One of the development teams we met with at WWDC was Super Happy Fun Fun who has been in the mobile business for 6 years. Since September, however, they've been especially focusing on iPhone titles. They work both independently and also with Tilt n Twist to develop titles.

Snowboarding TnT

The first Tilt n Twist / Super Happy Fun Fun title Snowboarding TnT [$1.99] was just released tonight. We recorded a quick video of the game at WWDC:

[ Full HD version | Low Bandwidth version ]

The game offers 6 different levels with 30 different tricks that can be invoked using the accelerometer. Power ups including speed, trick multiplier and time bonuses. Snowboarding games on the iPhone have been poorly represented thus far. We haven't had much time to spend on this title, though some first forum impressions on an iPhone 3G were a bit disappointing.

App Store Link: Snowboarding TnT, $1.99

Big Buck Hunter Pro

Another game that Super Happy Fun Fun will be releasing later this year is an iPhone port of the very popular Big Buck Hunter Pro arcade game. The arcade version allowed you to (obviously) shoot bucks while avoiding does to see how well you would fare. A unique aspect to the Arcade game included the use of online accounts to coordinate tournaments. The iPhone version of the game will incorporate these networked games using the same login ids. The game is expected in Q3 2009.

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Finally, in our conversation with Super Happy Fun Fun CEO Mark Stephen Pierce, we discovered that he was one of the original developers for the Mac classic Dark Castle. Additionally, through a series of events, his company has managed to regain the rights to the title.

As a result, Pierce indicated that they do have plans to bring Dark Castle to the iPhone and is tentatively scheduled for 2010.

  • Fletch

    If that game was called "Skiing TnT" I would buy it instantly.

  • Fletch

    If that game was called "Skiing TnT" I would buy it instantly.

  • lance

    Dark Castle! yay! Such good memories of that game. I hope they keep all the original sound effects, that was much of the game's charm imho. What a super happy fun fun surprise!

  • lance

    Dark Castle! yay! Such good memories of that game. I hope they keep all the original sound effects, that was much of the game's charm imho. What a super happy fun fun surprise!

  • http://www.kotodama.net Zak

    Dark Castle would be awesome! I hope they hurry... Isn't porting a game just a simple exercise in search and replace? ;)

  • http://www.kotodama.net Zak

    Dark Castle would be awesome! I hope they hurry... Isn't porting a game just a simple exercise in search and replace? ;)

  • Alichan76

    Oh dear, Dark Castle was fiendishly difficult as far as I remember. I wonder if transporting it to the iPhone interface will effect how far I will get this time; ) Instant purchase for me when that comes out: )

  • Alichan76

    Oh dear, Dark Castle was fiendishly difficult as far as I remember. I wonder if transporting it to the iPhone interface will effect how far I will get this time; ) Instant purchase for me when that comes out: )

  • Chris

    Dark Castle sound effects still haunt me. Those pesky bats going eek eek all the time. Satisfying when they died though. :)

  • Chris

    Dark Castle sound effects still haunt me. Those pesky bats going eek eek all the time. Satisfying when they died though. :)

  • lespaul

    Snowboarding games on the iPhone have been poorly represented thus far? I thought Crazy Snowboard did a fairly good job. Better graphics that what's above, lots of tricks, missions...

  • lespaul

    Snowboarding games on the iPhone have been poorly represented thus far? I thought Crazy Snowboard did a fairly good job. Better graphics that what's above, lots of tricks, missions...

  • zenchord

    ....Dark Castle....goody gumdrop...can't wait!

  • zenchord

    ....Dark Castle....goody gumdrop...can't wait!

  • iamPro

    Why does the feet come off the snowboard?

    If it plays well, I wouldn't care much.

    But it shouldn't be too hard to correct the animation.

  • iamPro

    Why does the feet come off the snowboard?

    If it plays well, I wouldn't care much.

    But it shouldn't be too hard to correct the animation.

  • Ezone

    Thanks lespaul! And wait until the new update of Crazy Snowboard is up - it will blow you away. Faster, better looking, heaps more features. As soon as we get these Trepidoids sorted out we'll get the update up.

  • Ezone

    Thanks lespaul! And wait until the new update of Crazy Snowboard is up - it will blow you away. Faster, better looking, heaps more features. As soon as we get these Trepidoids sorted out we'll get the update up.

  • Walt

    so cannot wait for Dark Castle.

  • Walt

    so cannot wait for Dark Castle.

  • http://www.tightboards.com Tightboards.com

    Burton is the best on the market no doubt. I tried to hit a rail jam this year but I had some trouble. I picked up some new Burton Snowboards for next season and I am going to hit this rails this year with my new bindings too.

  • http://www.tightboards.com Tightboards.com

    Burton is the best on the market no doubt. I tried to hit a rail jam this year but I had some trouble. I picked up some new Burton Snowboards for next season and I am going to hit this rails this year with my new bindings too.