This weekend I had the chance to spend some time with Freeverse in their Brooklyn headquarters checking out a few of their imminent iPhone releases. The crew was kind enough to let me bring back a bit of demonstration video footage to give readers a feel for the action in these upcoming titles. Let's take a look.

Parachute Ninja

Parachute Ninja is something like Doodle Jump, but with rubber-band platforms and parachutes thrown into the mix. Basically, in Story Mode, you've got to use a series of elastic platforms to sling this little, round ninja, from start to endpoint through 30 different levels, picking up stars and avoiding dangerous obstacles along the way. There's also a Survival Mode which is an attempt to climb (or, be slung) as high as possible up a never ending scrolling wall of elastic platforms. To help with landings, a tap to the ninja activates a parachute that slows his descent, which can be guided by tilt.

Scores and achievements are globally tracked, thanks to Plus+ integration. Parachute Ninja is a great game that's a whole lot of fun and should have big appeal to any fan of Doodle Jump. It is expected to make it's worldwide debut tonight at a price of $1.99.


Zombie Cannon Carnage

Zombie Cannon Carnage, developed by h.grenade who brought us Circuit Strike One, is an inflict-most-damage-to-self type game that was somewhat inspired by the classic destruction game Burnout (though it reminds me much more of Ow My Balls!).

Basically, you control a little guy that you fire out of a cannon (which can be aimed by dragging) in hopes to do the most damage to him possible by way of impacting various city-skyline obstacles. You've got a jetpack with limited fuel that can be triggered to help keep you aloft (don't fly too high or you'll feel the sting of an air strike), and every so often you can self-destruct, just to mix things up a bit. For the squeamish, the level of blood and carnage can be dialed down from Buckets to Yes Please to No Thanks.

It's is a simple game with a single mode of play, but maximizing the damage inflicted as your poor, little onscreen avatar soars through the mesh of obstacles definitely takes some skill.  Destruction fans should have fun with this one.

Zombie Cannon Carnage should be finalized in the next day or so and appear in the App Store within a few weeks.

  • Zincous

    Parachute Ninja is already out in NZ

  • Zincous

    Parachute Ninja is already out in NZ

  • Mark

    You visited Freeverse's office... and no Warp Gate news? You must have seen something...

  • Mark

    You visited Freeverse's office... and no Warp Gate news? You must have seen something...

  • Adams Immersive

    I never liked the endless-jump-up genre that much (the popcorn one was fun) but those rubber-band things change the feel by giving you a moment to pause and think and aim. I think I’d like that a lot better.

    I’d like to see Stair Dismount and Zombie Cannon join forces!

  • Adams Immersive

    I never liked the endless-jump-up genre that much (the popcorn one was fun) but those rubber-band things change the feel by giving you a moment to pause and think and aim. I think I’d like that a lot better.

    I’d like to see Stair Dismount and Zombie Cannon join forces!

  • Enderr Wiggin

    Ya SRSLY - what about Warp Gate!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Enderr Wiggin

    Ya SRSLY - what about Warp Gate!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

    Blake got to check out quite a bit from Warpgate. I expect we will be doing a story with TA (if they will have us) on the game very soon. WG is in a small closed beta right now, to ensure everything is working A OK before we submit to the App Store.

  • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

    Blake got to check out quite a bit from Warpgate. I expect we will be doing a story with TA (if they will have us) on the game very soon. WG is in a small closed beta right now, to ensure everything is working A OK before we submit to the App Store.

  • rich_952000

    ZCC will be an instant download for me :)

  • rich_952000

    ZCC will be an instant download for me :)

  • Scott McDaniel

    ZCC is an instant classic. Good job 7. You know who you are.

  • Scott McDaniel

    ZCC is an instant classic. Good job 7. You know who you are.

  • HelperMonkey

    Zombies?
    Ninjas?
    What, no ball-rolling game? No match three?

    I'm still waiting for a good retro ninja-zombie color-match dual-stick tower defense game with a Christmas theme.

  • HelperMonkey

    Zombies?
    Ninjas?
    What, no ball-rolling game? No match three?

    I'm still waiting for a good retro ninja-zombie color-match dual-stick tower defense game with a Christmas theme.

  • http://www.techzang.com Jack

    Not too exciting.

    What is:

    I just saw a new trailer for Riddim Ribbon on http://www.techzang.com
    It showed the game riddim ribbon playing the song I gotta feeling. I can't wait! FEB 8!

  • http://www.techzang.com Jack

    Not too exciting.

    What is:

    I just saw a new trailer for Riddim Ribbon on http://www.techzang.com
    It showed the game riddim ribbon playing the song I gotta feeling. I can't wait! FEB 8!

  • http://hgrenade.com h.grenade

    Ni hi-"jack" of the thread Jack. Seriously do you want to pay another studio for a borrowed game idea... I think audio surf is waaay better. This is just a big studio capitalizing on their relationships with the recording industry. Not that their is anything wrong with that! : ) The game does look good but why spam this thread?

    Thx Scott and Rich... you won't be disappointed! So much blood, dismemberment and fire all in one place. Oh and chainsaws and clowns. Seriously.

    • rich_952000

      Man, I'm itching to get my hands on this game :)

  • http://hgrenade.com h.grenade

    Ni hi-"jack" of the thread Jack. Seriously do you want to pay another studio for a borrowed game idea... I think audio surf is waaay better. This is just a big studio capitalizing on their relationships with the recording industry. Not that their is anything wrong with that! : ) The game does look good but why spam this thread?

    Thx Scott and Rich... you won't be disappointed! So much blood, dismemberment and fire all in one place. Oh and chainsaws and clowns. Seriously.

    • rich_952000

      Man, I'm itching to get my hands on this game :)