We got word this morning from Chillingo that they’re about to release the Zen Bound version 1.2.1 update. The update will feature a whole new tree called The Tree Of Nostalgia. This tree is subdivided into four thematic groups: Childhood, Old Days (1920s or so), 50s Sci-Fi and Retro Gaming.
As well as adding a new tree into the game, the Zen Bound update will also be including some small improvements to the existing game. These improvements include;
Paint spread from rope will be smooth and continuous.
Rope interpenetrating with objects reduced.
Silly bug with ‘Previous’ displaying the wrong value changed.
Level beginning says ‘Play’ instead of ‘Continue’ if the save game had 0% coverage.
Save game issues hopefully addressed.
Ability to hide the in-game progress display (i.e. play “full-screen”).
“The aim with Zen Bound is to simply wrap an object in string. Tilting the iPhone will change the angle of the string relevant to the object, and dragging the object using the touch screen will rotate the object, thus wrapping it in the string. It does take a little while to get used to, thereâ€™s a subtlety to the controls that wonâ€™t come naturally at first. As gamers, weâ€™ve been conditioned to complete things as quickly as possible, and most people will be quite heavy handed in their initial approach to wrapping an object. Zen Bound teaches the player to unlearn that mentality.”
Zen Bound is available now in the App Store for Â£2.99/$4.99. There’s also a lite version available if you’d like to try before you buy. The Zen Bound version 1.2.1 update will be appearing in the App Store very soon.
This is going to be a welcome update to a already great game, with new levels and improvements to make the existing game even better. We can’t wait to get our hands on this update and check it out, keep an eye out in the App Store. We’re also hoping to bring you a full review of Zen Bound soon.