Fireside Games, an indie game studio, launches its first app Rise 'n' Shine. This all ages game personifies hot air balloons as charming animal characters; and takes the player on an infinite runner styled adventure through the clouds. The gameplay introduces a challenging balance of collecting stars and powerups while optimizing fuel and dodging obstacles. Gameplay switches between calm and stormy skies to add even more variety, and as you fly higher, storms become more frequent and longer, while powerups and fuel become more rare. Stars can be collected throughout the game and used to unlock new balloon characters from a wide selection of cute designs, each with their own personalities. The game is rendered beautifully in a Disney inspired art style, full of rich colors and effects that pop. The animation and physics are fluid and really give the impression of soaring through the clouds. The game design and visuals will resonate with all audiences.
Rise 'n' Shine began as a side project by three senior game developers in the spring of 2015. Back then, there was no sense of Fireside as a studio; just a few friends trying to launch a game on their own. What started as a small side project evolved into something larger over the next few years, eventually becoming a robust intellectual property.