The Swedish game developer Ludosity Interactive has released their latest installment “Bob came in Pieces”. Another edition to the casual gaming market.
Ludosity Interactive believe in making serious games that will last a bit longer. It’s not about using the latest tech, that will look old within a year. It’s not about making “me-too games” that want to be like its bigger brother. We make games with lasting appeal, based on fun core mechanics, fueled by the creativity of the You, the gamer. – Ludosity interactive
Bob works at a call center. Like any intergalactic being that possesses superior technology, he needs to pester people while they eat dinner to sell them some crappy subscription.
(I am glad to see that some things never change in the not so far distant future). Either way, you are on your way to work in your little inexpensive spaceship. He tries this new route that is supposedly going to cut traveling time. Alas he finds himself in peril when entering an asteroid field, loosing control over his heavily damaged ship and crashing on this little convenient planet.
Surviving the ordeal, he finds his ship utterly useless and the important space travel parts scattered all over the place. Now Bob has a new objective. Knowing very well that he will be late for work, he has to focus on getting of this stinking rock. To succeed he needs to piece his ship back together again.
It doesn’t get simpler then this.
That is where you come in, the gamer, our hero!
The controls are simple that even a space chimp can figure it out, (up) (down) (left) and (right). What you do is maneuver your little ship around various obstacles. Evidently this planet is like a giant ant farm. Your first mission is to land on one of these (!).
No little ship! Stranger danger! Run for it!
Other then that the first chapter helps you get used to the control, scenes and kill some very valuable time. Music is decent and the graphics are as expected by a simple recreational game. It’s not annoying in any way and actually quite pleasing. The functionality reminds me very much of Pixel and Axel, during a mini game (in a mini game) where you flew a balloon like thing through caves.
That’ll do pig, that’ll do
Chapter 2 teachers you how to fly through crates. For some reason this uninhabited planet learned how to build boxes. There is no health bar so you don’t have to worry about crashing all over the place. Evidently you can slam right into a mountain wall and not break your little ship, but asteroids are a different story all together. So far all this game is telling me is to move things around and overcome obstacles. So now we can assume that this is a Casual Puzzle game.
As I enter chapter 3, you get the possibility to use the parts you found to expand your ship in a way that will help you overcome other obstacles. It’s simple enough, you grab a piece, twist it around till it fits and off you go towards more large boxes.
No function to put in super mega destroy the planet mega ray?
It’s a charming little installment and one thing that I actually respect about Ludosity is that they released new maps for this game, for free!! So you get the game for $10 and they release more maps for it…for FREE!!! Do you hear that Xbox ?For FREE! You don’t buy half a game and alter have to buy MS points to be able to buy the rest of the game online. These people have some human decency!
Don’t worry baby, i’ll be gentle..
Minimum Specification PC
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: 2.4 Ghz or equivalent processor
Memory: 1GB System RAM (2GB recommended with Vista/7)
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
Graphics: 128mb video RAM and Shader Model 2.0
Hard Drive: 500mb or more free space
Sound: Windows compatible sound card
Input: Keyboard and mouse
Note: The GPU need to be at-least as powerful as Geforce 6600. Please try out the Demo first to make sure the game starts.
Link to the Demo: