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App description: Named one of the top 10 best iOS games of 2011 by the The Bygone Bureau!

Milpa is a new kind of match-3 game combining spinning crops with marching Skulls to create a fast-paced, strangely addictive puzzle game.

Watch a gameplay video at: http://www.milpagame.com/

For thousands of years Mesoamerican civilizations planted Milpas sustainable agricultural fields of maize, beans, squash, avocados, and tomatoes.

Choose how many crops to spin - 2, 3, 4? Touch the rightmost crop in a row to flip them around. Match three or more to score. Move faster than the Skull. Plan ahead to make big combos. Cultivate your crops to meet the needs of your village!

* Simple Gameplay. Pick it up in seconds, and sharpen your skills over time.
* 2x, 4x, and 6x score multipliers.
* Unlockable Night Practice mode.
* Game Center high scores and achievements.
* Retina Graphics.
* Universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad - including the new retina-display iPad.

LordGek's comments:
A nice clean and elegant game. Flip the veggies around so as to keep them away from the nasty underground skull. Make enough points in a level to come out positive and you'll get to move onto an even harder level. Work it so you actually clear ALL of the veggies in a level and you'll get a nice bonus!

05-26-2012, 12:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2
LordGek, thanks for posting this.

I released Milpa for iOS about a year ago but didn't do much to spread the word about it. If anyone wants a promocode for it, PM me.
05-26-2012, 02:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,995
So at least now I know if I'm having trouble with my own vegetable garden it's simply due to me not spinning them around fast enough to avoid being devoured by the underground skull.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
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05-26-2012, 07:14 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Very much agree with LordGek, and thanks for the heads up. I liked this so much, I immediately picked up "I Love Squares" as well. Both are excellent. Check them out in particular if you're a fan of Zach Gage; I thought the clean, streamlined design was very reminiscent.