Doodle Jump soars to 10 million sales; Kinect version on the way

Doodle Jump has proven to be a huge release for Lima Sky, with the two brothers who run the company, Igor Pusenjak and Marko Pusenjak, announcing earlier today that the game has been downloaded over 10 million times across iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.

The premise of the game is simple, with the aim of guiding “Doodle the Doodler” up a sheet of graph paper via the tilt controls on the iPhone/iPod touch or iPad. You have to dodge enemies, land on platforms and get as high as you possibly can, before you plummet back down to the ground.

The company is not content to just sit back and rest on its laurels though, especially if an article on Venture Beat is anything to go by. Lima Sky plans to release Doodle Jump on the iPad, a Doodle Jump set of toys, a comic book and a new version of the game for Kinect for Xbox 360. In addition, Lima Sky will also be releasing a multiplayer update for the game for iPad, iPhone and Android users in the near future.

A game such as Doodle Jump should make a move to Kinect fairly smoothly, thanks mostly to the simple controls. Moving left or right in front of the Kinect sensor is likely to be used for character movement, with very little other motion controls needed.

Doodle Jump stood in second place on the all-time top paid iPhone Apps back in January, based on Apple’s sales figures, just behind Angry Birds.

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P1R4T3 said,
In fact, this game is really worth the toilet time unlike angry birds which I really don't like.
you can't play kinect on the toilet silly

jasonon said,
you can't play kinect on the toilet silly

I was referring to the mobile version (I didn't mention it above, sorry about that - that's silly I guess). I've got both Doodle jump and angry birds on my phone and I've played angry birds for 3 levels only.

I really don't understand how this particular version is any more special then the millions of other games like this? What is so great about this particular version? Same with angrybirds can someone explain it? (serious question I haven't played this game and only looked at angry birds but I've played games that were highly similar, what is the attraction?)

DDStriker said,
I really don't understand how this particular version is any more special then the millions of other games like this? What is so great about this particular version? Same with angrybirds can someone explain it? (serious question I haven't played this game and only looked at angry birds but I've played games that were highly similar, what is the attraction?)

Somewhere the word "kinect" was put in, so it was grabbed and front paged lol. With a lack of nonrail/nondance based games, it's going to be collecting dust if it doesn't get something soon.

Shadrack said,
I'm not sure why this is even news considering it has nothing to do with Angry Birds OR Facebook :mad:

So that they come to know that angry bird isnt the only game that is making money out there.

The kinect would work for this type of game for sure. Also, the PS3 with their 6 axis controls would as well. If it really is just tilting left and right.

shakey said,
The kinect would work for this type of game for sure. Also, the PS3 with their 6 axis controls would as well. If it really is just tilting left and right.

Any controller would work. In fact, I would imagine that a regular controller would make the game too easy.

"Lima Sky plans to release Doodle Jump on the iPad,"
am I missing something, or is it not already released on the iPad?

Tjcrazy said,
"Lima Sky plans to release Doodle Jump on the iPad,"
am I missing something, or is it not already released on the iPad?

New iPad specific version, not just the iPhone one updated

Byron_Hinson said,

New iPad specific version, not just the iPhone one updated

When are they going to release it? The iPads been out for a year already! How hard is it to port a game from iPhone to iPad? (Albeit that it would be harder to control but still)

The 1st game I tried on an iPhone and it was addictive... I still enjoy playing is a few time here and there. Was curious what highscores looked like and when I took a look at it it's clear there was cheater, too bad as it would have been a great motivation to beat top scores.

I may have not looked into Andry Birds a lot but I think I prefer DJ. It's about time there is a news about DJ as I was bored to see AB in the news everywhere.

Would be awesome.
Just have to remember to close the blinds so that the neighbours won't think I'm on some weird substances