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Could It Be Magic? First Ace Mathician Trailer Arrives

Posted by James Newton

New game from Flipper creator

Ace Mathician from Goodbye Galaxy Games — the one-man team behind Flipper and Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish — is branching out from goldfish to create a game about a koala that solves mathematical problems in a platforming context. Really.

Hugo Smits sent over the first trailer that explains a bit more about the game's equation-powered gameplay. It also contains some characteristically cute sprite work of a koala eating fruit.

More news on a release date and pricing when we hear it.

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User Comments (17)

ejamer

#2

ejamer said:

I don't know if this will be a great game, but the concept is brilliant. Somehow it reminds me of Scribblenauts with numbers.

FonistofCruxis

#3

FonistofCruxis said:

The only time I'd want to see or hear anything to do with maths when playing a video game is if there math references made by Sho Minamimoto in TWEWY.

SmashYoshi123

#4

SmashYoshi123 said:

it's a game about a koala and IT'S MATH, SERIOUSLY?, Ninty Where's YOUR GAME About A KOALA, OH YEAH, YOU DON'T HAVE A GAME ABOUT A KOALA, WOW Nintendo I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR YOU

Stuffgamer1

#5

Stuffgamer1 said:

That...actually looks interesting. It's obviously designed so that it wouldn't require Trig degree or anything like that to play. It's really just about moving platforms to get through the level, so I don't see as it's much different from other puzzle/platformers.

Morphbug

#6

Morphbug said:

I'm making a math game as a school project. I hope you don't mind me taking one or two things from your game Hugo ;)

bboy2970

#8

bboy2970 said:

This is an extremely intriguing and interesting concept. Good or bad, I really tip my hat to this guy for coming up with something truly creative and original. We need more stuff like this in today's game industry!

FOREST_RANGER

#9

FOREST_RANGER said:

Oooh, what an unusual gameplay...I wonder what it will appeal to. Puzzle fans? Platformer fans? Anyway, nice to see something fresh and appealing to more general audiences.

Odnetnin

#11

Odnetnin said:

"the one-man team"
There is no "I" in "team".

Also, while the concept reminds of Scribblenauts, I hope the execution is much better than that game's.

FonistofCruxis

#12

FonistofCruxis said:

"The only time I'd want to see or hear anything to do with maths when playing a video game is if there math references made by Sho Minamimoto in TWEWY."

I forgot about the Professor Layton series. I don't mind seeing maths based puzzles in those games.

DraculaX

#13

DraculaX said:

@ejamer Speaking of Scribblenauts, I hope 5th Cell has not forgotten about that series. I mean, I actually bought a 3ds in hopes that they would release a new one.

BulbasaurusRex

#14

BulbasaurusRex said:

Hmm, you need to know you graph equations for this one. At least it's not basic elementary school edutainment for this game.

Quick: What graph equation corresponds to the shape of the St. Louis Gateway Arch?
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A: a hyperbolic cosine

eviLaTtenDant

#16

eviLaTtenDant said:

Seeing it in motion at least explained a bit more of how it works. Guess you have to play it before you really can understand it though. Looks good so far and i hope my rudimentary math skills will suffice for this one.

DivineDope

#17

DivineDope said:

This is the BIGGEST CASE of Plagiarism I've EVER SEEN... speakin on da monkeys spittin watermelon seeds... SuperMarioWorld2 INVENTED da WatermelonSeedSpittin Monkeys! And dey shamelessly bitin'...

I don't know about the Math part but the game looks tight.... aesthetically and characteristically.

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