by Mike Lata
April 13, 2011
Moments ago, Mobile 1UP released Caveman and Caveman HD on the App Store. The game is a Lemmings clone of sorts and has you controlling a bunch of cavemen across obstacles and platforms. The developer originally tried releasing a Lemmings remake on many platforms including iOS, but ran into trouble with Sony Entertainment. They did not want a Lemmings game released on a non-Sony platform. You can read more about the development journey Mobile 1UP faced on the team's website's blog. A Mobile1UP blog entry from July 2010 explains more: "In the event we have no success talking with SCEE (Sony Entertainment) we will rework all the artwork, audio, music and levels to create a brand new title based on the engine - which we wrote from scratch without on our own based on observation in 2001." Caveman was the game that transpired as a result of that journey and it is finally available on iOS systems. The developer essentially changed the look and certain aspects of Lemmings to create Caveman, but it is pretty much the same game. For those of you unfamiliar with Lemmings, it is a long series of games that originated on the Amiga. Your goal is to guide small creatures by utilizing their skill-sets in an attempt for them to assist each other to the exit. The iPhone version of Caveman currently costs $1.99 on the App Store while the iPad Caveman HD costs $3.99.