FDG Entertainment, the developers of the Bobby Carrot series, Parachute Panic [$1.99 / Free], and more recently, Across Age [$5.99 / Free] tipped us off to their next game in the works, Physics Gamebox. Scheduled for release in June for $2.99, Physics Gamebox will come loaded with iPhone ports of two flash games from NewGrounds veteran Johnny-K.
The first game, Roly-Poly Cannon, is highly reminiscent of so many physics games on the App Store currently. Playing the game amounts to shooting a cannon to bust up bases and blow up enemies much like Angry Birds [99¢ / Free]. Roly-Poly Cannon as well as the various sequels and additional level packs are all playable for free on NewGrounds, all you have to do is sit through some ads.
Ragdoll Cannon is the other half of Physics Gamebox. Using a similar cannon shooting mechanic as Roly-Poly Cannon, players fire ragdolls at targets just like the iPhone game Ragdoll Blaster [$1.99 / Free]. Also, just like Roly-Poly Cannon, if you can deal with some advertising you can play Physics Gamebox for free on NewGrounds as well.
The interesting thing about these games is that while your knee-jerk reaction might be to roll your eyes at yet another App Store copycat of existing games, both parts of Physics Gamebox have been out for quite a long time, with the flash version of Ragdoll Cannon predating Ragdoll Blaster by nearly a year.
As mentioned before, Physics Gamebox should be available in June for $2.99, with an iPad version slated for July. Between both games, 300 levels will be included.