A HARE pounced upon by an eagle sobbed very much and uttered cries like a child. A Sparrow upbraided her and said, "Where now is thy remarkable swiftness of foot? Why were your feet so slow?" While the Sparrow was thus speaking, a hawk suddenly seized him and killed him. The Hare was comforted in her death, and expiring said, "Ah! you who so lately, when you supposed yourself safe, exulted over my calamity, have now reason to deplore a similar misfortune."
<p>Mumbai-based developer Yellow Monkey was delighted to have its tile-based puzzler Socioball selected as the runner-up in Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore's Very Big Indie Pitch.</p><p>Our panel of distinguished judges picked Socioball for its clean art style, pleasing puzzle mechanics, and particularly clever Twitter integration.</p><p>You have to guide the game's titular ball to the goal in order for complete each puzzle. To do this you need to place an assortment of tiles down, of which there are eight different types, including jump tiles, switch tiles, and directional tiles.</p><p>This plays not entirely unlike an isometric 3D version of Brickhouse, or a more complex version of ChuChu Rocket!</p><p>However, where Socioball really stands out is in its level editor - or, more accurately, how it shares its levels.</p><p>You design a level in much the same way as you play. Drag tiles, drop them, playtest. The magic touch happens when you choose to share said level - it's sent out into the Twittersphere as an image alongside the level title and #socioball hashtag.</p><p>Embedded within the image is a hidden watermark, which Socioball scrapes from Twitter by tracing the #socioball hashtag. The game is then populated with extra user-generated levels from around the world.</p><p>It's ingenious stuff, and Yellow Monkey has already chosen many of its favourite user-made levels to add to the game's 70 existing levels so they don't disappear into the online ether.</p>Mickey's Juice<p>Nom Nom Galaxy is a wacky co-op multiplayer game that'll be coming to Vita.</p><p>It's the next beautiful creation by Q-Games and Double Eleven, who previously brought us the PixelJunk series on Vita.</p><p>In fact, Nom Nom Galaxy was previously called PixelJunk Inc. before the name was changed.</p><p>It has you working with friends to build, expand, and defending an interstellar soup factory. This means you'll be engaging in tower defence, platforming, exploration, resource management, and more.</p><p>It's a right mix of genres, so hopefully that'll keep you occupied with all the various challenges to handle. If that's the case, you'll barely have time to look at the wondrous art work.</p><p>Ah well, you better take it in while watching the trailer below, then.</p>
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