London, UK – 22 nd November 2011 - YoYo Games, the leading portal for user-generated game content, is pleased to announce that Rick O’Shea, an innovative platform puzzler, is released today, Tuesday 22 nd November, on the iOS and Android platforms. Rick O’Shea is YoYo Games’ latest title to be created using GameMaker, and it’s the first game to be released as a freemium title. Rick O’Shea follows in the footsteps of previous gaming hits to be developed using GameMaker such as Karoshi, They Need To Be Fed and Pollushot.
Rick O’Shea follows the career of Rick O’Shea, a human cannonball at a circus who performs death defying stunts for the crowd. Players must control Rick and steer him around using cannons to avoid dangers such as timed spikes and shark pools, all so that Rick can reach the exit of each level. Each cannon is static so the player can only control the rotation before firing our hero in the desired direction. Once fired Rick will ricochet off ceilings, walls and floors until he reaches another cannon or the exit.
Rick O’Shea features:
- Simple, intuitive single tap gameplay
- 120 fiendish and addictive levels to ricochet through
- Game Centre support on iOS
- 30 Achievements to unlock, and 12 mini game levels to find
- Download act 1 for free, with a further 4 acts to “purchase and play”
Rick O’Shea is available to download, for free, for iOS and Android devices and will include act 1. Three downloadable content (DLC) packs will offer players the chance to expand their ricocheting adventures, with packs one and two containing two brand new acts, and pack three giving players eight brand new characters to play with. Each DLC pack will cost USD$0.99 / GBP£0.69 / EUR€0.79.
For more information, please contact:
Tony Coles, Peppermint P
Tel: 0207 240 2645
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Notes to Editors
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.