Latest Title Showcases Strange Flavour’s Revolutionary New IAP called “Play Nice” Preventing Players From Accidentally Overspending
On 12th February, Strange Flavour will launch its latest game, the “endless crasher” Any Landing, for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. This is a crashtacular game of airborne mayhem that comes from the creators of the Number One iPhone games Flick Fishing and SlotZ Racer, Mac games such as Airburst Extreme and the Apple Design Award winning ToySight .
In Any Landing, you are a pilot working for a very low-budget, cheapskate airline run by a dodgy miserly airline boss. Your aircraft always breaks down, your engines are forever burning out meaning you have to keep crash landing your planes. Not only that but a rival air company, Evil Air, are doing their level best to keep you out of the skies. Your mission is to try keep your passengers happy and your aircraft flying!
SOME OF THE MANY FEATURES OF ANY LANDING:
- Fly through 32 levels over 4 different air routes!
- Crash-land your plane, plunder luggage for souvenirs and rescue cute kittens!
- Unlock and fly 8 different aircraft and avoid been knocked out of the sky by the nefarious Evil Air!
- Use lots of different upgrades to improve your aircraft and fly further!
- Complete bonus VIP missions for extra rewards!
- iCloud save game syncing
- Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements
- MOGA ACE™ POWER Controller Support (as well as any other Made For iOS controllers).
Strange Flavour are using Any Landing to introduce their new IAP System called Play Nice ( playnice.strangeflavour.com) which allows players to accelerate their gameplay with In-App Purchases, but doesn’t allow them to accidentally overspend.
Unlike other IAP-based systems, Play Nice always has an “All you can eat” option that permanently unlocks all optional content. What’s more, when a player purchases any of the lower priced content, the cost of that is taken off the price of the “All You Can Eat” item meaning they’ll never pay more than a fixed amount. Once the player has purchased All You Can Eat, it’s theirs permanently.
It is hoped the Play Nice system will allow players to enjoy the games they want, the way they want, without accidentally racking up huge bills while at the same time, allowing the developers to still make a living.
CEO and Lead Coder Aaron Fothergill explains, “In-App Purchase is a very useful feature that has recently been somewhat abused in games. Strange Flavour wants to play nice and help rebuild the players’ trust.”
And as the old saying goes, “Any Landing you can walk away from is a good landing!”
Any Landing will be available for Free on the App Store, 12th February. The Universal App, requires iOS 6 and above.
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About Strange Flavour
Strange Flavour Ltd. is a small UK based independent games developer run by two brothers, Aaron and Adam Fothergill who have nearly 50 years of combined experience in the games industry.
After taking the Mac world by storm with their award winning games Airburst Extreme and ToySight, Strange Flavour have been creating hit iPhone games, including Flick Fishing, published through Freeverse, which was one of the top selling iPhone games of all time and the #1 slot car racing game SlotZ Racer.
Strange Flavour are now publishing their own iPhone games on the App Store, starting with SlotZ Racer 2 and SlotZ Racer Caterham Special.
For the physicists…
Strange Flavour is named after a sub-atomic particle called a quark. Quarks come in various flavours, such as up,down and rather interestingly, ‘strange’. As has been pointed out to us by some of the physicists out there, there are more than the 4 original flavours of quark than we first believed (I did my physics a *long* time ago). They’re probably adding new flavours of them to compete with the new ones that the fizzy drinks companies are marketing.
Aaron Fothergill : Game Design and Programming
Adam Fothergill : Graphics and Sound