Rovio launches "The Croods" for iOS and Android

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Looking for a new game to past the time before the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 4? How about the latest time-killer from Rovio called The Croods. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Dreamworks animation has a movie by the same name and both Rovio and Dreamworks got together to get this game out. It is the perfect example of synergy as the movie drives downloads of the game and the game drives people to see the film.

The idea of the game is to help this modern stone-age family make it through what Rovio calls pre-hysterical times as you gather food while capturing strange creatures and taming them. Sound a bit like Pokemon? Rovio even asks, "Think you can catch them all?" And one of the family members, Grug (pronounced Grug) tries to invent things. Let's hope the pre-historic version of Apple isn't going to claim a patent for the wheel.

The Croods move from landscape through landscape and there are ten creatures to catch. Besides Grug's inventions, you can decorate the Croods world with the latest caveman accessories. There is a warning about the game from Rovio. While it is a free download for iOS and Android, there are in-app purchases that you can make using real money. If you don't want your kid spending a multiple of your net worth on the game, disable in-app purchases on your phone or tablet.

Yabba-dabba-do, anyone?

source: TheCroods via TechCrunch

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7 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I think Bad Piggies and Angry Birds is better than this.

2. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

who plays this game there many better games out there

6. SleepingOz unregistered

True, it sucks!

3. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

These in app purchases are nasty tricks..... Devs should either supply free or paid apps....... not the in app purchase kind.....

4. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

This is probably best way for them to earn, since paid apps are easily pirated but IAP are not that easy to crack...

5. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

Let's hope the pre-historic version of Apple isn't going to claim a patent for the wheel. lol good one !

7. DibelDibil

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

kinda reminds me of Don't Starve..

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