For close to the past year, Doug Smith has been toiling away nights and weekends on a passion project called ChuggaBugga. It's a game for children about a train full of bugs hauling four boxcars – kids poke and prod the various interactive elements, such as an accordion-like boxcar and another replete with swimming pool and high-dive for the whimsical bugs to enjoy.
Smith, a recent ex-LucasArts employee, initially started working on the game just for his daughter, though he's not complaining about all the support he's received from people who aren't his daughter – specifically, Reddit. "Who knows? Maybe I can turn this into a full-time indie thing," he wrote. In a subsequent update, Smith called the reception "an amazing silver-lining" to his LucasArts woes.
ChuggaBugga is currently available for $1.99 on iOS devices.
- Key specs
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- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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