Finnish game company Namida Diamond Factory has launched a new mobile game. The story-driven Spiralways is available in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the Nordic countries and can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android mobile devices. Initially, Spiralways is in a soft launch phase. People in the selected countries get a chance to test the game first while it is being further developed based on received feedback before a global release.
The mobile game Spiralways is a story-driven runner in which the player takes the role of Eve, a protagonist who has lost her memory, and goes on an adventure in worlds filled with ancient myths. Japanese mythology was selected as the first realm to explore. New worlds with other legends will be added to the game later. Along the way, the player will meet both mighty gods and mythical foes who challenge or try to stop the player. A key gameplay element is to draw symbols on the mobile device’s touchscreen to perform powerful magical spells.
Spiralways was inspired by nostalgic feelings towards other story-rich games the developers played in their childhood. “While playing and casting spells in Spiralways, the player should feel like they are on a magical adventure they have never experienced before in mobile games. Easier said than done but just after a few months, our prototype gathered interest”, tells Daniel Rantala, the CEO and co-founder of Namida, and refers to a capital investment of 300,000 euros Namida received in spring 2015. A year later on its first week in the App Store, Spiralways was noticed and made it into the list of featured applications under Action and Adventure game titles.
In autumn 2015, Namida merged with Playforia, the veteran game company that funded Namida. Together with a third Finnish game studio, they formed Namida Diamond Factory Ltd. and have already released two other mobile game titles before Spiralways. “In only a year, Namida has grown into one of the largest game companies in Finland. Now, also Spiralways has opened its gates. Welcome, players!” Rantala rejoices.