It has been awhile since the last Marmalade released game hit the PlayBook. Their latest release is 6th Planet which is based on the Mokube space comic. The backstory is that humans send monkeys to Saturn to see if it is habitable and your job is to guide the monkey space pod. There are 50 levels on 7 worlds to play through with more challenges. The game seems to focus more on the story and not button mashing but the story is very nicely developed. 6th Planet is also priced right at $0.99 in App World.
Here is how they describe the game:
6th Planet tells the story of a near future, where the planet Saturn suddenly changes into a possible place for humans to live. To find out what is going on, a monkey is sent into space. This is the beginning of a series of events that will determine mankind’s future.
The goal of the game is to guide your space pod to the landing site on the other side of the level. With only two buttons to work with, it is a simple concept that’s easy to pick up, but hard to master. The Story Mode contains 50 levels, divided across 7 worlds. This stands for at least four hours of gameplay. If you succeed in finishing this mode, you unlock the Master levels, which is a collection of very challenging levels for you to try out. This mode will be updated in the future with more content.
The comic story, in between the levels, consists of a total of 188 screens, which is two comic books worth of images. The story is co-written and drawn by the studio that’s responsible for the Oscar nominated animation films The Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells. Screens are colored by Raymund Lee, famous for his work on Marvel’s Wolverine series.
Check out the official trailer here: