by Mark Brown 10/1/2013
Product: Noble Nutlings
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle, Racing
If I were one of the guys at Boomlagoon - a Finnish startup comprising three ex-staffers from Rovio - this would be the last game I'd want to make.
After almost three years of making nothing but cutesy physics-puzzlers, I'd need a change.
I'd make an FPS or a strategy game or just run away to some distant place that has yet to been infected by the Angry Birds phenomenon. Mars, I guess.
I definitely wouldn't make Noble Nutlings, which is just about the closest you could come to building a new Rovio-style game without actually collecting a Rovio-style paycheck.
Noble Nutlings tries to achieve that elusive Angry Birds-style charm and simplicity, but ends up being frustrating, expensive, and simply rather joyless
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