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Simon Oliver's Handcircus studio was one of the biggest winners in the early days of the App Store. His game Rolando was originally published by Ngmoco back before the company went completely bonkers with social and free-to-play casual games. After Rolando 2 sort of sputtered out into the marke...

March 29th 2012 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Okabu, the PSN-exclusive action game from Rolando developer HandCircus, will arrive on PSN October 18. The studio is floating a trailer of the game's cloud riders, along with some more details that can be found at the PlayStation Blog.

October 6th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Ngmoco has surprised us with some updates. Rolando and its sequel Rolando 2 have both been updated for the iPhone 4's Retina Display and have had a few bug issues fixed. To celebrate the update, they're both on sale for just US$0.99. Either one of these is a bargain at that price. They're both...

April 1st 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Based out of London, HandCircus is responsible for the celebrated iOS game Rolando and its sequel. During GDC, I met with representatives from the studio to play Okabu, the developer's first console title, a PSN exclusive, following its mobile breakout. Like Rolando, Okabu is overbearingly cute...

March 2nd 2011 at 7:10pm 0 Comments
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Developer HandCircus is best known for its work on Rolando, the heavily LocoRoco-inspired iOS platforming series. Whereas Rolando was criticized for borrowing a bit too much from Sony's PSP franchise, the studio's first console effort is an entirely original affair -- and will arrive exclusively on...

December 7th 2010 at 10:40am 0 Comments