The first indie produced app thanks to support from BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games
BBC Worldwide and Strongman Games today announced the release of Ka-Bloom on iOS platforms. The fast paced puzzler app is now available to download on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, thanks to BBC Worldwide Games’ commitment to support independently-produced games.
Originally released as a Flash game for browsers in 2010, the partnership with BBC Worldwide means the colourful, psychedelic physics-based puzzle game about eating, growing and blooming can now be enjoyed by new audiences on mobile gaming platforms.
Ka-Bloom players chain together tasty gems and feed the ever-hungry Floret, an infinitely cute flower-like creature that brings warmth and life to the cosmos. By touching gems and drawing chains with their finger they are able to gain the highest possible score, joining multiple chains together to increase points. Collecting three stars along the way in each level, allows players to spend on upgrades to help them find the best way to make the longest gem chain and feed Floret. As players progress through the 56 levels the difficulty level changes throughout.
The new franchise sees the evolving commitment of BBC Worldwide to take on new projects within the gaming industry from launching a new MMO platform Doctor Who: Worlds in Time or bringing the world of Jane Austen to Facebook with Jane Austen: Rogues and Romance. Through supporting independent developers, BBC Worldwide Gaming aims to create fantastic new content while working with creative and talented companies.
Robert Nashak, EVP Digital Entertainment and Games at BBC Worldwide said, “We’re very proud to be bringing Ka-Bloom to smart phones and tablets. A highly engaging cosmic colourful game put together by a superb team of independent developers, Ka-Bloom represents our long-term commitment to support the UK indie games community.”
Ka-Bloom provides fun and variety throughout every level and is available for £0.69 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch or at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ka-bloom/id486801681?mt=8
An Android version of the game is due to follow shortly.
To request a review code for Ka-Bloom and for more information, please contact:
Amy Buckley-Roberts at BBC Worldwide at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS
Assets for Ka-Bloom can be downloaded here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/54obmb
For more on BBC Worldwide’s commitment to the indie game community, download their new independent games podcast “99 Coins” on iTunes and follow them on twitter #99Coins.
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A highly engaging cosmic colourful game put together by a superb team of independent developers, Ka-Bloom represents our long-term commitment to support the UK indie games community.”