Bloo Kid Time Travel Mysteries

With Bloo Kid 2 coming to the Nintendo Switch soon and Bloo Kid 3 officially announced, I would like to take the time and start a series of blogposts that I call the “Bloo Kid Time Travel Mysteries”. Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Sure, the past has an impact on the present. But with the latest Terminator movie getting devastating reviews, one might start to question “can the present have an impact on the past?”. The Bloo Kid series has been criticized in the past (there is this word again) for being uninspired and uncreative when it comes to its presentation and gameplay mechanics. People even go as far as accusing Bloo of stealing ideas from older games. They could not be more wrong. It’s the other way round! By strange and obscure ways unknown to man, Bloo Kid has somehow managed to inspire a bunch of games in the past. I will give you the prove here, just as Yacht Club Games has done for Shovel Knight. Whoever has wondered why “Bloo” is called “Bloo” should wonder no more. Just look at his hair. But how influential has his iconic haircolor become? Bloo Kid in Monster World ? Whoa dude! I will start with one of my all-time favorite games that goes by the wonderful name “Wonder Boy V: Monster World III” (also known as “Wonder Boy in Monster World” (and also released as “The Dynastic Hero” (and also re-branded as “Monica’s Gang in the Monsters’ Land” in Brazil))). Bloo’s haircolor has inspired many characters in the past. Pros might spot even more Bloo Kid inspirations here… Notice the...

Bloo Kid 2 for Nintendo Switch

Finally! Hey folks! We now have an official release date! Bloo Kid 2 for Nintendo Switch will be released November 18th on both the north american and the european eShop, priced at $4,99 / €4,99. Additionally, preorders will be available from November 11th with a 20% discount, so that’s $3,99 / €3,99! And don’t forget to signup for the Bloo Kid 3...

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I can’t believe that the last news entry is now more than two years old… But without further ado I will proceed to tell you the good news: We are finally back on track and very determined to pick up were we left some years ago: Create games.We also want to pickup what was then known as our “monthly reports”, to prevent all other developers out there from making our mistakes again. Besides working on two brand-new apps aiming at children (think of Animals For Toddlers and Animal Puzzle For Toddlers reloaded) we have also managed to put things on the right track for a Bloo Kid 2 Switch version. The nice guys from German indie publisher Headup will help us to bring the game to the eShop, and you can expect a release later this year. Soon! Check out the new Nintendo Switch announcement trailer here. As soon as this one is finished, we will indeed consider a Switch version of Hurrican, finally bringing this much beloved gem of pure 90s run-and-gun action to everbody’s favorite gaming platform. On top of that, we are very pleased to announce that chances are very high for a new game in the Bloo Kid gaming series. Yes, that was a (potential) “Bloo Kid 3” announcement right there. Many of you have asked us in the past if this was possible and we have heard your call. And so we searched for a way to fund such a big new project (because it will be bigger than Bloo Kid 2 for sure) and with a bit of luck we found it. More...

Bloo Kid World 8 Update – 12 new levels

Fans of Bloo Kid rejoice! Today, after years of waiting, there is a new update available for the original Bloo Kid! What started out as a small update to save Bloo from the 32-bit apocalypse has turned into a content update with 12 brand-new levels! Pickup the game now to be the first to collect all 288 stars! Depending on how the update is received, we will consider pumping out even more worlds in the near future! The update is available for iOS right now and will come to Android later this week! new enemies and challenges await Bloo in the brand new world 8...

Sir Tincan is coming to a mobile device near you!

Our newest app is ready to get released in a few days! We’ve been working behind the scenes on our biggest and most beautiful kids app ever! Sir Tincan – Adventures in the Castle will come to iOS, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Windows Phone on March 23rd! This lovely designed interactive picture book for children from two years onwards accompanies Sir Tincan in his adventurous everyday life in the medieval castle.       In 20+ different scenes your children help the knight for example to: care for his horse shoot with bow and arrows repair the castle walls impress the king at the joust or win the heart of the beautiful damsel of the castle A fantastic world full of small surprises, witty experiences, lovely characters and different animals is revealed to the children. Additional scenes will be added with future updates. “Sir Tincan” was developed right from the start in close cooperation with media pedagogues, in order to make it easy for children to deal with digital media. The app encourages: Fine Motor Skills Logical Reasoning Power of Deduction Ability to solve...

Back from gamescom 2016

Hi all, while the world’s largest gaming event is still in full play, we are already back from gamescom and want to share our impressions with you! We have played quite some games and met some nice people while also showcasing Bloo Kid 2 at the amazon appshop booth. The first game we played was HUNTDOWN, a VERY classic 16-bit run and gun action game set in a dystopic future where gangs are ruling the streets. Be sure to keep an eye on this game! It even features a local 2-player coop mode, very much like Hurrican. In fact, one of the developers even knew about Hurrican. Small world!   We also sat down and enjoyed another great two-player coop shooting session, this time with the bioshock-flavored chaos-engine-esque “Tower 57” from pixelwerk.   Last but not least, we played a session of Strikers Edge, a fast-paced versus combat game where you play as an ancient warrior. It was kind of an aggressive version (in a positive way xD) of Windjammers and that knife-throwing part of “Beach Head 2” on the C64.   But it was not all about playing games and hanging around. We also had some serious stuff to do 😉 We were invited by the great people at amazon to present Bloo Kid 2 to the crowd at amazon’s appshop booth. Many thanks again to Carlos Lievano from the amazon team for making this possible! We met german youtuber Honeyball who was a charming host for the show. Thanks for making my stage apperarance as comfortable as possible! please notice this extremely expressive, yet gentle explaining gesture...