November 22, 2011 – San Francisco, CA and Paris, France – Need some arcade fun for your iOS devices this holiday season? We’ve got your covered! BulkyPix is proud to announce that it is bringing the retro-flavored platforming game Terra Noctis to the App Store this December – and you don’t even need quarters!
This old-school platformer, inspired by the likes of the Super Mario and Donkey Kong games, features a wonderful pixel art design that will have you thinking about the classic days of gaming.
In the game, you control a little nightmare creature called Allen. He’s attending the local Nightmare School, but hasn’t quite got what it takes to be scary enough – at least, not yet. Following the failing of his recent test, he becomes motivated by a local legend printed in a book: “Eat the heart of the scariest nightmare and become a scary nightmare, too.” With that, his journey begins to become the scariest nightmare in the land.
Throughout the game, you’ll perform double jumps, duck past projectiles and incoming enemies, and use a pound attack to crush anything that gets in your way, including baddies and tree stumps. You can also use an aiming system to shoot at things from a distance, including walls, which you can demolish to discover special hidden areas.
Terra Noctis features 40 levels, with various secrets to unlock and challenges to overcome. You’ll need to locate 15 red fairies and a collectible gold coin throughout each stage, along with letters that form the word “SCARE” for a classic 1-up reward. You’ll also pick up blue fairies, which you can use in return as currency in the in-game Shop. Here, you can buy helpful power-ups, including an umbrella (to deflect enemy attacks), balloons and bombs.
The game also keeps track of your progress throughout each level, such as how many enemies you killed and how far into the game you are. And further rewards await through OpenFeint, including online leaderboards with the best level completion times, as well as a variety of Achievements to unlock.
One last little bonus – if you have the new iCade arcade cabinet, produced by Thinkgeek, then you’ll be happy to know that Terra Noctis supports it completely. You’ll be able to play in old-school fashion!
“Terra Noctis is a brilliant throwback to the simpler times in gaming,” said Vincent Dondaine, CMO and COO of BulkyPix. “its classic visual style and simplistic gameplay will attract both old-school gamers and newcomers alike. The real question is, can you find all the hidden content?”
Terra Noctis will debut this December in the App Store for the budget price of $2.99.