Who: Initials Video Games
What: Labour Relations, Wartime Morality, and Crates – Super Lemonade Factory brings a unique flavour of platforming to the App Store
Where: Sydney, Australia
When: 15 March 2012
Details: Initials Video Games today announced that Super Lemonade Factory is now available on the App Store. The app is a retro platforming game about labour relations, gender roles, moral dilemmas for industry in wartime… and crates.
ñSingle-player co-operative gameplay – switch between Andre and Liselot and combine their unique abilities to reach the exit
ñGorgeous pixel art and original chip-tune soundtrack
ñ72 levels – 36 normal and 36 hard-core difficulty
ñUse the same editing tool as the developer to create new levels. The best will be released in future updates
Price and Availability: Super Lemonade Factory is available on the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad or at http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/super-lemonade-factory/id481170364?mt=8
The app costs US $1.99 / AUD $1.99 / £1.49 / €1.59. Note that there is a special 50% off sale to celebrate the launch.
A free flash demo of the game and the level editor are available here
For review code, interview requests, etc. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More information and assets available at http://suspriseattack.com/super-lemonade-factory
More details on Super Lemonade Factory:
Post World War II, the former Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). Andre’s father offers to give him his lemonade factory - but on one condition; he and his wife, Liselot, must journey through the entire factory, a task that is easier said than done.
Andre and Liselot must combine their unique abilities to make it through each room together. Along the way they’ll meet a cast of characters including the foreman, the chef, a food inspector and a general who wants the factory to supply drinks to the military, now engaged in a new war.
Single Player Co-operative play
Liselot can double jump, push small crates for Andre to climb on and talk to other characters. Andre can smash big crates and carry Liselot. Switch between the two characters to combine their abilities and get both of them to the exit.
A Bubbly Platformer with Subtle Flavours
As you talk to each character, their personalities and stories are revealed. Beneath the bubbly and bright surface Super Lemonade Factory touches on mature themes including labour relations and the moral dilemmas of running a business in wartime.
Make your own levels
Use the same tool and assets as the developer – the open-source OGMO Editor – to create brand new levels for Super Lemonade Factory. Test them online in a flash version of the game and submit them to the developer. The best will be released in future content updates to the app.
Journey through 72 levels
There are three worlds – warehouse, factory and office, each with 12 levels. Unlock hard-core mode and an additional 12 levels per world by collecting all the lemonade bottles.
Retro pixel art and chip-tune soundtrack
Initials Video Games is Shane Brouwer, a video effects artist in the advertising industry by day and game developer by night. After making several games/experiments in flash and Flixel, Super Lemonade Factory is Initials Video Games’ first major production.
The development of the game began in mid 2011 as an experiment to try to replicate Super Crate Box on iOS. Having some success in getting it up and running on iPhone, Shane contacted Vlambeer, developers of Super Crate Box, to see if they had any interest in porting the game to iOS. They declined and Shane decided to take what he had and make something new.
Six months later, the resulting game, Super Lemonade Factory, bears almost no resemblance to its initial inspiration; aside from the central role that crates play in the game. Andre has to break big crates and Liselot must push small crates into place so that Andre can use them to reach higher platforms