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Loose Nozzles, a flight and rescue game created by a father-son duo, is out now on Android and iOS

Loose Nozzles, a flight and rescue game created by a father-son duo, is out now on Android and iOS

Loose Nozzles, a slapstick rocket flight and rescue game, has just landed on mobile. It was slated for launch in August, but due to unfavourable weather conditions, the landing was delayed by a month. And now, Foster and Family Games’ 2D arcade game is finally available.

In Loose Nozzles, players will be tasked with saving humans who have been trapped in deep pockets at the edge of space. The game makes use of physics-based functions along with classic arcade mechanics to create a wacky experience for everyone. It even looks like an arcade game thanks to the hand-drawn art style and vocalized sound effects.

The story of how Loose Nozzles came to be is even more adorable. The game is a collaboration between veteran designer and programmer Chris Foster - known for working on titles like The Beatles Rock Band, Green Day: Rock Band, The Lord of the Rings Online - and his super cute five-year-old son Ian.

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Chris initially decided to work all by himself to create a game, but soon enough realised that his son would make the perfect (unpaid) co-designer. The designer’s early Unity experiments inspired his son to come up with a game where the rocket’s flight would be dependent on how it is shot. He even drew a picture of this cannon-shooter that has been used in the game.

The duo spent the next eight years perfecting this title, finally leading to Loose Nozzles. Players should anticipate a challenge as they will have only two thruster buttons - they must navigate through dangerous environments like narrowing tunnels, falling rocks, spinning gears, and flame-throwing robots.

Speaking about this journey, Chris said that he never wanted this project to feel like work for him or Ian. That is why they went at an extremely slow pace, which also allowed Ian to come up with more detailed artwork. Ian’s addition summarises everything just the way a teenager would state it. He said, “It’s a game. And it’s fun.”

If you’re interested in exploring this father-son duo’s whimsical arcade journey, download Loose Nozzles now. The game is free to download but requires a one-time purchase to access all features.

While you're at it, also check out this list of the best retro-inspired games to play on mobile!

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