London, UK – 28 th JUNE 2012 - AppyNation today announced the launch of their latest game: Ninja Ranch. Available for free both on iPhone and iPod touch and in a Retina-enabled HD edition for iPad, Ninja Ranch is an original puzzle game in which budding ninja farmers must create order from chaos by correctly arranging their farm animals in groups within a predetermined grid. Think of it as a ninja-flavoured mash-up of Sudoku, Tetris and animal husbandry! The aim is to solve hundreds of unique puzzles within time limits and with as few mistakes as possible. Ninja Ranch has been developed by independent mobile studio FinBlade, well known for creating great mobile games like WordSearch and Battleship.
Ninja Ranch’s cast of colourful characters includes the Crispy Duck, the sage Wizard Lizard, the noble Red Panda and the mighty wind-powered Flatulent Cow. A Lucky Cat appears from time to time in order to bring good fortune to the ninja apprentices who are cunning enough to take advantage of its score-building effect.
“Ninja Ranch gives gamers a mix of humour, great production values, ninjas and livestock - not something you can say many apps can offer,” said Andy Payne, CEO of AppyNation. “The game offers fantastic value with randomly generated puzzles and the ability for players to customise their ranch with quirky creatures and new backgrounds.”
Ninja Ranch is ready to challenge even the most proficient player, and includes over 20 Game Center achievements to complete. Players can also unlock multiple extras by earning coins for completing levels. A Daily Spin with amazing prizes and tons of funny yet wise ancient ninja proverbs will keep keen Ninja Ranchers coming back every day!
“Downloading Ninja Ranch is truly the beginning of happiness!" - Ancient Proverb
Ninja Ranch! HD for iPad (Free) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ninja-ranch!-hd/id520106000
Ninja Ranch! for iPhone/iPod Touch (Free) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ninja-ranch!/id520105806
Watch the video online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM-ohLPSxaA&hd=1
**Note to editors**: Media assets including screenshots and video are available from http://ninjaranch.appromoter.com or can be downloaded at: http://bit.ly/KNxk4o. The video trailer can be downloaded from http://bit.ly/MA28HP
AppyNation is a revolution in games publishing that favours independence and collaboration between developers and publisher, focused on (but not limited to) delivering engaging, social experiences on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms.
Born out of an idea shared by developers FinBlade, Proper Games, Niffler, Onteca, Supersonic and Chromativity, the collaboration between publisher and digital, social and independent UK developers AppyNation represents has been very positively received by the industry and has the support of NESTA, industry associations TIGA and UKIE and the UK Government.
FinBlade is an independent mobile developer located in the South of England. The studio has an extraordinary track record, beginning life as IOMO back in 2000 doing WAP games for Nokia. From those early beginnings, the team grew to produce some of the most successful and well-known Java titles on mobile.
With over a decade of experience creating award-winning content for thousands of different handsets, across numerous languages and territories, FinBlade’s output is split between contract work for third parties, and original IP creation.
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