Oh hey, here's a pleasant surprise on a Tuesday morning: the latest Kairosoft game has just hit the App Store worldwide: Kairobotica [$4.99]. Yes, this is another simulation game from the company that are masters of the simulation genre, that they became known for with Game Dev Story [$4.99]. And this one? Well, they're going meta by making it about their company mascot, the Kairobot.

Kairobotica Launch 1

This time, the premise is to take command of a space station, helping to build Kairobots – a reference to the yellow robotic mascot of Kairosoft – with the goal being to help protect other planets from invading forces. This involves constructing buildings, managing resources, and waging battles on other planets in order to try and keep them safe, and ultimately expanding your space station of Kairobots to be as big as possible.

While Kairosoft has experimented with free-to-play, this isn't one of those experiments: the game is just $4.99 up front for a universal app (though it's not the most optimized iPad app ever), and that gets the whole game.

Kairobotica Launch 2

The game's been out for a few months now on Android, as many Kairosoft games are, but now iOS gamers get their chance to play it. Hey, y'all get everything else before Android gamers, let them have the Kairosoft games first as well, eh?

  • shdwstar2417

    Is this one any good ?

    • http://futbolox.tumblr.com/ Fnurgh

      Maybe. It may be.

      Hope that helps somewhat.

    • http://twitter.com/OldSchoolHeel_ OldSchoolHeel

      I liked it when I played it on Android, a long time ago. It's similar to Dungeon Village.

    • Kimli

      I enjoyed this one. So much so that I actually just finished replaying it on my Nexus 7 .. only to have this drop 12 hours later. Oh well .. still getting it.

  • PallaZ

    ENOUGH! GDS 2, now!

    • maiyr

      So GDS 2 has been out since they started porting, its what we associate as GDS. They ported GDS 2 and renamed it GDS due to it being a bit more complex.

      • ducksFANjason

        Wait... Are you telling me there is no Game Dev Story 2 headed our way? Someone PLEASE confirm that this man is a liar... Else I might just cry :-(

      • maiyr

        Surry dude. Hopefully they can finally port manga story which is suppose to play just like GDS, or release the magazine game to ios

  • worldcitizen1919

    I'm all for one price for full game. But I think devs, if they want the most exposure should give a free download and 5 minutes play with a full game IAP unlock.

    It works both ways that way. Devs get free exposure and pressure is on them to make it great and we get a free play to see if we like it.

    This model is disadvantaging the dev unnecessarily. He could have his cake and eat it too!! In game IAP full unlock is the way to go.

    • Adams Immersive

      "Demos" of sorts are allowed on the App Store, but "time bomb" demos are not. Unless Apple changes that, it must be done differently: lock certain content so the free user gets a taste (limited content, unlimited time). Interestingly, it does seem like specific features ARE allowed to have trial timers (e.g. Overcast) but not the whole app.

      That would be a nice addition to the App Store, though! I'd feel better as the seller, even, knowing that every buyer was already satisfied with the game's performance.

      • Silvers

        Big Fish does this with most of their games. Full download for free, play for up to an hour before you must make a single IAP to unlock the game. It works very well.

  • Boopero

    I really enjoyed Kairobotica on Android. One of my favorite Kairosoft games.

  • MartianLM

    *looks at screen shots*
    *waits for a Kairosoft game where you control Kairobot churning out a slightly altered clone of your last game every 6 months until you disappear in a cloud of your own irony*

  • hkgsulphate

    I'm definitely buying this

  • mutts

    Euh a few months on Android it was released somewhere in 2012 on Android.
    So this release was long overdoe on iOS. It is a shame Kairosoft is so slopy when it comes to iOS releases. The price fir this one is bad to it should be somewhere around the $/€ 2,- instead of the 4,50 it is now. Still this game plays alot like beasty bay same mechanics