Rovio has soft launched a new gamed called RETRY exclusively in Canada, Finland and Poland. This game is their take on Flappy Bird with 8-bit graphics and similar gameplay. The name ‘retry’ refers to how you’ll get many chances to keep playing the game over and over.
RETRY comes from the new publishing arm of Rovio called LVL11, which will create mobile games aimed at children. Pocket Gamer has an interview with Jami Laes, EVP of Rovio’s global games operations about the game.
While we have people making Angry Birds, in the next room there are the guys dreaming completely new things. Some of those things are so different that we wanted to package that in a different way and come up with a publishing title for it, a publishing label if you will. We decided to call it LVL11.
LVL11 for us is kind of a magical place. We actually had a place called LVL11 where there was a lot of collaboration involved with lots of different people, from different walks of life, some unicorns, some rainbows, some waterfalls… and they were building new things, new magical things.
Laes also revealed the company has had over 2 billion installs of all of its Rovio titles—damn impressive.
App description below:
From the guys sitting in the room next to the guys who made Angry Birds, comes RETRY – a game so hard, so addictive, so old school that you’ll think you’ve stepped into an 8-bit time machine and gone back to 1986. Totally rad!
SPIN FOR THE WIN! You’ll need to master the loop to succeed.
FLY. CRASH. REPEAT. It’s called RETRY for a reason.
BOOMING SYNTHESIZER SOUNDTRACK! Mega tunes for a mega game.
PHOTOREALISTIC 8-BIT GRAPHICS! Jaw dropping visuals will take your breath away.
Do you have what it takes? If not, you can always RETRY.
Is this a worthy Flappy Bird replacement? It’s a free download and Canadians get first dibs on playing it today. Let us know!
Click here to download RETRY for iOS—it’s free.