Tiny Wings meets Braid in a unique ‘endless surfer’. Kumobius announces Time Surfer, coming soon to iPhone, Pod touch, iPad and iPad mini

Who: Kumobius

What: Tiny Wings meets Braid in a unique ‘endless surfer’. Kumobius announces Time Surfer, coming soon to iPhone, Pod touch, iPad and iPad mini.

Where: Melbourne, Australia

When:  Wednesday, 12 th of December 2012

Details:  Kumobius, the creators of  Bean’s Quest today announced  Time Surfer, a fast-paced endless runner where players can rewind time to cheat death and out-surf the end of the universe.

Time Surfer mashes up two very different game ideas to make something new: Tiny Wing's simple physics-based slingshot gameplay and Braid's mind-bending time reversal. The result? A twitch-based, time-rewinding, amped-up ride across the fabric of time and space.

Time Surfer  is in development for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and will release in Q1 2013.

Highlights:

  • Fast-paced intergalactic endless ‘surfer’
  • From the creators of  Bean’s Quest
  • Rewind time to cheat death or surf a perfect curve
  • Simple two touch control – right thumb to dive, left to rewind time
  • Stomp on aliens and asteroids, avoid spikes and pits
  • Psychedelic retro visuals with a pumping chiptune soundtrack
  • Earn space cake to spend on costumes, pets and flair
  • “Hell Zone” mode for gamers who like a hardcore challenge

     

Trailer:  http://vimeo.com/55252348#

Website:  http://www.kumobius.com/

Media Assets: Available at  http://surpriseattack.com.au/portfolio/time-surfer/

Contact: for preview code, questions or interviews, please contact  stephen@surpriseattack.com.au

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More details on Time Surfer:

Time Surfer follows the last surfer travelling through the galaxy, haunted by an inevitable, destructive force: the end of universe itself. The surfer’s only defense? He can cheat death by rewinding time.

Key features:

Rewind time to fix your mistakes and perfect your surfing –  use your rewind power to cheat death, surf the perfect curve, or thread a path through obstacles and enemies – just don’t let it run out!

Stomp on aliens and asteroids, avoid spikes and pits –  the fabric of time and space is a dangerous place. Stomp on enemies to get speed boosts and steer clear of the deadly spikes and pits to avoid an untimely demise.

Heaps of Special Surfers to unlock –  including a police box, a time-travelling car, the monkey king on a cloud and even a cameo from Emilio from Bean’s Quest.

Unlock pets to help your chances –  Unlock cute pets with special abilities. These little friends will join your surf and give you crazy, new abilities!

80’s pop-culture on full display –  psychedelic visuals backed up by a pumping chiptune soundtrack and numerous references to 80’s icons.

Hell Zone mode –  turns the difficulty up to 11 with a spike-infested hellscape. For those who really love a challenge.

About the developer

Kumobius is a Melbourne-based indie studio made up of two brothers – James and Tom Greenaway—and Ivan Neeson. Their first project was the critically acclaimed  Bean’s Quest, which appeared on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PC, Mac and Linux.

Actively involved in the Australian indie community, Kumobius recently won Best Game and Jammer’s Choice at the Global Game Jam 2012 – Melbourne for their puzzle platformer,  Omelette Boris.

Time Surfer  marks their first major project since the release of Bean’s Quest in 2011.

 

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