Lleida, Spain – Plunge Interactive today is pleased to introduce Ragdoll Charlie 1.2 free for iOS, its new flying- physics-based vertical scroller with responsive L/R tilt control. Players launch Ragdoll Charlie slingshot-style straight up, and then his rocket boots fire. With modern skyscrapers in the background as he ascends, Charlie must collect diamond coins and friends floating inside bubbles, while avoiding falling birds, meteorites, and spinning spiral obstacles. Controlling the airborne ragdoll can be challenging, since flying left swings his feet right.
* Always exciting, physics-based gameplay with simple controls
* Charming characters and backgrounds set in beautiful graphics
* Plenty of cool power-ups and suits to use and wear
* Fun yet challenging obstacles to keep you on your toes
* Accelerating coin collection system that makes you play non-stop
* Game Center support
Making a serious bid for the iOS Vertical Scroller Hall of Fame, Ragdoll Charlie incorporates the best elements of the genre and adds a twist that keeps bringing players back for more. The game features dazzling, Hi-Res graphics that show up impressively on Retina displays. The sound effects, music, and exclamations from Charlie add authenticity to the action. The Left/Right tilt control is responsive and easy to get a feeling for; and it is this control that adds the twist.
Unlike typical vertical scrollers, where the upward moving object/character is solid and inflexible, Ragdoll Charlie behaves more like a human being. His neck and limbs have joints that respond to Newtonian forces. Fly slowly to the right, and his feet swing out slightly to the left. Fly quickly to the right, and his feet swing out wildly to the left. Maneuvering around oncoming obstacles requires a new level of finesse, as the faster the player changes direction, the more likely Charlie’s feet will accidentally hit something unpleasant.
There are three different kinds of obstacles: birds, meteorites, and large, sticky, spinning discs. Encountering a disc or meteorite is always lethal and ends the game. Hitting a downward flying bird causes it to change direction and start following Charlie upward. Outflying a pursuing bird is the only option available to save the ragdoll’s life.
There are points for collecting diamond coins and friends floating inside bubbles. There are bonus points and increasing difficulty as players get higher (an altitude meter displays Charlie’s height above ground). Collecting diamond coins in rapid succession accelerates Charlie upward, an exciting but sometimes dangerous strategy. Power-ups include a coin magnet, second life, and invincibility, which can be earned through gameplay or via an in-app purchase. Astronaut, robot, and superhero suits are also available in the game store.
“Featuring amazing graphics and sound, hilarious ragdoll physics, and challenging gameplay that’s easy to pick up yet very rewarding, you’ll be flinging Charlie into the sky for hours on end…for FREE,” commented Jesus Bosch of Plunge Interactive. “Can you meet the challenge of controlling a character who goes left and right simultaneously?”
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 46.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Ragdoll Charlie 1.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. In-app purchases are available.
Based in Lleida, Spain, Plunge Interactive was founded by Jess Bosch in 2011. They make mobile games and apps for clients from all over the world. Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Plunge Interactive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.