London, UK – 7 th February 2012 - YoYo Games, the leading portal for user-generated game content, is pleased to announce that Froad, the latest game to be built using YoYo Games’ GameMaker platform, has launched today for iOS and Android devices.
In Froad, players take control of an amphibian character called Froad, who is named this way because nobody can tell if he is a frog or a toad. Froad is a survival game where players must catch as many bugs as possible, as requested by Froad himself, to see how many days they can help him survive. If players catch the wrong bug or a bad bug, such as a Bee or a Wasp, Froad’s health will deteriorate until his hunger bar is empty, at which point the game will end.
Froad contains two insect-filled worlds for players to take on, the Forest and the Pond, containing a variety of different bugs dependent on the location. Each world will cycle between day and night which will bring different varieties of creepy-crawlies for Froad to munch through, but it will also bring new dangers for Froad to avoid.
Froad will feature:
- Simple single-tap gameplay
- Two bug filled worlds to munch through; Forest and Pond
- Day and Night cycle brings new bugs and new dangers
- Universal App – Optimised for iPad, iPhone and Android
- iOS Game Centre support with over 60 achievements to unlock and 6 Leaderboards to climb
Froad is available to download via iTunes and The Android Market from today and will be priced at £0.69 (UK), €0.79 (EURO) and $0.99 (USD) according to region.
For more information, please contact:
Tony Coles, Peppermint P
Tel: 0207 240 2645
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About YoYo Games
YoYo Games was founded in 2007 by a group of leading Games and Entertainment industry executives including James North-Hearn, CEO Foundation9, Michel Cassius, ex European Marketing Director Xbox and Spencer Hyman, formerly COO Last.FM. The company, headed by CEO, Sandy Duncan (ex Vice President of Xbox Europe), was created to support the founders' belief that a new generation of games development talent and devices was emerging and there was an opportunity to incubate and showcase some of the very best of this talent on these new and existing platforms.
YoYo Games is a leading publisher of mobile games on both IOS and Android. It is the publisher of the top 5 hit game on Android Market "They Need to be Fed" and the award winning "Mr Karoshi". YoYo Games debuted in the top half of the Develop100 list of the world's top games developers in 2011. All of the games published by YoYo Games are developed using GameMaker.
The free to use version of GameMaker, GameMaker: Lite is downloaded more than 1 million times every year from the company's website www.yoyogames.com.