Video Preview: Sprinkle from Mediocre [Exclusive]


Last week I was in LA for the world’s biggest gaming convention otherwise known as E3. While there was a ton of great console games from the usual big players, I was surprised to see mobile games making a presence as well. T-Mobile was on the showroom floor offering up free food and games with their Tegra 2 Cafe brought to you by Nvidia and LG. Besides all the glitz and glam of games like Shadow Gun, there was another game that stood out among the crowd simply by its personality and unique gameplay mechanic.

The game is called Sprinkle and it was developed by two (handsome) Swedish men, Dennis Gustafsson and Henrik Johansson, collectively known as Mediocre. Ironically, the game is anything but “mediocre” and if its 2 things I know, it’s hair — and video games. A demo version of the game was given to us exclusively for our readers here at Phandroid and I have uploaded an entire video walkthrough of the game (above) so you can see the magic that is Sprinkle.

You’re on an alien planet and some careless space tourists (most likely American) hit a meteor belt, causing flaming meteors to fall and set your villages ablaze. Armed with your handy makeshift firetruck, its your job to put out these fires on your once peaceful planet. The real spotlight lies not in the story but the fantastic water physics Mediocre has come up with to solve all the puzzles and challenges in the game.

Gameplay is simple. Using water physics, you have to solve puzzles by creating pools of water, pushing objects and/or redirecting water flow to save burning huts before time runs out. But really, that is easier said, then done. I can’t tell you how many attempts it took me to finally complete the 3rd level.

What it really comes down to is the guys at Mediocre have come up with a truly unique game that appeals to all ages and genders offering something truly different in an app market filled with soundboards and jumpy games. There’s no denying the personality of Sprinkle highlighted by the great graphics, sounds and gameplay. I can say, without a doubt, that this game will shine when it is finally released in the Android Market, August 5th.

[Via Mediocre]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. “I gotta pee now”  hilarious!

  2. This [moderated] ? I ain’t homophobic or anything, just saying….

  3. That Game is Sweet

  4. I don’t understand why these houses are in such weird places! You would think they would be closer together instead of in inaccessible places. I guess they love their privacy!

    1. GAHAHAHA!!! They are a secluded people xD

  5. Im down to play this when it comes out!!!

    1. Talking with the developers to see if I could give out the demo to our readers =)

      1. SHHH, just send me the apk. I wont tell.

      2. Tell them it’ll create hype and make them wealthy men! ;)

  6. When you say Android/Tegra , does that mean Tegra only ? =

    1. Unfortunately…. yes. =/

      1. chainfire FTW…

        1. Can you explain please ? Chainfire can run tegra only apps ?  
          Also , Whats in it for Devs when they decide to target Tegra only devices ? or is my SGS really incapable of running such an app ?
          EDIT : Okay i did a little research and Chainfire sounds awesome , thanks ;)

  7. What tablet is that?

    1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Google I/O Edition =)

      1. Lol. So has your opinion on android tablets or tabs in general changed now? Just curious.

  8. Looks like a good time waster, provided they stay creative with building the levels. By the way, I was trying to watch this on a slow connection yesterday–would have appreciated if I didn’t have to get 6 minutes into the video to see any gameplay.


  10. I’m going to purchase this game. Looks cool!

  11. is a Tegra 2 device enforced/required/recommended for this?

    1. Actually yes, Tegra 2 only.
      Even though it’s a weak piece of shit

  12. The douche bag in the video must be making Axe a fortune. Dude get a hair cut, hell I will even pay for it.

    1. What’s funny is I will be taking you up on that offer. Sending you my paypal info. You better come through..

  13. android games are getting better and better

    1. Nice plug… Not really the same level of awesomeness, though…

  14. I agree that he needs to talk alot less, but theres no need to tell him to stfu or that he looks like a [moderated]

  15. Douche much?

  16. “The game is called Sprinkle and it was developed by two (handsome) Swedish men”

    In the words of Dr.Evil, ” I don’t think that’s something one dude should say to another dude. Yeah” ;)

    Cool review though, looks like an awesome game!

  17. Very excited and Chris you are very awesome, is u get a trial for the readers please let me know!!!

  18. BB Angry Birds. I want this game like NOW!!!!!

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