Loose Nozzles has just landed on mobile. It is a slapstick rocket flight game and rescue game. Although it was originally scheduled to launch in August due to unfavorable weather conditions, the landing was delayed for a month. And now, Foster and Family Games’ 2D arcade game is finally available.
Loose Nozzles will have you saving people who are trapped at the edge of space. This game combines classic arcade mechanics with physics-based functions to create a bizarre experience for everyone. The arcade-style artwork and vocalized sound effects make it look like an arcade game.
Even more charming is the story of Loose Nozzles’ creation. The game was created by Chris Foster, a veteran programmer and designer, and Ian Foster, his adorable five-year-old son.
Chris initially wanted to create a game all by himself. But, he soon realized that his son would be the perfect (unpaid!) codesigner. The designer’s early Unity experiments inspired his son to come up with a game where the rocket’s flight would be dependent on how it is shot. He even created a picture of the cannon-shooter, which was used in the game.
This title was perfected by the duo for eight years, eventually leading to Loose Nozzles. Players should expect a challenge, as they will only have two thruster buttons. They must navigate dangerous environments such as narrow tunnels, falling stones, spinning gears and flame-throwing robotics.
Chris spoke out about the journey and said that he did not want it to feel like work. They worked at a slow pace which allowed Ian to create more detailed artwork. Ian’s addition summarises everything just the way a teenager would state it. He said, “It’s a game. And it’s fun.”
If you’re interested in exploring this father-son duo’s whimsical arcade journey, download Loose Nozzles now. You can download the game for free, but you will need to make a purchase once to access all features.
While you’re at the same time, take a look at this list of retro-inspired games that you can play on your mobile device!