Astraware has posted a sneak peak video of their upcoming title Platypus for the iPhone. Few details are available but Platypus appears to be a port of their existing game which is available for various mobile platforms.

Based on the cult classic for PC and Mac, Platypus is a fast, frantic and fun side-scrolling arcade shooter with a difference - the entire game is made from clay!

Quite literally, every element of the game is said to be "made from clay and photographed using a digital camera."

The demo of the iPhone version of the game appears to use the accelerometer for control:


It wouldn't take much for Astraware to take title of best side-scrolling shooter on the App Store as the competition for that title is thin.

No word on release date or expected price.

  • http://wastedyuthe.wordpress.com/ Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    Looks nice and polished. Hope they have options (or will at least have options in a future update) for control, as not everyone will like tilt. Looks a fun little diversion though.

  • http://wastedyuthe.wordpress.com/ Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    Looks nice and polished. Hope they have options (or will at least have options in a future update) for control, as not everyone will like tilt. Looks a fun little diversion though.

  • snowy2004

    Man, the list of games I want to get is getting longer....

    Monopoly
    Sim City
    Puzzle Quest
    and Now Platypus

    I remember playing the demo of Platypus for PC (and the Mac version too, I think) I loved the game but wasn't really in the habit of buying games online back then. I'll gladly get it for my iPod touch. The clay art design is just amazing.

    As with every gaming platform, I think the "Launch" releases, those made for the launch of the App Store and those made to test out the waters, are becoming fewer and fewer and we're starting to see what devs can really do now that they had some practice. Even "Launch" games, like Tap Tap Revolution, have been refined since their initial release.

  • snowy2004

    Man, the list of games I want to get is getting longer....

    Monopoly
    Sim City
    Puzzle Quest
    and Now Platypus

    I remember playing the demo of Platypus for PC (and the Mac version too, I think) I loved the game but wasn't really in the habit of buying games online back then. I'll gladly get it for my iPod touch. The clay art design is just amazing.

    As with every gaming platform, I think the "Launch" releases, those made for the launch of the App Store and those made to test out the waters, are becoming fewer and fewer and we're starting to see what devs can really do now that they had some practice. Even "Launch" games, like Tap Tap Revolution, have been refined since their initial release.

  • SteveJ

    Looks fun, but I'm skeptical of the tilt control scheme. I'll need a demo before I purchase this one unless it gets 5 stars from everyone.

  • SteveJ

    Looks fun, but I'm skeptical of the tilt control scheme. I'll need a demo before I purchase this one unless it gets 5 stars from everyone.

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  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    Gah, not another game where you have to move your body like a robot in order to maintain any sort of control...

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    Gah, not another game where you have to move your body like a robot in order to maintain any sort of control...

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  • http://whaleslayer.com Mchart

    Platypus is an absolute classic side-scrolling shooter at this point. The entire game was created by the single developer using a single stick of clay - Then coloring the clay in photoshop. Even the music in the game is unique and quite fun. It's a challenging and fun game.

    It's a damn shame Anthony Flack (original developer) will never see any of the money made from his game, however.

  • http://whaleslayer.com Mchart

    Platypus is an absolute classic side-scrolling shooter at this point. The entire game was created by the single developer using a single stick of clay - Then coloring the clay in photoshop. Even the music in the game is unique and quite fun. It's a challenging and fun game.

    It's a damn shame Anthony Flack (original developer) will never see any of the money made from his game, however.

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV

    Yeah Anthony. Every time Platypus pop's up, I feel worse and worse for him. Here's hoping he finishes Cletus one of these days.

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV

    Yeah Anthony. Every time Platypus pop's up, I feel worse and worse for him. Here's hoping he finishes Cletus one of these days.

  • http://wastedyuthe.wordpress.com/ Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    Could someone please elaborate on the background regarding Anthony Flack? Why won't he see any money? Thanks.

  • http://wastedyuthe.wordpress.com/ Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    Could someone please elaborate on the background regarding Anthony Flack? Why won't he see any money? Thanks.

  • arn

    I had to google it

    "The basic gist of the story: Anthony Flack develops Platypus for a games developer (Idigicon) for around $2000 US, the game becomes a big hit on the internet, Anthony never sees a cent more than his initial flat fee. Now the game is hitting the PSP, minus the original developer’s name in the credits. (Did I mention that his house burned down during the development?)"

    http://74.125.45.132/search?q=cache:CYD-8b8X_UEJ:www.tigsource.com/articles/2006/12/06/anthony-flack-made-platypus+Anthony+Flack&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=safari

    http://www.squashysoftware.com/makingplatypus.php

    http://forums.indiegamer.com/showthread.php?t=9220

  • arn

    I had to google it

    "The basic gist of the story: Anthony Flack develops Platypus for a games developer (Idigicon) for around $2000 US, the game becomes a big hit on the internet, Anthony never sees a cent more than his initial flat fee. Now the game is hitting the PSP, minus the original developer’s name in the credits. (Did I mention that his house burned down during the development?)"

    http://74.125.45.132/search?q=cache:CYD-8b8X_UEJ:www.tigsource.com/articles/2006/12/06/anthony-flack-made-platypus+Anthony+Flack&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=safari

    http://www.squashysoftware.com/makingplatypus.php

    http://forums.indiegamer.com/showthread.php?t=9220

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    His house burn down? Geez, just when I thought my life suckzz..grr.. now i have no reason to be moody.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    His house burn down? Geez, just when I thought my life suckzz..grr.. now i have no reason to be moody.