simple Gameplay
* 12 free levels, 8 extra levels for $0.99
* Amusing sounds
* Tidy visuals
* Ages 5 and upwards
* For tablets and smartphones
* iPad and iPhone
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 9.1 MB
* Tablets and Smartphones w/ a 800×400 pixel display or
* Requires Android 2.1 or greater
* 7.82 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Bubblaze has 12 free levels and for $0.99 (USD) you get an add free version with 8 extra levels. There are HD and regular versions for all tablet and smartphone resolutions, available worldwide exclusively through the App Store and Google Play.
Located in Rio de Janeiro, RJ/Brazil, Kinetics was founded in 1994. Totmob(R) is the Mobile game and app brand for Kinetics(R). Kinetics is a company founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1994 with its current activities focused on web and mobile technologies, including mobile apps and mobile games development. The Company worked on web systems for the last 5 years, developing cutting-edge projects for various US Start-ups. Kinetics/Totmob is present in the Mobile and Tablet (iOS e Android) market since 2009. Kinetics/Totmob keeps up with the latest game trends and innovations. With almost 20 years experience in the production of games, with various success stories and several prizes, all the work from the concept to deployment is done in-house. They’ve worked in the past with various major game labels, such as Infogrames (now Atari), and have several major online games in Brazil, such as Kinuca. Copyright (C) 2012 Kinetics. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.