While there's been a lot of recent coverage of some of the big titles such as Star Wars and Spore, we don't want to neglect the games coming from smaller independent developers.

Moopf brings us a very nicely polished peg-jumping puzzle game called Hiqup [App Store]. The game is a fresh twist on the old peg-jump game (example photo) in which you try to eliminate as many pegs as possible by jumping over other pegs to remove them.

Those familiar with these games will understand the fun and frustration associated with the them, and Hiqup comes with 10 standard peg boards for you to play at any time.

Hiqup, however, takes this concept a step further and adds its own twist to the game with bombs, black holes, teleports, free jumps and special spaces that must be filled.

The developer provides this blurry video which doesn't quite do the game justice:

The app comes with 47 original boards and Gold, Silver and Bronze accomplishments for each level. Normally priced at $1.99, the game is on sale for $0.99 until the end of September. Tutorials get you up to speed quickly and the design has a wonderful aesthetic to it. Given the high quality of the game and the replay value, it seems a great value at $0.99.

App Store Link: Hiqup

  • http://www.hiqup.co.uk/ Gareth / Moopf

    Hi, thank you for the kind words about Hiqup and sorry about the video - the only video camera I currently have is the one on the MacBook Pro and learning over the keyboard (trying not to scape my sleeves over the microphone!) whilst playing the game led to the video not being the best. I'm looking at getting a video camera soon so I can take a better video of the game.

  • http://www.hiqup.co.uk/ Gareth / Moopf

    Hi, thank you for the kind words about Hiqup and sorry about the video - the only video camera I currently have is the one on the MacBook Pro and learning over the keyboard (trying not to scape my sleeves over the microphone!) whilst playing the game led to the video not being the best. I'm looking at getting a video camera soon so I can take a better video of the game.

  • Brett

    Yeah, I saw the info for this game last night and tried watching the video on my iPhone... I couldn't see a thing. :-(
    You need to really zoom in on the screen there - there's so much empty space not being used.
    It really doesn't do the game much justice, which is a pity, because I *think* it could be a great game.

    Also, your pop-up images on your website didn't work on the iPhone's browser either, so I couldn't even see any screenshots of the game.

    I'm probably going to try out the game anyway. I mean why not, it's only 59p! :-)

  • Brett

    Yeah, I saw the info for this game last night and tried watching the video on my iPhone... I couldn\'t see a thing. :-(
    You need to really zoom in on the screen there - there\'s so much empty space not being used.
    It really doesn\'t do the game much justice, which is a pity, because I *think* it could be a great game.

    Also, your pop-up images on your website didn\'t work on the iPhone\'s browser either, so I couldn\'t even see any screenshots of the game.

    I\'m probably going to try out the game anyway. I mean why not, it\'s only 59p! :-)

  • Brett

    Um.... I dunno why all those back-slashes turned up in my post...???

  • Brett

    Um.... I dunno why all those back-slashes turned up in my post...???

  • http://www.hiqup.co.uk/ Gareth / Moopf

    Brett, that's really strange! I've just gone to the http://www.hiqup.co.uk site on my iPhone's Safari browser and could click on the YouTube video to view it (hadn't tried this before but it does work) and also could click on the images and they opened up in new windows.

  • http://www.hiqup.co.uk/ Gareth / Moopf

    Brett, that's really strange! I've just gone to the http://www.hiqup.co.uk site on my iPhone's Safari browser and could click on the YouTube video to view it (hadn't tried this before but it does work) and also could click on the images and they opened up in new windows.

  • Brett

    With regards to the video, the link always DID work... When I said I couldn't see a thing on my iPhone, I meant that your phone was so far away from the camera and its actual screen took up so little of the video that I couldn't make out anything on it.

    Also, with regards to the picture pop-ups, your site's layout appears to have changed in the past 24 hours -- the pictures used to be in the left-hand column, and now they're at the bottom of the centre column.
    They do work now, but they didn't in the previous layout.

  • Brett

    With regards to the video, the link always DID work... When I said I couldn't see a thing on my iPhone, I meant that your phone was so far away from the camera and its actual screen took up so little of the video that I couldn't make out anything on it.

    Also, with regards to the picture pop-ups, your site's layout appears to have changed in the past 24 hours -- the pictures used to be in the left-hand column, and now they're at the bottom of the centre column.
    They do work now, but they didn't in the previous layout.

  • http://www.hiqup.co.uk/ Gareth / Moopf

    Brett as I see what you mean about the video. Yes, it's not ideal, it's the best I could do with what I have available (just the MacBook Pro). I'm hoping to be able to get a better version done soon.

    I changed the web site earlier this morning, moving the images to the bottom and adding a reviews column in on the left. The click action on the images is exactly the same though! Either way, glad they're working for you now.

  • http://www.hiqup.co.uk/ Gareth / Moopf

    Brett as I see what you mean about the video. Yes, it's not ideal, it's the best I could do with what I have available (just the MacBook Pro). I'm hoping to be able to get a better version done soon.

    I changed the web site earlier this morning, moving the images to the bottom and adding a reviews column in on the left. The click action on the images is exactly the same though! Either way, glad they're working for you now.

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