Archive for the ‘PomPom News & Views’ Category

Mutant Storm Reloaded on Steam + Astro Tripper & Alien Zombie Megadeath on IndieRoyal bundle!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

The current Indie Royal April Fools Bundle will feature Astro Tripper and Alien Zombie Megadeath. For those of you sitting on the fence, this is your chance to get two of our best titles, for the price of a large whiskey… and maybe a packet of crisps! Go to IndieRoyale for more details. The Bundle closes on Sunday 8th so get in there before its too late!

Also on the awesome news front, we have release Mutant Storm Reloaded on Steam. ( $5 / £3.50-ish )

Link: Mutant Storm Reloaded on Steam

Never has it been so easy and cheap to pick up our games. Who says we don’t love you guys! :)

Jelly Pops Now on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Lets face it… sometimes, videogames can be a bit weird. For example, who ever thought to mix colour matching with time trial style rally racing? And then to decide it should graphically look like something involing alien pond snakes and cellular life? Makes no sense, right? We at PomPom pride ourselves in making as little sense as possible. Hence our decision to do all the above. The result is JellyPops.

It goes something like this: You control a strange snake creature, which resides in a strange pond in a strange world with some strange rules. The aim is to stay alive as long as possible. Staying alive drains your live force, so Snake needs to collect life force gems to keep it going. With time, life gems become more and more scarce, resulting in a desperate race to reach the next gem before its lights out.

Between Snake and the life force gems are a myriad of other beasties that require special attention. Coloured Jellies which boost your gems value when collected as part of a combo. Teethy fish things that try to blast you with plasma. Spikey rocks and walls. Bouncing spherical cells that can be controlled and used as battering rams. Each level with its own unique mechanics to understand and master.

Features :
- Available for iPad/iPodTouch & iPhone
- Endless survival gameplay
- 8 ponds to traverse
- Fun, slippy slidey racing type gameplay
- Touch & Tilt control options
- Bonus Spirit and Boost unlockables
- Medals awarded for achievements
- Custom music which dynamically chages with gameplay
- Quick playtime. The perfect game for filling 5 minutes.

ITUNES LINK

Heres a video of JellyPops doing its thing:

Monkey Bump released on iPhone/iPad

Friday, January 13th, 2012

PomPom Games are proud to announce thier latest slice of ridiculousness: Monkey Bump. On the iPod Touch/iPhone & iPad

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/monkey-bump/id470121481?mt=8

Guide monkey boy up the tree in the never ending quest for more juicy fruit and love struck monkey girls! The more fruit monkey boy eats the higher he can climb… but watch out! The jungle is full of things that like nothing better then getting in monkey boys way: fat coconuts, stingy wasps and bitey spiders! Still, there’s always the flocks of happy birds monkey boy can scare away for entertainment… makes it all worthwhile!

Heres what you get:-
* Nothing complicated. One level. Get as high as you can. Score lots of points. Laugh at anybody whose score is lower than yours
* Fun dynamics. Control monkey using puff explosions to rebound him in desired direction
* Leaderboard and Achievements
* The urge to throw your ipod/iphone/ipad

Thanks for your time
Mike

New low price for Astro Tripper and Alien Zombie Megadeath, on Steam!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

As we are feeling a bit festive in the run up to that magical wallet destroying time known as Christmas, we have just dropped the price of both Astro Tripper and Alien Zombie Megadeath to $4.99/£3.99 on Steam.

Thats right. for the price of a pint and a packet of crisps ( In London ) you can willingly put yourself through arcade gaming madness! Get your joypads out and enjoy! ( A spare joypad is recommended, as they don’t last long when being thrown across the room )

Astro Tripper
http://store.steampowered.com/app/110600/

Alien Zombie Megadeath
http://store.steampowered.com/app/110610/

Monkey Bump – fruity fun for iOS

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Hello all

In between getting our games resdy for Steam, we’ve been putting together a small fun game for iOS devices ( iPhone/iPad ) called Monkey Bumb. Where you bump monkeys, surprisingly, into the path of falling fruit. The more fruit you collect the more juice in your tank, the further you go. There are hazards of course. Coconuts, that are not so great… wasps and spiders… but mainly the fear of having no more juice in your belly.

Some screenies:

We’ll be releasing the game in the coming weeks. It’ll be cheap. It’ll be fun. It’ll be a little bit silly.

thanks for reading

Alien Zombie Megadeath on PC via Steam – 18th October

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

We’ve just put the finishing touches to Alien zombie Megadeath on PC and most happy we are with it! The game will be released via Steam at:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/110610

We hope to have a local PomPomGames.com version available soon after, but initially it’ll be exclusive to Steam.

So, PC gamers, stop with the silly mouse nonsense. Shove a MS joypad up yer USB’s and enjoy some outright arcade shooter silliness. You wont regret it!

PomPom get Steamy

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

No… we are not making naughty games now. Or sauna simulators…

steam logo

But, we’ve made a deal with Steam for them to distribute our games!
The games will be released in the following order:-

Astro Tripper
Alien Zombie Megadeath
Mutant Storm Empire
Mutant Storm Reloaded

Astro Tripper is pencilled in for the 15th of September. The other titles don’t have a release date set right now, but we’ll be announcing dates once they are determined.

This is great news for us, as Steam are without doubt the premier digital games distributors in the universe and beyond.

Thanks for reading. Peace.

JellyPops coming soon to PSP Minis

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Lets face it… sometimes, videogames can be a bit weird. For example, who ever thought to mix colour matching with time trial style rally racing? And then to decide it should graphically look like something involing alien pond snakes and cellular life? Makes no sense, right? We at PomPom pride ourselves in making as little sense as possible. Hence our decision to do all the above. The result is JellyPops.

It goes something like this: You control a strange snake creature, which resides in a strange pond in a strange world with some strange rules. The aim is to stay alive as long as possible. Staying alive drains your live force, so Snake needs to collect life force gems to keep it going. With time, life gems become more and more scarce, resulting in a desperate race to reach the next gem before its lights out.

Between Snake and the life force gems are a myriad of other beasties that require special attention. Coloured Jellies which boost your gems value when collected as part of a combo. Teethy fish things that try to blast you with plasma. Spikey rocks and walls. Bouncing spherical cells that can be controlled and used as battering rams. Each level with its own unique mechanics to understand and master.

Features :
- Available soon on PSP minis
- Endless survival gameplay
- 8 ponds to traverse
- Fun, slippy slidey racing type gameplay
- Bonus Spirit and Boost unlockables
- Medals awarded for achievements
- Custom music which dynamically chages with gameplay
- Quick playtime. The perfect game for filling 5 minutes.

Heres a video of JellyPops doing its thing:

JellyPops will be available FREE to Playstation Plus subscribers. To them what dont have it, it’ll be around 2 quid g’vnor.( $3 )

Alien Zombie Megadeath is hitting PS3 store next week!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Tis a joyous time. Summer is here. The birds are singing. The Bees are buzzing. Flowers flowering. However… we don’t care about that nonsense. Oh no. What we say is: Draw your curtains. Turn on your PS3. Grab a pair of super friction thumb protectors… and a spare joypad… or four. Make sure you have 5 quid in your store account… and prepare yourself for one of the most ridiculously intense shoot-em-ups ever… or at least since PomPom made their last Playstation game.

But first, a dash of history. Last year PomPom made Alien Zombie Death on PSP minis. Heralded as “pacy, mean-spirited, and delightful.” By EDGE magazine. It was a simple, extremely focused platform shooter. We loved making it. Anybody with the required skill set loved playing it. Those who didn’t clearly play too much backgammon.

Now, on PS3, we have the official sequel to Alien Zombie Death! We’ve taken the original game, pulled out a big jar of MEGA, and gratuitously poured it all over. The result? Alien Zombie Mega Death!

List of loveliness:

• Levels? … 70 of them!
• It’s a platform game, with a lot of shooting and explode-y stuff… and we mean, A LOT!
• Multiplayer? … Oh yes!
• Game types? … Survival levels. One-shot levels. Decoy pods. Jetpacks. Bomb disposal. Space baby rescue.
• Beasties? … A whole menagerie of cute yet ugly little blighters to feed with laser death!
• Fancy a new space suit? Plain white doesn’t do it for you? We have a catalogue of snazzy threads available as well as some fancy suits tucked away, waiting to be unlocked.
• A medal award system with over 280 unique medals to earn spread over all the levels.
• Weapon power-ups, for those sticky moments.
• Online leaderboards.
• Guaranteed thumb blisters.
• All wrapped up in our Super PomTech Mega X Engine of Doom.

… and finally, It’s made by proper, salt of the earth, independent game developers. In other words,
just two dudes sitting in dark caves somewhere in the UK. All by ourselves. No help from no one… apart from a sound engineer we keep locked in the shed.

Buy it! Its cheap! It’s mad! It’ll make your fingers fall off.

ALIEN ZOMBIE MEGADEATH webpage

Coming to the Playstation Store exclusively on PS3. 21st June in US store and 6th July in Europe.

Peace.

Alien Zombie Death slimes its way onto the iPhone

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Our PSP hit Alien Zombie Death is now available on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad/iEverything

Alien Zombie Death iTunes Link