Fruit Ninja developer Halfbrick Studios announces its latest puzzle game, Bears vs. Art

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Halfbrick Studios may not be as prolific as big name studios when it comes to churning out new iPhone and iPad games on a monthly, sometimes even weekly basis, but their addictive games had me burn lots of midnight oil.

Today, the creator of Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja has announced its latest puzzle game, Bears vs. Art. Soft-launched in Australia in Canada (global launch is due “soon”), Bears vs. Art involves Rory the bear and some stuck-up art connoisseurs.

The concept combines elements of speed and action to create “a totally new experience” in which our hero must sabotage supposed works of art in more than a hundred galleries. Finally a game that expresses bears’ natural animosity toward art! I’ve included more tidbits and a trailer right below the fold…

From the blurb:

Greedy millionaires have opened abstract art galleries to display and admire their latest work. Now Rory the bear is ready to fight back against the pointless pieces invading his home!

Bears vs. Art – a puzzling postmodern expression of the fight against subtext, from the creators of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride!

Discover 125 galleries with exciting puzzles around every corner. Plan your moves carefully or race the clock in timed challenges to destroy every painting on every wall!

Each painting is protected by sneaky security measures including lasers, spikes and mind-bending portals. Not to mention snooty guests, nosy security guards and art-snatching thieves!

There are 125 puzzles to keep your gray matter occupied, with more being promised via free content updates on a regular basis.

You’ll be avoiding cunning traps, collecting colorful costumes to gain special abilities that change the way you play, competing in events to win some prizes, play with friends via Game Center and more.

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Check out the trailer.

Looks neat, no?

Bears vs. Art is currently available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in Canada and Australia, free of charge. The 51.9MB download requires iOS 6.0 or later. As with most free-to-play titles, Bears vs. Art contains optional in-app purchases.

Worldwide release details will be announced soon, Halfbrick said.