Oshawa, Ontario (NotSoft) July 2 nd, 2014 – It's a Scum-Eat-Scum pond down here. NotSoft, Oshawa Ontario's premiere independent game studio has released a “frenetic eat-'em-up” game for Android phones and devices that puts players in control of a cannibalistic Scum Bubble attempting to become the dominant life form in a pond.
“We prototyped this game at TOJam # 4 in 2009” said NotSoft's Steven 'bignobody' Hill, referring to the three day game development jam held annually in Toronto since 2005 ( http://tojam.ca), “but shelved it after the jam to finish another project.”
The game website, http://pondscum.ca, details how the prototype went through various incarnations with different technologies and platforms before finally coming to Play on Google's Android operating system.
“When I got my first Android phone in 2011 I started thinking about what a good fit PondScum would be for mobile devices because it's fast paced and games are usually over in less than a minute or two - ideal for killing time on the commute without missing your stop” Hill explained.
PondScum comes in both Free and Paid versions with the Paid version including various “Pond Modes” the player can select to modify the game play, such as slower speeds and extra power-ups.
Both Free and Paid versions feature an original soundtrack by Oshawa musician and composer Zach Smith.
NotSoft ( http://notsoftgames.com) is an independent software company based in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada that has been creating both free and commercial games since 2005.