Gamenauts has been a game developer since 2005 with titles for the PC, DS and Wii. The company, however, is about to make their first move into iPhone gaming with a brand new title called Stickbound.

The game centers around a new gameplay mechanic where the character extends a stick to pole vault themselves throughout the level. The came consists of a series of platforms that must be navigated as you try to get as far as possible.

As you can see from the video, tapping on screen extends the stick in that direction. Well timed and placed taps will keep your character in motion as you try to make it farther. Falling in between the platforms results in your demise. The game is expected to have global high scores, unlockable characters as well as mini achievements. Stickbound is due later this month.

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, plungers and Easter Island statues? That's just plain wacky!

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, plungers and Easter Island statues? That's just plain wacky!

  • Noman

    Looks like a pretty decent pick-up-and-play kind of game.

  • Noman

    Looks like a pretty decent pick-up-and-play kind of game.

  • Deluxe

    Looks to be a press release... So no copy. My bad.

  • Deluxe

    Looks to be a press release... So no copy. My bad.

  • http://blog.sketchnation.com Nitzan

    Looks really cool!

  • http://blog.sketchnation.com Nitzan

    Looks really cool!

  • Josh-kun

    I'm having Pikman flashbacks just looking at that main character.

    Captain Olimar, anyone?

    • spiffyone

      Really? I was thinking along the lines of Astroboy in a space helmet.

  • Josh-kun

    I'm having Pikman flashbacks just looking at that main character.

    Captain Olimar, anyone?

    • spiffyone

      Really? I was thinking along the lines of Astroboy in a space helmet.

  • radicalease

    I'm pretty sure that music is the theme from Steven Spielberg's movie "Hook"

    • yo

      Thank you!! I knew I had heard the music somewhere before!

  • radicalease

    I'm pretty sure that music is the theme from Steven Spielberg's movie "Hook"

    • yo

      Thank you!! I knew I had heard the music somewhere before!

  • http://twitter.com/wilhelmr WilhelmR

    Pikmin meets Mario Galaxy, with the gameplay of hookchamp.. but backwards :D

    I remember playing gamenauts' games years ago (space bound) cute character design and fun games, this one seems good too :)

  • http://twitter.com/wilhelmr WilhelmR

    Pikmin meets Mario Galaxy, with the gameplay of hookchamp.. but backwards :D

    I remember playing gamenauts' games years ago (space bound) cute character design and fun games, this one seems good too :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4E3CIQZ7YT26DN75DV7R6SUIY Blake

    Yes...it's a blatant ripoff of the theme from Hook, same phrasing structure, target notes, harmonic progression and bar count. I'm going to repost my exposé on it.