iPhone and mobile games are pretty popular right now. The market is massive, and still growing. To avoid being lost in the crowd, you need innovative gameplay, intuitive design, aesthetic appeal and a hook. Slingshot Justice has all of these.
The premise here is that you are a vigilante youth, chivalrously defending the younger children of the local neighborhood from bullies as they try to sell lemonade. The game is unique in it’s theme, and comes at a time of increased awareness to schoolyard and cyber bullying. For that reason alone, it stands out in the mobile market. However, don’t let this fool you; it’s got some hardcore games design behind it.
The game is all about consistency. Being accurate is more important than being fast. The aim is not to just defend, but tactically build high chains and combos. It’s all about the score, and the bigger the risk the bigger the reward for the player. And it gets hard, which will keep you coming back. The difficulty of waves increases as new enemies bring new dynamics, requiring adaption and flexibility in your play-style.
Slingshot Justice is a great example of Australian game developer talent. It has a cheery, homemade look with fundamental game principles in the design. Be sure to check it out on the app store, and support local industry!!
Check out their website for more details http://www.anomalousinteractive.com/
Here’s a new trailer the guys have released showcasing their recent update.