Tower Zoo – packed with stunning originality and beautiful 3D puzzles

By on Apr 11, 2013 at 6:03 am

London, United Kingdom – Tower Zoo by MiniWorldGames is a wonderfully original 3D puzzle game. Help the animals of Tower Zoo outwit the evil zoo keeper in this fun, strategic and addictive new game. Use logical thinking and tactical skill to outwit your opponent in Single Player or Pass-and-Play modes. But watch out, remarkable twists and turns will develop.

The stars of the show are 5 innocent animals: Tiger, Gorilla, Panda, Snow Leopard and Lizard. Help them to outwit the evil Zoo Keeper who is forcing them to play his madcap game for personal fame and fortune. Based on simple but fascinating rules, take turns to connect three or more animals of the same height to create taller towers. But watch out, as remarkable twists and turns develop, only the most cunning player will prevail. Tower Zoo offers competitive gamers a genuinely new and original gaming experience across a huge range of levels and 3 stunning locations. Play on your own, or against a friend, in this brilliantly addictive game for iOS.

Key features:
* 90 unique boards, with varying degrees of difficulty (Easy, Medium and Hard)
* Wonderfully tactile one-touch control. Seamlessly rotate boards in full 3D
* Special ‘Power tiles’ with strategic properties
* Fun comic scenes with memorable story line
* Single Player, or Pass and Play with a friend

The Making of Tower Zoo:
Tower Zoo was conceived by Rick Skinner, a high school mathematics teacher, at Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s former school. “Pupils were finding how many times they could connect 3 or more cubes on a given grid size. When each link was replaced with a taller tower, it became evident that the tallest possible stack was 5 high.

The idea developed into a two player turn-based game. I then discovered that changing the shape of the boards created a different game experience while maintaining the core concept. I created dozens of different boards and enhanced them further with 3 special ‘power’ squares (Bonus, Pitfall and Perimeter).

As a long line started to form at the teacher’s desk, it became apparent a fun and original strategy game had been discovered. At this point I arranged a meeting with Jan Heuff from MiniWorldGames. He recognized its potential for touch-screen devices and shared my vision of bringing it to the App Store. Since then we are in almost daily communication and have a healthy collaborative relationship focused on delivering the best game possible.

Back at school, the kids love the game and have followed its progress every step of the way. They have witnessed it grow from a simple block game into a full-scale iOS release. They are never short of opinions and have contributed a number of great ideas. The school also has a special Internet-history, boasting Sir Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the Internet) as a former pupil. Students have tested the tutorial, played beta versions, generated art work, made video reviews, and critiqued the music. Schools are an excellent place for honest opinion and intelligent feedback. There’s no better way to test a game than by giving it to tech-savvy teenage gamers.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 45.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Tower Zoo 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Tower Zoo 1.0.0
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Since its launch in 2002, online games developed by MiniWorldGames have been played hundreds of millions of times and its first mobile game developed in 2003 was installed on just under 1 million devices. MiniWorldGames attracted more than 3 million unique monthly visitors and gained 170,000 registered members within six months. MiniWorldGames has kept up with the competition in producing fun playable games across devices. In 2012 MiniWorldGames took the leap into iOS Apps with the launch of Smashing Robots. Tower Zoo is their 2nd major iOS release. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 MiniWorldGames. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.