Machine Gun Jetpack is Halfbrick's next game

You just can't keep a good Barry Steakfries down. Halfbrick's unofficial mascot will star in another game on iOS, dubbed Machine Gun Jetpack. Spawned from a power-up of the same name in Halfbrick's Monster Dash, it's a side-scrolling free-runner (think: Canabalt) in the same vein as Monster Dash, though Barry's offensive capabilities are almost non-existent. Power-ups grant Barry varied abilities, but the majority of the game calls for dodging -- and not killing -- stuff.

Barry can also collect coins, which can then be spent in the in-game store to purchase abilities and items, both cosmetic and functional. Machine Gun Jetpack will be a universal iOS app for both iPhone and iPad and will be available this summer. We got our hands on it and will have a preview for you soon, so stay tuned.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.