Archive for April, 2013

Bringing Bird Mania to the iPhone & iPad: our exclusive chat!

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Getting the goss on the latest Bird Mania installment on iOS devices!

Having kept the games’ development under wraps for many months, I had a chance to sit down with the Producer, Lukasz and Lead Programmer, Agata for some interesting insights into the game and its’ development on the iPhone and iPad.

What is the main idea behind Bird Mania?

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Lukasz: Our goal was to create an easy ‘pick up and go’ game that you can carry around with you all the time, enjoying the pure game-play for as long as you like, wherever you like, oh, and for it to also be extremely addictive! Generally, we wanted to return to the original electronic entertainment style and I think with Bird Mania we were able to achieve that goal.

What is Bird Mania’s storyline?

Agata: A short comic strip is made available within the Menu and introduces players to the story of Mojo. The story begins with Mojo the bird sleeping in while the rest of the flock departs for their annual vacation to Africa. Mojo wakes up to find that he has been left behind and becomes furious, so he quickly departs in the direction he thinks is Africa in a crazy chase to catch up with the flock. I believe that the storyline adds a colorful boost to the overall game and gives players a sense of purpose in their endless flight!

What aspects of game play remain the same in both versions and which differ?

Agata: The iOS version was adapted from the original 3DS version with underlying elements remaining the same. Moving it from one platform to another, we needed to change a few mechanical elements such as the controls and parameters to ensure that iOS players would still be completely charmed by the game’s mechanics. Another significant change is providing players of the iOS version with 3 chances per round instead of just one. With this players will become much more addicted to the game and will have the opportunity to boost their points even more, reflecting each players actual point score. Bird Mania iOS displays beautiful graphics and has been updated with additional worlds. Mojo now journeys through new, never before seen lands.

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What makes the release of Bird Mania on iOS so exciting?

Lukasz: Bird Mania was positively received by the public when it was released on Nintendo 3DS. We had many enthusiastic ratings and reviews, and overall many positive opinions from players, whose voices matter the most to us. With all the positive reactions circulating, we decided to bring the game to iOS devices to give the wider community a chance to experience playing the game. We really hope that Bird Mania on iOS will be well received as a universal game that works well on both iOS devices and Nintendo 3DS. 

As the lead programmer, what did you enjoy the most in the development of Bird Mania on iOS?

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Agata: My favorite part of the development process was definitely testing the game on fellow Teyon colleagues, and yes I admit I test on humans! icon razz Bringing Bird Mania to the iPhone & iPad: our exclusive chat! It is really satisfying seeing your colleagues who are fans of genres such as shooters and RPGS finding it difficult to tear themselves away from Bird Mania once they start playing! Receiving positive reactions from my colleagues makes every moment of the process, including the difficult times all worth the effort! I am very happy to see the game is gaining popularity every day even before its official release and cannot wait to see what players of the iOS version will think once they start playing! 

What are new players going to like about the game and loyal fans appreciate?

Lukasz: New players will definitely appreciate our attention to every detail. Our aim was to balance the gameplay and ensure that players of all levels can enjoy the game and play it on an equalized standing. At the same time, we ensured that every player would still be challenged by continually improving their flying skills, overall bettering their scores. Fan of the 3DS version will discover new and interesting elements added into the game including the popular social networking function as well as the ability to compare scores with other players and with friends.

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What should we expect from Bird Mania in the future?

Lukasz: Everyone here at Teyon all agree that Bird Mania is definitely worth further sequels. In general, we haven’t forgotten about our loyal 3DS fans or other gamers using different mobile phone platforms, so you can expect more to come from Bird Mania in the near future. That is all I can give away at the moment!

For updates and news about Bird Mania head to our Official Bird Mania Facebook Page!

Bird Mania Available April 25th on the iPhone & iPad!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The addictive feathery runner will be available as a universal application on iPhone and iPad on the 25th of April. The game will be available for download on the App Store for $0.99!

Take to the skies and start your frantic pursuit of the African wild!

Slide to steer and tap to dash as you fly the distance to the rhythm of the pumping beat. Zoom at the speed of lightning, swooping and soaring past treetops, bushes and stinging bees! Dash for crazy combos, collect golden stars, musical notes and colorful balloons and up your score right to the top.

  • A fast paced tempo, not for the faint hearted!
  • Smooth and easy-to-learn controls
  • Show off your score to other bird maniacs from all around the world!
  • Over 20 exciting achievements to accomplish
  • Game Center support and stunning retina graphics
  • Optimized for an incredible iPhone 5 experience

Follow Bird Mania via its official Bird Mania Facebook Page!

Bird Mania’s flight to the top of the 3DS charts and into the hearts of reviewers and gamer’s worldwide!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Quick Review of Bird Mania 3DS

With the arrival on Bird Mania on iOS closing in we thought it would be a good idea to give you a roundup of reviews for Bird Mania 3D since it’s launch back in May 2012.

We may be a bit bias in saying that we think that Bird Mania is an awesomely addictive game, so instead we have summarized the reviews by gaming portals. Take a look at what reviewers were saying after its landing on Nintendo 3DS!

NintendoLife (8/10):

“…impressively solid experience that does exactly what it sets out to do: ensnare gamers, give them a satisfying experience, and keep them coming back endlessly (…) This is one bird that knows how to fly!”

Panic Gamer (7.7/10):

“For 2 bucks this is a game that’s worth having in your 3DS library.”

Nintendo Fuse (5/5):

“Bird Mania 3D is a fast paced, addictive, and fun pick up and play game worth every penny of that $2! (…) the gameplay is the star”

Cubed 3 (7/10):

“High Score enthusiasts and Achievement seekers will be in digital heaven with this game (…) fun, inimitable, and packing in that ‘one more go’ factor…”

Game Gavel (A):

“Bird Mania 3D is a very simple game that should satisfy the quick pick-up-and-play cravings of most gamers.  We recommend flying south and picking up this gem of a game for $1.99.”

Fan Bolt (8/10):

“…a lot of fun to play through over and over again and it won’t get to tiring to fast. It’s also a title that is so easy to pick up and play at any time, especially if you only have a few minutes to burn…”

Myvideogamenews (8/10):

“All in all Bird Mania 3D is a outstanding addition to the 3DS eShop. The game is beautiful, addicting, inexpensive, fast paced and a fun to play. These types of titles are a perfect match for Nintendo’s handheld and is worth a download.”

With so many rave reviews, Bird Mania even topped the Nintendo eShop charts, hitting no. 1!

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Bird Mania will be available on iPhones and iPads everywhere as a universal app on the 25th of April!

Follow the Bird Mania Facebook Page for regular updates and check out our Bird Mania thread on Touch Arcade!

Battle it out in Clash of Elementalists!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

I heard that battling was your thing…well this April you’ll be able to take to the ring and fight it out in a mighty clash against the elements!

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Step into the shoes of one of the four Elementalists each possessing their own superior power – fire, earth, air and water and take to the battlefields in a fight of superiority!

Draw on the unique abilities of your chosen character and use their elements to counter attack from afar or in hand-to-hand combat. Destroy the other Elementalists in engaging and explosive rounds of single-play onslaughts or compete with your friends using local wireless connection! Take the battle above the clouds or in the depths of ancient ruins as you fight for your Elementalist to be the only and final victor!

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  • Play for victory in 4 different modes: Training, Arcade, Free Battle and Versus
  • Battle against your friends in 2 player mode via DS Wireless Play
  • Select your character based on their elements; Celsius, Biot, Fahrenheit or Mole
  • Master insane finishing moves for an incredible game-play experience!

Clash of Elementalists is available this Thursday (11th of April) in North America and Europe via Nintendo eShop for $4.99/€4.99 and via Nintendo DSiWare for 500 Nintendo DSi PointsTM!

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Feel the power of the planetary elements in this fight of the season and check out the official trailer below!

Bird Mania is back, landing on the iPhone and iPad everywhere!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

A little birdy told me something interesting just today and I thought I would share it with you. But seriously no idiom intended because it really was a little birdy. Not sure if you know Mojo the bird, well he told me that he’s almost landed…no really this time he is landing…

…on iOS!

You heard right, Bird Mania is coming very soon to the iPhone and iPad! Now you will be able to play the fun and addictive game anytime, anywhere.

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Unlike its predecessor on Nintendo 3DS, iOS gamers will experience playing Bird Mania with Retina graphics, simpler iOS touch controls and 3 attempts at flying instead of one for each round of game play. There are more achievements to collect for varying accomplishments and 2 different scenic worlds to fly through in rain or shine, through the night and day.

And saving the best till last, the iOS version of Bird Mania now has Game Center, featuring Leaderboards. Yes, leaderboards! Now we’ll all be able to see who our top scorers are and their scores!

Follow our Bird Mania Facebook page for the latest updates or check out our Touch Arcade thread about Bird Mania!