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 πŸ™‚

    GlennX: I was hoping somebody would notice that πŸ˜€

  • 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 πŸ™‚

    GlennX: I was hoping somebody would notice that πŸ˜€