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  • #: 23885
  • Price: $3.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2010-01-18
  • Current Version: 1.3.0
  • 1.3.0
  • Size: 35.30 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Hands-On Mobile
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2009 Hands-On Mobile, Inc
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New and Noteworthy SALE PRICE $3.99!

hdn™ - Get your freak on!


“Karnival is one of the best looking and deep games I’ve seen on the iPhone. It is an absolute must have for all fans of tycoon games…This game has probably the most stylish interface I’ve seen on the platform. The artwork is amazing and graphics look stunning in either day or night.” – TouchMyApps “Grab It” Award

"Karnival is a game that is a lot of fun with a surprising amount of depth. The art style and music give the game an atmosphere that's exactly what you would expect of a freaky carnival." - Touch Arcade

“The brilliance of Karnival lies in its dark inspiration…it's hard not to admire Karnival for making a bold effort to imbue a typical strategy and management game - usually the most sterile of genres - with such a tapestry of gritty ambience and slick style.” – Spanner Spencer, Bronze Award, PocketGamer


Welcome to Karnival!

Born with the arm of a goat, you’ve always been labeled a freak. Realizing you need to view your curse as a gift you decide to start your own Karnival. Traveling across the land, you gain the loyalty and trust of other “freaks” and together, you bring thrills, wonders, and tasty treats to entertainment-starved towns.

Game Features:

* Tycoon style gameplay – manage your rides, freaks, shops, and games

* Handle ticket and vending prices, # of tickets per ride, salaries and maintenance

* Earn and spend fortune and karma in your quest for fame

* Design your Karnival layout in multiple environments across 15 towns and 20 unique maps

* 5 classic carnival mini-games including cola ring toss and balloon pop

* 30 unique rides, shops and freaks including the thrilling Spiral Coaster, tasty Candy Yum Yums, and The Human Bug: Arack the Eight-Legged.

Game Tips:

* Pinch and zoom for different perspectives on your Karnival

* Select your own playlist for your freaks and guests to enjoy by tapping on the phonograph

* Vadoma gives you a free tarot card reading daily which may offer boons or curses

* See where you rank on the worldwide fame leaderboard

* How you set up your Karnival matters – some attractions’ influence extend further than others

* Anything unlocked in Career play becomes available in Sandbox play

* Attraction attributes are mystique, fun, scare, and thrill

Support hdn™ and check out: bitFLIP, iBailout!!, Hospital Havoc, and Seven Wonders: Quest for Koh-i-noor or go to developer.handson.com to start your own hdn experience!

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What's New in Version 1.3.0

- Proper localization for Spanish and French

- Slight performance boost

iPhone Screenshots

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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

 A+

Great game! I used to work for the Carnivals, so this game brings back the memories and fun. I love the graphics, story line, set up, themes, rides, games, side shows, etc.! A must buy if your/or were a carnie and for those who are Carnival buffs. 

5/5 stars

Not a fan of Tycoon games. But love Karnival

Karnival has quickly become one of my favorite games on the platform. Inventive, rich yet accessible, beautifully detailed, and all out excellent: Karnival should appeal to anyone who's looking for an original gaming experience. Highly recommended.

5/5 stars

Wicked sweet!

I was looking for a Dinotycoon- type game when I came across Karnival. I wasn't sure what to expect but I'm glad I bought it instead of just grabbing the free version. what I like most is that after you get all the attractions you keep playing by travelling from town to town building up your fame - the use of openfeint helps you compare against other players. one tip I do have about the game is to be careful how many freaks/rides/ shops/ games u have at each town, as you begin to utilize all your "stuff" you will exp a lag ( I'm using a 3gs).

Dev: if you plan on updating this game more, some cool ideas for the attractions are a scrambler, ice cream shop, bumper cars, and possibly some more rollercoasters

a great game...worth waaay more than the 3.99 price


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