The opportunity to solve a series of puzzles whilst travelling along the famous Merioneth and Llantisilly railway in now possible without leaving the comfort of your home. The innovative games studio Dreadnought Design are the brains behind the Ivor the Engine relaunch and have now released their version for the iPhone.
The original game of Ivor and the Dragon was released on iPad in April, and players are immersed into an adventure on the Welsh railways with Ivor and his trusty driver Jones the Steam. Working together, there are a series of puzzles alongside the TV featured Merioneth and Llantisilly line, owned by the Rail Traction Co. Ltd. The games are adaptations of original Ivor stories written by the late Oliver Postgate.
The original artwork of the characters by Peter Firmin has been restored and brought bang up to date in the form of HD graphics. Ivor’s original music by Vernon Elliott also features on the new Dreadnought Design Ivor and the Dragon iPhone game. The designers promise that the game will be in the authentic smallfilms style and that both children and adults will enjoy an exciting journey along the picturesque railway.
Oliver Postgate’s son, Daniel Postgate, says:
“My father’s wish was for all the Smallfilms materials to eventually be made available online for everyone to enjoy again, so when we were approached by Dreadnought Design last year, the timing seemed to be perfect for development to begin. Peter Firmin and I are very excited about the launch of this game on the iPhone as well as the iPad, and are delighted that Dreadnought Design have managed to keep the authenticity of the series while managing to bring it back for today’s market.”
A series of interactive storybooks based on original Ivor the Engine stories are also under development and will be released under the newly created Smallworlds brand.
“This is just the start of an exciting year for Smallfilms,” added Daniel. “There is a lot more to come, and from some other familiar faces too, so watch this space!”
Ivor and the Dragon Game for the iPhone on iTunes
UK Link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ivor-the-engine-for-iphone/id…
US Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ivor-the-engine-for-iphone/id…
Ivor and the Dragon Game for the iPad on iTunes
UK Link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ivor-the-engine/id400910512?m…
US Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ivor-the-engine/id400910512?m…