Coming Soon: Snacksss, The First iOS Game By Dev Behind Everquest And Unreal Tournament

I’m expecting some really cool iOS/Android stuff to pop out of indy dev First Post. The year-and-a-half-old startup is run by Jacob Robinson, the former art director at Sony Online Entertainment (who had a hand in forming legendary titles like the EverQuest series, DC Universe, Star Wars Galaxies and Unreal Tournament). It’s also completely self-funded, “which is not an easy thing to do at all,” says Robinson.

First Post’s debut game, Snacksss, may not exactly be the stellar breakthrough title one might have hoped for; the cartoony, Sonoran Desert-themed iPhone game has lots of pretty artwork but needs help in the gameplay department, which has the player listlessly flicking a hungry snake at rabbits ad nauseam.

But that doesn’t really matter — Snacksss is just the first item on the menu. Robinson says there’ll be a handful of smaller titles (Snacksss being the first) First Post will put out before the Really Big Projects they’re working on right now, which will focus on social gaming, are finished. He was coy about revealing what those big titles were, but hinted that one was a social word game.

Along the way, First Post is also assisting companies like Marvel, THQ and none other than the Harlem Globetrotters on their own titles.

First Post built Snacksss with the Unity engine, and will likely do the same with other similar games, which means they can be easily exported to Android or other platforms. Will first post make a big splash on iOS and elsewhere? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, your snake can eat bunnies (not a euphamism).

Btw, you’ll notice there’s no link to the game — that’s because it wasn’t up at the App Store as this post went live; we’ll add a link when the game is live.

UPDATE: here’s the link to the game; you can also find it here.

  • Buster

    To celebrate Snacksss release, First Post is giving away free copies of the game to Cult of Mac’s readers. The redemption codes are posted below, first one to use it gets a copy, so grab it while you can.

    KPW7KPXW77MK    PPT39467K7J3   4FWAYMXKHEP9   T93343MJ4LR7   FX7ML6HAW7NT   XAXPJTT3AP9M   37JEAJMMTEKH   6H4MHY493EPW  WTEN6PYPJ34X   M7T3XRETT6XN   3HHW6XMFETT3    LJNFWYMMRL4T  YK437WXT673L   F64TP6HRHE64    ETXL7LR77RJX   F6MP6X4EFMMJ  E99T476ARKTJ    33MWHHPMPTTM    W6JHXNAMNM6N    YYXRNYAREWEN  F77H7RAKFJKH    MHNFH3H3HYJK   LWRXJYAT74J4   K3XMR3JYW46P

  • pwx_kevin

    Looks like it’s live on the app store…

  • sonofsci

    To celebrate Snacksss release, First Post is giving away free copies of the game to Cult of Mac’s readers. The redemption codes are posted below, first one to use it gets a copy, so grab it while you can.

    KPW7KPXW77MK    PPT39467K7J3   4FWAYMXKHEP9   T93343MJ4LR7   FX7ML6HAW7NT   XAXPJTT3AP9M   37JEAJMMTEKH   6H4MHY493EPW  WTEN6PYPJ34X   M7T3XRETT6XN   3HHW6XMFETT3    LJNFWYMMRL4T  YK437WXT673L   F64TP6HRHE64    ETXL7LR77RJX   F6MP6X4EFMMJ  E99T476ARKTJ    33MWHHPMPTTM    W6JHXNAMNM6N    YYXRNYAREWEN  F77H7RAKFJKH    MHNFH3H3HYJK   LWRXJYAT74J4   K3XMR3JYW46P

    Thank you Buster!

  • rfunk82

    Great concept for a game ::jealous::

  • Harris

    Yes it is live on the app store…

    Yesterday i found another super cool game while browsing – D.ROP
    I just couldn’t stop playing for hours.
    D.ROP is just awesome!

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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