NimbleBit, the developer behind freemium hits like Pocket Trains, Tiny Tower, and Pocket Planes, has teamed up with Milkbag Games' Matt Rix, creator of Trainyard and Owen Goss, who did Landformer and Finger Tied, for an all new animal-based game called Disco Zoo, which is now available for download from the App Store.

In Disco Zoo, players will take on the management of a zoo filled with creatures from the mundane to the fanciful, collecting animals ranging from pigs and sheep to unicorns and gryphons.

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Animals are collected via simple matching puzzles, where tiles on a board are flipped to reveal coins, Discobux, or animals. Earning an animal requires matching up between two and five animal tiles and each animal has a different tile configuration on the board that players must discern.

When an animal is successfully uncovered on the board, it can then be added to the zoo, where it earns coins for the player for a set number of minutes before it falls asleep and must be woken up with a tap. The mechanic is similar to the restocking of shops within NimbleBit's Tiny Tower, and each additional animal of the same type added to the zoo will increase earning potential by lengthening the amount of time an animal type is awake.

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Coins are then used on expeditions to obtain more animals, and the goal of the game is to continue earning ever more exotic and difficult-to-catch creatures while maintaining the zoo's coin income. Every expedition gives players 10 attempts to recover one or more animals, but players can earn more attempts using Discobux (the premium currency).

Discobux are also used to initiate the disco parties that give the game its name, and during this period, animals generate twice as many coins and stay awake. Discobux can be purchased with real money, but are also earned through gameplay and are not essential to complete the game, making in-app purchases entirely optional.

As with other NimbleBit games, Disco Zoo has a simple pixelated art style and offers other in-game quirks like funny animal phrases, quips from zoo guests, collectible statues, awards to earn, and more.

Disco Zoo can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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AngerDanger Avatar
92 months ago
I get so annoyed with articles that don't interest me personally! After paying no dollars per month, I expect specifically tailored, top notch content, especially in the iOS blog! I've tried to find ways to avoid clicking on them—hell, I've gone so far as to read the bloody titles to preemptively avoid things that don't interest me. But even with that sneaky trick, Arn still comes to my house and forces me to click, read, and comment on every story I don't care about! :mad:
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ArtOfWarfare Avatar
92 months ago
I've heard about a lot of uninteresting games before, but I think this takes the cake as the most boring one I've ever heard of through MacRumors.
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sza Avatar
92 months ago
I can't recall, but from when people started to love to play 8-bit games on retina display? :confused:
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Dulcimer Avatar
92 months ago
Hmm, I thought my AdBlocker was on.
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viachicago22 Avatar
92 months ago
Hmm, I thought my AdBlocker was on.

Can't MacRumors just call it what it is and label it as a Sponsored Post instead of insulting our intelligence?
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Swytch Avatar
92 months ago
I can't tell if this is meant to be directed at my comment or the other disparaging comments, but I'm fairly certain, just based on the other comments in this thread, that I'm in the majority of MacRumors readers (not by a little, but by a lot) when I say this is a boring "article" (as others have pointed out, it feels more like a straight up advertisement) describing quite possibly the most boring game MacRumors has ever covered in their iOS blog.

Firstly, Boring is an opinion. Second, if only non-boring news was reported, then nothing would be reported - most news is "Boring". Lastly, using the other posts to prove your point that most people agree with you (there are only like 4 people you are talking about) is invalid as most people who enjoyed the article may not have even looked at the comments or bothered to post (especially after seeing the useless comments by you and others) - or may not even be forum members.

Additionally, its your opinion that it "feels" like an advertisement. The iOS blog is used for iOS news and information - game and app releases are in fact iOS news and information. Yes, they cant report on all and someone has to choose which games are notable enough to report on (just like any news channel).

Frankly I enjoy hearing about these games i otherwise would not have, and many of them are of less than zero interest to me, but occasionally i find one i cant stop playing (Tiny Death Star - which i could see non-star wars fans as saying is very boring). And i am sure my wife will be checking this one out - sounds much better than Zoo Story 2.

One last FYI - this game is probable deemed "notable" due to the fact that NimbleBit becoming popular the last year or so, the fact that this game is a team up of 2 cult iOS game companies, and this game is being hyped up the yin yang all over the internet (google nimblebit or milkbags and get hundreds of recent posts on this game [and not their other games] - even searching for "new iOS game" returned several results for this game)
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