GameFly, gaming’s biggest rent-by-mail company, has announced the release of their first self-published game today. Writer Rumble was published by the recently formed GameFly Games and is now available on the iTunes App Stores for $0.99.
Writer Rumble combines two wonderful things: The gameplay from Boggle and literary legends like Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, the Brothers Grimm, Jane Austen, and Homer. Each literary legend has an arsenal of special moves that change the board as they battle monsters (in a Survival Mode) and each other (in a local/online multiplayer mode). If you’re playing Writer Rumble on an iPad, you can also fire up some splitscreen multiplayer play.
“We are thrilled to have an addictively fun, quality-driven game such as Writer Rumble as our first foray into publishing under the new GameFly Games label,” said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of Business Development and Content. “Mobile gaming is an ever growing part of the gaming experience, and publishing high quality games is an important part of our digital strategy at GameFly.”
An Android version will be available in early 2013 and a variety of downloadable content packs will also be released throughout next year.