Behaviour Interactive has announced the release of Home: Boov Pop, a puzzle game based on the DreamWorks Animation film, Home, which is set to hit theaters on March 27. In Home: Boov Pop, players help Oh, Tip and Captain Smek as they battle intergalactic enemies across multiple puzzle levels.
Home: Boov Pop is a match-three puzzle game of the line-drawing variety, meaning players tap and drag their finger around the screen to connect matching colored bubbles, lifting their finger to remove groups of three-or-more from the screen. Symbols aren’t required to connect in straight lines; rather, they just need to touch in some fashion.
Rainbow bubbles are added early on, allowing players to remove groups of multiple colors of bubbles in a single move. Each level has a move limit and a different completion requirement, from earning a large number of points, to rescuing trapped critters in clear bubbles, and so on.
As players progress, they unlock power-up abilities, such as Oh’s ability to clear all bubbles of a single color from the screen with a single tap. Levels become more complicated as well, with boss battles and enemy symbols blocking some moves until they’re removed from the screen by making matches next to them.
Gamers earn up to three stars on each stage, depending on their high score. These can be compared with friends’ scores via Facebook connectivity, and Game Center integration offers an achievements system.
In a statement, Jimmy Gendron, VP of mobile at Behaviour Interactive, commented on the game’s design:
Our innovative physics based gameplay is not only unique, it’s also a natural fit with the movie universe. It sets Home: Boov Pop! apart from traditional puzzle games. We’re really excited to get it out there for everyone to enjoy.
Home: Boov Pop is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.