Hi, I'm an indie game developer, and I created a retro-style arcade game for iOS called "MS. PARTICLE-MAN." I thought some TIGForums members might be interested in it.
Here's a trailer video where you can see the game in action:http://vimeo.com/picobots/ms-particle-man-official-trailer
And here's a link to the game in the iTunes App Store:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ms.-particle-man/id500745010
The game has a 8-bit/retro look, and a soundtrack and sound effects to match. Everything about it recalls the classics of yore from the arcade, Atari, Commodore 64, and NES eras. I was influenced by a variety of games, including Pong, Breakout, Asteroids, Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Pitfall!, and Super Mario Bros. And just like all of those great old games, Ms. Particle-Man is FUN and DIFFICULT!
The goal of the game is simple: Discover the Higgs boson. The player controls Ms. Particle-Man in his/her search for the Higgs across three different collider worlds. Each collider ends with a showdown against an elementary particle. The player collides with each boss particle to discover new worlds, abilities, and eventually possibly even the Higgs boson itself.
I originally created the game for an art/science variety show inspired by particle physics and the search for the elusive Higgs boson, and I built a one-of-a-kind custom tabletop arcade cabinet for my game. That cabinet will be on display at a variety of events so people can play the game in true classic arcade fashion. You can read all about at my website:http://picobots.net/projects/11210599/ms-particle-man
If anybody runs a blog or site devoted to writing about indie games, I will happily provide promo codes for the iOS game if you're interested in writing about the game!