Another stroke of app brilliance - a controller for browser based games.
Award winning browser game studio Nitrome has been working with browser based console developer Brass Monkey for months to incorporate their patented ‘smart device as a controller’ technology into the new app named ‘Touchy’.
You can download the Touchy app for free and try out motion controlled game ‘Super Snotput’ at Nitrome's website. Or, head straight for the iTunes app store here. As part of the partnership, Nitrome’s games will also be made available through Bass Monkey's online console on a rental or a la carte pay per game basis.
The launch titles serve to show of a large variety of possible control schemes from virtual pads, custom interfaces, tilt based gaming, 1 to 1 motion controls and touch based drawing. One game also shows off the multiplayer possibilities of the app allowing 4 players to play at the same time each with their own smartphone as the controller.
Touchy and Brass Monkey are compatible with iOS and Android Devices (Touchy Android build to be launched soon).
Over the next six months another 20 Nitrome games will be launched for Nitrome, Touchy and Brass Monkey, so check back with both sites every week or follow http://www.facebook.com/Nitrome and @BrassMonkey on Twitter for updates.
List of Games: Super Snotput: Pick and flick the ‘snotput’ as far as possible by swinging your smartphone wildly! Double Edged: Fight giant, mythical creatures as bosses in this 1-4 player brawler set in ancient Greece. Off the Rails: Swipe back and forth to propel the handcar through the desert railroad avoiding various hazards. Swindler: Tilt the world to avoid obstacles and climb up and down the rope to reach the goal. Magic Touch: Beetle Knights are attacking your castle! Draw magic runes to destroy them before they can reach you! Mega Mash: Jump wildly between seven games, with the controller changing in your hands as you go. Flashcat: Race a cat with your phone as the steering wheel and an array of strange gadgets to overcome obstacles in this retro-3D sci-fi game. Magic Touch: Beetle Knights are attacking your castle! Draw magic runes to destroy them before they can reach you! Thin Ice: Use table-tilt controls to literally skate circles around enemies and defeat them. Worm Food: Steer a giant worm up through the earth using tilt controls to devour whole villages! Aquanaut: Use touch controls to navigate the yellow submarine through treacherous reefs in search of treasure.