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Old 12-23-2010, 07:38 PM
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UPDATE (July 2014):
Monkey Labour is now also available in German, French, Spanish and Italian!



More info: http://dawnofplay.com/monkeylabour

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I would like to present to you a new iPhone/iPad game that we have just published on the App Store. The game is an 1980s handheld game reminiscence - a genre that has up until now been neglected on modern mobile devices. A lot of effort was invested into making the game look authentic both in gameplay as well as in appearance which can be seen on the game's homepage: http://dawnofplay.com/monkeylabour/

The game features simple gameplay but is hard to master - using just two control buttons, the player has to stoke an oven with lumber while his angry monkey boss throws obstacles his way. Fortunately, the creaky factory plumbing does provide some chance for retaliation as an overheating oven will send plumes of fire from the ceiling, enabling the player to scorch the monkey for extra points.. though risking the monkey's rage if it manages to evade the flames! We encourage players to score at least 1000 points in order to experience the game's full potential, though this is by no means the final target - the game gets increasingly faster and with Game Center integration, the player's ultimate goal is to set impressive high scores and earn achievements.

This release is the first of many quality releases for Dawn Of Play. Our goal is to go beyond the casual cutesy catch-all trend that seems to be dominating the mobile landscape and provide a gaming experience tailored to each product's potential customers. Monkey Labour is a good example of this - anyone who as an 80s kid has played handheld games will recognize the game type and decide whether they want the game or not.

Features at a glance:
- Universal app
- Perfect difficulty curve
- Impressive HD graphics (Retina support)
- Stunning AI: 10 unique monkey behaviours
- 3D engine with detailed 3D model of the handheld device
- Authentic 1980s look & feel including retro sound and graphics
- Game Center integration - achievements and leaderboards


I hope you like it.

Regards,
Rok Jamnik
Dawn of Play

Last edited by DawnOfPlay; 07-18-2014 at 06:21 PM.. Reason: Updated announcement
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:29 AM
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And some great reviews we got:

"Our thanks to Dawn of Play for the trip down memory lane, since Monkey Labour is clearly a labor of love." - Andrew Podolsky, Slide to Play

"Dawn of Play remembers those early handheld games, and pays proper homage with Monkey Labour." - Andrew Podolsky, Slide to Play

"Gamers who remember the Long Long Ago will get a kick out of today's leading Fresh Game, Monkey Labour.." - Phil Hornshaw, Appolicious

"For a casual game with some very old-school handheld ideas behind it, but with modern additions like achievements and online leaderboards, look no further." - Phil Hornshaw, Appolicious
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:45 AM
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So, anyone interested in some 1980s retro LCD handheld fun?

We have some promo codes left, please post here if you want to try Monkey Labour. Only retro fans, please.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:01 AM
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One for me please, thanks
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:09 AM
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I want one too thanks!
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:11 AM
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Good lord, this style is going back a bit; I'd like to see some of the old handheld games remade at some point too, especially the various Donkey Kongs. ^_^

That said, I'd love a code for this one. ^_^
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:19 AM
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I'd love to try this.
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Looks very interesting, i would like to try it
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:25 AM
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Wow - Donkey Kong 3 was my favorite Game & Watch handheld back when I was a kid. Talk about bringing back memories... of long car trips! I'll try this.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:47 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DawnOfPlay View Post
So, anyone interested in some 1980s retro LCD handheld fun?

We have some promo codes left, please post here if you want to try Monkey Labour. Only retro fans, please.
I'd love a code, if I made the cut!
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