Developed by indie studio Bad Seed Entertainment, Sheep Up! (Google Play) is a whimsical puzzler in which players take on the role of an adorable toy sheep that is accidentally tossed into a cardboard box with old toys. Using the game’s tilt controls, players guide the sheep upwards in order to escape from cardboard captivity, all while collecting keys, defeating enemies and overcoming obstacles.
“As our first offering on the App Store and Google Play, we partnered with Pocket Gems to make sure we were able to put out the best game possible,” said Jacopo Musso, CEO at Bad Seed. “With so many puzzle games on the market, we really wanted to amp up the gameplay with an innovative set of controls and puzzle elements that keep players guessing.”
Sheep Up! is the third title to launch from Pocket Gems Publishing, a division of the company created late last year that provides developer partners with the expertise to ensure a successful launch, promotion to find and attract loyal users, customized game design and product advice and QA support. The first two titles launched from the program Amazing Ants and Chasing Yello each reached more than 2M downloads within the first two weeks of launch.
“The talented team at Bad Seed has come up with a fresh twist on the traditional platformer genre, and we all immediately fell in love with it,” said Jameel Khalfan, who oversees publishing at Pocket Gems. “We’re always looking for games that deliver creative and original gameplay experiences, and it’ll be great to see players get their hands on Sheep Up!”