We’re big fans of Nintendo Life, so we were delighted for them when we saw they had their own shelf on the Nintendo 3DS eShop featuring Nintendo Life favourites. We were even more delighted when we found out that one of their favourites was Pop+ Solo. Thanks guys!
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Kotaku Australia have recently introduced a new feature for Australian developers called Show & Tell. When they asked for developers to submit answers to five questions describing their studio and current projects we couldn’t resist. It gave us a great chance to tell some more people about escapeVektor: Chapter 1 and Spirit Hunters Inc.
Show And Tell: Nnooo
by Tracey Lien
Welcome to Show and Tell, a (relatively) new regular that gives local Australian indie developers the chance to show their latest work, whether its a finished game or a work in progress. Today we’re speaking to an indie studio that is no stranger to the WiiWare, DSi and iOS market. Bruce Thomson from Nnooo gave us a preview of what they’re working on now.
Can you introduce yourself and tell me a little bit about your studio?
We are an independent game development studio based in Sydney, developing downloadable games primarily for Nintendo consoles. Our first game was called Pop, a bubble popping game for up to four players for the Wii. It was one of only six titles picked for Nintendo’s US WiiWare launch in 2008. We subsequently made a single player version of the game, Pop+ Solo, for the Nintendo DSi and iPhone. We’ve also released a series of personal organiser applications for the Nintendo DSi called the myLifeCollected series. The most successful of the applications, the myNotebook series, has sold almost a quarter of a million units.
Sydney, August 20, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: Nnooo announces the launch date of myNotebook: Carbon™ and myNotebook: Pearl™ for Nintendo DSiWare™ in Europe/Australia/New Zealand.
Hot on the heels of the myNotebook: Carbon release in the Americas comes the joint launch of myNotebook: Carbon and myNotebook: Pearl in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Scheduled for release on August 27, these two new versions of myNotebook™ allow the user to save 128 pages, export their notes to their Nintendo DSi Photo Album and unlock brand new page types. They also feature new icons to indicate the time and current battery level.
“People are excited about the new colours and functionality so we are launching 2 of the 3 new colours on the same day!” said Nnooo’s Creative Director, Nic Watt. “We hope to launch myNotebook: Pearl very soon in the Americas and the final release of this series, myNotebook: Tan, should come out in September.” (more…)
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.
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…)
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…)
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)
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…)
Seeing as we have just submitted Pop+ Solo to Nintendo for approval I wanted to write a short post highlighting what sorts of things happens when submitting a game for approval and why we do it. Please note we are covered by a Non-Disclosure agreement so we cannot be too specific. I hope you find this post interesting. (more…)
“If you cast your minds back into the swirling mists of time you’ll recall that we spoke to Nnooo’s Nic Watt at the end of last year about the iPhone version of the bubble-based ‘puzzle shooter’ Pop.
We went on to grant the game the covetedPocket Gamer Silver Award when we reviewed it shortly afterwards, with our iPhone expert Tracy praising its “delicate balance between accessibility and sophistication.”
Watt has been far from idle over the intervening months and is putting the finishing touches to a DSiWare version of the game entitled Pop Plus, but he nevertheless found the time in his busy schedule to sit down and talk us through what we can expect from this new portable offering.”