One of the iOS platform's greatest platformers is Bean's Quest [$2.99], released way back in July of 2011 from developer Kumobius. In case you aren't familiar, it's a platformer about a perpetually bouncing bean and, along with goals like collecting all items in a level and searching out a hidden axolotl, the main goal was to complete each level using as few bounces as possible. While it launched as a very short experience, Bean's Quest was continuously updated over the years with tons more content. The sequel, Bean's Quest 2, won't have that problem, as Kumobius is prepping tons of levels for the initial version along with plenty of new mechanics and little surprises to find. Check it out.

You may recall that we checked out Bean's Quest 2 at last year's GDC, and it was initially supposed to launch before the end of 2013. However, additional projects like Time Surfer [$0.99] and the recently resurgent Duet Game [$2.99] have kept them from working on it as much as they'd like. All this extra time looks to be worth it though, as Bean's Quest 2 is looking much, much better than it was at GDC last year. Kumobius is hoping to release before the end of this year, barring any more interruptions, so keep an eye out for Bean's Quest 2 as it's on pace to surpass the original in every way.

  • Silent Rocco

    To me, Bean is the iOS Mario/Sonic and the video above shows it again. No other iPhone platformer has that much charm, attention to detail, beautiful music and animations and above all a fantastic level design. Cannot wait!

  • JCho133

    Bean Dreams <3

  • JCho133

    I think it's awesome how Duet randomly taking off allows them to polish this up even more. That's one of my favorite parts of indie gaming.

    Anyhoo, this looks fantastic Kumobius!

  • Echoen

    Love the music! A lot of charm and nostalgia.

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  • r10k

    Yes! Pumped for this.

  • thiagovscoelho

    is that title supposed to reference Commander Keen: Keen Dreams

    • Kumobius

      Yes! Very perceptive of you 🙂

  • Frost

    Anything by Kumobius = Instant-Buy

    • Kumobius

      Thanks for the support man. That's awesome.

      • Frost

        How couldn't I after Beans Quest, Time Surfer or Duet? You guys nail every game you make 🙂

  • Salt Abdullah

    Instabuy. No freemium game here folks. Can't wait