Piclings: Use your iPhone photos to create custom levels

If you have ever wanted to be able to create your own iPhone game, Piclings gets you a step farther, offering users a way to use their own photographs to make custom levels for Picazzo, a little flying Picling that must gather coins and special objects while avoiding buzzing enemies.

Photography by Joe Aimonetti

If you have ever wanted to be able to create your own iPhone game, Piclings gets you a step farther, offering users a way to use their own photographs to make custom levels for Picazzo, a little flying Picling that must gather coins and special objects while avoiding buzzing enemies.

Piclings uses a floating joystick to control Picazzo as he flies his way around one of their several levels, or ones that you create. The Piclings custom level creation analyzes your selected photo and creates ledges and walls using lines within your picture.

The level creation technology seems to be pretty good, though in some photographs, the ledges and walls are not obvious, leading to some tough navigation. Flying around also takes a little practice as the controls are fairly sensitive and your enemies are fairly persistent at attacking you.

Screenshot by Joe Aimonetti

All in all, though, Piclings offers a very easy gameplay structure and pretty nice replay value when making your own custom levels. Your best bet for creating your own levels may be to draw a picture of a level and take a photo with your iPhone (or iPod Touch or iPad 2).

You can check out Piclings in the iTunes App Store tomorrow (May 5) for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for just 99 cents.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Mac running slow?

Boost your computer with these five useful tips that will clean up the clutter.