Egg-Shoot, a tap 'em up featuring chickens, eggs, and lots of tapping, is out now on iOS and Android.
In Egg-Shoot, you have to tap the eggs that come flying out of five different tubes before they splat on your screen, covering it in gooey egg.
It's easy to pick up, challenging to master, and highly addictive stuff.
We spoke to David Saf, Sales Manager at Heartmade Entertainments about where Egg-Shoot differs from all the other tap 'em ups, what Heartmade Entertainment was most proud of, and future plans for the game.What do you think your game offers that you can’t get from any other title on the App Store?
A lot of games in the App Store feature chickens and eggs and a few of those even share the same name as ours. We feel Egg-Shoot sets itself apart with its great music, addictive gameplay, extraordinary graphics, amazing animations, and, most particularly, its hilarious sense of humour.
Many casual games in the App Store feature a tutorial before you can even start the game - even the most simple ones. In Egg-Shoot, there's no tutorial. There's only one mechanic and that's a tap of the finger and you'll know exactly where to tap when you see an egg being launched at you by a horde of some of the most hysterical-looking hens in the history of graphic design.
Even if you're not into casual games we recommend you check Egg-Shoot out for the graphics and animation alone.What challenges did you face during development, and how did you overcome them?
Our biggest challenge was designing all of these lovely chickens to make them as attractive as possible. As you know, the game screen only includes a few chickens and pipes, so we had to make the environment as good looking and entertaining as possible for our users.
We began by designing and creating a lot of chickens and then narrowing it down to the funniest ones among them, and then added unique egg laying animations for each. We've been distracted many times by these hilarious animations - it can be difficult to just concentrate on tapping the eggs.
Which part of the game are you personally the most proud of and why?
We're proud of the idea behind Egg-Shoot - it's unique. As I said, there are many games in the App Store based on chickens and eggs but ours has a really unique, funny idea while graphics and animations accompany the game idea of Egg-Shoot.
It's such a simple idea but our excellent team of developers, graphic artists, and animators made Egg-Shoot truly special.
Do you have anything planned in terms of future updates for the game, and if so, can you give us any details of what these might include?
We started working on an update when Egg-Shoot went live in the App Store. We plan to improve game performance and add new levels, chickens, and entertaining characters like Superhen.
We have a lot of our own ideas for expanding the game but we also plan to incorporate user feedback in future game updates.
Have you any plans to bring the game to any other mobile platforms, such as Windows Phone?
Yes, we are working on a Windows Phone version.