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Totter – The Balancing Game

This app is designed for iPhone and iPad

Category: Games
Release Date: March 13, 2015
Language: English, Chinese
Seller: Unanico Limited © 2015 Unanico Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 2 and newer, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th generation.

What’s Unanico Studio Interactive?

Unanico Studio Interactive is the latest division in Unanico Group, an internationally award-winning independent production company and animation studio based in London and Shanghai. Unanico Group specializes in creating innovative, high quality and globally appealing: 3D and 2D computer and hand-drawn animation; live action/animation film television and branded entertainment content; games, smartphone applications, books, toys and other merchandising/licensing opportunities based on proprietary and client-owned assets.

Tell me about Totter.

Totter is a free balancing game exclusively available on the Apple App Store. It’s simplicity is what makes the App so genius: anyone can play it, but it takes practice and patience to become good at it.

Acclaimed animation director Jason Jameson created the App’s classic, hand-drawn black and white, pencil sketch character design, graphics and animation style. This is coupled with the playful “One-Man Band” by Ted Weems Orchestra to motivate and engage the player. Players can also choose to disable sounds with the handy mute button, if they wish to play in silence or provide their own motivating soundtrack.

Players are first prompted to choose a male or female character, and the characters’ clothes and accessories constantly change with each play. Players can choose to play using the boy or girl character. To start the game, players simply tap the screen and the character immediately begins to wobble towards one side of the skinny point he or she is balanced on. Players can either tap left or right, while adjusting the frequency and strength of the taps in order to keep the character balanced. As the game progresses, obstacles are thrown at the character, forcing players to try to dodge and keep up with the element of surprise.

Once the character inevitably falls, players are presented a chance to continue playing from the same score by watching a Unity Ad or to skip the ad and start over at zero. When players fall off the second time, they are given the opportunity to remove any future adverts by making a one-off payment. Making the payment gives players a second chance to continue their score in each game without watching ads. If players choose not to make the payment, they can chose to restart from zero and play again.

Players can choose to share their high scores via Facebook, Twitter, or Game Center in order to compete against friends. This minimalistic game is highly addictive and players will continue to play trying to beat their own and their friends’ high scores. Totter creates friendly competition that drives players to better themselves.

Key Features

  • Universal, free to play and suitable for all ages (9+)
  • Balancing game
  • Test your hand-eye coordination and dexterity
  • Distinctive hand-drawn black and white pencil sketch design
  • Thousands of character and accessory combinations
  • Surprise elements and obstacles thrown at characters
  • Accessories fly off humorously as character loses balance
  • Different play locations (pencil, mountain, finger, etc.) and time of day
  • Jaunty music and sound effects
  • Ability to mute sounds
  • High score sharing through Facebook, Twitter and Game Center (global scoreboard)
  • Chance to continue your score by watching short ad or going ad-free (IAP)

For further information about Unanico Studio Interactive, visit www.unanico.com

 

The Making of Totter

Development/Publishing
Unanico Studio Interactive

Creation/Design/Direction
Jason Jameson

Gameplay/Animation Programming
Craig Moyses

App Programming
Steven Sheung Man Cheng

Additional Programming
Anna Suzuki

Additional Graphics
Anna Martorano Oliver

Music
Ted Weems Orchestra
“The One-Man Band” (1930)

Sound
Craig Moyses
Steven Sheung Man Cheng

Voices
Ralf Jameson
Craig Moyses
Anna Martorano Oliver

Production & Marketing
Paul Laikin
Alice Choi
Riley Murtagh
Salim Nasir

 

Screenshots and Logos: Totter Press Package.zip (4MB .zip)

Files inside .zip listed below:


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