September 10, 2018 4.40 pm This story is over 39 months old

Lincoln pair release mobile game

The creators are clearly very knowledge-a-bull!

A pair from Lincoln have spent the past two years developing a mobile game, with one of the two leaving their full-time job to finish the project.

Beware of the Bull is the first game from Heathershaw and Scarlett Apps, where players smash and dash their way through the levels.

A bull chases the players across the screen while players try to grab power ups and avoid obstacles by either smashing or jumping over them.

Isobel and Andy met when they were working as testers at Rockstar Games Lincoln and have eight years of experience in the industry.

Players have to evade the bull as it chases them.

They first started developing the game while they were both working full time.

After two years of working on Beware of the Bull, they have now released it on the App Store and Google Play Store for players over 12-years-old.

It’s free to download for Android phones here and for iPhones here.

Isobel Scarlett told The Lincolnite: “We both wanted something more from life than just the 9 to 5. It’s been a personal dream of mine to make a living from working for myself.

“This has taken a lot of sacrifice on my part but I preferred the thought of taking a big risk rather than staying in a ‘safe’ job for the next however many years.

“Creating something entirely from scratch is a massive challenge and took a lot more time and effort than Andy and I ever imagined.”

The game consists of six levels based in different locations, with a survival mode that can be unlocked after playing.

There are six different locations in the game.

More levels are going to be added to the app in the future as in-app purchases.

Andy Heathershaw also told The Lincolnite: “I wanted to spend whatever free hours I had on coding and when I couldn’t do that I often ended up reading and learning about it instead.

“My initial emotion once the game was released was relief. It’s taken a long time and a lot of hours to not only finish it, but also get it into what we felt was a robust and polished state.

“Regardless of whether the game makes money, completing it to the standard we have is something I feel we can both be proud of.”

The Lincolnite tried the game out for ourselves and it got a thumbs up from us.

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