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Pop+ Solo gets 8.5/10 from Aussie-Nintendo.com

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The following is the review Aussie-Nintendo.com gave Pop+ Solo. You can read the original post here.

It may not look like much, but Pop+ Solo – developed right here in Australia – is an incredibly addictive little game. The unique experience it offers manages to strike an interesting balance, as it can turn the player into a complete wreck whilst feeling relaxed at the same time.

A follow-up to Nnooo’s WiiWare title, Pop+ Solo expands upon the concept with a host of new game modes and options. Essentially, you’re poppin’ bubbles. However, frantically stabbing the touch screen at everything that floats on by won’t get you far; Pop is all about quick thinking and causing huge chain reactions. Grabbing hold of a bubble, you can pump it up, increasing its size by gently shaking up and down. Release, and it’ll explode, wiping out any bubbles of the same colour nearby. From there, you’re given a brief window of time to continue the combo in order to wrack up the big points and keep the all-important timer going.

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Pop+ Solo gets 7/10 from Nintendo-Online.de

Monday, August 24th, 2009

This weekend we were also reviewed by German Nintendo site nintendo-online.de who gave Pop a 7/10 and recommend it very highly. Read on for the full review (note to English speakers this review is in German). You can also read the original article here.

Zum Start von Nintendos Downloadservice auf der Wii im Mai des letzten Jahres erschienen nicht mehr als eine Hand voll Titel. Darunter war beispielsweise der „Final Fantasy“-Ableger „My Life as a King“, aber auch das außergewöhnliche „LostWinds“. Diesen beiden Titeln wurde folglich am meisten Aufmerksamkeit in den Medien gewidmet, denn das eine zeugte durch den großen Namen und das andere durch die außergewöhnliche Steuerung und dem Spielprinzip von Qualität. Etwas untergangen ist in den Folgewochen das süchtig-machende „Pop“, das mit „Pop+ Solo“ nun auch eine DSiWare-Umsetzung spendiert bekommen hat. Ob das Spiel auch auf dem Handheld Spaß macht, werdet ihr nun erfahren. (more…)

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Pop+ Solo scores 9/10 from NintendoLife!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Nintendolife recently reviewed Pop+ Solo and gave us an amazing 9/10. Below is the full review or you can read it on NintendoLife here (and add your comments to the already massive amount). Thanks again to NintendoLife for all the great work they have put in to support us and Pop+ Solo.

Who would have thought that popping bubbles could be so much fun?

For the uninitiated, Pop Plus: Solo is an enhanced remake of the original game, Pop, released on the WiiWare service last year. The game garnered a reasonable amount of popularity and was widely praised for its simple yet addictive and eloquently executed gameplay. Over a year later the game has been rereleased on DSiWare with new additions and of course touch screen control. (more…)

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Nic Watt, interviewed by Jye Smith

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Jye Smith (@jyesmith) interviewed me last week for his blog on digital media. The following is the full interview. If you would like to read the original please check it out here.

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Ever wanted to make games for a living?

I only met Nic this year, and already I can tell what a brilliant man he is.  Not only is he the CEO of his games company, but he’s also incredible strategic about life and work. A really stand out for A Digital Perspective.

What do you do?

I am the Creative Director and CEO of a new games company based in Sydney. My typical day sees me waking at about 7, playing some World of Warcraft until about 8:30 at my desk and starting work between 8:30 and 9am. As we are still quite small my day to day work involves pretty much all aspects of our business such as designing our new games, liaising with media contacts to generate good press and having meetings with our various team members to see how the projects are going. (more…)

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Pop+ Solo out now!

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Pop+ Solo is now available on Nintendo DSiWare in  Australia and Europe for 500points. Connect your Nintendo DSi to the DSi Shop and check it out! Pop+ Solo will be available from Monday (24th) in Americas.

We have also done a site take over of NintendoLife in Australia, USA and Europe click here to check it out (this take over will run for a week from the 21st August 2009 in Australia and Europe and 24th in the Americas)

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Pop+ Solo is go for launch

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Aug 17, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Nnooo are proud to announce that Pop+ Solo™ has been approved for release in both Europe and North America for Nintendo DSiWare™. Pop+ Solo will launch on August 24th in Americas and August 21st in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the UK for 500 Wii Points™. (more…)

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Interview with SwitchedOnMedia

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Jye Smith (@jyesmith) invited me to give SwitchedOnMedia some comments on a new Sony Ericsson phone which incorporates motion controls. Read on for the interview or check out the real deal here

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