App Creation #33 – Game Inspiration – Soosiz


The 2D platformer is far from extinct and thrives on the fashionable portable devices available today. Soosiz is full of charm and splendour with a dash of pure cuteness that is hard to resist no matter how old you may be.

A Round Trip

Most platform titles insist on sticking with a tried and tested formula, that of progressing to the right hand side of the screen on a nice even flat surface, hopping from platform to platform. Soosiz, certainly not content with this traditional philosophy, plunges the gamer into a world of rotation.


There is no stiff concept of what is up and what is down, instead you are forced to not only stride to an end of a platform, but actually continue around it. Underneath you totter, adapting to the topsy-turvy antics of this strange and often inverted setting.

Disorientation actually works as a key formula for Soosiz, turning the traditional platformer literally on its head.

Gravity of the Situation

Soosiz doesn’t stray too far away from the platforming masterpieces of the past, featuring the familiar pacing in one direction or another, jumping on top of enemies to vanquish their fiendish efforts and leaping from one stage to another. It is however one of the most satisfying experiences of this genre to appear as an app.


iTunes Store Link: Soosiz | Soosiz HD

App Creation Series

There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications and games available to download using the digital marketplace. These range from basic clocks to fully fledged 3D gaming experiences rivalling even the leading portable devices that usually only specialise in this field.

Your challenge is competing with this vast library of already impressive offerings which, although a daunting prospect to the fledgling traveller, can be navigated successfully with the right ideas and implementation. Whether you want to create an income generator or simply desire recognition for your efforts, this book will aim to show you the path and inspire your imagination to overflow with possibilities.

Allow James Woodcock to guide you through the wilderness and raise your chances of realising your development dreams by detailing different routes with this light hearted tour of the Apps terrain. Featuring a myriad of exciting and surprising examples, you can glean important suggestions for your own creation.

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Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.