Grab It Magazine would like to wish developer Lima Sky's Doodle Jump a happy fifth Birthday. We played the hell out of you little man.
Released March 15 2009, The Doodler has been mentioned on sitcom The Big Bang Theory, and seen printed on the outfits of Lady Gaga's onstage dancers. Preceding both Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, Doodle Jump was the first of the App Store's games to become a pop culture phenomenon.
In 2009, when the iPhone 3G was king, brothers Igor and Marko Pusenjak - under the banner Lima Sky - took advantage of everything the new device had to offer. The precise tilt controls, simple one-touch gameplay and loveable character art were embraced by millions of gamers endeavouring to jump ever higher. Old fashioned high-score chasing was back.
Doodle Jump was also one of the first to embrace regular free content updates to keep fans engaged, a practice that has since become a staple of the iOS platform.
The Doodler - we salute you.
Grab it here.
- Doodle Jump (iPhone only)
- Doodle Jump HD (iPad only)
- Doodle Jump Christmas Special
- Doodle Jump Easter Special
- Angry Birds
- Fruit Ninja