While large companies such as EA, and now Rovio, dominate the App Store with titles likeĀ Angry Birds Space and FIFA Soccer 12, there has still never been a better time to be an indie developer. Parachute Apps is the embodiment of the new generation of indie developer.

Parachute Apps is a small company. In fact it is made up of just two brothers, Ben and James, that code in their spare time. They have been toiling away for some time now to bring us their latest title, and first game, Mazes.

The developer has created a short teaser trailer of the debut title, seen here:

If you cannot view the embedded video above, it can also be seen by clicking here.

Mazes is a casual puzzle game with a simple, yet intuitive control system. There are no controls seen on screen. You can, instead, simply swipe anywhere on the screen to change the direction you want to move in.

The puzzles available get progressively harder.

According to the developer, Mazes features:

  • Casual pick-up-and-play experience
  • Intuitive swipe controls
  • Increasingly difficult levels
  • Rustic Retina graphics
  • Groovy Jazz soundtrack
  • Compatible with all iOS devices

Parachute Apps previous iOS app, Metafy for Spotify, received some critical acclaim and was even featured on LifeHacker. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the developers first game.

Mazes will be released on May 24. We will have a full review for you here upon its release. Are you looking forward to trying a bit of old school gaming come next week?