Posted on 4 December by Eduardo Jimenez – Founder, Eclipse Games
Hey there PlayStion Blog, Eduardo here from Eclipse Games in Spain to tell you about EcoFish, our new title for the PlayStation Mobile service due out tomorrow, priced at £1.39/€1.79.
EcoFish is a game that I’ve personally wanted to makefor a long time. It’s based on games from my childhood – games that I loved but for some reason haven’t been re-done and re-invented a million times already. If you liked old-school platformers you’ll find lots of new games still being made in that genre, but if you look for arcade puzzle games like QiX, Styx or Gal’s Panic, you’re not likely to find many.
It wasn’t hard to convince the rest of the team that it was a good idea, since they played those classics too and loved the ‘genre’ as much as I did!
The core mechanic of the game consists of drawing lines starting from the borders of the playable area to enclose and ‘acquire’ parts of the screen. If you capture an enemy within the area you acquire, it is destroyed. We thought this kind of gameplay would fit particularly well on touchscreens and, of course, the PS Vita.