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Old 01-27-2011, 07:35 AM
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Default The little crane that could [FREE]

Name: The little crane that could
Platform: iPad/iPhone/iPod with OpenGLES2 graphics hardware
Price: FREE
IAP: $3.99 for extra levels
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"the little crane that could.":
A game like no other that offers a truly unique experience. Learn to drive and operate a mobile crane. It is enjoyed by 2 million people, young and old.

A realistic physics simulation gives you full control over the crane: rotate, elevate, bend, extend and grapple. You'll soon see that driving and operating a crane is so much fun.

The little crane that could features:
-OpenGL-ES2 shading
-Real Time Shadowing
-Retina Display graphics for iPad/iPhone
-Game Center Leaderboards
-Game Center Achievements
-Multitouch crane controls
-Realistic sounds
-6 free levels
-18 premium levels via IAP




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Old 01-31-2011, 09:42 AM
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Just downloaded this for iPad and played it for a bit. I love the music and the visuals are clean and effective (although the main menu could probably do with a bit of sprucing up, but the in-van controls are pretty decent). The music's also pretty good.

The arm controls are really intuitive, but I had a bit of trouble driving, finding the forward-reverse pedal a bit awkward. Could you perhaps have two pedals?

I also found all of the challenges to be very tough, and I really struggled with them. Even the first one was pretty unforgiving. It might be better to ease the player into the game more gently, especially when there's so many controls to figure out. Perhaps you could take out the standing pilons from level 1, as maneuvering the truck already fairly hard.

Still, a very nice piece of work. I'll probably come back to this some time to have another go
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:14 AM
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This game is seriously awesome! Very well done.
I would definitely enjoy some more levels if you could crank some out
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:40 PM
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Default Update submitted for review

An update was submitted to Apple for review.
When accepted, version 1.1 will feature:

Added Sounds for engine, truck and crane.
Added new level 'babel'
Added new level 'factory'
Added new level 'nevada desert'
Added new level 'hearth'
Added sandbox free play
Added victory/failure screens
Added game time display
Tuned see-saw level.
Fixed steering hinge instabilities.
Optimized collision testing.
Added toggle for menu music.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:52 PM
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Default 1.1 live

version 1.1 went live, after 1.0 hit more than 1M downloads.

Improvements:
Added Sounds for engine, truck and crane.
Added new level 'babel'
Added new level 'factory'
Added new level 'nevada desert'
Added new level 'hearth'
Added sandbox free play
Added victory/failure screens
Added game time display
Tuned see-saw level.
Fixed steering hinge instabilities.
Optimized collision testing.
Added toggle for menu music.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-little-crane-that-could/id408257810?mt=8#
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:33 PM
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version 1.1 went live, after 1.0 hit more than 1M downloads.
In the pipeline for 1.2 are:
  • Big improvement in frames-per-second for smoother gameplay.
  • Added level "tower crane".
  • Optimized OpenGL ES2 drawing.
  • Faster fragment shader by elimination branching.
  • Fixed stutter when first moving levers.
  • Fixed crash when quickly changing the level after you fail one.
  • Disabled OpenDE asserts for faster physics computations.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:32 PM
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Default Version 1.2 now available

Version 1.2 now available, with many improvements, faster framerates, and a new level "towercrane".

Get it at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-little-crane-that-could/id408257810?mt=8&ls=1

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:50 PM
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Default Version 1.3

Version 1.3 is now available, in which you can now drive a dump truck as well!

Added new premium level 'strip mine'.
Added new vehicle: dump truck, to be used in the new level.
Reduced tendency to cartwheel.
Added Japanese localization.
Added Dutch localization.
Level 'train station' now free.
Level 'bridge builder' now free.


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Old 04-01-2011, 03:15 AM
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looks quite like what i do in Maya...need more texture polishment.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:28 AM
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Default 1.4 coming up

Working on already the 4th update of 'the little crane that could'.
This update will feature another new vehicle: the skid loader.



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