'Amazing Alex' is Rovio's 'Angry Birds' Followup

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AmazingalexFinnish game studio Rovio has begun to drop hints about its next game -- and its first outside the Angry Birdiverse. Amazing Alex will be based on the game Casey's Contraptions, which Rovio recently acquired.

Rovio CEO Mikael Hed told a Finnish TV channel that the game will focus on Alex, "a curious young boy who loves to build things." The Next Web quotes Ville Jeijari, Rovio's VP of franchise development:

The "gameplay is a perfect fit in our arsenal with its approachable, fun and highly addictive take on the physics puzzler genre," adding "We are currently reworking the title to enhance it, and getting ready to re-introduce it in a true 'expect the unexpected' Rovio style launch to an even larger audience."

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Casey's Contraptions, which has since been deleted from the App Store, was an educational physics-based title that launched a year ago. Amazing Alex should have somewhat similar gameplay, but polished to Rovio's exacting standards.

Help Casey get his toys back by building crazy contraptions. Create Rube Goldberg-like machines with toys and everyday items to solve puzzles and playtime scenarios. See the solutions your friends came up with, and share your own instantly with Game Center.

The fun doesn't stop there! Create your own contraptions with the toys you get back, and challenge your friends through email to solve them. You can use slingshots, RC trucks, darts, ropes, magnets, balloons, trapdoors, punching gloves, and more. Let's see who can come up with the craziest inventions!

Rovio expects to launch Amazing Alex at some point in the next two months.

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108 months ago
Looks like a knockoff of 'The Incredible Machine' from 1993:

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108 months ago
I'll wait until "Amazing Alex Space" before I drop change on this one
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108 months ago
Wait, so let me get this straight, the biggest success story of iOS gaming, who now basically has infinite monies, had to BUY someone else's property in order to break out of their one-hit-wonder status. A property which is already a design that has already been cloned multiple times on multiple platforms.

I remain unconvinced that Rovio has the slightest bit of creative talent.

At least they had the decency to buy their 'inspiration' this time.
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108 months ago

Looks like a knockoff of 'The Incredible Machine' from 1993:


That game was awesome
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108 months ago
Will Rovio ever come up with their own ideas some day?
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108 months ago
Sounds good

I hope this does better then their previous apps. Those poor starving developers need to make a little money. :p :D :p
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