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Avoid Droid on PS Vita: Fruit, Explosions and Multipliers

Barry Island's Avatar + Posted by Barry Island on Aug 23, 2013 // Creative Director, Infinite State Games

Hello, chums! I’m Barry Island, creative director of Infinite State Games. We’re very excited to tell you that we’re bringing something rather fruity to your handhelds very early next year. Avoid Droid is a game we’ve been wanting to make for a long time, and it’s getting a most prestigious premiere on PS Vita!

Avoid Droid on PS Vita

In Avoid Droid, fruit appears in sync with a drum beat of ever-increasing tempo. Your Droid loves fruit! But when he tries to eat them, they explode. It’s not all bad though, because those explosions destroy the endless horde of robotic machines trying to squish, zap, stomp and bite you. (It’s their fruit, you see. Don’t ask.)

The hook to the game is the scoring system – each exploding fruit sets off adjacent fruits, creating crazy-satisfying chain explosions. As well as looking and sounding awesome, each explosion adds a multiplier to points scored with the chain.

There’s loads of replay value in the main, randomly generated Arena Mode, along with collectable coins which can be used to unlock custom droids and droid bits. We’re also planning on putting in the option to upload your most impressive dodging sessions to YouTube, where your unique droid customizations will make your replays yours.

Avoid Droid on PS VitaAvoid Droid on PS Vita

There’s Time Attack mode, Chill Out Mode, and even a Mission Mode with 50 unique challenges to defeat. We’re even putting in tilt, touch and analog stick controls, so you’ll be able to play it however feels most comfortable.

Get the fruit. Avoid the droids. Try not to die.*

*(spoilers: you will die)

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9 Comments

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+ xClayMeow on August 23rd, 2013 at 10:24 am said:

Did Sony tell all you indie developers that you can’t post videos or something? I don’t get it.

This game especially requires the trailer to fully grasp what’s going on. Here it is:
youtu.be/TILWB7c7rO0

I like the premise and it looks intense, but I wish it had a bit more modernized graphics – the 2D cartoon graphics just make it look too much like a mobile game and not a true, native Vita game.


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+ vanwinkle on August 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 am said:

Neat concept. Presentation and visuals could definitely use a bump, but I’ll keep an eye out.


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+ tusunami on August 23rd, 2013 at 10:48 am said:

This may actually be fun, but a demo would be nice though.


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+ lisatsunami on August 23rd, 2013 at 10:55 am said:

Yay, more Vita games, thanks!


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+ Stranger_Eddie on August 23rd, 2013 at 11:11 am said:

The title is: “AVOID DROID ON PS VITA”

I read very quickly: “Android on PS Vita” LOL


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+ GeoDarky on August 23rd, 2013 at 11:16 am said:

Love this indie games


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+ io-knight on August 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 pm said:

Not to spoil anyone’s fun, but isn’t Droid a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd.?


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+ xClayMeow on August 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

@io-knight, Yes, Lucasfilm trademarked “droid” but that’s for electronics. Trademark usage is to protect against similar products and ensure consumers are not confused. Nobody is going to confuse “Avoid Droid” the video game with an electronic device.

There’s a game called Droid Assault on Steam and I doubt they pay Lucasfilm a licensing fee.


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+ wilfareus on August 23rd, 2013 at 4:36 pm said:

I like the indie avalanche, keep them coming :D


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