Welcome to Show and Tell, a new regular that gives local Australian Indie Developers the chance to show their latest work, whether its a finished game or a work in progress. Today we're talking to Aileen Bautista, from Dinoroar Interactive about their latest game 'Tapmatic'.
Can you introduce yourself and tell me a little bit about your studio? I'm Aileen Bautista, Managing Director of Dinoroar Interactive. We are a fairly new Indie Development Studio (only 9 months old). Our HQ is based in Sydney, Aust though we've got 2 other teamhubs set up around the world. We mainly focus on creating games apps for iOS and Android, but we plan to extend this out to other platforms such as Windows7, Samsung, Nokia and XBLA in the next 2 years. Our latest game is Samurai Training which we just released in on iOS in June 2011 and an android version which we released at the end of July 2011.
What game are you working on at the moment? We have a game close to finishing called Tapmatic. It's a sight/puzzle game where the player needs to remember the sequence of colours shown to him/her. There is 4 levels, easy, medium, hard and timed mode which will all be integrated with OpenFient for social networking sharing.
Where and when can we play? It is still being produced and tested so therefore it is not available to the public at present- we hope to have it released by the end of this month (August 2011) for iOS and the Android version is still pending.
What’s next for your studio – any big plans? We have another game called Havoc to be released to be released in Sept/ October this year which should be good fun as it's main game play is to destroy items on the path. We're currently updating our website cosmetically and we're also including some Dinoroar Merchandise. People can always keep a close eye regarding our plans and releases by following us on twitter, Facebook, or via our website.
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