We got a brief and color-shifted glimpse of NimbleBit's next game hidden in a seemingly innocuous "Happy Halloween" image released on Twitter late last year, but this is the first time we're getting real details and screenshots from NimbleBit's upcoming Nimble Quest which is slated to be released inside of the next few months. Here's the skinny, straight from the brothers Marsh:

From the creators of Tiny Tower, Sky Burger and Pocket Planes comes Nimble Quest! Lead a conga line of heros to glory against hordes of enemies across an endless number of stages. Swipe to steer your unstoppable (seriously, you can’t stop) party as they cut a path of destruction through levels filled with different enemies and power-ups. Collect loot to unlock more heros and upgrade your arsenal of power-ups to maximize the power of your party. Can your party make it from the tranquility of the Forest to the fire and brimstone of the Depths?

Tired of competing alone? Join a guild and compete with other players in special time-limited Guild Quests. Is your guild skilled enough to top the global leaderboards?

We'll have more details on Nimble Quest as they roll in. Either way, NimbleBit is typically pretty good about their estimated release windows, so worst case we're only a few months away from knowing everything there is to know about the game.

  • bababewey

    Nimblebit has a way of designing their games such that I don't mind spending $5 on iap, I gladly did it in pocket planes and felt good about it.

    • NetscapePizza

      one born every minute

      • bababewey

        Douche

      • REkzkaRZ

        Why not spend $20?

  • KenGriffeyIII

    This doesn't seem like the typical NimbleBit game. I hope it's something different than the Tiny Tower/Pocket Planes time-sink type games.

    • http://twitter.com/microtonal_ frank gooden

      I wouldn't say that's all they do. They've been typecasted by release Pocket Planes, but if you look at their other games, they cover a decent range.

    • http://twitter.com/pdSlooper pdSlooper

      I didn't care much for Pocket Planes, but I liked Tiny Tower a lot. I think of it as a kind of "Pet Sim" sort of game, where the tower is the pet. There's a lot of ways to customize in TT, and I wound spending a lot of time renaming stores and outfitting employees appropriately (my hat store was Valve and it was filled with Mad Hatters, for example).

      I agree with frank gooden, too. NimbleBit seems to be known for Tiny Tower, Pocket Planes, and Pocket Frogs, but they also have a number of other games. I really enjoy their two anagram games.

  • Zeital

    It sounds very interesting. Like a rpg cross TD?

    • KiwiRed

      It sounds more like an rpg crossed with snake. But if its more tiny-tower than pocket-planes I'll probably be all over it.

  • FlipBeef97

    This looks really good! :D
    But is it going to be a PAID App? Or a FREE App?

    • Skylighter15

      If its paid I definitely would not mind spending cash on this game looking forward to it :D

    • NetscapePizza

      Can afford $600 phone

      Cares about spending <$5

      • FlipBeef97

        No it's not like that, I want to spend money on a full app and NOT IAP. I hate IAP, and I am using an iPod Touch 4G 32GB which was $300.00 not $600.00

        :D

      • Me

        Same here. I'm fine with paying $5+ for a good game up front, not ok with $5+ of IAP that won't even get me all the content. Still, I have liked the way NimbleBit has done their IAP. So I'm ok either way.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Your phone cost you $600?
        Ouch!

      • gnome9er

        i paid almost a G for the iPhone 4S from Telus (prepaid, CDN) 600 doesnt seem so bad now does it

      • REkzkaRZ

        Nah, they both seem rough!

  • MidianGTX

    Pocket Planes kinda bored me, but Nimblebit still have a killer record, this is looking good.

  • jamsie07

    Mmmhm a casual snake like rpg? Also no more bitizens =

  • Luigi_Mario

    I hope Zynga isn't paying attention.

  • Tom Saunders

    I feel like this should definitely leave me more excited than it does. Endless stages and swiping to steer makes it sound like an endless runner of sorts. Either way, I'm sure NB will pull it off.

  • the fish

    I'm so looking forward to this :)
    Got three friends playing nimble bit games with me. This will rock!!!

  • V!3T

    Better version of "Call of Snakes" by Magic Cube Games?

    • rodgerrodger

      Nimbelbits learning from their own Tiny Tower situation? Why come up with a new idea when someone will just steal it...

      • V!3T

        Yep! But I like it how they actually went in deeper than simply changing the artwork and tweaking some minor things! :)

    • Pray For Death

      Link to game in question: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/call-of-snakes/id519757779

      What's going on Nimblebit?

    • mrTofu

      I was going to say , this does remind me of Call of Snakes

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      Highly recommend Call of Snakes, btw. It was very basic & should be upgraded by someone -- but it's also fun!

    • http://twitter.com/NimbleDave David Marsh

      We were inspired by Call of Snakes. Do check it out, it's a fun game!

      • V!3T

        I already played CoS and liked it! I always wanted an update with new contents!
        Based on what I see on this article, this is what I've been waiting for a loooong time. Can't wait to see some gameplay action/more info about this!

  • Corky McButterpants

    Why do I have a sudden urge to dig out my GBA Zelda? -_-

    Terrific looking iPad screens aside - might it be a bit too 'tiny' for the iPhone format? Just a thought; does look sweet though.

  • Darius

    I hope this turns out well, I've been dying to find out what that game was since last October!

  • ahamling27

    This looks awesome! I can't wait until we get more footage of this game, how about an early alpha build video Nimblebit? Please?

  • PersonaSpace

    I hope it's more than tap a bunch and then go away for 6 hours.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      LOL!
      That's such a great way to describe those other weaksauce games!

  • NetscapePizza

    Will this one be a game this time?

    Because Tiny Tower and Pocket Planes don't really count as games as every choice made in them is inevitable and has no real impact other than time… which in a never ending game is meaningless

    • nijikai

      Hey, everyone! Let's have another debate about what constitutes a "game", a question that literally has no ultimate answer and depends person to person!

      • HelperMonkey

        Well, hey! That sounds like a fun game! Sort of similar to a game I call "Who can complain the loudest about IAPs."

      • REkzkaRZ

        Take that debate to Pixel People review! Blech

    • Cheeseball

      Can't disagree with you that it's not really an active game, but more of a time management game. Still enjoyable though.

  • Eidaven

    This looks promising. Can't wait!

  • david_loqheart

    Looks like an endless game of snake

  • senador

    I love loved Tiny Tower, enjoyed Pocket Planes and was looking forward to this game, but this doesn't look appealing to me now. Hmm.

  • ordinalthrone

    I'd buy that

  • dibdib

    I wonder if they'll implement ludicrously contrived real-time counters on every aspect of the game, then sell the shortcut in IAP. Oh, wait--it's Nimblebit. If it wasn't for sucking money out of players they would have no reason to make video games.

    • http://twitter.com/NimbleDave David Marsh

      Fight the power!

    • Corky McButterpants

      Well they aint doin' it for Sh*ts & Giggles - they've got mouths to feed (and expensive cars to buy :cough:)

      Grow up

      • REkzkaRZ

        "Grow up and pay for those games"?

        Do you note your own irony?

  • olio

    I so hope it's something similar to TonTonKnights!

  • http://twitter.com/Wolfcoyote_J James M Wallace

    This looks VERY interesting. I'm definitely keeping an eye on this. The more decent games to purchase with my upcoming iPad mini, the better. Now to research Nimblebit's back catalogue...

    • gnome9er

      Check out Dizzypad, its a must try.

  • Eoghann

    Seems to share the RPG Snake mechanic. One warrior would turn into a conga line of warriors as you picked up fruit or whatever and that line would eventually face a boss you could only defeat if the line was long enough.

  • vicsark

    Curious to see a RPG à la NimbleBit.
    Pocket planes is surprisingly deep and strategic, with a well done social competition and trade aspect.
    Tiny Tower, while it oozed cuteness, is a very casual game.
    PP's learning curve might have rebuked a lot of TT players.
    So it will be interesting to see where they put the cursor on this one.
    Now back to sending balloon parts to Livingstone for TouchArcade1 crew :)

  • curtisrshideler

    This just makes me want to play Dragon Fantasy all over again and has me excited for Dragon Fantasy Book II. But when this is released, and if I'm done with those other games, then maybe ill download it. I've played TT and PP, but deleted them because they weren't fun enough. I couldn't really make either my own by selecting what I wanted without paying for it. So, eh. If this has more IAP and doesn't offer enough gameplay, I'll stick to the RPGs that I pay outright for!

  • Andrew Scott

    For those who are complaining about IAP, you obviously haven't played NimbleBit games. You never *need* IAP to complete the game.

    I really enjoyed Pocket Planes, but I hope Nimble Quest is more stable. Seven months after PP was released, I still have to endure frequent crashes.

  • gnome9er
  • darkfaith4

    Yea it looks like Call of Snakes.

    • REkzkaRZ

      Yes, except call of snakes is not an RPG. It's fun, sure, and 'snake' games are not new...

      Perhaps you have something to add to the convo ?!? Keep trying...!

  • http://5j5.net/ Fun Flash Games

    I'm so excited to have have this game! I played the demo last weekend and it's soooo good!