Carbonated Comedy Abounds In ‘Fonky Bubbles’

The bottom of the sea is filled with wondrous things – shipwrecks, amazing creatures of every size and description, beautiful shells and corals, possibly mermaids, and endless mystery. One thing which it definitely does not have, however, is oxygen. So if you want to make a trip down there, you have to bring your own. Otherwise, it’s going to be a very short trip.

bub1Fonky Bubbles, a new mobile app from Sweded Games, invites players to go under the sea and mine for air along the way. The premise is fairly simple – to survive underwater, players need to breathe, and they can acquire the necessary air needed by popping bubbles.

The actual game, well, that’s not so simple.

For starters, the bubbles have faces. Hilariously animated faces display assorted expressions of shock, rage, confusion, and cheerful obliviousness as players destroy them. Combos chains reward extra points, and of course, the deeper players dive, the trickier this becomes.

Meanwhile, those who play through Fonky Bubbles must contend with undersea dangers such as lobsters, man-eating fish, and even mines. The endless game features what the trailer describes as “dumb bosses,” who must be defeated before continuing on with the journey. Gathered coins can then be used to purchase weapons and other items to assist during the adventure, including a magical time-stopper which freezes everything for a short period. Players can also display their popping prowess by mastering “meaningless achievements” along the way.


Sweded Games, based in Argentina, presents Fonky Bubbles as their debut project. Both the game and its website are filled with quirky, slightly off-the-wall humor; the Frequently Asked Questions section alone is worth visiting the site. The developer is chiefly a two-man team, with Ignacio Belej in charge of art and Federico Barra hailed as the “programmer and stuff.”

Fonky Bubbles is available for free from the Google Play Store, and is expected to release on the Apple App Store in the near future. Try it today on your Android device, and see what Sweded Games has up their sleeves by getting to know them on Facebook and Twitter.

Laura, to borrow a phrase from Metal Gear Solid 3, has one good eye and can still fire a gun. She refers to herself as a "video dame," and has been an avid gamer on various platforms since she first picked up a Pong controller over 30 years ago. She takes great delight in explaining different games to her husband.

  • Kevin Fishburne

    Well done. Looks like a solid game and that trailer gave me a laugh.