Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hook Swing Worlds

We're making one last hook-racing style game, after all. It's going to be "runner" style game, just like Hook Champ was originally going to be. Specifically, it's going to be a collection of three endless runner-style games, all united by a grappling hook theme, for just 99 cents. We're taking lessons from Super QuickHook to make this game easier to pick up for new players than ever, while also providing new challenges to veteran players. The name of the game is currently Hook Swing Worlds.

Game World #1: Curse of the Death God

Play as adventuring family patriarch Theodore "Gramps" Hooker as you swing through jungles, caves, and volcanoes while clutching stolen treasure. Beware the guardian spirit of the idol!
Features: Chaser Survival, Quick Recharge Rocketboots Ability

Game World #2: Dungeon Gunner

Zelle finds herself trapped in a huge dungeon filled with precious, ancient gold coins. Also monsters, spikes. Luckily she brought her revolver, armor, and her coat with the really big ammo pockets.
Features: Looting and Shooting, HP Meter, Revolver Ability

Game World #3: CyberGnome 202X (Early content patch)

In the grim dystopian world of the future, the Gnome Police rule with an iron fist. One rebel Gnome stands alone against the totalitarian rule. Can *YOU* help Gnomey escape the grim future?
Features: Obstacle Survival, Gravity Flip Ability

Despite the game being composed of endless modes, we're going to be putting in story and even possibly unlockable endings. We'll also have the usual Rocketcat staples of unlockable hats and hooks, dialog, and the return of Early Buyer Exclusive Bonus Content (EBEBC for short). We'll release more info in the coming weeks about both Hook Swing Worlds and our upcoming Top Down Shooter/RPG, which will also be a 99 cent game.

13 Comments:

OpenID dawooster said...

I am going to go broke buying all your cheep games. =D

September 25, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Blake said...

Sounds awesome! Count me in.

September 25, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

I can't believe a third hook style installment sounds so good. It's almost a shame to see you move past them but I know your new stuff will be equally as amazing. Thank you for making such amazing games on an easily accessible platform. Keep up the good work Kepa.

September 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger phillymadison said...

Maybe a sale for Hook Champ and Super Quick Hook to kick off the new game =)
You guys make the best games. SQH is my all time favorite app and the new game looks to be just as fun.

September 25, 2010 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Silver Circle said...

Holy hat with a hook am I excited. The triumphant return of Zelle!!! All I ask is that her bunny ears are available. 2 questions: 1) will it be a "runner" as in it automatically runs right, or will you still touch the screen to run, and 2) will there be DLC? Thank y'all for making such awesome games.

September 25, 2010 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Kepa said...

Dawooster, Blake, Taylor: Thanks!

Philly: Standing by the "no sales except possible early buyer's discounts" policy. I think a sale would actually benefit us financially, but we want people to feel confident in buying our games early. I hate it when I get a game and then it goes free or on sale the next day, personally.

Silver Circle: Adding bunny ears to the request list. It's a real "runner" in that you automatically run to the right, though there's obstacles that will make you stop. DLC: Maybe cosmetic-only DLC sometime after release, that's what we usually do after a few completely free content updates.

September 25, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Silver Circle said...

Are y'all shooting for a release on this before or after the hatlord RPG shooter?

September 26, 2010 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger HalfLite said...

Nice job rocketcat games. Despite the fact that they're all only going to be endless modes, I still think this I'd going to be an awesome game. I mean, I love the endless modes and all, (and I have platinum on eruption mode and the secret mode), it does get alittle repetetive. However, the new themes sound new and interesting, and I can't wait to see what they're all like. The new features also sound interesting as well. I hope this is a great game.

-HL

September 26, 2010 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger coincollector1 said...

CyberGnome. Holy crap. Can't wait.

Are you guys going to try out Game Center with this one?

September 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Kepa said...

Silver: This will be before the Hatlord RPG shooter. We're working on that concept slowly, so we can add new concepts to it.

HalfLite: We're hoping to make the gameplay in the endless modes a little more "intense" for veterans. As for repetition, the multiple modes with different gameplay and special abilities will hopefully help with that.

Coin: We're taking a look at it, it's very likely.

September 27, 2010 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger HalfLite said...

Alright. Oh yeah, will there be hidden easter eggs or hidden levels like there is in SQH?

September 27, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger webmaster said...

Article on German iPhone Gaming magazine iPlayApps.de: http://www.iplayapps.de/news/Rocketcat_Games__zwei_neue_Spiele_angekuendigt/627/

September 28, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Kepa said...

HalfLite: Most likely, yes.

webmaster: Cool, thanks.

September 28, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

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