Tag Archives: Seabeard

GDC 2014: 'Seabeard' By Hand Circus Looks Awesome

Not long ago we posted the announcement trailer of Seabeard, a new game from the developers of Rolando developed in partnership with Backflip Studios. Back then, we really didn't know what you do in the game as it seemed like you do everything. Well, after a brief demo from Hand Circus's own Simon Oliver, it really seems like the game is less of a "game" with a specific task/goal and more of a sandbox-y world you just enjoy...

Hand Circus, Developers of Rolando, Partner with Backflip Studios to Release Upcoming 'Seabeard'

If you're new to the world of iOS gaming (and by new, I mean "not around in early 2009ish") chances are you've never heard of Hand Circus. Well, they were responsible for what was easily among the very best of the early iOS games, Rolando. It was released in late 2008, back in the glory days when ngmoco was still publishing fabulous iPhone games instead of blazing the trails of free to play. It was totally appropriate to describe Rolando as "the Mario of the iPhone" and Hand Circus was wholly responsible for showing us just what is possible when you make an iPhone game instead of merely a game that runs on the iPhone, an important distinction which was nearly non-existent in the early days of the App Store...