UK-based iOS developer and high in the running for my favorite person ever Luca Redwood just announced his new game, You Must Build a Boat. If you wind the clocks back to when we were totally in love with 10000000 [$2.99], the question on everyone's mind was, "Well, what's next?" We talked to Luca about it, and while he was concerned about not becoming "The 10000000 Guy," he definitely wanted to give the game a hefty update. But, like all awesome updates, things quickly started to snowball out of control, and when there was barely any 10000000 left in the update, it only made sense to just spin it off into its own psedo-sequel heavily improved version of 10000000 titled You Must Build a Boat.

So that's where we are now.


Things are tweaked right out the gate, as wood and stone have been removed as (in Luca's words) they "were pretty boring to collect". Also, the grid size has been toned down from 7x8 to 6x7 which will likely really solve the problem you'd sometimes run into in 10000000 where you really were only matching a part of the grid as it was so big with so many different tile types.

Before each dungeon, there's what Luca is describing as an "exploration stage" where you start matching before the real matching begins. So, based on how well you do out of the gate determines how hard the actual level you're playing is along with how great the rewards are. The hope here is to cater to casual players to allow them to make the game a little easier while hardcore dungeon raiders can purposefully handicap things.


For more details on You Must Build A Boat, swing by Luca's site, follow him on Twitter, or add it to your watch list here on TouchArcade. I loved 10000000, and will be all over developments on You Must Build A Boat.

  • Pete Osborne

    Having just double-dipped on the Steam version of 10,000,000 for 79p, I think it's safe to say I'm rabidly awaiting anything from this guy!

  • rewind

    I will build the boat

  • Tomate Diseño

    10000000 counts as one of the most perfectly matched game/device partnerships since Combat on the Atari 2600.

    • gmattergames

      How about Adventure and the 2600?

      • Tomate Diseño

        Adventure was great, but it was a solitary experience. For me the Atari was always about friends and playing together, Combat epitomised that as it offered a one screen two players at the same time arena that I don't think has existed since beyond Tekken style fighters.

  • ineptidude

    After I build the boat will I be on the boat?

    • cofunguy

      No, you then have to find 2 of each animal. 😛

  • Mark DeNardo

    Best news all day.

  • Adams Immersive

    There have been a lot of spoilers going around about how to beat this upcoming game. Please, let me be surprised!

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Spoilers: Match tiles, level up.

      • Jacob007

        You ruined it for me. Thanks a lot, man.

  • lancheta

    I tap on the 10000000 link and it asks me to call?

  • aaronsullivan

    10000000 is my favorite match game ever and I will do my darnedest to build the boat!

  • worldcitizen1919

    It should be build an ark. Impatiently waiting for this love the 10000000000 game.

  • rpgh8r

    Cool, I've just come back to 10000000 after it first came out. Its eating my time like it did the last time, nicely building up to the sequel!

  • Styrixa

    I will build the boat. Should be hashtaggable. This dec would deserve the meme.

  • nicoper

    I bought 10000000 on Steam yesterday 😛

  • http://www.silentrocco.com/ Silent Rocco

    Game of the year contender! I'm soooo excited. 10000000 is one of my favorite iOS games!

  • imcookie

    Well that's just awesome news. As to quote someone from the forums who said 10000000 was like "DIGITAL CRACK COCAINE"! I can only imagine You Must Build a Boat will be just as addictive

  • n1ckml007

    Not missing the boat on this one!