sooTouch Foo's upcoming Soosiz game for the iPhone offers up a very interesting looking gravity-influenced platformer:

What makes the gameplay unique, is not the changing gravity alone, but the fact that the "planets" don't actually pull you towards them. The gravity changes only when the player character touches a surface. This opens up a lot of possibilities in level design and gives the player much more freedom.

In the later worlds, when the player has been familiarized with the basic gameplay, we introduce "gravity fields", which enable us to mix traditional platforming and gravity-defying platforming in interesting ways.

The team reports the game has been in development for 6 months and they have experimented with several iPhone style control schemes but still settled on a simplified button system.

The game has been submitted and should be coming out soon.

  • Adam

    Super Mario Galaxy meets Rolando!

    • Jim

      Gomi is more like it.

  • Adam

    Super Mario Galaxy meets Rolando!

    • Jim

      Gomi is more like it.

  • owlnonymous

    That's exactly what I thought. I'll give it a try.

  • owlnonymous

    That's exactly what I thought. I'll give it a try.

  • dogmeat

    I can't wait for this to come out, looks intense!

  • mat

    ehhh...GOMI???

    • Dan

      my first thought.

      since it is more of a platformer, maybe a rolando/gomi mix?

      I guess that means I'll end up buying it.

    • arta

      But this game looks like it has excellent mechanics and loks awesome. Gomi looks like trash.

  • dogmeat

    I can't wait for this to come out, looks intense!

  • mat

    ehhh...GOMI???

    • Dan

      my first thought.

      since it is more of a platformer, maybe a rolando/gomi mix?

      I guess that means I'll end up buying it.

    • arta

      But this game looks like it has excellent mechanics and loks awesome. Gomi looks like trash.

  • DanielNovoa

    His Hair Gives him the power to defy Gravity!

  • DanielNovoa

    His Hair Gives him the power to defy Gravity!

  • monkeys

    Looks really intriguing. Definitely going to purchase this when it comes out.

  • monkeys

    Looks really intriguing. Definitely going to purchase this when it comes out.

  • http://www.peterandcompany.com JonPonikvar

    Actually, even more than Mario Galaxy, this reminds me a bit more of the obscure SNES game Mohawk and Headphone Jack. I think I'm one of only a dozen people who actually own the cartridge for that one.

  • Capone

    LOL, even the music reminds me of Super Mario Galaxy. ;-)

  • http://www.peterandcompany.com JonPonikvar

    Actually, even more than Mario Galaxy, this reminds me a bit more of the obscure SNES game Mohawk and Headphone Jack. I think I'm one of only a dozen people who actually own the cartridge for that one.

  • Capone

    LOL, even the music reminds me of Super Mario Galaxy. ;-)

  • alma

    lame version of WII Super Mario Galaxy, don't care

  • alma

    lame version of WII Super Mario Galaxy, don't care

  • Kintaro360

    Looks like Mario Galaxy in 2D, without Mario, and without style ^^

  • Kintaro360

    Looks like Mario Galaxy in 2D, without Mario, and without style ^^

  • akira01

    @Alma:"lame version of WII Super Mario Galaxy, don't care"

    Mario galaxy is made by Nintendo and cost 1/2 million of dollars. This is an independant game and cost the time of the developper.
    And for an independant game, that's awesome ....
    There is no reason to compare the two games.
    And this isn't at all a "lame" version of Super Mario Galaxy 'cause there is nothing to do with SMB...

    • alma

      OK, I'm only casual gamer, and just say what I see. I didn't want to hurt anybody.

  • akira01

    @Alma:"lame version of WII Super Mario Galaxy, don't care"

    Mario galaxy is made by Nintendo and cost 1/2 million of dollars. This is an independant game and cost the time of the developper.
    And for an independant game, that's awesome ....
    There is no reason to compare the two games.
    And this isn't at all a "lame" version of Super Mario Galaxy 'cause there is nothing to do with SMB...

    • alma

      OK, I'm only casual gamer, and just say what I see. I didn't want to hurt anybody.

  • estyst

    looks like fun, I love platformers :)

  • estyst

    looks like fun, I love platformers :)

  • depuma

    cant wait love it

  • depuma

    cant wait love it

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    This is clearly inspired by Super Mario Galaxy and it's also clear that the developer told his musician, "Here listen to the title music for Super Mario Galaxy. Awesome, right? Make it like that but different enough so I don't get sued." Lol.

    That's all fine, though. This looks like a solid effort and a great way to get some of those thrills without the 3D, which is frankly a great idea for the iPhone. In the end it becomes its own play experience that is very separate from Mario Galaxy. That's the way it works.

    Cool stuff and I betcha it's really fun. We all benefit.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    This is clearly inspired by Super Mario Galaxy and it's also clear that the developer told his musician, "Here listen to the title music for Super Mario Galaxy. Awesome, right? Make it like that but different enough so I don't get sued." Lol.

    That's all fine, though. This looks like a solid effort and a great way to get some of those thrills without the 3D, which is frankly a great idea for the iPhone. In the end it becomes its own play experience that is very separate from Mario Galaxy. That's the way it works.

    Cool stuff and I betcha it's really fun. We all benefit.

  • Twopossums

    Man I don't know if I can keep up. There have been so many games that I want to play that came out the last week or so plus I'm adding to my want when it comes out list almost daily and this one goes on the list.

    This game looks like a lot of fun. My only worry is I might get a headache with the world flipping around all the time. As long as the price point is t too high I really want to give this one a shot.

  • Twopossums

    Man I don't know if I can keep up. There have been so many games that I want to play that came out the last week or so plus I'm adding to my want when it comes out list almost daily and this one goes on the list.

    This game looks like a lot of fun. My only worry is I might get a headache with the world flipping around all the time. As long as the price point is t too high I really want to give this one a shot.

  • DrMonkey

    Looks like a mix of Super Mario Galaxy, Gomi, and Rolando. :b

  • DrMonkey

    Looks like a mix of Super Mario Galaxy, Gomi, and Rolando. :b

  • craig jon kim

    this games straight up ima cop it

  • craig jon kim

    this games straight up ima cop it

  • Rad

    Looks fun! The game may require Dramamine before playing.
    The game does remind me of Gomi. The music seemed like a modifed star wars track? Hope this has a good intro price. Seems I'm doing more game shopping than playing; sombody please stop me.

  • Rad

    Looks fun! The game may require Dramamine before playing.
    The game does remind me of Gomi. The music seemed like a modifed star wars track? Hope this has a good intro price. Seems I'm doing more game shopping than playing; sombody please stop me.

  • rich

    Looks great! Mario Galaxy... Plus+ would be nice in a future update.

  • rich

    Looks great! Mario Galaxy... Plus+ would be nice in a future update.

  • Ender

    Loved the video. I don't mind that it was like Super Mario Galaxy; since I don't own a Wii, but have wanted to play SMG, this will be a good alternative.

    • Capone

      Hum... I don't want to disappoint you, but this game just looks and feels a little bit like Mario Galaxy. But it won't be an alternative to Mario Galaxy, as this game is one of the best games of all time. Soosiz maybe covers 1% of the Mario Galaxy experience. ;-)

      • akira01

        @Capone:"Soosiz maybe covers 1% of the Mario Galaxy experience. "

        I don't like SMG personally (i don't like Mario in 3D, a SMB for me MUST be in 2D).
        So why compare two games that are not going in the same way ?
        There will be a really good chance i have more fun with Soosiz than SMG.
        So, FOR ME, the 1% of SMG will be perhaps better than the other 99% ;)

  • Ender

    Loved the video. I don't mind that it was like Super Mario Galaxy; since I don't own a Wii, but have wanted to play SMG, this will be a good alternative.

    • Capone

      Hum... I don't want to disappoint you, but this game just looks and feels a little bit like Mario Galaxy. But it won't be an alternative to Mario Galaxy, as this game is one of the best games of all time. Soosiz maybe covers 1% of the Mario Galaxy experience. ;-)

      • akira01

        @Capone:"Soosiz maybe covers 1% of the Mario Galaxy experience. "

        I don't like SMG personally (i don't like Mario in 3D, a SMB for me MUST be in 2D).
        So why compare two games that are not going in the same way ?
        There will be a really good chance i have more fun with Soosiz than SMG.
        So, FOR ME, the 1% of SMG will be perhaps better than the other 99% ;)

  • arta

    Soosiz info you might have missed in the video

    - already submitted to the Appstore
    - 7 fun, unique worlds.
    - 65 levels, including special unlockable levels.
    - dangerous enemies
    - bosses
    - simplified button system to controls (left, right, jump)
    - interesting gravity mechanics. Each "planet" doesn't actually pull you towards them, gravity changes only when you land on them. In later worlds, "gravity fields" are introduced.

  • arta

    Soosiz info you might have missed in the video

    - already submitted to the Appstore
    - 7 fun, unique worlds.
    - 65 levels, including special unlockable levels.
    - dangerous enemies
    - bosses
    - simplified button system to controls (left, right, jump)
    - interesting gravity mechanics. Each "planet" doesn't actually pull you towards them, gravity changes only when you land on them. In later worlds, "gravity fields" are introduced.

  • http://erikveland.com Erik K Veland

    Actually this is clearly Sonic inspired with a Super Mario Galaxy twist.

  • http://erikveland.com Erik K Veland

    Actually this is clearly Sonic inspired with a Super Mario Galaxy twist.

  • dadio

    I really hope this is the same guy that made the game "Frozzd". If not, I`m sure he wants to kill this developer right now :(

  • dadio

    I really hope this is the same guy that made the game "Frozzd". If not, I`m sure he wants to kill this developer right now :(

  • gmcr

    Yeah, it sure looks like it was influenced by Frozzd. But since Frozzd takes the general idea from SMG, it's not all that hard to believe that someone else got the same idea, "let's make a 2D version". And Soosiz doesn't exactly seem like a total ripoff of Frozzd.

  • gmcr

    Yeah, it sure looks like it was influenced by Frozzd. But since Frozzd takes the general idea from SMG, it's not all that hard to believe that someone else got the same idea, "let's make a 2D version". And Soosiz doesn't exactly seem like a total ripoff of Frozzd.