Available now: Bit-Blot’s Award-Winning Aquaria for iPad!
It is our great honor to have the opportunity to publish our friends’ award-winning action-adventure game Aquaria, which is available right now on the iTunes App Store!
Aquaria, created by Derek Yu (Spelunky) and Alec Holowka (Paper Moon), winner of the Independent Games Festival Seamus McNally Grand Prize, was originally released in 2007 to rave reviews from Wired, the Onion AV Club, The Globe & Mail, and more. Programmer Andrew Church spent most of 2011 porting the underwater action-adventure game to the iPad before handing it off to Semi Secret Software (Wurdle,Canabalt) for distribution on the iTunes App Store. With new controls, a new user interface, and a host of new accessibility features, Aquaria is easier to play than ever, and the iPad provides an intimate new way to experience this award-winning masterpiece.
If you are new to Aquaria, here is what the critics said about the PC/Mac version:
“Stunningly well crafted with a compelling story, beautiful visuals and music, and hours upon hours of action-adventure, Aquaria provides patient gamers with an ocean of depth.” Mac | Life
“Aquaria isn’t so much a retro adventure as a fresh take on everything that made the old 2D adventures great.” The Onion A.V. Club
“…Aquaria, if you give it time to boil, starts to feel like the first 10 minutes of Pan’s Labyrinth – a dark fairy tale taking place underneath our feet.” The Globe and Mail
"…high production values and intuitive controls… 9 out of 10" Wired Magazine
WINNER: “Independent Games Festival: Game of the Year” 2007
WINNER: “Game Tunnel: Game of the Year” 2007
NOMINATED: “Best Debut” Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2008
Thanks to Andrew’s diligent programming and Alec’s design experience, Aquaria for iPad is the best version yet. Touch controls, the new journal feature, auto-saves and an improved mini-map all make their debut on iPad, along with extensive optimizations to run perfectly smooth with all the special effects intact even on iPad1. Of course if you do have an iPad2, you’ll be treated to some additional visual delights!
If this sounds like your kind of game, it is available now on the iTunes App Store, and we would love to know what you think. Thanks and enjoy!