Now, Game Arts Have A Twitter Game App, Too


Some of you might remember Followars, a Twitter game app for the iPad developed by Marvelous Entertainment last year. Followars has your Twitter followers fight against another group of tweeters, complete with randomly-generated stats.


Now, Game Arts — who you might know as the Japanese publisher of the Grandia and Lunar games — have an iOS Twitter game app, too, published by parent company, GungHo Entertainment. This one’s titled Twimon.


The premise of Twimon goes something like this: You make tweets in order to acquire and raise monsters, of which there are 60 in the game. Once you’ve got monsters, you can use GPS tracking on your phone to tell them to attack buildings (called outposts) in the real world close to your present location, or even search for outposts in other countries.


Since it runs on Twitter and includes all the functions of a normal Twitter client as well, naturally, Twimon has a social element to it. Players can help one another conquer outposts with their monsters.


Twimon is a free-to-play, micro-transaction-based game. GungHo let you play the game for free, but charge money for items such as “Level-down Milk” which devolves your monster, in case you don’t like how it looks after evolving (it appears you can’t control their evolution).


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.