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On Friday, iFund funded ngmoco released their first iPhone applications to the App Store. Ngmoco is one of a handful of iPhone developers who qualified for a piece of the $100 million venture capital fund (iFund) that was established when the iPhone SDK was launched.

The two new games are priced very competitively:

Topple ($0.99) - "- Stack and balance a family of mischievous & dysfunctional shapes using multi-touch controls to slide and rotate them into positions. Build your way to victory but remember to keep your balance by tilting the screen to prevent your teetering tower of blocks from Toppling to their doom." Video available at topple.ngmoco.com

MazeFinger (Free) - "Penetrate a seemingly endless collection of challenging mazes and race to the exit before your energy runs out!" Video available at mazefinger.ngmoco.com.

Both games have been well received. Ngmoco has also announced that they will be publishing the much anticipated Rolando game which we previously highlighted.


Article Link: VC Funded Ngmoco Releases 1st iPhone Games
 

mainstreetmark

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i think anybody has a better chance at writing good games if they're funded. My money will always favor the guy doing it after work or after school.

A tetris clone implimented perhaps with the Chipmonk opensource physics engine isn't unique enough to deserve iFund - though it isn't my place to say where the money should go, obviously.
 
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tobefirst

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MazeFinger isn't anything to write home about, in my opinion. However, I think that Topple is well worth the dollar. Fun game.
 
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DipDog3

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Seriously, is this the best that $100 Million will buy?
 
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ShepUK

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Topple is a nice game, very attractively priced. The difficulty ramp isn't particularly well-designed, but the presentation is *very* slick, and it's a fun, professional-looking game. I really like this one :)
 
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