Indie developer Game Stew Studio who previously made Tower of Fortune have just released their newest iOS game, Gargoyle Ruins for the iPad and iPhone. Their previous title received the privilege of TouchArcade’s 2012 Game of the Year.
Inspired by the retro Game & Watch games, Gargoyle Ruins is a prequel to Tower of Fortune, set in a world where girls belonging to a prosperous kingdom are kidnapped once a year. As the hero, you must of course solve the mystery and defeat the dark forces of evil.
Naturally, this premise sets you up for a nostalgic 8-bit trip with multiple games such as Princess Rescue, Dead Man’s Gold, Queen’s Chamber and modes like Story and Arcade with upgrades and global scores. The game’s difficulty and 40 achievements are there to keep you going as you get stabbed, drowned and burned to death within the forsaken dungeons.
The current 50% off launch sale prices the game at US$0.99 on the App Store, with future updates promising new options for the virtual touch screen controller and easier difficulty setting.