Angry Birds maker Rovio today formally announced its next big thing, a new puzzler for the iOS platform based on their IP acquisition of Casey’s Contraptions, a charming and addictive puzzle game by Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut.
Rovio hinted in early-May that it would re-write and re-brand Casey’s Contraptions as Amazing Alex. The game will be launching in July on iOS and Android platforms, with Windows following soon after. Here’s your trailer…
So who’s Alex?
This whiz kid has a boundless imagination and a houseful of fun toys that can turn anything into a great adventure! From cleaning up his room to playing in his backyard, Alex creates amazing chain reactions to get the job done with the maximum amount of fun.
And here’s the introductory trailer.
As you can see, Amazing Alex takes a page from Casey’s Contraptions’ book, tasking you with building crazy contraptions and Rube Goldberg-like machines with toys and everyday items to solve puzzles.
You can set the objects up to bounce, pop, ricochet, bash and crash into each other and each level has a bunch of different solutions to it. Rovio is promising a hundred levels spread across four fun locations in the initial release, with more content coming in regular free updates.
And right from the get-go, the game will let players design and share their own levels, using built-in level editor and 35 interactive objects.
More information is available at the official Amazing Alex website.
What do you think, does Amazing Alex looks like another smash hit for Rovio?