Draw the Line, the Next Big Casual Puzzle Game? [Video]

Lilypad Games announced the availability of their newest game, Draw the Line. They are labeling the game as a “Cut the Rope” killer which is why it caught my eye. As you know, Cut the Rope is quite an addictive puzzle game partially  because of the challenges and also because of the entire looks and feel of the game. Draw the Line looks to capitalize on this by creating a game that is similarly challenging as well as a similar look. Basically the game is similar in that you are trying to get an object  from point A to B. The challenges however are quite different and it actually looks pretty interesting.

Check out the trailer for the game above and then the press release below for full details about it.

Press Release

Lilypad Games is excited to announce the immediate availability of their debut game: Draw the Line, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Draw the Line is a physics-based puzzle game similar in feel and quality to hit games like Cut the Rope. The gameplay of Draw the Line involves the user drawing short, colorful lines using unique types of paint to guide, bounce, zoom, and even portal a rubber-band ball to the main character Milton.

Hamilton, New Zealand – Lilypad Games is excited to announce the immediate availability of their debut game: Draw the Line, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Draw the Line is a physics-based puzzle game similar in feel and quality to hit games like Cut the Rope. The gameplay of Draw the Line involves the user drawing short, colorful lines using unique types of paint to guide, bounce, zoom, and even portal a rubber-band ball to the main character Milton.

Draw the Line begins with a short cutscene attempting to inspire emotion in the player; providing a conscious incentive to help Milton. The story is set in a fictitious library where characters come alive. Milton, a geeky but lovable book worm is preparing to propose to his girlfriend when she is kidnapped by evil fireflies and taken to a pop-up book castle high on a book shelf. Milton, unable to fly gets to work and designs a catapult made from pencils and rubber-bands, but he needs help from the player to deliver his supplies.

Each level is set on top of a themed pad of paper with fireflies, pencils, and various office stationary items carefully laid out. The player must analyze the level and figure out where to draw their lines to deliver the ball to Milton, attempting to capture each of the fireflies on the way. When ready, the player opens the crate and watches as gravity takes hold and the rubber-band ball rolls and bounces its way to Milton.

Draw the Line uses the familiar and successful 3-star model from other great games on the App Store combined with their own special touch. By providing more than enough lines needed to pass the level, but only providing 3 stars when the least number of lines has been used, the game can be enjoyed by everyone. Younger children and more casual gamers can use all the paint they need to simply pass the level. However people looking for a challenge can aim for the 3 star solution by collection all of the fireflies with minimal paint.

Key Features:
Draw the Line provides 75 unique and challenging levels across 3 chapters, with more chapters planned for development. Exclusive and original music was composed and scored by US-based up-and-coming musician P.SUS, and the artwork was created by talented artist and friend of the company, Maxine Scoble.

Early Reception:
“There’s nothing more satisfying as a game developer than when someone tells you they love your game, and we’ve had exceptional feedback from people so far.” says Jeremy Bell, co-creator of the game. “From self-proclaimed game addicts to older generations who say they’ve never used an ‘iTouch’ in their life, everyone seems to find something to love about Draw the Line”. “We’ve even been approached by Los Angeles based start-up ‘Moonshark’ as a potential partner developer for future games, and considering who they are and that they’re looking to pair ‘the best independent game developers’ with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, we’re very happy with the opportunity!”

Device Requirements
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* 15.3 MB (iPhone, iPod)
* 38.8 MB (iPad) – Full support for retina iPad
* iOS 4.2 and above

Pricing and Availability
Draw the Line 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the games category on iPhone and iPod touch for US $0.99, and in HD on the iPad for US $1.99. Free versions providing introductory levels are also available.

Draw the Line 1.0: http://lilypadgames.com
Purchase and Download (iPhone): http://itunes.apple.com/app/draw-the-line/id517146067
Purchase and Download (iPad): http://itunes.apple.com/app/draw-the-line-hd/id517956515
YouTube Video (Trailer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg6Ws0rs-4w

Lilypad Games is a home-based start-up comprising of two people dedicated to creating great games and “spreading the fun”. Jeremy Bell brings with him six years of game development experience in online social games. The company plans to become a more established game studio and continue developing quality games on various platforms. 2012 Copyright (C) Lilypad Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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