Shaun the Sheep and Nokia partner on brand new game for Nokia Lumia 800/710

| March 14, 2012 | 2 Replies

Although we have our daily segment for Lumia apps, stories about WP apps in general are kept to a minimum as there would just be too much of it. But on occasion I go around that.

Nokia and Aardman Animations have a great history together. With the N8, Aardman created both the smallest and largest animation (Dot and Gulp). Now they have created a game with the character, Shaun the Sheep! I’ll be demoing this asap but for now I’ll leave you with the press release. It is very well priced at £0.79, there’s not even a thought into whether I’d buy that or not. That’s a low enough price and the screenshots look good enough for me not to need to consider this a purchase (as opposed to bigger £3.99 games).

This game is of a favourite genre, the running across the screen type.

 Aardman Digital today announces that it has partnered with Nokia to develop the first Shaun the Sheep mobile game for users of Windows phones like the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710, which launches this month for 79p.

Barnstormer is a fast and furious run and jump game featuring the much-loved Aardman character Shaun the Sheep. Players race Shaun across farmyard themed tracks, littered with obstacles, against the clock. The game features a variety of jumps, boosts and power-jumps to increase speed, dodge mud, clear high stacks of hay bales and land on trampolines.

Lorna Probert, Head of Aardman Digital comments, “This alliance with Nokia to produce Shaun the Sheep’s first mobile game on the Windows marketplace is an obvious next step for the brand given its successful track record in the digital world. Barnstormer will be a great way for fans to interact with the brand on-the-go and we’re confident it will be a hit with consumers of all ages.”

Keith Varty, Head of Content and Developer Marketing, Nokia Western Europe said “Barnstormer by Aardman is a great example of the household favourites, such as Shaun the Sheep, joining the World’s fastest growing app store. It reinforces Nokia’s commitment to bringing amazing new content to the Marketplace, and is sure to be fun for Nokia Lumia owners of all ages.”

Barnstormer is available via:

Thanks Anna Harding from Aardman for the press release!


Category: Applications, Nokia, Windows Phone

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