App description: "Monkey Labour is a lovingly crafted riff on Nintendos Game & Watch handhelds, but with its own unique gameplay." -- toucharcade.com

Features:
* Hours of endless fun!
* Try pressing your finger on the LCD screen!
* Retro handheld device revival!
* Immersive attention to details!
* Compare your scores on Game Center!
* Unique set of achievements!

"Perfect recreation of a 1980s Game & Watch device. Great attention paid to authentic details. ... Dawn of Play remembers those early handheld games, and pays proper homage with Monkey Labour. ... Our thanks to Dawn of Play for the trip down memory lane, since Monkey Labour is clearly a labor of love."
- Slide to Play

Mobot the robot is expected to mindlessly labor at his job deep inside the bowels of a corporate production facility while his monkey boss vents frustration by throwing obstacles Mobot's way.

Help Mobot stick it back to the system while avoiding being replaced by a cheaper model in this deliciously retro 80s style electronic handheld game rehash.


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"Gamers who remember the Long Long Ago will get a kick out of todays leading Fresh Game, Monkey Labour. ... For a casual game with some very old-school handheld ideas behind it, but with modern additions like achievements and online leaderboards, look no further."
- Appolicious

"... retro fun reborn ... The gameplay is simple but brilliant fun ... Monkey Labour may well be our favourite new iPhone game."
- electricpig.co.uk

"Dawn of Plays first universal application entitled Monkey Labour will instantly bring you back to 80's and help educated new gamers to the enjoyment of gameplay simplicity. ... Monkey Labour features simple but addictive gameplay mechanics that any gamer will quickly get, however mastering the game will prove harder to master."
- appversity.com

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DawnOfPlay's comments:
UPDATE (July 2014):
Monkey Labour is now also available in German, French, Spanish and Italian!



More info: http://dawnofplay.com/monkeylabour

Original post:

I would like to present to you a new iPhone/iPad game that we have just published on the App Store. The game is an 1980s handheld game reminiscence - a genre that has up until now been neglected on modern mobile devices. A lot of effort was invested into making the game look authentic both in gameplay as well as in appearance which can be seen on the game's homepage: http://dawnofplay.com/monkeylabour/

The game features simple gameplay but is hard to master - using just two control buttons, the player has to stoke an oven with lumber while his angry monkey boss throws obstacles his way. Fortunately, the creaky factory plumbing does provide some chance for retaliation as an overheating oven will send plumes of fire from the ceiling, enabling the player to scorch the monkey for extra points.. though risking the monkey's rage if it manages to evade the flames! We encourage players to score at least 1000 points in order to experience the game's full potential, though this is by no means the final target - the game gets increasingly faster and with Game Center integration, the player's ultimate goal is to set impressive high scores and earn achievements.

This release is the first of many quality releases for Dawn Of Play. Our goal is to go beyond the casual cutesy catch-all trend that seems to be dominating the mobile landscape and provide a gaming experience tailored to each product's potential customers. Monkey Labour is a good example of this - anyone who as an 80s kid has played handheld games will recognize the game type and decide whether they want the game or not.

Features at a glance:
- Universal app
- Perfect difficulty curve
- Impressive HD graphics (Retina support)
- Stunning AI: 10 unique monkey behaviours
- 3D engine with detailed 3D model of the handheld device
- Authentic 1980s look & feel including retro sound and graphics
- Game Center integration - achievements and leaderboards


I hope you like it.

Regards,
Rok Jamnik
Dawn of Play
11-27-2012, 03:32 AM
#81
PROMO CODES available!

Guys, don't want to be begging (AGAIN!) but - could you rate our latest Monkey Labour update for us on the App Store? Thank you so much!

Oh, and if any of you is not sure yet about buying it, we'd be more than happy to get you a PROMO CODE for it -> PM me!


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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
I love the way not only the actual game looks and plays just like an old classic game and watch, but also the attention to detail when it comes to the interface, the buttons etc and also the back of the game or the instructions. Just like the real thing !
Thank you, sir!

Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Would love a game and watch app which had 5 or so games in it for say $1.99 or more. Anyway looking forward to your future games, thanks
Yea!! \o/ And we'd love to make one!

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So.. you an iCade fan, huh? Us, too!

Seriously, we're definitely thinking about getting one of those, it's pretty expensive, though, for us to order it to here (Slovenia) from ThinkGeek - hope to find a faster/better/cheaper way. :P

And, yeah, of course - for updating Monkey Labour with iCade support - what else would we use it for!?

(haha, just kidding, of course we'd play all the awesome games with it!)

Roll Back Home - a black and white adventure - by Dawn of Play, creators of Dream of Pixels (4.5).
11-27-2012, 04:43 AM
#82
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Vienna
Posts: 1,101
Incoming 5 Star Rating from Austria, you guys deserve it.

Yes, a 5 in 1 LCD Game Pack would really be great. Maybe also add a clock next time.

Challenge me on Gamecenter: tblrsa
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11-27-2012, 05:10 AM
#83
Quote:
Originally Posted by tblrsa View Post
Incoming 5 Star Rating from Austria, you guys deserve it.
Wooohooo! THANKS!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tblrsa View Post
Yes, a 5 in 1 LCD Game Pack would really be great. Maybe also add a clock next time.
Haha, yea, for the ultimate sim-game&watch!

Roll Back Home - a black and white adventure - by Dawn of Play, creators of Dream of Pixels (4.5).
11-30-2012, 08:23 PM
#84
Code received, thank you so so much, the game is very very cool, thank you again
11-30-2012, 08:42 PM
#85
Quote:
Originally Posted by dihpadilha View Post
Code received, thank you so so much, the game is very very cool, thank you again
Cool, thanks! Glad you like it!

Roll Back Home - a black and white adventure - by Dawn of Play, creators of Dream of Pixels (4.5).
11-30-2012, 11:00 PM
#86
Really good game, I forget I have it in my retro folder...

Going to go fire it up!

I would LOVE of SMB style platformer with this LCD skin on it!!!! Haha
11-30-2012, 11:27 PM
#87
Quote:
Originally Posted by bacon-N-eggs View Post
Really good game, I forget I have it in my retro folder...

Going to go fire it up!

I would LOVE of SMB style platformer with this LCD skin on it!!!! Haha
Thanks!

SMB LCD - Haha, that's a cool idea!

Roll Back Home - a black and white adventure - by Dawn of Play, creators of Dream of Pixels (4.5).
07-25-2013, 03:30 PM
#88
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over The Rainbow
Posts: 3,087
If you're looking for a retro game & watch type game then you might wanna check out Monkey Labour. I played my first game in ages today and it was a stark reminder of how awesome this game is.

Dear Dawn of Play: please make another.
07-25-2013, 03:52 PM
#89
I didn't even know this existed.


It looks so cool
07-26-2013, 01:32 AM
#90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy C83 View Post
If you're looking for a retro game & watch type game then you might wanna check out Monkey Labour. I played my first game in ages today and it was a stark reminder of how awesome this game is.

Dear Dawn of Play: please make another.
Thanks!

We'll do our best, we had some ideas (see Lawman (page 8)), but have to admit, it's not in our near-future plans right now. :P

Cheers!

Roll Back Home - a black and white adventure - by Dawn of Play, creators of Dream of Pixels (4.5).

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