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App description: The Droopy Blocks have melted and you must get them back into their original shapes using your fingers and your wit in this unique puzzle game! The game is all about moving your fingers and your hands in fun ways to solve puzzles that challenge your dexterity and spatial and timing abilities. Enjoy the puzzles solo or play together cooperatively with more hands!

FEATURES:

80 Puzzles, with more on the way!
Unique dripping, and holding puzzle gameplay
Championship mode with Game Center Leader boards
Game Center Achievements
Tap mode, makes the game easier for casual or younger players
4 Player profile slots, so 4 people can play on the same device

"Simple in concept, but challenging in execution, Droopy Blocks will have puzzle lovers dripping in satisfaction." - Gaming Relativity

-------Free download includes the first 10 puzzles!------
A single in-app purchase lets you play the remaining 70 puzzles plus Championship mode. Special limited-time introductory price!

Plus, future puzzles for will be added for people who have bought the game!

GAMEPLAY OVERVIEW:

The object of the game is to get the Droopy Blocks from their starting shape and position, into the Goal shape.

To do this, you need to use the Sucker creatures on the edge of the game board.

Tapping a Sucker will wake it up and make it Suck the Droopy Blocks towards it.

The player can keep parts of the Droopy Block they do not want to move in place by pressing on them with their fingers.

The game supports multi-touch and drag selecting to hold blocks in place.

NOTES: DISABLE MULTITASKING GESTURES BEFORE PLAYING

If you do not do this, the game will not recognize multiple finger inputs properly. This makes the Droopy Blocks sad...

How to disable Multitasking Gestures:

Tap the Settings icon in your app area
Go to "General Settings", it will be in the list on the left panel
Towards the bottom of the general settings you will see the "Multitasking Gestures", set it to "Disable"

MEDIA:

Videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/MBSGames?feature=mhee

MBSGames's comments:



The Droopy Blocks™ have melted and you must get them back into their original shapes using your fingers and your wit in this unique puzzle game! The game is all about moving your fingers and your hands in fun ways to solve puzzles that challenge your dexterity and spatial and timing abilities. Enjoy the puzzles solo or play together cooperatively with more hands!

FEATURES:

★ 80 Puzzles, with more on the way!
★ Unique dripping, and holding puzzle gameplay
★ Championship mode with Game Center Leader boards
★ Game Center Achievements
★ Tap mode, makes the game easier for casual or younger players
★ 4 Player profile slots, so 4 people can play on the same device

-------FREE DOWNLOAD INCLUDES THE FIRST 10 PUZZLES!------

A single in-app purchase lets you play the remaining 70 puzzles plus Championship mode. Special limited-time introductory price!

Plus, future puzzles for will be added for people who have bought the game!

GAMEPLAY OVERVIEW:

The object of the game is to get the Droopy Blocks from their starting shape and position, into the Goal shape.

To do this, you need to use the Sucker creatures on the edge of the game board.

Tapping a Sucker will wake it up and make it Suck the Droopy Blocks towards it.

The player can keep parts of the Droopy Block they do not want to move in place by pressing on them with their fingers.

The game supports multi-touch and drag selecting to hold blocks in place.

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MBSGames?feature=mhee

LINKS:
Mechanical Butterfly Studios Website: http://mbsgames.com/index.html
MBS Games Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MBSGAMES
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MBSGames?feature=mhee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MBSGames

Thanks for checking out the game!











Let us know what you think in the comments section. We would love to hear from you!
02-02-2012, 08:55 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 877
wicked game, surprised its not getting much attention on here yet, but iPad only games often get a little neglected because a lot of gamers here and kids with iPod touches, or adults with iPhones..not as much love for the beautiful sexy iPad..when i bought my iPad i didn't think id use it much either , i thought "its just a giant iPhone" but i was so wrong. now i neglect my phone and act mega clingy to my iPad everyday.
anyhooo


droopy blocks revolutionised the puzzle genre all over again, its being reinvented a lot in the past few years..i feel so spoil! gone are the days of tetris and match 3...i love experiencing puzzle games in all different unique and modern day forms, more and more geniuses coming up with unique ideas..but this is just brilliant..its the new thing for sure.. hope apple gives it game of the week..it deserves it!

02-02-2012, 10:38 AM
#3
Awesome

Looks pretty sweet, i think ill check it out!
02-02-2012, 11:01 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 814
How much is the IAP?
02-02-2012, 11:06 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Card View Post
How much is the IAP?
Hey guys! Thanks for checking out the game, sincerely appreciate it. I am uploading a new release trailer now.

The IAP is $1.99 which unlocks 70 more puzzles (set in 3 new backgrounds) and the Championship mode, which can be played indefinitely. There will be new puzzles coming out too.

Hope you give it a try, thanks again!

Casey Holtz
Creative Director/Founder
Mechanical Butterfly Studios LLC.
http://mbsgames.com/index.html
02-02-2012, 12:05 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 36
Release Video Added

Hey guys, just added a new release trailer for the game to the first post in the thread. Thanks again for checking out the game, we hope you give it a try!

Casey Holtz
Creative Director/Founder
Mechanical Butterfly Studios LLC.
http://mbsgames.com/index.html
02-03-2012, 08:29 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snozberry View Post
wicked game, surprised its not getting much attention on here yet, but iPad only games often get a little neglected because a lot of gamers here and kids with iPod touches, or adults with iPhones..not as much love for the beautiful sexy iPad..when i bought my iPad i didn't think id use it much either , i thought "its just a giant iPhone" but i was so wrong. now i neglect my phone and act mega clingy to my iPad everyday.
anyhooo


droopy blocks revolutionised the puzzle genre all over again, its being reinvented a lot in the past few years..i feel so spoil! gone are the days of tetris and match 3...i love experiencing puzzle games in all different unique and modern day forms, more and more geniuses coming up with unique ideas..but this is just brilliant..its the new thing for sure.. hope apple gives it game of the week..it deserves it!
Hey Snozberry! That is one of the nicest things anyone has said about any of the games I have worked on. Thank you very much for the kind review and I am extremely happy you enjoy the game and the new puzzle mechanic.

Thanks to all of the great support we are in the top 100 iPad apps, 36 in iPad games and ranked 10 in the iPad puzzle category. I don't know what this all means but I hope people are having fun with the game and it feels good to have shipped it.

Casey Holtz
Creative Director/Founder
Mechanical Butterfly Studios LLC.
http://mbsgames.com/index.html
02-04-2012, 05:40 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 5,305
Droopy Blocks Charms with Unique Shape and Finger Intensive Puzzler

Tetris and Tangram puzzles are popular because they challenge and force us to change the way we look at things while making quick decisions. One gem taking the premise further is Droopy Blocks by Mechanical Butterfly Studios, a unique iPad puzzler that simultaneously tests your dexterity, timing and spatial abilities. The game takes advantage of the iPads larger screen and its multi-touch capabilities to create a frustratingly satisfying and touching experience.

To kick off things, Droopy Blocks has a sparse storyline involving living blocks that have basically started melting. The goal is to get them back to their friendly (they look harmless) original shape. That may sound like a been there, done that kind of a theme, but players will know the first time they open the game that this isnt the case. On the surface, Droopy Blocks is all about personality, and it certainly expresses that with a charming art style. Vibrant and lively colors, animated blocks with their own expressions, and an overly cheerful soundtrack make the game anything but droopy in the looks department.

Droopy Blocks has two modes: Puzzle and Championship and 80 puzzles, the first 10 in Puzzle mode of which are free. The rest of the game can be had for an IAP of $1.99, which is well worth it. Puzzle mode provides individual puzzles while Championship is a timed challenge where players are given 5 minutes to fill as many shapes as possible. These modes are presented in four worlds: Lab, Train, Sushi and Jungle. While there is a tutorial included, the first 10 puzzles cover game basics and the touch controls. Also, there are four save slots, and achievements and Championship leaderboards are available through GameCenter.

The game interface consists of a 5x5 grid for a total of 25 boxes. Along each of the four sides of the grid is a Sucker creature that basically sucks the various blobs into submission, I mean, shapes. In both Puzzle and Championship modes, a gauge keeps track of how much time is spent completing the puzzle, and a local leaderboard by puzzle tracks a players top 3 times.

Unlike most games where the challenge comes from the puzzles or levels themselves, the attraction in Droopy Blocks centers around the control mechanism which adds a different gameplay dynamic. What Droopy Blocks does extremely well is its use of the iPads multi-touch interface which goes beyond tapping buttons or rotating objects. Frankly, this is the biggest selling point for the game.

Each puzzle presents a block in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and within each grid is an outline of a shape, or Goal Shape, that players must manipulate the block to match. Now, this is where Droopy Blocks gets fun. Tapping on a Sucker (only one can be used at a time) will pull the block towards it. The block gradually drips over, or stretches into the next square. To speed up the sucking action, you can tap on the Sucker twice. It sounds strange, but it will speed things up both for you and the block.

The unique part of Droopy Blocks comes in the manipulation of the block into the desired shape. This is done by holding or tapping on the parts of the block that you dont want to move. You can choose between Hold or Tap modesthe more difficult and fun Hold mode forces players to keep fingers on the blocks, while the easier Tap mode allows for simply tapping blocks to keep them from moving. A drag function is also available to hold multiple blocks with one finger which can be done across and diagonally. What players will love is that the Goal Shapes are usually irregular so multiple touches and fast thinking are required. And, this is when the game gets interesting because players will likely need to use multiple fingers or taps to control what drips and ultimately the resulting shape. What I found is that as the puzzles get bigger and more complex, tapping quick enough becomes a tougher strategy. In essence, your dexterity will be tested.

What I enjoy the most is the real-time strategy part of Droopy Blocks. Players will need to use their dexterity to not only select the right blocks to hold, but also in switching those holds to other blocks all at the same time. This game involves a lot of trial and error even when spending time prior to the start in planning moves. The puzzles look deceptively easy, but a single misplaced or omitted hold can make a deformed goner of any droopy block.

Often where games suffer is in the lack of responsiveness involves touches because this inevitably adversely impacts the experience. Not the case with Droopy Block. In the more complex puzzles, placing the iPad on a flat surface is probably a good idea, but I didnt have any issues playing while holding my device in the early puzzles.

One shortcoming is that Droopy Blocks isnt currently available for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Hopefully, the devs can create an adaption suitable for the smaller screen.

Im always amazed at what devs come up with, and Droop Blocks certainly falls into that category. Its a worthwhile puzzler that will likely receive more recognition for its use of multi-touch. Simple in concept, but challenging in execution, Droopy Blocks will have puzzle lovers dripping in satisfaction.

Albie Meter: 4.5 Stars (combines Tangram/Tetis elements to create a uniquely enjoyable puzzler; free to try and inexpensive IAP to unlock the rest of the game; challenging puzzles with a good amount of content; innovative and responsive use of multi-touch; iPad only)
02-05-2012, 05:11 PM
#9
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 143
Awesome. It's moving up the charts! Good job Casey. Everyone should really take the time to check out this game. It's free download and optional IAP of more levels.
02-05-2012, 05:23 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 36
Awesome review from Big Albie! and Droopy Blocks featured in the App store

Thank Albie for taking the time to play the game and write a really great in-depth review of the game! It definitely made my day to hear how much you enjoyed your time with Droopy Blocks. I shared your review with the rest of the team and on our company facebook page. Thank you so much from all of us!

To celebrate the release of the game and being featured on the app store we want to give away some promo codes to the readers on the forum. When and how would you guys suggest doing this?

Casey Holtz
Creative Director/Founder
Mechanical Butterfly Studios LLC.
http://mbsgames.com/index.html