Trailers are one of the best marketing tactics for a game’s overall sales. A developer certainly doesn’t want to put out a trailer that bores the potential buyers, but instead maybe humors them or entices with some cliffhangers and intense gameplay. What makes this trailer, that I’m about to show
Ngmoco's incredibly cool online first-person shooter Eliminate [App Store, Free] has been released in the US App Store as well as most major markets in Europe and other regions. The game was released last Friday exclusively in Canada so that Ngmoco could test their server capacity in a small, controlled market. The game is completely free, with revenues coming in via (optional) the purchase of energy cells, a necessary component for earning credits.
Since its release on the 30th, we've had some time to play with the game, and we must say that it's well worth the (relatively large) download. There's never any requirement to purchase energy cells, especially since your energy is recharged every day. Check out some videos of the game in action below!
Touch Arcade is reporting that both of Ngmoco's highly anticipated titles, Eliminate and Touch Pets, have both been approved by Apple for release in the App Store. However, because Ngmoco wishes to test server capacity before launching these games worldwide, they have decided to launch them in the Canadian App Store first. For those of you in Canada (or with Canadian iTunes accounts), you can get Eliminate here and Touch Pets here.
Both games will be available for free and will instead rely on In App Purchases for revenue.
Videos of both games below!
Game developer ngmoco has just announced that following Apple's announcement that free apps would be able to offer in-app purchases, their first person shooter, Eliminate, will be released as a free application, instead opting to charge for "energy", which is used in the game to earn points and be eligible to upgrade weapons.
Ngmoco:) has just released teaser videos for two upcoming games. The first is for a new first person shooter called Eliminate, and is a mock advertisement for one of the super cool looking weapons in the game. The other is for Touch Pets Dogs, a new social netowrking pet sim game that lets owners play with virtual puppies. Video after the break.
Ngmoco has released Rolando 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid for the iPhone and iPod touch, sequel to their hit game, Rolando. In the new game, you lead your round companions through 46 levels of game play "as they face tribes of savage new enemies, cunning physics puzzles and an exciting, tropical world with a fresh new look." featuring graphics from pop illustrator Mikko Walamies and music from renowned break-beat artist Mr. Scruff. It also connects to ngmoco's Plus+ Network, adding a new social network for gamers.
Ngmoco has announced that on July 1st, they will be launching Rolando 2 for the iPhone and iPod touch. To celebrate the upcoming launch, they are putting both WordFu [App Store] and Dr. Awesome [App Store] on sale for just $0.99. You can check out the Rolando 2 trailer after the break.
With the announcement of an iPhone with a faster processor, twice the RAM, and improved 3D rendering capabilities, there has been some concern that developers might start making apps that require the new hardware, leaving 3G and original iPhone owners in the dust. While it seems likely to happen eventually, it's still a ways off, and at least one developer, Ngmoco is sticking by previous-generation device owners.
Neil Young, CEO of ngmoco:), announced today at GDC Mobile plans to launch a new collaboration with developer Secret Exit, a project he said would emphasize the individual "super powers" of both companies. He also announced more free level packs for Rolando, as well as launch dates for Rolando 2 and Rolando 3.