Turtle Rock Studios will be a familiar name to PC players: the studio is well-known for its collaborations with Valve on the Counter-Strike and Left 4 Dead franchises. But iPhone owners are likely less au fait with the developer (despite Meridian’s efforts to repackage Left 4 Dead’s core mechanics in the cheekily named, Alive 4-Ever).
This may be about to change, as Turtle Rock has set up a new subsidiary, Turtle Rock Garage, which will focus on casual and experimental games for the iPhone and iPad.
Its first effort, Leap Sheep!, has now been released on the App Store. We decided to have a chat with design director Chris Ashton about entering the casual market, encouraging talent from within, and Scrabble.