NimbleBit recently released a video of their upcoming iPad game, Omium, a two player retro-styled shooter. Much like their other newly launched iPad title, DizzyPad HD [Free], Omium is going to come packed with three different game modes. Each of them involve one player controlling a single space ship, while the other controls spawning an army of "bad guys."

Each of these different game types are detailed in the following gameplay trailer:

NimbleBit has amassed an army of fans on our forums through their constant release cycle of casual games starting with Scoops [Free] which was released all the way back in September of 2008. Other games include Textropolis [$1.99], Moon Drop [$1.99] and many others. If you haven't yet, take a look at their entire library of games on the App Store.

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    If I remember correctly, Hanoi came out first, before Scoops...

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    If I remember correctly, Hanoi came out first, before Scoops...

  • nsolo1717

    this is a really, really cool idea......NimbleBit is a great developer. I've got all of their games and i wish i had an iPad to get this one as well. Bravo

  • nsolo1717

    this is a really, really cool idea......NimbleBit is a great developer. I've got all of their games and i wish i had an iPad to get this one as well. Bravo

  • http://digg.com WhoCares

    Looks ok. Perfect ipad game? Um..not really. Nimblebit cloning technology? I hope he was joking.

  • http://digg.com WhoCares

    Looks ok. Perfect ipad game? Um..not really. Nimblebit cloning technology? I hope he was joking.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron aaronsullivan

    @WhoCares
    I hope you are joking about the hoping he was joking. ;o)

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron aaronsullivan

    @WhoCares
    I hope you are joking about the hoping he was joking. ;o)

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron aaronsullivan

    BTW, love these two player on one device games. Can't wait until there are more fully realized implementations. Also can't wait for a bigger iPad. O_O

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron aaronsullivan

    BTW, love these two player on one device games. Can't wait until there are more fully realized implementations. Also can't wait for a bigger iPad. O_O

  • Dpen00

    Love the shooter genre, but I don't have anything good to say about this game, so let's just leave it at that.

  • Dpen00

    Love the shooter genre, but I don't have anything good to say about this game, so let's just leave it at that.

  • Mel Swelnererenenenegenen

    That game looks great. A worthy homage to retro games. The intro sound reminds me of Defender. When that "shwaaahng" (a poor approximation, I admit) sound dropped, you knew the mayhem was on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIGrqUJoBns

  • Mel Swelnererenenenegenen

    That game looks great. A worthy homage to retro games. The intro sound reminds me of Defender. When that "shwaaahng" (a poor approximation, I admit) sound dropped, you knew the mayhem was on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIGrqUJoBns

  • Elsic1975a

    I swear, every time I read the game title, I think it says "Opium".

  • Elsic1975a

    I swear, every time I read the game title, I think it says "Opium".

  • http://www.glenncorpes.com GlennX

    Love the Conway's life backdrop.

  • http://www.glenncorpes.com GlennX

    Love the Conway's life backdrop.

  • http://nimblebit.com Brian

    Mel: It reminds me of the music from almost any John Carpenter movie (Assault on Precinct 13 or Ghosts of Mars). It does kinda sound like Defender too, thanks for the link :)

    GlennX: I was hoping somebody would notice that :D

  • http://nimblebit.com Brian

    Mel: It reminds me of the music from almost any John Carpenter movie (Assault on Precinct 13 or Ghosts of Mars). It does kinda sound like Defender too, thanks for the link :)

    GlennX: I was hoping somebody would notice that :D