Indie Game Company Jovian Minds Creates a Whimsical, Toy inspired TBS

By on Jan 5, 2011 at 3:42 am

Lewisville, Texas – Like most game developers, indie game company Jovian Minds just couldn’t stop playing with their toy robots and dinosaurs. So they decided to share the fun by bringing them to life on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Trouble in Tin Town is a turned based strategy inspired by 1950’s children’s wind-up toys. The game was released December 24th, 2010 and is currently available in the Apple App store.

As you progress through the game, you will battle alongside Abraham Lincoln wielding dual axes, mad horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, and more. Help a dinosaur detective solve a heinous murder, brawl with cupcakes in boxing gloves, awaken a giant pyramid eyeball, unlock new characters and even take over the White House. The game offers three campaigns, each centered on a different toy faction in the wound-up world:

* In Lincoln’s Dilemma, Abraham Lincoln must use his diplomacy (and when that fails, his axes) to crack a Tin Town conspiracy. Helping him are the Historicals Ben Franklin, Napoleon, Shaksepeare and more.

* In My Kingdom for a T-Rex, King Kandyheart has lost his lovely cupcake queen-to-be, Sugar Sweet Lips. To bring her back, Kandyheart calls the best hitman in the Kandy Kingdom, Tamale Bandito.

* In The Cupcakes of Wrath, Finneas T. Rex, distinguished gentleman dinosaur, employs his detective skills to find the murderer of Congo Jimmy’s beloved pet beetle, Ray Ray. Along the way he’ll enlist the aid of the evolutionary miscreants of the Best Forgotten Island.

Gameplay contains mild cartoon violence, a smart-mouthed Texan and rambunctious cupcakes.

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Jovian Minds is an indie game development studio located in Lewisville, Texas. The Jovians are grizzled game veterans who never quite grew up. Imagine the Jovians as The Lost Boys crossed with Band of Brothers, and the brutal battlefield of Jovian game development as Captain Hook meets World War II. From their office orbiting the planet Jupiter, Jovian Minds has worked with several major publishers and developed games for most of the gaming consoles of the past 12 years. Copyright (C) 2011 Jovian Minds. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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