zb4Secret Exit's Frand recently released some screenshots from an upcoming update to Zen Bound [App Store] which will feature a new tree of objects to wrap (including a very familiar character on the right).

The new tree is called "Nostalgia" and will feature a number of new objects:

The tree itself is divided into four thematic groups: Childhood, Old Days (1920s or so), 50s Sci-Fi and Retro Gaming. Each group contains objects that we hope will at least somehow resonate with the player. Like with the other Trees, the objects are not directly named, but instead the level names are loose associations to the iconic properties they represent (the level with a wooden toy airplane has been named "Freedom", for example).

Zen Bound is a meditative game involving wrapping objects of wood and stone with rope. It has an appeal that's hard to describe and won IGF Mobile's "Best iPhone game" award.

Additional features in the update include:

  • Paint spread from rope will be smooth and continuous
  • Rope interpenetrating with objects reduced
  • Silly bug with 'Previous' displaying the wrong value changed
  • Level beginning says 'Play' instead of 'Continue' if the save game had 0% coverage
  • Save game issues hopefully addressed
  • Ability to hide the in-game progress display (i.e. play "full-screen")

The update will be submitted "soon" and will be a free update to existing customers.

App Store Links: Zen Bound Lite, free; Zen Bound, $4.99

  • Brett

    Awesome! The new tree with the themes sounds really cool

  • Brett

    Awesome! The new tree with the themes sounds really cool

  • Jakub

    Sounds like a great update! Secret Exit delivers yet again.

  • Jakub

    Sounds like a great update! Secret Exit delivers yet again.

  • ricky

    sounds good!

  • ricky

    sounds good!

  • 1337brian

    No one commented on the sweet TA block! That's awesome can't wait!!!!

  • 1337brian

    No one commented on the sweet TA block! That's awesome can't wait!!!!

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Sweet TA block, indeed. :-) That's one nice looking space invader. I love it.

    • 1337brian

      I call it the TA guy, even though yea it's a space invader... I like to think they added him in for us!...

      • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

        Well, hey, it's a familiar shade of green...

      • WSS

        Not for you

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Sweet TA block, indeed. :-) That's one nice looking space invader. I love it.

    • 1337brian

      I call it the TA guy, even though yea it's a space invader... I like to think they added him in for us!...

      • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

        Well, hey, it's a familiar shade of green...

      • WSS

        Not for you

  • http://www.visionaryart.biz nanokiwi

    zenbound is iphone's masterpiece

    • 1337brian

      Well put. I agree 1000% for what it sets out to do, it does it flawlessly.

  • http://www.visionaryart.biz nanokiwi

    zenbound is iphone's masterpiece

    • 1337brian

      Well put. I agree 1000% for what it sets out to do, it does it flawlessly.

  • Alejandro

    I love this game SO much.
    Can't wait for the update!

  • Alejandro

    I love this game SO much.
    Can't wait for the update!

  • TKO

    I'm getting it just for the space invader. :D

  • TKO

    I'm getting it just for the space invader. :D