In an interview with PocketGamer.biz, Jami Laes, EVP of Rovio’s global games operations revealed Rovio’s new publishing arm: “LVL11”.
While we have people making Angry Birds, in the next room there are the guys dreaming completely new things. Some of those things are so different that we wanted to package that in a different way and come up with a publishing title for it, a publishing label if you will. We decided to call it LVL11
LVL11 is a bit like Rovio Stars, but for Rovio’s own experimental projects that might not fit under the Rovio brand we all know. RETRY — which is shown in the video above — is the first game to come out of the LVL11. In this side scrolling, 8-bit game, you pilot a plane through a maze of obstacles to collect coins.
RETRY – a game so hard, so addictive, so old school that you’ll think you’ve stepped into an 8-bit time machine and gone back to 1986. Totally rad!
Is it Flappy Bird hard? If so, the name “RETRY” will definitely be fitting. RETRY is currently only available through the iOS App Stores in Finland, Canada, and Poland. A worldwide release will be out soon. It’s unclear at this time which platforms RETRY will be released on, but I would guess that it will be widely available.
I am excited to see what type of games come out of LVL11 and am eager to give RETRY a spin. I love these 8-bit retro games. Keep your eyes peeled to the Nest as we will do our best to cover all things LVL11, including RETRY.
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