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PINCH - A Puzzle Game by Coatsink Software

04-15-2010, 03:54 PM
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PINCH - A Puzzle Game by Coatsink Software

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Greetings you fine, gorgeous folks. It's about time I made a thread for our upcoming game for the iPhone & iPod touch.

It's called PINCH.

That's:

That word sounds familiar doesn't it? It should. You've been using it to zoom in & out on Safari and Google Maps, you've been using it to remove zits from digital faces, to rotate stuff, move stuff and resize stuff, and you lucky iPad owners are using it to peek through your photo albums.

Well now you'll be PINCHing a lot, and I'll tell you why.

As I was telling Blake and Eli earlier, PINCH is, in my humble and unbiased opinion, the most INNOVATIVE, the most UNIQUE, and, dare I say it, the most FUN puzzle game EVER!
Players must guide little colored balls, called Norbs, through mazes; overcoming obstacles by PINCHing them apart to separate them into smaller Norbs, and PINCHing them together to merge them into larger Norbs. Not only that, but PINCHing Norbs of different colors will make new colors! It all sounds very exciting, doesn't it!

The music, I must say, is fantastic. Created by the AWARD WINNING Vincent Webb (MaccyV). And the sound effects, oh the sound effects! What can I say? You have to hear them to believe them. Tapio Liukkonen of Kaamossound is a true artist.

Ok enough chat. It's time for some media!

SCREENSHOTS:




RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO!

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TRAILER 1:

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TRAILER 2 - SIZE MATTERS:

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TRAILER 3 - THE ROLE OF COLOUR:

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TRAILER 4 - OBSTACLES ABOUND:

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If you're still reading, then I must be doing something right, excellent! Would I be pushing my luck if I asked you to become a fan of PINCH on facebook? Go on!

Anyway, the game has been approved by Apple, and will be released on Friday May 14th for the initial price of, you guessed it, $0.99.

For more info, check out Coatsink.com and follow us on twitter @Coatsink.

One final thing: I'd like to thank and recommend the Institute of Digital Innovation's Digital City Fellowship Scheme without which, we'd barely have got off the ground.

tl:dr: Look out for and buy PINCH on Friday.

Last edited by Wroth; 05-13-2010 at 05:13 PM.
04-15-2010, 03:59 PM
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Looks fun, will it be out in the uk?

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04-15-2010, 04:18 PM
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I don't see why not. We are a british developer after all.
04-15-2010, 04:19 PM
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Oh, would make sense to release in UK

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04-26-2010, 11:45 AM
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We've got a new trailer, demonstrating the size-based puzzles in the game.

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More trailers coming soon.
04-30-2010, 10:09 AM
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PINCH has been delayed. Apple have only just begun to review it today, so the release date has been put back until May.

fortunately, we've had time to polish the game a fair bit and add an extra 8 levels!

A more specific release date coming soon.

Paul Crabb
Partner/Designer
COATSINK Software
05-12-2010, 01:29 PM
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Pinch has been approved! It will be on sale by Friday 14th of May!

I've updated the first post with the latest videos for the game.

Also, we have a spare promocode. Next person to reply gets it.

Paul Crabb
Partner/Designer
COATSINK Software

Last edited by Wroth; 05-12-2010 at 01:37 PM.
05-12-2010, 01:32 PM
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05-12-2010, 01:38 PM
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Thanks, hadn't noticed the front page post yet. Added it to the Original Post.

Paul Crabb
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COATSINK Software
05-12-2010, 01:50 PM
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Makes me wish I didn't suck at puzzle games.

Invaders Must Die.