Activision’s Legendary Jungle-Crawler Pitfall Debuts On iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
Activision Publishing, Inc is celebrating the franchise of the much loved video game, Pitfall! with the release of the Pitfall!™ App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available now on the App Store. Inspired by the original 1982 classic, this modern incarnation will feature new environments and twists on classic Pitfall! gameplay that will appeal to fans of all generations and specifically made for the mobile gaming world.
The iOS app game was in development in Leeds, the UK-based studio The Blast Furnace™. The new studio team is led by Mark Washbrook and recently added Gordon Hall to the team. Hall will partner with Washbrook to oversee The Blast Furnace. Hall will also join Activision Mobile’s leadership team as Chief Creative Officer, and will focus on bringing AAA interactive experiences to the mobile space.
Hall commented on the new release saying,
“The original Pitfall! on the Atari 2600 pioneered the action-platform/runner genre. We loved Pitfall! then-along with millions of gamers around the world-and we still love it now. In fact, it was the game that inspired quite a few of us to seek a career in game development. This new incarnation delivers a best-in-class experience of the game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The team has kept the elements that made the original so much fun to play, and merged them with a cool, retro HD art style, updated controls and play mechanics to keep both old-school fans and newcomers happy. We’re really excited to kick off Pitfall!’s 30th birthday by rebooting the franchise for the mobile audience.”
Fans of the game will be able to experience several amazing features such as an ever-changing landscape with different environments and shifting camera perspectives, vehicles and mine carts, branching paths, and a wide range of hazards to overcome.
The mobile game will also feature iconic images from the classic game including crocodiles, rope swings, gold bars, diamond rings, cobras and more, players will traverse a volcanic island carpeted in sweltering jungle and explore villages long since forgotten by time as they dodge danger in maze-like cave systems.As players progress, they can sweep up loot, buy power-ups and earn experience, enabling them to advance through the leveling system and compete with friends for the best high scores.
Every level of the mobile release was created from the ground up exclusively for the mobile gaming platform. There also plans for the game to evolve over time offering new content to players through game updates.
The new Pitfall! App for mobile is available for purchase today from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
You can see some images from the mobile game below: