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Newtonica set free
In honour of Kenji Eno’s life, his good friend and collaborator Kenichi Nishi has made all of the Newtonica games on iPhone free to purchase.

On his blog Nishi writes that Eno’s passing has encouraged a lot of people to play his games, and so he has made them free in order to make them more accessible. “With every game I think of him”, he says. “Please come play with us”.

You can find all of the Newtonica apps on the iTunes store, and I recommend that you play them all. Newtonica and its sequel are actually very different games – one an endless game of collection and avoidance using a touch-spun globe, the other a puzzler starring a rubber duck that kind of plays like pool in space. They’re both great games and well worth a go.

I didn’t realise until today either that there’s a short Newtonica soundtrack available on iTunes. Each of the two tracks was scored by Kenji Eno, so have a listen to those if you can.

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Newtonica2 Lite

For those of you who are yet to take the plunge on Newtonica2, be sure to check out the free demo that’s now available here.

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The Last Resort

000005ssRoute24 has made yet another newtonica game. This one’s called Newtonica 2 Resort and is a more challenging version of Newtonica2. Read about it here and buy it here.

Now, I’m as a big a newtonica fan as you’ll find but do we really need this many versions? I’d quite like to see Route24 move on to something new now. Come on Nishi, I know you’ve got more crazy ideas stored in that head of yours!

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As is becoming common these days, I’ve completely neglected this blog as real life gets in the way and countless Lovedelic happenings come and go. Here’s everything you should be aware of, that I can remember.

NEWTONICA2

The big news of course, is that Route24 has released Newtonica2 on iPhone for the bargain price of just 59 pence. I picked this up a while ago and I’m really liking it. The game is completely different to the first one and is well worth picking up in addition. I’d kind of liken it to ‘space pool’, in that you have to knock a ball (space chick) into a hole, by bouncing him around the screen with gravity emitting cue balls. All in all it’s a really good puzzle game with a fiendish difficulty curve.

LOVEDELIC MEDIA WATCH

If you enjoy reading about Lovedelic and its offspring in places other than this blog (I wouldn’t blame you) then check out the following. GamesTM magazine has recently run a couple of substantial features. One in issue 76 took a look at the characters of Captain Rainbow and compared them to their retro counterparts, while another in issue 77 interviewed good old Kenichi Nishi about the making of LOL: Lack Of Love. In other news, Patrick Alexander, at the delightful EEGRA, has finally transcribed the second part of his Nishi/Skip interview and it is ESSENTIAL that you give it a read. As usual, Patrick asks some smart questions and gets some equally smart answers.

MORE ART STYLE GAMES

As I may or may not have reported before, Skip’s Art Style series is set to hit DSiWare in Japan just before Christmas, and details of the first two games in the series have just been announced. One is called Aquario and the other is called Decode. Follow the links to scope them both out. Then pray for a worldwide release in 2009.

That’s all for now. Go away, have a great Christmas break and we’ll hopefully share some more Lovedelic moments in the new year.

Ash

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newtonica2. Looks fun.

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