Alphabeats Press Roundup

The reviews are in for Alphabeats!  Here are some of our favorite articles so far:

AppAdvice: “It’s one of the most exciting and fun word games I’ve played so far. It looks amazing, the music is catchy, and the gameplay is unique, challenging, and incredibly addictive.”

Pocket Tactics: “There are some great beats here, and a wicked-quick letter matching core, that ensure you’ll remain entranced for a long while.”

iDownloadBlog: “This is a lot of fun for fans of word games. It combines the action of arcade games, the atmosphere of music-based games, and the education of spelling.”

iPad Insight: App of the Week

Red Bull UK: Best Games of the Week

The Guardian UK: Best Games of the Week

AppAdvice Video Review

GrabIt Magazine

Kill Screen Playlist

 

SAFARI RESCUE Released

Safari Rescue

In the midst of prepping next month’s big Moonlighters news, we took a little break to make a little game that you can play now – SAFARI RESCUE – free on the App Store!

Has a game ever made you cry, or scream in joy, or feel the warmth of a kindly god? Which would you describe as more emotional, your last mobile game or the birth of your first child? At game studio Rad Dragon, we ask these questions each day, and find games coming up short time and time again. Will the interactive medium ever match the emotional intensity of film, fine art, and sculpture?

Just as our artistic soul-searching reached the peak of desperation, we found the answer where it must always lie: in the heart of a child. Would you believe us if we told you SAFARI RESCUE, a game ostensibly made by a mere babe, is the very evolution — nay, transcendence — of games into something… greater?
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We’re Making The Moonlighters!

Rad Dragon is jazzed to officially announce that we’re going into full production on The Moonlighters!  Check out our new website, MoonlightersGame.com, for details. We’ll be updating the site frequently with news, concept art, and other interesting dev blog stuff.

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Here’s that website again, in case you missed it: MoonlightersGame.com!  Check it out today, for the game of tomorrow!

Interview in Game Developer Magazine

If you flip open this month’s issue of Game Developer Magazine, you’ll find an interview we did with Alexandra Hall about our time at the USC Interactive Media Division, and why we went indie in the first place. It was a great opportunity for us to think back on our masters education and postmortem a little.

If you don’t get the mag, you can read the article here!

Shove Pro Makes G4’s “Best Mobile Games” List

G4 recently named Shove Pro as one of their Best Mobile Games of the Week!

Also flattering is the comparison G4’s Ashley Esqueda makes to Temple Run, and noting the differences between the two. Other press have mentioned the game as a baseline reference when trying to explain how Shove Pro flips the genre on its head. Regardless of the steps we took to make Shove Pro a very different experience from Temple Run, we’re all flattered by the comparison!

Reviewers Love Shove Pro, Without Exception

Reviews have been coming in for Shove Pro over the last few weeks, and we’re so pleased that the critical response has been so overwhelmingly positive! Kotaku, Touch Arcade, App Advice, and 148 Apps have all given the game a stamp of approval.

Just as exciting is that our App Store user reviews are through the roof! Almost every rating is 5-stars, putting our average comfortably at 5. Thank you to everyone who has been playing, and all those who took the time to rate the game!

Shove Pro Available NOW!

We’re proud to announce that Shove Pro is now available on the App Store, worldwide! If you’re here on our site, chances are you know about the game… so go get it! …Please. If you do choose of your own free will to get Shove Pro on your i-device, please consider writing a review on the App Store. It helps us more than you’d think!!

Shove Pro Coming November 8th! (With bonus music teaser)

It’s official!  Shove Pro will be available on the App Store this Thursday, November 8th!  You’ll be able to download it to your iPad, iPhone or fancy iPod for the eminently reasonable sum of $1.99.

To celebrate, here’s a teaser medley of Shove Pro‘s music put together by our composers at Whitley Tower Haus!

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If you haven’t checked out our release trailer or gameplay vid yet, they’re great ways to find out just what Shove Pro will be.

Shove Pro: Gameplay Demo

Following the release of our trailer we’ve gotten a lot of requests for more gameplay footage. SO! We’ve put together a little Let’s Play-style demo video for those of you who want to see a little bit more of the real game in real action! Take a look below, and make sure to sign up to hear about release here!