Friday links & stuff

First of all, say hello to the newest member of the Kosmo Spin felt family by the amazing and talented Emma Lindberg!

Ok. It’s Friday! Kosmo Spin and Simogo has been covered by a few sites more, so here’s a round up of the latest stuff:

App Store Heroes – Simogo interview on Girl Gamers UK Review

8/10 In French

Pocketgamer Review We’re not the ones who can’t take critiscism. Pocketgamer is entitled to their oppinion. They’re also completely entitled to smell of old cheese.

And I have no less than two Russian links for you:

Minimapp interview!
Kanobu Review

In other news:
Work on the first update for Kosmo Spin is soon done.
You can look forward to 12 new quests, 5 new achievements and Facebook (and Twitter, maybe?) score posting. And other nice fixes.

… And what’s this? Another piece of fan art!? Yes, why yes, it sure seems so.

By the amazing artist Willy Bartels.

Weekend coming up. Phew!

Reviews are here!

… And they are all pretty amazing:

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4/4 Must Have
Kosmo Spin is pretty weird, but it’s also ridiculously fun. The game hands you a whole bunch of busywork all at once, and it’s all so silly, you can’t help but get caught up in its strange simplicity.
Kosmo Spin is simple and fun for everyone to pick up and start enjoying, but it’s much tougher to put back down. The game is oozing charm with such a great style that you’ll just fall in love with. The survival mode and quests provide plenty to do, and it’s tons of fun with so much action, and such simple controls.

Girl Gamers Uk
I am finding it very difficult to say anything negative about this game. It has the quick hit, pick up and play nature that works so well on the iPhone, along with the cute looks and easy gameplay that will attract players in the first place. If you combine all of this with Game Center leader boards and achievements, and a price of just 59p, you could easily be looking at the next App Store hit. I suggest that you pick up the game now, before everyone else finds out about it.

The Gamer With Kids
Kosmo Spin is a fun, addictive game for the whole family. It starts off easy but gradually gets harder and harder but it never gets frustrating. In fact, the more you play, the more you want get better and better in order to get your score higher. It really is a hard game to put down once you start and it’s very easy to lost track of time playing it. I highly recommend Kosmo Spin for anyone who is looking for a unique, fun game that is high in replayability. This game is family friendly and suitable for all ages.

Kosmo Spin is an incredibly charming game. The cute characters and humorous text and dialog make it a joy to play.

Game Reactor
Lovely cute design, intuitive gameplay mechanics, feels original, rather addictive.

Graphic Award

We are happy to recommend Kosmo Spin, especially for families with small children. Harmonious, sweet and innovative! (in german)

И так во всем: по Kosmo Spin видно, что ее создателей, простите, невероятно прет от собственной работы. В больших играх такое бывает нечасто — а это важный момент.
Yeah, I have no idea either. But this is the first Russian review and that’s cool enough in itself. Also, Minimapp might be the best name ever for a blog.

And some video reviews:
NuRevu (iPhone)
NuRevu (iPad)
Appvideoreview (In italian. So I have no idea what he says. He might actually hate it.)

Swedish links:
Radio Speltorsk, Gästreview
iMan, Snurrigt rädda världen spel
Intervju på
Touched by dreams

And to round it up here is another amazing piece of fan art:

By Jacob Hartmann (here’s his blog posts about Kosmo Spin:
iOS gaming 1: Kosmo Spin
iOS gaming 2: Kosmo Spin Again.

Phew. I think that’s it. Please contact us if you find anything else!

Kosmo Spin Featured by Apple in Appstore

Are we dreaming? Pinch us or something ’cause this is too good to be true.
Kosmo Spin is featured by Apple in “New and Noteworthy” and “Hot New Games”

If we were not feeling, eeeeer, so-so from yesterdays adventures with the beer we would go out and celebrate. We’ll just settle for a little (slow) dance.

Release day round up

Busy day yesterday!
Kosmo Spin was released, so here’s a round up of things that happened on this legendary day.

Both me and Gordon were crazy nervous. I actually woke up in the middle of the night to buy Kosmo Spin.
We got in to the office early to finish up the last things on the website and have the press releases and trailer out before lunch. Spent the day with replying a lot of mail, watching feedback and talking on forums and stuff to get the word out.

Just the day before my friend Emma had sent me new fantastic Kosmo Spin fabric figures, so of course the office had to be decorated with them before people showed up for our mini-release party.

And a mini release party it was. But, the creme de la creme of Malmö’s game developers swung by. 0.7% of Massive Entertainment, about 22% of Southend Interactive, 50% of Coackroach Inc, 100% Simogo and the talented 3D freelance artists Daniel & Daniel (!) that we share office with.

Beers were bought:

…And consumed:

The last brave ones before we headed of to end the night at the pub Pickwick just across the street from our office:

Best thing that happened yesterday? That would be this amazing piece of Kosmo Spin fan art by Johan Gulldén, programmer at Southend: