We have a couple more upcoming games from Chillingo to share that we previewed at Wednesday's Naughty or Nice games event held by EA in New York. Two puzzle games of rather different pace.
Home Sheep Home 2
Back in May we took a look at Chillingo's iOS port of the BAFTA-nominated Flash game Home Sheep Home and found it to be "baaah-rilliant," giving it four stars. Sometime later this fall, the studio will be launching a sequel to this Shaun the Sheep-inspired game, entitled Home Sheep Home 2: A Little Epic.
Like its iOS predecessor, Home Sheep Home 2 is a puzzle platformer with a pencil-sketch aesthetic, featuring Shaun -- pretty standard sized, as far as sheep go -- along with his little pal Timmy and his massive gal Shirley.
Each screen of the game is a fairly elaborate puzzle proposition. The task at hand is to get all three sheep from one side of the screen to the other. To do this, each of the sheep most be properly employed in order to solve the puzzle and move on to the next screen. For example, you might need to hop Timmy onto Shaun's back to send him up to a button that needs pressing, and then use Shirly as a raft to float Shaun across a pool of water. That kind of thing.
The game looks to be not a radical departure from the original, but a collection of new puzzles in the spirit of the old.
Home Sheep Home 2 will be offered in two versions, one for the iPhone and one for the iPad, at as-yet undetermined prices.
Hank Hazard: The Stunt Hamster
Another upcoming title we were shown a the Naughty or Nice event is the action puzzler Hank Hazard: The Stunt Hamster. The game involves helping Hank live his dream of becoming the first daredevil hamster by sending him flying around level after level of arranged obstacles, collecting stars, and getting out with the best time left on the clock.
You set Hank in motion by removing various items on the screen to get his little run-about ball rolling. You might eliminate a column of blocks or pop a balloon from which he hangs. Once he's on his way, obstacles such as flames, floating sliders, chomping teeth and rocket fists -- some of which you can activate with a tap -- send him hither and yon, daredevil style.
Hank Hazard: The Stunt Hamster will support both the iPhone and the iPad and was developed by Red Rocket Games.