Toki Tori goes live in the App Store

May 21, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under App News, News, Tips and How-To's

We recently did a preview on Toki Tori a few weeks back.  The game features Toki Tori, a baby chick that tries to save his unhatched siblings in a maze of obstacles and certain danger.  Tonight, Toki Tori is live in the iTunes App Store for $4.99.  We’ll be getting a full review out shortly, as soon as we’ve had a chance to spend some time with it.  In the meantime, if you just can’t wait any longer, you can get your copy today in the App Store.

Toki Tori is available tonight for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store.

The official news release is below:

Chillingo and Two Tribes Launch Toki Tori on Apple App Store

United Kingdom and Netherlands – May 22, 2009 – iPhone publisher,
Chillingo and Dutch console game development studio Two Tribes today
announced the availability of the Toki Tori puzzle game on the Apple
App Store. The Toki Tori app follows a young chick, Toki Tori, and his
quest to rescue his younger siblings who are still in their eggs. To
progress through the game, a player must pick up each egg on a level
using a set number of tools, with new tools being introduced as the
player progresses through four unique worlds. The in-game controls for
Toki Tori have been developed from the ground up to take specific
advantage of the innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPhone and
iPod touch.

“Toki Tori showcases the iPhone and iPod touch as a compelling
alternative to console gaming – the polish of this title is amazing on
these revolutionary devices.” says Chris Byatte, co-Founder and
director of Chillingo.

“We are delighted to be working with Chillingo to bring Toki Tori to
the App Store. The quality of the app combined with the marketing
experience that Chillingo brings to the table, will result in maximum
exposure for Toki Tori.” said Martijn Reuvers, managing director of
Two Tribes.

Toki Tori is available for US$4.99  from Apple’s App Store on iPhone
and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/

About Chillingo
Chillingo Ltd is a publisher for innovative games and software for
iPhone and iPod touch. Chillingo are the publishers of popular iPhone
and iPod touch titles including the award winning Zen Bound™ that won
multiple awards at the recent Independent Games Festival (IGF) Mobile
2009 and the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA). Their recent
title “iDracula – Undead Awakening” zoomed up the App Store charts
days after its release. For more information about Chillingo please
visit http://www.chillingo.com.

About Two Tribes
Two Tribes is a privately owned company focusing on the development of
games for portable devices and downloadable game services. Two Tribes
is an official Wii, DS, iPhone, Xbox360 and Playstation3 developer and
has been operating from their offices in the center of the Netherlands
since 2000. Over the years, Two Tribes has created games for a wide
range of game devices. They developed games for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo
DS, iPhone, Game Boy Advance and countless mobile phones. With the
advent of downloadable game services, such as WiiWare and XBox Live
Arcade, Two Tribes has entered home-console development as well. For
more information about Two Tribes, please visit http://
www.twotribes.com.

First Look: Toki Tori by Two Tribes

Two Tribes – the developer of Toki Tori for other platforms such as Nintendo’s Wii (WiiWare) have teamed up with game publisher Chillingo to bring this excellent puzzle game to the iPhone.  Two Tribes’ announcement from February 9th originally stated that the game would be released in the first quarter of 2009, however we are told now by publisher Chillingo that the release will come in the next few weeks.

Toki Tori is a puzzle game where you are a baby chick set out to save your siblings (not yet hatched from their eggs) from certain doom.  You are given certain tools and items (eg: Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic and InstantRock™) and a limited number of each tool that you can use in order to navigate the level and save all of the eggs.  Use the items wisely to ensure you can save all of your unhatched siblings!

In the porting efforts of the game to the iPhone, Two Tribes said in their statement that a full revamping of the controls was necessary in order to take advantage of all the iPhone’s capabilities: “The controls have been redesigned to make full use of the multi-touch screen and tilt sensor.”  Martijn Reuvers, Managing Director at Two Tribes had this to say about the game: “A lot of games get dumbed down before being released on the iPhone, but we believe in full quality games and offer exactly this with Toki Tori.”

Given Chillingo’s already excellent release history of games for the iPhone and the commitment of Two Tribes to deliver an excellent port of Toki Tori we’re sure that this game will be a smash hit.  A full review will be posted on our site once the final version is released so check back soon.  In the meantime, there are a couple of videos for you to feast your eyes on…

Toki Tori is not yet available in the iTunes App Store.

Developer: Two Tribes

Publisher: Chillingo

Game footage from WiiWare:

Game Footage from iPhone Preview Version (TouchArcade.com):

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