Samsung Telecommunication America has released a new game on Google Play called Unicorn Apocalypse.
Some may recognize the title as the game that Samsung showed when in the advertisement promoting Samsung SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) a while back. To recap, the advertisement showed game developers celebrating the release of the game and giving out Flip Covers featuring the game.
Now, it turns out that the game featured in the ad is real. From February 22 to March 3, Samsung Telecommunication America held a contest to create a mobile game that captures the Unicorn Apocalypse idea. The contest winner, Liquid Gameworks, received $25,000 as prize money and a one year subscription to GameSalad Pro that is valued at $299, apart from having the game officially released by Samsung on Google Play.
The game lets users take on the role of a unicorn which heralds the end of the world. The game begins with the unicorn breaking through a Unicorn Containment Unit. The unicorn has to battle it out against foot soldiers and helicopters that are part of the Anti Unicorn Force (AUF) through rainbow lasers. Various traps which have been set up for the unicorn also need to be avoided. Playing in the background is a metal soundtrack which helps to pump up the gamers’ adrenaline as they lead the unicorn against a landscape of burning buildings. The gameplay seems pretty easy, similar to Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick Studios, making Unicorn Apocalypse appear to be suitable for times such as when one is waiting in line, for example.
The game is free to download, and requires only Android 1.6 to work. It has a file size of 28MB.
Unfortunately, the current version of the game has not gotten high reviews on Google Play. 112 out of 193 reviewers only gave Unicorn Apocalypse a rating of 1 out of 5 stars.
Here is the link to the game on Google Play, in case you want to try out the game for yourself.