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Plugged In

Meet the new game from Cut the Rope’s creators

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(Credit: ZeptoLab)

So long Om Nom. Thanks for the candy-filled memories.

ZeptoLab, the company behind the runaway mobile hit Cut the Rope, today unveiled their next game. It's called Pudding Monsters, and while it doesn't star the candy-munching character who stole player's hearts, it features … well, pudding. Lots of it.

Sticking together to save their friend (who was "kidnapped" by the owner of their refrigerator home), the little pudding monsters move from the table to the house to the city as they grow. Different pudding types have different powers. For instance, the Slime Monster leaves a trail of green goo in his wake.

"We love experimenting with different themes and gameplay mechanics — and Pudding Monsters is exactly the result of that," said ZeptoLab co-founder Semyon Voinov. "Our fans, new and old, will recognize in this game the same quality of graphics, game design and user experience that led to the success of Cut the Rope."

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The game was introduced this morning at a conference in Paris. Like Cut the Rope, it's a physics puzzle game, but with a bit of user-creation tossed in, as you'll slide the puddings together to grow the titular pudding monsters.

ZeptoLab is something of a rarity in the app world. The company, based in Russia, has funded its games entirely on its own. That proved beneficial when Cut the Rope hit it big.

Life to date, the franchise (both the original game and its successful sequel, Cut the Rope: Experiments) has been downloaded more than 250 million times. Om Nom has become an even bigger hit thanks to a licensing deal that brought him to retail stores as a popular plushy figure (a strategy Rovio has capitalized on with its Angry Birds series).

The game will hit the iOS and Android app stores on December 20.

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