Rovio, the master minds behind the huge success game Angry Birds, announced that they are working on a new game “Amazing Alex” also a physics-based puzzler. Amazing Alex is based off the game Casey’s Contraptions which Rovio acquired from developers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut.
Casey’s Contraptions was one of the most impressive iOS games I’d ever seen. Sierra Entertainment’s Incredible Machine is what first jumps in mind when describing Casey’s Contraptions, but really, this game is more than that. On each level, Casey challenges the player to build a contraption to accomplish a simple goal, usually moving an object from one place to another. The levels involve everything from darts to mechanical punching gloves, RC cars, skateboards, magnets, balloons etc.
You are given an impressive amount of levels with hours of addicting game play. Nearly every level in Casey’s Contraptions can be solved in many different ways. There is no “right” way, although you’ll probably want to collect all the stars each time. If you get stumped on a level you can see your online friends’ solutions, including Casey’s three-star solution. This keeps things from becoming too frustrating. But you still will be trying out a lot of trial-and-error solutions. After that, you can also create your own levels and even share created levels and solutions with an amazing social backdrop.
The whole game is very impressive and now that Rovio has taken over the game you can expect an even better polished result. They already have removed the too cartoony protagonist Casey and replaced him with a more globally friendly name Amazing Alex. And Rovio will be sure to add their own charming addictive aesthetic making it more enjoyable nonetheless.
Rovio announced its new version Amazing Alex to be launched within the month. “The pressure quality is very high. We want to maintain high standards of Angry Birds that can be enjoyed by the fans,” said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed. The inventor of Angry Birds, the most downloaded mobile phone app. “This game is suitable for us with ease approach, fun and very addictive physics puzzle genre. We are currently reworking the title and preparing to reintroduce the game to the larger fan,” said Hed.
Rovio’s VP of franchise development Ville Heijari added that the “game play is a perfect fit in our arsenal with its approachable, fun and highly addictive take on the physics puzzler genre”. “We are currently getting ready to re-introduce it in a true ‘expect the unexpected’ Rovio style launch to an even larger audience.” “Working with Noel and Miguel (Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut founders) has been fantastic, and this is a game that we all fell in love with from the first play.”