Era of the Dollar HD Game Begins with Kick Flick 2010
Edinburgh, U.K. – Kevin Ng Games today updated iPhone game Kick Flick 2010, adding iPad and iPhone 4 Retina Display support, free to existing users. Kick Flick 2010 is the first game to offer support for both HD devices in the same app at the lowest App Store price of $0.99.
Kick Flick 2010 is a soccer game in which the player takes free kicks. Emulating the free kick heroics of famous players such as David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, the player must swerve the football around the wall of players and past the keeper, albeit by flicking the ball rather than kicking it. The game lets players compete online both worldwide and with friends.
The iPhone 4’s Retina Display boasts four times the number of pixels of its predecessors. And the iPad, introduced this year by Apple, houses an even larger number of pixels in its 9.7-inch screen. Existing games are scaled up to fill these HD displays, but games which are specifically written for the hardware can take full advantage of the extra screen resolution.
“Since both iPhone 4 and iPad have a similar resolution, they can share the same high definition content,” says developer Kevin Ng. “This means we’ll no doubt see many more games take advantage of the high definition screens of both devices in the near future. Packaging all the versions together so that the customer only has to buy the game once at 99 cents is, we think, great value.”
The update also adds a new game mode, gameplay tweaks and visual upgrades which users of older iOS devices can still access. “We’ve really upgraded the flick detection in this version, and it is now deadly accurate,” says Kevin Ng. “To curve the ball, you swipe through the ball off-center, much as the pros will kick the ball off-center in real life. We saw that in other games you must draw a curve to swerve the ball, and thought we could offer something more authentic and connected than that. We simply give the player full control over direction, power and spin through a single flick, and let physics do the rest.”
- iPad and iPhone 4 Retina Display support for HD gameplay
- Online leaderboards to compete against your friends and worldwide
- OpenFeint, Facebook and Twitter integration
- Earn Achievements with your skills (online connection required)
- Three game modes, each with online leaderboards
- Kick Flick Academy will teach you how to bend the ball like a pro
- Unique full 3D neon art style
- Realistic physics simulation using the Bullet Physics Engine
- 3D menus and interface.
- Option to turn music off and play your own music in the background
- iPhone, iPad and iPod touch compatible
- iOS 3.2 or later
- 14.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Kick Flick 2010 is available now on the App Store for $0.99 USD (£0.59, 0.79 Euro) in the Games category.
Located in Edinburgh, UK, Kevin Ng Games is a privately held company founded in 2010. An experienced video game industry veteran, Kevin Ng formed the company to develop bite-sized video games for the iPhone and other devices. Copyright (C) 2010 Kevin Ng Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.