Paris, October 18, 2012 – Is it really hip to be square? It sure is today as Square Planet finally gets released ! Majaka is happy to announce that its second iOS title can be downloaded for free here.
“ Surely, you often wonder what it must be like to be a round ball on a square planet, right? Okay, maybe you don't”, asked Gaël Giraudeau, Creative Director and co-founder at Majaka.
“ Well, we do, so we set out to answer this very question anyway with this colorful, action-packed adventure game that will keep you on the *edge* of your seat”, added Nicolas Godement-Berline, President and also a co-founder, mostly in charge of writing press releases and coming up with clever puns (he thinks).
Following the runaway success of Ski Champion, now boasting over 400,000 installs, Majaka is upping the ante with a whole different ball game that the studio hopes will not drive players to the edge.
“ Making Square Planet took 6 months. It’s a platforming game so we paid particular attention to offering tight controls, diversified graphics and inventive level design”, said Giraudeau. “ From bats to trees to dog poo, everything is square and edgy on the Square Planet!”
· Pitch: control a Round Ball on a Square Planet
· Genre: 2.5D side-scrolling platformer, level based, single player
· Plot: The Evil Squares abducted the Ball People and turned them into slaves. Your mission is to save them!
· Platform: iOS
· Price: free ( ad and IAP-supported)
· Features :
o From bats to trees to dog poo, everything is square and edgy on the Square Planet !
o Tilt to roll, tap to jump
o 16 levels, 8 more in the first update, hours of ball-rolling fun
o A set of unique enviroments: Square Forest, Rock Caverns, Cube City, Hard Sewers, Square Prison
o Power-ups : Double Jump, Friend Finder, Secret Path, Hack Alarms
o Awesome animated set pieces
o Exciting game mechanics: gravity switch, alarms, power ups
o Clever, multi-path level design
o Fun background scenes of the Evil Squares in their daily life, sunbathing, working, hanging out, etc.
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Majaka is an independent developer and publisher of original games for mobile platforms. Majaka is located in Montreuil (France), Paris' largest video game hub.
While Majaka’s fun & polished games are simple and accessible at first glance, be wary: they will grow on you and may well prove terribly addictive ! Majaka views its games not as mere fire-and-forget products, but rather as a service that players can enjoy in the long run. Majaka commits to releasing regular updates, providing channels for players to communicate and always being responsive to the community.
And … there’s something else, too: Majaka distributes its games for free !
Majaka was co-founded in January 2012 by Arkane Studios and Virtuos alumnis Gaël Giraudeau (Creative Director) and Nicolas Godement-Berline (President). Majaka currently employs a team of 6.