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Astavoid 1.0.1 released for iOS and Android devices – Fun Action Game


[] London, United Kingdom – Parachuting Frog today is proud to announce the release of Astavoid 1.0.1, an update to their first multi platform title available on iOS and Android devices. Astavoid is a survival arcade, action game. Your fate is sealed but how long can you survive? You are put into the position of the captain of a stricken ship, no weapons, limited controls and heading to an asteroid belt. Like all good captains you are prepared to go down but not without a fight. The game has a unique twist as a 2.5D action survival action game where you use your skills to dodge the asteroids and continue as long as you can.

This is the first of Parachuting Frogs’ games that was orginally born out of the idea of applying the 10,000 hour principle to mobile game development. Talent has little to do with success according to research conducted by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, a theory Parachuting Frog first came across through reading Outlier by Malcolm Gladwell. The theory being that elite performers engage in ‘deliberate practice’ – and focused activity designed to improve target performance. This principal is behind the 10,000 hour theory.

Parachuting Frog furthered their investigation into this area by looking into other practitioners of this theory and came across thedanplan, amongst others, who also wanted to prove the theory from novice golfer to PGA tour professional in this instance. Parachuting Frog decided to apply the principle to that of mobile game development focusing on cross platform games for mobile devices.

What’s New in Version 1.0.1
* Pause game on lock
* Explosion working on impact
* Refine speed on asteroids on restart / new game
* Refine difficulty across all devices
* Ensure music doesn’t restart when stopped on return to main menu
* Ensure smooth transition of asteroids from right hand screen and not suddenly appearing
* Sharpened asteroids on back two layers

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 7.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Astavoid 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Astavoid is also available for Android, Kindle Fire and Nook Color devices and is free to download. Any further questions should be directed to Sarah Parker.

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Located in London, United Kingdom, Parachuting Frog is a small, privately held indie development studio established by Sarah Parker. The company was set up specifically to fulfil a dream of developing games and mobile applications while applying the principles and disciplines of the 10,000 hour theory to achieve its goals. Copyright (C) 2012 Parachuting Frog Ltd. 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.

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