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Old 10-04-2012, 03:22 AM
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Default Slice the Ice - an unique, [Universal] ice-slicing physics puzzler

Hi everybody,

we are proud to announce our latest game - Slice the Ice - which has been submitted to Apple earlier this week. If all goes to plan the release date is around the mid of October.

- best things first, let's start with some screenshots and a trailer -

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What is the game about?

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• SLICE THE ICE- A WEASEL IN A PUZZLE!

How far would a blue polar weasel have to go to rescue his lost treasure?

A plane has just crashed under mysterious circumstances, and the adorable weasel inside has just lost his entire collection of Yellow Rubber DUCKS! Slice the ice, collect the acorns, and take the help of various objects and animals to guide the golden ducks back to Scrappy in this vibrant, brain-teasing and adorable physics- based puzzler!

Take Scrappy on this puzzling journey across snowy terrains, grasslands and underwater reefs spanning 5 WORLDS and 100 LEVELS!

Download NOW and experience a slice of all these amazing features:

* Adorable Character
Scrappy the blue polar weasel is sure to put a smile on your face with his wide range of cute expressions!

* Innovative gameplay mechanics
Go to extreme lengths to return the ducks back to their rightful owner by making use of Rockets, Springs and even a Polar Bear! But do remember- every SLICE counts!

* Realistic, fluid physics
Collect acorns by slicing ice in various shapes and sizes, and at the same time, guide the rubber ducks to Scrappy!

* Rich graphics
Experience Scrappy’s different worlds in colorful, vibrant HD!

* Dozens of levels
Puzzle your way through 5 different worlds across 100 challenging levels!

* Worldwide Leaderboards
Compete with your friends via Game Center!

* iCloud enabled
Sync your saved games across all iOS devices!

* Social Integration
Share your scores on Facebook and Twitter and check-in to Heyzap!

Scrappy needs your help, and he will do anything to get those yellow rubber ducks back! All he needs from you is an extremely simple favor- just SLICE the ICE!

So, in summary it can be said Slice the Ice is a member of the slicing puzzle games. You can freely destroy the made-out-of-ice 2D environment by slicing blocks out of the ice formations. A very simple one-touch gameplay is guaranteed.
For a better ranking in the worldwide leaderboards (via Gamecenter) try to solve each level with as less slices as possible. Also, the less time you need and the more golden nuggets you collect the higher you score will rank. You can quickly solve a level, but it takes some thinking to solve it perfectly!

Slice the Ice will be available as an universal freemium game with native support for iOS 5.x compatible iPhone/iPod/iPad devices and iCloud savegame syncing.
You can play the first world - 20 levels - for free! If you like the game you are welcome to purchase 4 more worlds for a total of 1.98$.
Full iPhone 5 support will follow as an early update very soon after the games launch - we promise!

Slice the Ice is a co-production from Fancy Factory (Developer) and Playcaso (Publisher).

Do you have any questions? Please let me know!

Happy slicing!

Cheers, Axel from Fancy Factory

For more on Scrappy’s adventures, please visit
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slicetheice
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/playcaso

Last edited by FancyFactory; 10-05-2012 at 09:47 AM..
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:50 AM
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Default Such a great game

We had the honor of testing this great game in advance and we do not say this very often: but this game is just as cool as ice
Check it out as soon as it hits the App Store - you will love it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:06 PM
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Looks like a cuter version of Vikings slice (recently removed from the AppStore) or icebreaker by nitrome.
Looks quite nice, I'll probably pick it up.
Though the ice seems to drop really slowly which irks me a little.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:39 PM
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Thanks for your feedback! I'm aware of Icebreaker (great flash game by the way!) and you are right - booth games share similar elements.

So the ice drops to slow for your taste? Then maybe it is an idea to add an "hardcore mode" with more realistic physics via update? For now the slower ice is simply better to handle. Timing is a key element of some of the puzzles in Slice the Ice. And the less you time you have to react the harder it becomes to solve these puzzles.
And by the way, how "real" can a game be that's telling the story of a blue polar weasel named "Scrappy" who is collecting yellow rubber ducks by using a raft?
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:56 AM
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The game will be out this Wednesday! I really hope you like it...
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