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Puzzle game Best Fiends now available for iOS mobile devices

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Best_Fiends_Screenshots_5_1536x2048-768x1024Seriously, a Helsinki, Finland-based mobile entertainment startup, has released its first IP, an iOS game called Best Fiends.

The title is set in Minutia, a world populated with cute yet fiendish creatures that players must collect. These adorable, courageous little guys lived in harmony until a meteor struck, transforming the Slugs of Mount Boom into an army of pests that are now sliming and chomping their way through Minutia. Now, our tiny heroes have to save their families from the slugs by gaining special powers as players level up. To do so, players engage in the type of puzzle-based gameplay that has them matching shapes to make them disappear.

The new IP has a pedigree worth noting; the company behind it was created by former Rovio (Angry Birds) executives Andrew Stalbow and Petri Järvilehto, with music from “Despicable Me”‘s Heitor Pereira performed by the Budapest Art Orchestra. Best Fiends was designed from the ground up as the first of what Seriously hopes is a global entertainment franchise.

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Järvilehto said in a press release, “The story of Minutia and the cute yet fiendish creatures that inhabit it is something we’ve been passionate about developing for a long time. For us, this launch is the beginning of an incredible journey that will unfold through a trilogy of games.”

Best Fiends has already had a soft launch with what the company says were promising results, and the next installment in the trilogy is already in the works. The second game is due out in 2015.

The game is free to play with in-app purchase options, and is currently only available at The App Store worldwide for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Check out the Best Fiends YouTube channel, complete with trailers, reveal videos, making-of pieces, and more. Get it at www.AppStore.com/BestFiends, or find out more information at www.bestfiends.com. The game is expected to be available for Android devices via Google Play and the Amazon App Store before the end of the year.

About Helen A. Lee


Helen is a veteran writer with credits in The Learned Fangirl, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Gamespot.com, Chicago Tribune and nytimes.com, among others (if pressed, she may cop to writing instructional guides to pop star hair and interviewing "Desperate Housewives" stars). She's a huge geek and her son, age 11, looks to be following in her footsteps.

  • Brent Feinberg

    You need to stay far away from this app if you value “Mommy’s” money. After the first zone, you have to start spending money, and it gets MUCH worse from there. By the time you get to the end of the water/ice zone you will have spent $20. By the time you get to the end of the desert zone, you can kiss $200 away. $1 for 5 more moves on levels that are specifically designed for you to fail. I am tired of this free to play crap. You have been warned.