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  Indie title McBank challenges the social order
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11/28/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Title: McBank: The Puzzle of Money and Freedom

Developer: Honey Tribe Studios

Formats: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD

Unique mobile game McBank: The Puzzle of Money and Freedom by Honey Tribe Studios has now been updated to version 1.1 on iOS. This update brings full iOS6 compatibility as well as some minor bug fixes.

Critics and players alike have responded well to McBank's blend of puzzle gameplay, satire and immersive atmosphere.

"Indie title McBank challenges the social order" - Aaron Lee, Develop Magazine

“This is a very interesting and challenging puzzle game. ..Fans of puzzle games will love how challenging these brainteasers are… Download it today. It will make your brain tingle” ???? Lory Gil, AppAdvice

“Every now and again, something will come along and take an item, concept, etc, that we are familiar with and do something really interesting with it…Such is the case with McBank…Coupled with strange, unsettling art, McBank is a game that will keep you coming back, not just for the gameplay, but to see where its strangeness will lead.”   Android App of the Week - Michelle Starr, Cnet Australia

"Very cool.... - The art style reminds me of "The Wall" and has that bleak dystopian vibe to it. It has a simple puzzle mechanic that will really twist your brain. Definitely one of the most unique games out there, it will surprise you in it's depth and satire. Check it out and give the devs some major props for their inventiveness and willingness to try something a little more cerebral." - Mr Mental  ?????  (App Store review)

In an interview with Aaron Lee of Develop Magazine, game designer Shaz Yousaf describes the motivation behind the game, wanting to communicate his view of the inequality in our social structures. “I have an idea of the kind of world I want to live in. And it doesn't involve working hard and worrying about how I'm going to pay for energy bills every month all so that the guy at the top of the hierarchy can afford a 2 nd yacht.”

McBank has been submitted to the Independent Games Festival 2013. The developers are hopeful that the judges will find McBank original and engaging enough to be entered into the Nuevo category.

For a full list of download options visit the McBank page over at Honey Tribe Studios. The developers decided to make McBank a free download. Players who want to support them can buy the in-game badges on the iPhone and iPad versions.

 

 
   
   
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