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  Block Droppin’ Brings Fast-Paced Puzzle Games to the Forefront, Available Now on the App Store
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08/24/2017
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

St. Catharines, Ontario – 24 August 2017 – A new puzzle game with old school roots, Block Droppin’ blasts off today and is landing exclusively on the App Store. Block Droppin’ is the first release from Rocketship Park, the new mobile games studio from industry veterans Shane McCafferty and Jim Squires.

“Jim and I love mobile puzzle games, and I’ve made more than a few myself,” says McCafferty. “Block Droppin’ felt like such a natural first game for us to make. It’s built around a few simple mechanics that we’ve refined and polished over months of development, and serves as a great showcase for what our new company is capable of.”

Mixing multiple puzzle genres into a single experience, Block Droppin’ challenges players to slide tiles to make shapes, and then drop those shapes to clear lines in a puzzle grid below. As players progress they’ll encounter new obstacles to overcome, all while racing the clock to proceed to the next level.

In addition to the game’s main Arcade mode, players will be able to unlock two additional styles of play to accommodate their skill level. Zen Mode offers all the fun of Block Droppin’ without the pressure of the timer, while Pro Mode ups the difficulty in an endless survival challenge where every line cleared earns back precious seconds.

“There are so many great puzzle games on mobile devices,” adds Squires, “but time and again, Shane and I have found ourselves reminiscing about the classic puzzle games of our youth. There was such a sense of discovery, strategy and panic in those games. Block Droppin’ is our attempt to bring that same feeling to a whole new generation.”

Block Droppin’ is available starting today exclusively on the App Store. If you’d like to meet the team behind it, Rocketship Park will be touring Block Droppin’ at several Canadian events in the coming weeks. You can find Rocketship Park at the CNE Gaming Garage / Bit Bazaar in Toronto (Aug 25-27), Forest City Comicon / Press Play in London (Sept 23), and at the Canadian Gaming Expo Montreal (Oct 20-21).

About Rocketship Park:

Rocketship Park is a digital design studio focused on creating unique, emotive games that eschew derivative design. Founded in early 2017 by industry veterans Shane McCafferty and Jim Squires, Rocketship Park is based in the heart of Niagara’s growing game development community. For more information visit rocketshippark.com or follow us on Twitter @rocketship_park.