Hit Retro platformer, Bean’s Quest, now available on Android devices

Who: Kumobius

What: Hit retro platformer, Bean’s Quest, now available on Android devices

Where: Melbourne, Australia

When: 5 April 2012

Details: Kumobius today announced that their hit iPhone game, Bean’s Quest, is now available for Android devices.

The game combines 16bit retro styling with a modern physics engine and an incredibly intuitive control scheme to create a platforming experience that is at once familiar and completely fresh.

Emilio, transformed into a jumping bean by an evil Wizard, is constantly jumping and the player simply presses left or right to move in that direction. This affords a level of precision platforming rarely seen on mobile and tablet devices.

Completing each level is only the beginning; achieving all three challenges per level (collect all gems, find the hidden axolotl and complete the level in the minimum number of jumps required) is another thing all together.

Highlights:

  • Platforming that is instantly familiar yet also completely new
  • Unique control scheme – Emilio is always jumping, press left or right to move him in that direction
  • Speed Runs reinvented – can you complete each stage in the minimum number of jumps?
  • 50 challenging stages across five worlds, each with distinct enemies and obstacles.
  • Final boss battle that will require all your platforming skills to complete.
  • Gorgeous retro pixel art and thirteen pieces of original chip-tune music by by FlashyGoodness
Pricing and availability.

Bean’s Quest is available from Google Play Store on your device or at this LINK

Bean’s Quest costs US $2.99 / AUD $2.99 /  £1.99 / €2.39

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqW3pVRiP-Q

Compatibility: Bean’s Quest is compatible with Android 2.2 and above and has been tested with many of the most popular Android devices including Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Nexus One, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Desire

Website: http://www.kumobius.com/

Assets: media assets are available at http://surpriseattack.com.au/beans-quest

For review code, interviews or any questions, contact chris@surpriseattack.com.au

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More details on Bean’s Quest:

Emilio has been cursed and his girlfriend kidnapped! Transformed by dark magic into a jumping bean, Emilio must bounce his way to victory through 50 levels spread over 5 worlds. Can Emilio rescue his one true love and find his missing pet axolotls?

Bean’s Quest brings back classic platforming to Android with an incredibly intuitive control scheme that allows for a degree of precision platforming rarely seen on mobile or tablet devices.

Key features:

Unique flavour of retro platforming goodness

Bean is constantly jumping with a super intuitive control scheme: just touch left or touch right to bounce in that direction. Easy to pick up yet hard to master, unique enemies and obstacles will really test your platforming skills.

Physics-driven gameplay

Emilio will push blocks, spin seesaws, roll boulders, crush enemies and dodge spike-balls in his quest. Bean’s Quest is a 16-bit platformer with modern physics and clever puzzles.

A new take on speed runs

Every stage is a finely tuned obstacle course which can be completed in an optimal number of jumps (the 'par'), requiring the player both master their sense of timing and solve mind bending puzzles in the heat of a speed run.

Rescue your pet Axolotls

The evil wizard who cursed Bean also kidnapped his pet axolotls - brutal! Every stage has an axolotl to be rescued.

Gorgeous Pixel Art and pumping chip-tune soundtrack

Bean’s Quest’s visuals are the collision of 16 bit stylings and the modern day power of mobile devices. With beautifully crafted and animated sprites, the game bursts with flavour whilst the chip-tune soundtrack by FlashyGoodness evokes the South American inspirations for the game.

Development History

Bean’s Quest is the debut game for Kumobius, a three-man development team based in Melbourne, Australia.

Originally released in mid 2011 for iPhone and iPad, the game had just eight levels and a promise of more to come. Despite the brevity of the game, it won both a loyal following and critical acclaim. The team at Kumobius made good on their promise, bringing the total number of levels to 27 by the end of the year and adding a further 23 levels in a final update in February 2012.

This ‘final version’ of the game has since been released on Mac, PC and Linux and is now coming to Android devices.

Bean’s Quest was developed in Kumobius’ own GameKumo engine and editing tools.

   


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