Lima Sky's Doodle Jump Bounding to Kinect
Posted by James Newton
If you have an Android phone or iTouch device, you've probably dabbled in the almost illegally addictive high-score contest that is Doodle Jump. The game recently passed the milestone of becoming Apple's number one paid app of all time, and to celebrate developer Lima Sky announced its plans to bring the game to Kinect.
If you haven't played Doodle Jump, it's a simplistic game that sees a sketchy character leaping ever upwards, with death occurring should its little legs touch the bottom of the screen. All the player must do is tilt the device to send the character veering in that direction, hopefully hopping onto platforms, trampolines and other vertical propulsion systems.
While the company didn't reveal any further information about how the game will work, it seems likely players will lean their bodies left and right to send the character in that direction, hopefully with a minimal amount of actual jumping.
Lima Sky Unveils Expansion Plans, Celebrates 10 Millions Paid Downloads and Doodle Jump's 2nd Birthday New York, NY — March 15, 2011 - Just in time for its second birthday, Doodle Jump announces surpassing 10 million paid mobile downloads. Since bursting onto the App Store in March 2009, Doodle Jump has captured the hearts and minds of casual gamers around the world thanks to its playful art style, sublime tilt controls and charming protagonist, Doodle the Doodler. Hollywood has also taken notice of Doodle Jump's widespread successes as E.B., the star of Universal and Illumination Entertainment's upcoming live action/CG-animated comedy Hop, made a recent cameo in the mega-hit iPhone title.
Lima Sky, the creative force behind Doodle Jump, is set for an ambitious expansion of the franchise with development plans to bring Doodle Jump to XBLA Kinect, one of the hottest sectors in console gaming. A free multiplayer update will be out very soon for the iPhone version, and the long-awaited Doodle Jump for iPad is, well, still in the works. Tapping into their creative juices, Lima Sky is designing Doodle Jump for iPad to include brand new content. With Doodle Jump stationery sets published earlier this month, a new line of Doodle Jump toys in development, and an upcoming Doodle Jump comic book, this year is poised to be the biggest yet for one of the mobile's most famous franchises.
"After such incredible first two years, it is safe to say Doodle Jump has exceeded even our wildest imaginations," says Igor Pusenjak, founder of Lima Sky. "We are looking forward to bringing even more amazing content to millions of Doodle Jump fans around the world."