Cut the Rope (TMA Review), one of the most popular and addictive physics puzzle game on the iPhone and iPad, has made its way to a web browser as a HTML 5 port thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and ZeptoLabs.
Cut the Rope is an immediate favorite for anyone who plays it. It’s as fun as it is adorable. So we had an idea: let’s make this great game available to an even bigger audience by offering it on the web using the power of HTML5.
To do this, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team partnered with ZeptoLab (the creators of the game) and the specialists at Pixel Lab to bring Cut the Rope to life in a browser. The end result is an authentic translation of the game for the web, showcasing some of the best that HTML5 has to offer: canvas-rendered graphics, browser-based audio and video, CSS3 styling and the personality of WOFF fonts.
There are currently 27 levels available and the game can be played on most modern browsers that support HTML 5, including Chrome, Firefox and Safari. To play Cut The Rope for free online, head over to www.cuttherope.ie and enjoy more On Nom while your boss isn’t watching. A “Behind the Scenes” video of how this HTML port came about can be found after the break.
No, this song wasn’t made was with just iPad apps, but Aussie group Hey Geronimo’s music video does feature some of the most popular iOS games…in the real world. Their video for the single Why Don’t We Do Something? plays tribute to Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Plants vs. Zombies and Flight Control. The song doesn’t actually have anything to do with these games, but it’s pretty cool seeing these easily recognizable characters come to life. Check out the full music video below and see for yourself just what’s it like when zombies invade your backyard.
Cut the Rope (TMA Review), Chillingo’s hypnotically addictive puzzle game that sold over 1 million copies in just 10 days, now has its own Christmas themed levels. Rather than going the usual app update route, Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift is a standalone iOS game that offers 25 all new festive levels, along with the stocking feature that teleports your candy all over the screen. Best of all, Holiday Gift is completely free to download. If you’ve enjoyed swinging candy into Om Nom’s sweet toothed mouth before, this is one freebie you don’t want to miss.
Chillingo, Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift, 19.7 MB – Free
Cut the Rope (TMA Review), one of the most adorable and addictive (not to mention challenging) puzzle games on the App Store, has just received its very first update. In addition to the much welcomed support for Retina Display, the puzzler has also been given a brand new “Cosmic Box” stage, which now includes 25 extra levels and the nifty gravity button (why, it inverts gravity!). Other new features include an optimized scoring system, 11 new Game Center achievements and a new leaderboard for bragging rights.
If you already own this delightful game, be sure to download the update now. If not, you can always check out the free lite versions of Cut the Rope for the iPhone and iPad before making the purchase.
If you haven’t heard by now, Cut the Rope is the Angry Birds killer. After having spent some time with it, I can begin to see where they might make that claim. Of course it’s a completely different style of gameplay than Angry Birds, but from my point of view it’s a bit more accessible from a difficulty standpoint. Besides, how can you not love Om Nom? Will it’s dethroning of the champion be permanent? I’m not sure, but in the mean time I’m just going to enjoy it for what it is – an incredibly fun physics based puzzler with an adorable protagonist.
For those that are into fast moving, anthropomorphic animals – or for the folks that are big console gamers over the age of 20 – SEGA did you all a wonderful service by releasing the long awaited 4th chapter in the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Now if you’d rather blow up things with big guns than save cute little woodland creatures, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus might be more your style. Want to explore a vast fantasy world with friends and strangers? TibiaME MMO will provide you with 100′s of quests to solve, while Seven Swords brings 120 person PvP combat in 3D playing fields. And there are a few other games on the list, too.