Balloon Getaway

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Zeenoh Games will be releasing it’s 4th iOS game, inspired by its Filipino roots. Reminiscent of the war era and the Filipino heroes who fought their way through freedom, Balloon Getaway has been realized. Balloon Getaway is enclosed in the period when people relied on the power that mechanical equipment brings, wherein wars were fueled by machines as sought by power-hungry dictators. Factions have been formed, allowing rebels and bandits to freely establish their tyranny among the land. The game follows the story of Jetro, as he pursues his freedom from the evil bandits. Jetro, a young spirited boy who is fascinated with modern aircraft, has been held captive by a group of bandits. Being a skilled air nomad, Jetro was able to free himself.

The interface of Balloon Getaway is designed in line with a rail shooter genre, which allows players to enhance their flying capabilities, surpass all of the games’ obstacles and defeat the evil bosses conveniently. The player would need to swiftly navigate the aircraft to pick up ammunition, avoid structures that might destroy his ship and shoot the enemies. The player must finish the initial stages in order to unlock the succeeding areas. Each stage has a mini-boss battle, before taking on the main boss. Three stages are free, whereas the rest can be purchased.

Jetro starts with a default of five lives, which you can buff up to ten as you pick up power-ups along the way. Loots vary from additional lives, advanced weapons, ammunitions, and shields, to name a few. In looting items, the player must be careful in navigating the aircraft as it can get tangled in the structures.

Most enemies that you will encounter across the stages move fast, but can be dealt with a single shot. However, mini and main bosses are equipped with longer lives. The exciting thing about the game is that you can change your aircraft and your pilot. Other pilots come with stronger armaments and greater skills than the default one. An important value that the game shares to its players is that the trees and animals in the game must be left unharmed. Balloon Getaway is 100% eco-friendly, so don’t even think about shooting trees to loot items. You won’t find any.

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Patintero Playtime for iOS – The spirit of the Filipino traditional game lives on!

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Every Filipino child knows Patintero by heart, as it is a fun street game that requires teamwork and agility. Zeenoh, in its third game, relives the Patintero spirit among the youth in its new iOS app entitled “Patintero”. True to its roots, Zeenoh designed this app to tap the hearts of Filipino children who has forgotten the joy of playing street games. Before the advent of technology, children used to play outside with friends with games such as Patintero. Zeenoh aims to reach out to the youth and help them rekindle their love for street games by introducing it as an iOS app.

In the game, Grandfather Amihan teaches users how to play Patintero digitally. The tutorial establishes the setting of the Patintero Playtimegame, involving two teams and a grid. The two teams are the players and the taggers. The goal of the game is simple: for the player team to pass through the other end of the grid. The taggers are assigned each line in the grid in which they must guard, in an attempt to block the players from crossing. In order to win a Patintero game, a player must be equipped with speed, agility and a presence of mind. Without these three, it would be difficult to get the team across the other end of the grid and win the game. Zeenoh’s Patintero allows players to acquire power ups as they go, which are: speed, time, 10pts coin and 20pts coin. A whole Patintero game only lasts for 2 minutes, wherein the winner is determined by the highest score.

The game features three flavors, which are the Patintero Playtime, Patintero Ultimate and Patintero Extreme. The Patintero Playtime is the first version to be released on November 2011, which is a free version that allows a one-to-one (human vs. human) game. This version is available on HD format and for the iPad. The Patintero Ultimate is a paid version that offers more features. These features include more teams that can play, which varies from animals, plants and aliens, to name a few. This version would be released soon after the release of Patintero Playtime. On the other hand, the Patintero Extreme offers even better features than the Ultimate, as this version of the app would be integrated with more teams and more worlds to explore. In addition, this flavor would enable networking features which can be accessed through WiFi or Bluetooth game challenge. The Patintero Extreme would also be a paid version of the game.

Through Zeenoh’s Patintero, children who were not able to play the game would learn how, and those who do would be able to experience the joy of playing Patintero in a digital platform. Zeenoh aims to benchmark iOS apps by developing games that are original and unique, grounded by the company’s culture and heritage.


Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

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Thank you for the great contributions and innovations. You will be missed.

Steve Jobs

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

– Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement Address, June 12, 2005

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