October 31, 2012
FDG Entertainment has brought many great games to iOS, such as Cover Orange and Tentacle Wars, and the fun just keeps on coming. Today, we were informed of the next title to be published to the App Store, Slide Circus. It was tough to tell by the name, but the concept is quite clear after watching the preview trailer. Sliding puzzlers are a very classic genre of puzzle games, and certainly challenging. FDG has kept the basic tried and true gameplay, but added some new flare and modernization. Beyond the simple, yet beautiful graphics and original soundtrack are Game Center leaderboards, Game Center achievements, two new gameplay characteristics, and unlimited puzzles.
• Think outside the box The newly introduced "infinite loop" mechanism adds a great twist to the genre. Slide any line of tiles while it "wraps" around the borders. • Artificial Creation Witness how your iPhone creates unlimited new puzzles by using an artistic procedural software plugin. It's pure magic!If the level creator seems familiar, it's because the same mechanism was recently implemented in Blueprint 3D. Generating levels via photos and being able to share them is a wonderful approach to custom puzzle creation. The process is definitely much quicker and easier than the object-by-object builders, but still allows open creativity. Better yet, this creation suite offers basic editing tools to modify the image's colors, etc. Slide Circus and Slide Circus HD are scheduled to be available in the App Store within the next 24 hours. There is no word yet on pricing.