After record-breaking success with the Angry Birds series, Rovio is all set to launch its next major game – Amazing Alex. The new game, likely to be launched in couple of months, is a Rube-Goldbergesque physics puzzler based on Casey's Contraption game, recently acquired by the Finnish developer.
Casey's Contraption is another physics-based game for iOS. According to Rovio CEO Mikael Hed, the game will feature educational elements and will focus on the main character Alex, who is a “curious young boy who likes to build things”. According to The Next Web, the company has already registered amazingalex.com domain.
Rovio teases Amazing Alex on Facebook
Hed also acknowledged that the “quality pressure is high” and that the company is working to “maintain the high standard Angry Birds fans have enjoyed so far”. He was referring to the massive success of the Angry Birds franchise, which notched up 648 million downloads in 2011.
Rovio’s VP of franchise development Ville Heijari added that the “gameplay is a perfect fit in our arsenal with its approachable, fun and highly addictive take on the physics puzzler genre”. “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.”
Meanwhile, check out the video trailer of Casey's Contraption: