Ngmoco has released two of their new games to the App Store for very reasonable prices.

Topple ($0.99) - Stack and balance a family of mischievous & dysfunctional shapes using multi-touch controls to slide and rotate them into positions. Build your way to victory but remember to keep your balance by tilting the screen to prevent your teetering tower of blocks from Toppling to their doom. Video available at topple.ngmoco.com

MazeFinger (Free) - Penetrate a seemingly endless collection of challenging mazes and race to the exit before your energy runs out! Video available at mazefinger.ngmoco.com

The games claim to only be compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch (2nd generation) but it's not clear why it would not work with a 1st generation iPod touch.

Update: Ngmoco has said that the iPod 1st Generation incompatibility is simply an error in the submission process and will be corrected quickly.

  • mek

    they can make it backwards compatible, they just need to go in and change something in the plist i believe....other apps have initially experienced the same compatibility issues...which can be fixed as long as it doesn't require a hardware feature, like a mic.

    i'm really looking forward to these titles, dont have access to my computer right now, so i'm anxiously awaiting for these to enter the wifi app store

  • mek

    they can make it backwards compatible, they just need to go in and change something in the plist i believe....other apps have initially experienced the same compatibility issues...which can be fixed as long as it doesn't require a hardware feature, like a mic.

    i'm really looking forward to these titles, dont have access to my computer right now, so i'm anxiously awaiting for these to enter the wifi app store

  • tosui

    For some reason, both games are listed as being for 2nd gen touch only!! They won't load onto my (poor old) 1st gen :(

    I assume this an oversight (not some mic-necessity in the games), and that the iFund is not being spent by isolating customers!?!

  • tosui

    For some reason, both games are listed as being for 2nd gen touch only!! They won't load onto my (poor old) 1st gen :(

    I assume this an oversight (not some mic-necessity in the games), and that the iFund is not being spent by isolating customers!?!

  • http://www.ngmoco.com Allen at ngmoco

    @tosui and mek

    This is totally a metadata error. It's basically first-time submission errors. We just tried uploading both games on a 1st gen iPhone with 2.1 OS. Worked perfectly.

    We'll fix the metadata asap!

  • http://www.ngmoco.com Allen at ngmoco

    @tosui and mek

    This is totally a metadata error. It's basically first-time submission errors. We just tried uploading both games on a 1st gen iPhone with 2.1 OS. Worked perfectly.

    We'll fix the metadata asap!

  • Dave Grijalva

    @mek

    I found both on the app store using 3G. Should be up for Wifi, too. Enjoy!

  • Dave Grijalva

    @mek

    I found both on the app store using 3G. Should be up for Wifi, too. Enjoy!

  • http://www.ngmoco.com Allen at ngmoco

    Update: The metadata has been corrected and may take a while to populate into iTunes. If you redownload the app though, it should allow you to properly install on your 1st gen device (we've confirmed this with our QA dept).

    Please be aware that Topple may be a little slower, but definitely keep posting here or on the forum if you are still having issues. I'll be monitoring.

    Thanks for playing our games!

  • http://www.ngmoco.com Allen at ngmoco

    Update: The metadata has been corrected and may take a while to populate into iTunes. If you redownload the app though, it should allow you to properly install on your 1st gen device (we've confirmed this with our QA dept).

    Please be aware that Topple may be a little slower, but definitely keep posting here or on the forum if you are still having issues. I'll be monitoring.

    Thanks for playing our games!

  • tosui

    @Allen

    Thanks for the good news! Looking forward to trying the games.

  • tosui

    @Allen

    Thanks for the good news! Looking forward to trying the games.

  • http://www.lockergnome.com/igames Matt

    Ok I have been playing both games for the past hour and I am hooked! The simplicity and the great graphics make for two great gaming experiences.

    Every time in Topple when the pieces fall I want to scream Jenga!!

  • http://www.lockergnome.com/igames Matt

    Ok I have been playing both games for the past hour and I am hooked! The simplicity and the great graphics make for two great gaming experiences.

    Every time in Topple when the pieces fall I want to scream Jenga!!

  • iKlingon

    wOw! Two great games! I actually like maze finger more than topple, but both are really good games. NG Moco could have charged more for these and I would have happily paid for them. I really like the animations in maze finger, it is just fun to watch. Topple's physics are really cool, too. Play with headphones since both games seem to have really high production audio and cool music.

  • iKlingon

    wOw! Two great games! I actually like maze finger more than topple, but both are really good games. NG Moco could have charged more for these and I would have happily paid for them. I really like the animations in maze finger, it is just fun to watch. Topple's physics are really cool, too. Play with headphones since both games seem to have really high production audio and cool music.

  • MaGCoL

    Love the simplicity of both of the games, they're both super addictive and the gameplay is easy to learn. The graphics and animations are smooth and very nicely done.

    10/10

  • MaGCoL

    Love the simplicity of both of the games, they're both super addictive and the gameplay is easy to learn. The graphics and animations are smooth and very nicely done.

    10/10

  • http://omnigeno.blogspot.com OmniGeno

    I'm glad the lack of iPod Touch 1G compatibility was an error rather than by design. I would hate to think that 3rd party developers decided it was obsolete already.

    I downloaded mazefinger and I'm definitely looking forward to trying it!

  • http://omnigeno.blogspot.com OmniGeno

    I'm glad the lack of iPod Touch 1G compatibility was an error rather than by design. I would hate to think that 3rd party developers decided it was obsolete already.

    I downloaded mazefinger and I'm definitely looking forward to trying it!

  • http://heiseheise.com Zach

    I just bought Topple, which worked perfectly on my 1G touch. This game is so cute; the quirky orchestral music track is perfect. I've already beaten the first four levels, and it looks like there's a maximum of 9 levels? Not counting difficulty levels of course...I'm curious if there's going to be more different mechanics thrown at us farther on, or just more different shapes?

    Totally not a dealbreaker; it is an awesome game regardless, but I'm just wondering about longevity/replay value.

    Keep up the awesome work, NG Moco; now I'm downloading Finger Maze too! :)

  • http://heiseheise.com Zach

    I just bought Topple, which worked perfectly on my 1G touch. This game is so cute; the quirky orchestral music track is perfect. I've already beaten the first four levels, and it looks like there's a maximum of 9 levels? Not counting difficulty levels of course...I'm curious if there's going to be more different mechanics thrown at us farther on, or just more different shapes?

    Totally not a dealbreaker; it is an awesome game regardless, but I'm just wondering about longevity/replay value.

    Keep up the awesome work, NG Moco; now I'm downloading Finger Maze too! :)

  • stemilan0

    I've got both of them on 1st gen itouch these game are just great. ngmoco will do very good.

  • stemilan0

    I've got both of them on 1st gen itouch these game are just great. ngmoco will do very good.

  • Ahiru

    both games are pretty good. they both work just fine on my 1st gen ipod touch (v2.1).

    topple reminds me of "boom blox" (got it for Wii). finger maze is surprisingly fun!

  • Ahiru

    both games are pretty good. they both work just fine on my 1st gen ipod touch (v2.1).

    topple reminds me of "boom blox" (got it for Wii). finger maze is surprisingly fun!

  • MaGCoL

    Here's Kevin Rose's review of Topple if anyone's interested:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr7DlMhmLrc

  • MaGCoL

    Here's Kevin Rose's review of Topple if anyone's interested:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr7DlMhmLrc

  • NotYou

    I'm completely hooked on both games.

    Has anyone beaten level 9 on Topple yet?

  • NotYou

    I'm completely hooked on both games.

    Has anyone beaten level 9 on Topple yet?

  • Nexus-6

    Level 9 is making me crazy!

  • Nexus-6

    Level 9 is making me crazy!

  • Johannvonstranovic

    Finally beat level 9! I thought it was impossible, but something that helped is to realize that as elements of your tower go down off the screen's view, they no longer affect your balance. So sometimes it is advantageous to hurry and place a bunch of blocks just to "seal" off a particularly precarious area. Also as you get higher the tilt factor gets more and more pronounced so be careful.
    All beating level 9 does is unlock an expert mode, which is basically the same as free play (no time limit) but it gives you harder shapes and keeps track of your highest point ever.
    Awesome game. Another .99 cents well spent.

  • Johannvonstranovic

    Finally beat level 9! I thought it was impossible, but something that helped is to realize that as elements of your tower go down off the screen's view, they no longer affect your balance. So sometimes it is advantageous to hurry and place a bunch of blocks just to "seal" off a particularly precarious area. Also as you get higher the tilt factor gets more and more pronounced so be careful.
    All beating level 9 does is unlock an expert mode, which is basically the same as free play (no time limit) but it gives you harder shapes and keeps track of your highest point ever.
    Awesome game. Another .99 cents well spent.

  • Michel

    Gooodd i need to beat level 9 today, its driving me crazy :D

  • Michel

    Gooodd i need to beat level 9 today, its driving me crazy :D

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