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App description: Lion Pig is now completely free to play. No Ads or In App Purchases. Enjoy the game!

"Leaving aside the biology of how a pig and a lion might meet, fall in love, and create this curious cross-breed, Lion Pig is a really well made platformer." - AppSpy

"Lion Pig fuses the king of the jungle and the world's source of breakfast bacon into a single beast for the ultimately old-school platforming adventure." - IGN

"The Gameplay offers plenty of different mechanics as well as unique challenges, and overall its a really solid Platformer." - PocketMeta.com

Lion Pig is an arcade-style platform / speed run game featuring pixel graphics. From the bright and sunny grasslands to the moss-covered skyscrapers of Techno City, you will run, climb, swim and bounce your way through 7 different worlds, each with unique challenges. Climb walls, scale ceilings and use your lion strength to maneuver through each level to collect all of the golden coins. If you complete levels fast enough you will unlock bonus levels which offer a very unique experience!

48 Levels in 8 different worlds: Grasslands, The Water Hole, Windy Sands, Frozen Valley, Lava Castle, Techno City, Hallow Land, and Emerald Highlands
8 Bonus Levels in the Mysterious Black and White World, each with a unique theme and challenge
Find all 6 hidden emerald coins to unlock the Emerald Highlands. The Emerald Highlands features a speed powerup bringing a new unique element to Lion Pig.
Various obstacles including fireballs, snowballs, spinning blades, spike walls, jellyfish and more
Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements
iCloud Support
Simple and intuitive touch controls make Lion Pig a fun game for players of all ages
Fun music soundtrack inspired by retro and modern styles

Lion Pig Awaits. Download today!
10-15-2014, 08:37 AM
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10-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
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Gonna keep an eye on this one. I like that it has some exploration and speed running along with GC stuff at launch. Seems like it could be something I'd enjoy.

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10-15-2014, 10:35 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,301
Looks good. Any word on the controls ? I thought it was a one button runner type of game but the way the character stops and that perhaps it is a 'left/right/jump' traditional one ?
10-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Looks good. Any word on the controls ? I thought it was a one button runner type of game but the way the character stops and that perhaps it is a 'left/right/jump' traditional one ?
Good question. The game is not a runner. It's a non-traditional platformer. Here's what I mean. There are no virtual controls. Players control Lion Pig by pressing on the right side of the screen to move right. Pressing on the left side of the screen to move left. Swipe in specific directions to wall jump as well as drop from ceilings. The game has a heavy focus on both horizontal and vertical movement and you use your surroundings to complete levels. It's not a traditional platformer where you have left right arrows and a jump button. It's not designed that way so if you are expecting this then I don't want you to be shocked! It is however, very easy to control as even my buddy's 3-year old can play the game. But hey, don't take my word for it : I'm only the developer who is probably trying to make a buck or two. haha. But no in all seriousness Lion Pig is a fun game with no gimmicks or strings attached. Just a fun platformer with a good amount of content and tons of replay value.

I will be posting a release video soon as well as a video showcasing the first update including a new level pack for halloween... which... is.... awesome!!! haha

In the meantime if you're hesitant: here's 2 promo codes. get em first and if you dig Lion Pig be sure to let me know on the forums here. I'd love to hear others impressions beyond my testers and friends/family (which all love the game ).

Thanks guys,

10-15-2014, 10:48 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
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I took HRFKXE4NFLKR. Sorry to snap it up, just wanted to make sure they weren't taken by lurkers. I've just started playing so I'll get some impressions up within the hour. Thank you dev!
10-15-2014, 10:48 AM
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10-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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Arrrgh my fault for not refreshing !

I'm glad its not a runner and the controls sound interesting so i'll give this a shot. So how would you jump to the right ? Just swipe right i take it ? Sounds a bit different ! Love the graphics/music
10-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Game Impressions

10-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
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I don't think anyone could describe this game after playing it without using the word "charming". It's so perfectly retro, in the most true meaning of the word; it would fit unquestionably in an Atari etc. anthology. Everything, from the clunky but necessarily so animations to the bright, bold blocks that make up the world is a great fix for nostalgia junkies. It might lose a little of the appeal if you didn't see through that era but it's still a worthy game in it's own right.

You have two buttons for the most part, left and right, activated by pressing their respective sides of the screen. There's no jump button, you have to use the environment to cross gaps through the use of bouncing pads. Climbing is intuitive with the option to swipe in a direction to leap off quite dramatically. It's very classic, almost Mikey-esque where simplicity is not a negative. I found swimming a touch confusing, though I imagine time will remedy that, other than that, the controls are great.

The levels are well-made with a good mix of simple, linear time trial courses interspersed with trickier multi-path levels that force you to pick a path and hope it's the fastest. To complete a level, you need to collect the prerequisite number of gold coins scattered throughout before the exit opens. Your time is judged with medals so there's plenty of replay value; I imagine a few people on here would like the inclusion of a platinum medal though as the golds are not entirely difficult to earn. They're not too easy, you'll certainly restart a few of the levels, but the hardcore among us will probably get gold more often than not.

I'm impressed. The character is lovely, from his snort/roar celebration at the end of the level to the clumsy stand at the start of the climbing animation. It looks great and it's handling absolutely fine. The bonus levels are very cool, offering up a challenge compared to the campaign ones; the first threw me, I thought it had glitched initially but it's definitely intentional. I could do with some of the enemy hitboxes being made more obvious - the jellyfish in particular can patrol routes that would be impossible to avoid until you realise that they don't take up the whole space that their sprite does. It's a pretty small issue though.

For the price, it's an easy recommend. I don't always feel compelled to keep playing platformers when I start them but I'll certainly come back to Lion Pig. If you like your platformers chunky, retro and charming then I'd keep an eye on this one.