||This article possibly contains original research. (July 2012)|
|Industry||Computer and video game industry|
|Headquarters||Boulder, Colorado, U.S.|
|Key people||Julian Farrior (CEO)
Dale Thoms (CTO)
Tom Blind (Lead Game Designer)
|Products||Games for video game consoles, Android and Apple Inc. App Store|
Backflip Studios is a mobile game developer and publisher based in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It was founded by Julian Farrior, Dale Thoms and Tom Blind in April 2009. In August 2009 it was announced that the company had raised US$145,000 in funding to continue to develop for the iPhone OS. They are best known for their free game for iOS Paper Toss, which has been downloaded over 24 million times since released. They are also known widely for Dragonvale, with over 10 million downloads.
- 1 iOS apps
- 1.1 Ragdoll Blaster
- 1.2 Paper Toss
- 1.3 Paper Toss: World Tour
- 1.4 Harbor Havoc 3D
- 1.5 Ragdoll Blaster 2
- 1.6 Strike Knight
- 1.7 Graffiti Ball
- 1.8 Tunnel Shoot
- 1.9 NinJump
- 1.10 Army of Darkness: Defense
- 1.11 Dragonvale
- 1.12 Buganoids
- 1.13 NinJump Deluxe
- 1.14 Backflip Slots
- 1.15 Mahjongg Dimensions
- 1.16 Shape Shift
- 1.17 Ragdoll Blaster 3
- 1.18 Gizmonauts
- 2 Android apps
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Paper Toss is a simulation game in which players toss paper into a metal trash can. There are multiple difficulties and crosswinds for challenging play.
Paper Toss: World Tour
Paper Toss: World Tour is a simulation game that is the sequel of Paper Toss. Players toss paper into metal trash cans located in various parts of the world.
Harbor Havoc 3D
Harbor Havoc 3D is a simulation game in which players direct marine traffic to their proper ports.
Ragdoll Blaster 2
Strike Knight is a simulation game which is based on real life puck bowling arcade games of the 80s and 90s.
Tunnel Shoot is a shooter developed by Backflip Studios and Team Phobic. In Tunnel Shoot, you pilot a ship down an endless, colorful, vector-drawn tunnel filled with obstacles and enemies.
Army of Darkness: Defense
Army of Darkness: Defense is a casual castle defense game based on the MGM classic movie, in which you play Ash, a time-traveling, evil-fighting, S-Mart sales clerk as you defend Lord Arthur's castle and the Necronomicon from the oncoming hordes of evil undead.
Dragonvale is a breeding simulation application in which players design a park and display dragons in habitats in order to earn dragoncash. Dragons earn dragoncash while staying in their habitat. Different dragons earn at different rates depending on their type and rarity. Dragoncash can be used to upgrade a park with new islands, habitats, and decorations. Currently the game has a max park level of 55; and there is a total dragon count of 175, decoration count of 105 and main island count of 10.
There are ten basic elements: plant, earth, fire, cold, lightning, water, air, metal, light and dark. Basic elemental dragons can produce a specific set of hybrid dragons by being paired in the breeding cave or breeding island. There are a number of limited or rare dragons that are only available during a specific period of time. These dragons are themed toward specific holidays, seasons, anomaly's and events. For example, the Ghost dragon is available for Halloween and the Reindeer dragon is available for the winter holidays. There are also limited epic dragons like the Leap Year Dragon, that is theoretically only available every 4 years. Limited dragons are often released alongside a limited park decoration. Limited dragons include the gemstone dragons, which correspond to the monthly birthstones. Gemstone dragons earn gems rather than dragoncash. Backflip Studios has held several "bring them back" events to give players a chance to breed a limited dragon they may have missed the first time around.
Gems are a vital part of Dragonvale. Without them certain goals take longer to achieve. Gems can be acquired through trading them with friends, winning them in the colosseum and race track, or purchasing them directly. There are also a small number of Epic dragons, including Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Treasure, Olympus, Gemstone and Seasonal. In addition, there is one legendary dragon, KAIROS, which has the ability to fast-forward time by six hours.
Players raise dragons to adulthood by feeding them treats. Though breeding is the most common way to earn non-basic dragons, they can also bought from the market for gems. Players can buy new islands to make space for more habitats. All dragons have different dragoncash earn rate. For example, a gift dragon at level 10 can only earn 77 dragoncash per minute while a rainbow can earn 400 per minute at level 10. A level ten moon dragon can earn 283 coin per minute.
To have dragons earn more cash, players may feed them treats grown from treat farms, won from the racetrack, or earned from the completion of quests.
The racetrack is a mini-game where players can "gamble" with their dragons in a race. Each race lasts under one minute. Though timing plays a part, selecting a dragon whose elements match the current racetrack is required to win consistently.
Buganoids is an action arcade game where you play a little astronaut and shoot bugs on each planet.
NinJump Deluxe is an action game and the sequel of NinJump. The player, as a ninja, climbing up walls on the sides of the screen while dodging protruding objects and attacking things in the air. This version has three new levels.
Backflip Slots is a casino slot machine game in which you win cash, prizes and use bonus buddies. It also has the appearances of characters from other Backflip Studios games.
Mahjongg Dimensions is a puzzle game in which you have to match images and clear the blocks as quickly as possible.
Shape Shift is a simulation puzzle game in which you swap shapes with the same colors in unlimited levels.
Ragdoll Blaster 3
Ragdoll Blaster 3 is a physics game in which players solve puzzles by shooting targets with rag dolls and a cannon. It's the third installment of the Ragdoll Blaster franchise.
Gizmonauts is similar to Dragonvale, in that the player breeds, feeds and battles with bots instead of dragons. 
Ninjump for Android is a port of the original iOS game to the Android.
Strike Knight is the newest edition in Back Flip's Android collection.
Dragonvale is a port of the original iOS game to the Android.
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