Wellington, Florida – December 8, 2011 – Blue Whale Apps, a division of Blue Whale Web Solutions, Inc., announced today the release of Hungry Dragon 1.0 for iOS, their new arcade game that challenges players to control a hungry Chinese dragon who grows one segment longer each time he eats. The goal of this unique game is to consume enough food to level up, while not killing the Hungry Dragon by allowing any part of his body touch to touch any other part. Players control the dragon’s movement with right and left thumb buttons, and a shield button can be used to protect him for a short time. Having grown to 10 or more segments in length, he can no longer make continuous turns, because his head touches his tail.
Hungry Dragon features authentic Chinese art graphics and animation. The detailed red dragon resembles the long, segmented dragons seen at Chinese New Year celebrations. There are four different locations, each a peaceful, transcendent rendering of a scene from Nature. Bamboo sticks around the perimeter of the playing surface define the boundaries within which the dragon can move.
Gameplay in this single player game is easy to learn, but it becomes increasingly difficult to maneuver the dragon as his tail gets longer and longer. Players can eat a “shield,” which, when activated, allows the dragon to cross over his tail safely, but lasts only a few seconds. Without the benefit of a shield, the player loses one heart each time the dragon’s head crosses over his tail. Losing all three hearts ends the game, and there are four levels of play. The game is localized for both English speaking and Chinese speaking gamers.
Hungry Dragon is an unusual arcade game because there are no enemies or bombs that can destroy the player; the player’s only enemy is his own long tail. Additionally, the Hungry Dragon moves across the playing surface at a good rate of speed. Hitting a bamboo wall head-on, he continues at the same speed along the inside edge of the wall. Thumb buttons allow the player to turn the dragon’s head clockwise or counter clockwise and his entire tail follows in a smooth, serpentine reaction. Players must use very short bursts of right and left turning in order to navigate accurately. Holding a button for more than two seconds puts the dragon into a tight, circular turn, which can be dangerous. A shield button activates one of the activations that has been earned.
According to Gregg Weiss CEO and Founder of Blue Whale Apps, “We are excited to have Hungry Dragon as our first game for iPhone and iPad that is localized in Chinese. As China now represents the second largest market for Apple products behind the US, we see a tremendous opportunity for app downloads in China.”
About Blue Whale
Blue Whale Web Solutions, Inc. is a 5-year-old interactive firm with offices in West Palm Beach and New York City. We provide businesses with an array of Web and mobile services including iPhone Application Development, iPad App Development, Website Design and Development. Our team consists of highly experienced professionals who have worked with the world’s leading technology, advertising and design companies. We establish Web and mobile strategies that match our clients‚ goals, objectives and budget. Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Blue Whale Web Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.