While we often hear about the great successes of many developers throughout America, Asia and Europe, sometimes we have to take a step back and appreciate the raw talent we have right here on our door step. The Australian game developer, Halfbrick, have brought us the likes of Jetpack Joyride, an addictive endless runner, and Fruit Ninja, the consuming game that led to at least a few broken iPad and smartphone screens. While these are just a few of the great games the developer has churned out, they’re planning to step things up a notch in 2014, announcing the release of their latest creation, Bear vs. Art.
In what is said to be the “first true puzzle game” from Halfbrick, players adopt the character of ‘Rory the Bear’ – an adorable, yet angry and destructive little fellow. The concept of the game, as in most of their previous releases, is quite simple – you direct Rory around the gallery to smash pieces of artwork, taking the shortest route possible, while avoiding any obstacles or dangers. If their previous games are anything to go by, however, this simple concept will have fans addicted to the endless need to just get that little bit further in the game. While there hasn’t yet been a worldwide release date set for Bears vs. Art, Australian and Canadian fans can already check out the latest from Halfbrick, with an early release in these regions on both iOS and Android mobile devices.
The crew at Gamezebo summed up this game rather eloquently I think, stating “Art is stupid. Bears are Awesome”. Whether you love, hate or admire either of these two things, this game is still worth checking out – after all, who doesn’t love virtually smashing things on their phone?