Kick Buttowski, launched from Troy

kick buttowski screengrab 1st Playable

Launched high enough, Kick even flies into space.

Check it out: 1st Playable, a video game studio in Troy, has built its first game for the iPhone/iPad. It's called "Kick Buttowski: Loco Launcho" -- it's based on a cartoon that airs on a Disney Channel about a kid who wants to be a daredevil.

The game is a "see how high and far you can fly" challenge. Kick gets launched in the air and you maneuver him to new heights, distances and tricks. Along the way you can earn new add-ons for Kick's sled, allowing him to go higher and farther. It's fun (probably more so if you're in the cartoon's target demo). The game is free.

Up to this point, 1st Playable has focused on building games for the handheld platforms such as the Nintendo DS. Its latest game for that platform is called "Pet Zombies," in which players raise their own zombies -- yep, you even get to feed them brains (what else would they eat?).

By the way: 1st Playable sometimes has kids come in to test games -- which we're guessing would score a few points for parents.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Cohabit, developed by a Axeva in Clifton Park
+ Snow Brawlin', developed by Saratoga-based Ghost Hand Games

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