To celebrate Friday, Bradley and I sat down to play a video game. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much how we celebrate every day of the week. Anyway, today we played a game called Plicplic [Free] from developer Nathan Malville. It’s an endless high scoring game, but one that’s centered around a game mechanic that I haven’t seen used previously.

You control a happy little umbrella as the breeze continuously floats you upwards. Touch either side of the screen to dip in that direction and try to collect stars, which will boost you further along into the sky, while at the same time trying to avoid crashing into birds, who are the natural enemy of umbrellas I’m told.

Plicplic has the core mechanics down pat, creating a unique experience that’s hard to put down. It’s dying for some Game Center support and a bit more variety, two things that the developer has stated are coming in our forums, but for a buck I think many people will find themselves losing a good chunk of time playing Plicplic even as it stands now. Word on the streets is people have reached scores of 2 million and more. Good luck with that!

  • 1Fcm

    I really like the fact that this is landscape and not portrait. The art style is great. And it seems like the art/background could be changed up pretty easily. The best thing about this game is that it isn't a hopping. bouncing, rocketing, climbing, or anything else that we have already seen before a thousand times. Definitely a fun little time waster.

  • Steven Lewis

    Thanks for posting an article about this fantastic game. It deserves the exposure. I hope TA posts a review soon.

  • TheFrost

    You can keep the super speed by picking more stars while in it, its super fun. Hope to see a review too

  • ducksFANjason

    Best part of the video is when Brad makes a joke about the ipad 2(too) and then, after laughing at his own joke, follows with "Ahhh... Umbrellas..." Lol classic... :D

  • InfectiousRed

    Endless? Yuck.

    • http://www.the-app-shack.com Matt F

      Endless? Good!

  • AnaGamerChica

    I actually decided to give this game a try, and it really has been a pretty fun game. We all know there are lots of endless games out there, but this one is definitely more unique.

  • http://www.the-app-shack.com Matt F

    Best endless game in a while, the most original one for sure