NimbleBit, the developer behind popular games like Pocket Frogs, Tiny Tower, and Pocket Planes, tonight launched its newest freemium app, the highly anticipated Nimble Quest.

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In Nimble Quest, players control an ever-increasing line of adventurers, battling against enemies with both ranged and melee attacks. Our sister site, TouchArcade, describes the game as a cross between Snake and a traditional RPG.

In brief, NimbleQuest is Snake, except on steroids. In the game, you control a conga line of fantasy adventurers, and, with a combination of ranged and melee attacks, you battle it out across a variety of settings against archers, skeletons, bats, and a whole lot more. Imagine if your old-school, traditional Snake snake could somehow attack incoming enemy snakes and you've got the picture.


The game melds skill-based touch gameplay with roleplaying elements including skill increases, power ups, and party building, requiring players to navigate their growing line of party members through an endless number of stages.

Though Nimble Quest is designed to be a single player game, it incorporates a guild system that functions similarly to the "Flight Crew" in Pocket Planes, offering up time-limited quests and global leaderboards.

Nimble Quest is a free app for the iPad and the iPhone that is available for download in the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

rmwebs Avatar
109 months ago
Like all (yes, every single one) freemium games, there will be very little replay-ability. Nobody wants their game to crawl until they pay a few quid to speed it up.

Really hate the freemium model. EA seemed to take it to a whole new bat crap crazy level with SimCity.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alent1234 Avatar
109 months ago
Damn freemium...

...Although Tiny Tower was pretty decent.


can't classify tiny tower as a real game
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dr McKay Avatar
109 months ago
No.

Between irresponsible DLC, "always on" connection requirements, and rising prices on AAA titles, I have great fear that the gaming industry is in for another "Atari Pac-Man / E.T." singularity.

Seems like the only games coming out that are worthwhile are indie cross-platformers and the better KickStarter projects out there.

Oh God that ET game....

Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JetBlack7 Avatar
109 months ago
True, pocket planes and tiny tower were both fun and good games. But this freemium "virus"...I just can't cope with getting the game free and If I get stuck and really can't advance unless I buy in app purchases.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrsir2009 Avatar
109 months ago
Damn freemium...

...Although Tiny Tower was pretty decent.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMacFarlane Avatar
109 months ago
Should we really be promoting the freemium model?

No.

Between irresponsible DLC, "always on" connection requirements, and rising prices on AAA titles, I have great fear that the gaming industry is in for another "Atari Pac-Man / E.T." singularity.

Seems like the only games coming out that are worthwhile are indie cross-platformers and the better KickStarter projects out there.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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