Fling a Thing, developed by Canadian company Big Blue Bubble, is a physics-based game that has previously seen some success on iOS and Android devices. Its Facebook incarnation is one of the first games to be released under 6waves'new focus on publishing rather than development.
By From Inside Social Games
Fling a Thing says almost everything it needs to say about its gameplay with its title. Players have a Thing, which they must Fling — in this case, at floating, moving bubbles which seem to cause the Things some degree of offense.
This is achieved by clicking and dragging on the Thing's tail to pull it back and aim it in a particular direction, then releasing to fling it into the air and hopefully bring down some bubbles. The Thing will bounce off the sides of the screen but is also rather strongly affected by gravity. Each fling consumes a life, and when the player's lives are depleted, Fling a Thing is over, though completing a level rewards players with additional lives, as does collecting special "+1″ powerups that occasionally float onto the screen.
Fling a Thing has been available since last year on mobile devices, but this Facebook incarnation will likely help the various versions find a new audience, particularly as there is a link to the App Store (though, curiously, not Google Play or other Android app stores) on the game's title page. The added marketing clout of 6waves will also help Fling a Thing grow far beyond what Big Blue Bubble might have been able to achieve by themselves.
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