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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oh Liking! & Now Downloading! "Bumpy Road" Flips Touchscreen Game Mechanics On Their Head | Co.Design


"In this ingenious game, you don't control the characters -- you control the world around them instead.

Hit games for smartphones tend to be ultra-simple, like Angry Birds. But was designing that experience simple? Hardly. Creating an engaging experience on a tiny screen that's inevitably obscured by the player's sausage-fingers is a pretty tough nut to crack. Maybe that's why a game called Bumpy Road is getting so much love: Players dig it because it's fun as hell, and gaming nerds adore it because the touchscreen-optimized game mechanics are pure genius. Instead of using a fingertip to awkwardly control an avatar, you control everything else onscreen instead. Call it the Portal of your palm...."

Posted via email from Siobhan O'Flynn's 1001 Tales

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