• Publisher: Luca Giusti
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 44.6 MB
  • Version: 1.5
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: "Blocks Hurt! is not only surprising as a game, it is a genuine pleasure to play. Its truly one of those rare indie games that are all too often overlooked." -- 148Apps

"Blocks Hurt! is one of those games that, no matter how much you read about it or hear about it from someone else, you just have to play for yourself to decide if its for you." -- The Indie Game Magazine

"Blocks Hurt! is a must have for fans of tower defence and matching blocks. Overall a fun, original game that is worth every penny." -- AppZilla

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Play with blocks in a way you never imagined!

Freaky creatures are coming for you Stop them! Unchain your deadly blocks, match them, stack them or HURL THEM against this parade of bizarre monsters!

Are you ready for the most unconventional matching block experience!?

INNOVATIVE GAME MECHANICS
Blocks are blocks, you know. You can stack them, you can match them but why not using them as weapons? The endless chain spawns colorful blocks, unshackle them to build barricade or striking down monsters!

TONS OF FREAKY CRAWLING CREATURES
Fight against Evil Pumpkins, Flying Abominations and Bad Boletus! Battle the most eclectic bestiary you will ever see!

FOUR DIFFERENT KINDS OF BATTLE
Each battle is a new battle! Game stages can have four different, exciting goals:

"Collect blocks": Match an exact amount of blocks while defending from monsters!
"Build the wall": use blocks to build structures. Destroy annoying creatures struggling to thwart your efforts!
"Survive time": Withstand hordes of monster for a short (but hard) time!
"Kill the boss": Destroy huge bosses, each with peculiar attacks and strategies!

OUTSTANDING POWERS AND SPECIAL BLOCKS
You and your blocks are not alone in this battle against the evil forces: electrocute, freeze, disintegrate and slow down your enemy with special powers granted by monster juice!


* HIGHLIGHTS *

- 3 Fanciful scenarios
- 90 Challenging battles
- 4 Different kind of battle
- 5 Huge bosses to defeat
- Many destructive powers & special blocks
- Amusing high quality soundtrack
- 36+ Game Center Achievements
- Optimized for old devices

sigLuca's comments:
Hello,

i'm an indie developer and my new game Blocks Hurt! is now available for iPhone/iPod Touch. If you wanna play something REALLY DIFFERENT, you should definitely give it a try!


BLOCKS HURT! TRAILER




SCREENSHOTS









DESCRIPTION

Play with blocks in a way you never imagined!

Freaky creatures are coming for you Stop them! Unchain your deadly blocks, match them, stack them or HURL THEM against this parade of bizarre monsters!

Are you ready for the most unconventional matching block experience!?

INNOVATIVE GAME MECHANICS
Blocks are blocks, you know. You can stack them, you can match them but why not using them as weapons? The endless chain spawns colorful blocks, unshackle them to build barricade or striking down monsters!

TONS OF FREAKY CRAWLING CREATURES
Fight against Evil Pumpkins, Flying Abominations and Bad Boletus! Battle the most eclectic bestiary you will ever see!

FOUR DIFFERENT KINDS OF BATTLE
Each battle is a new battle! Game stages can have four different, exciting goals:

"Collect blocks": Match an exact amount of blocks while defending from monsters!
"Build the wall": use blocks to build structures. Destroy annoying creatures struggling to thwart your efforts!
"Survive time": Withstand hordes of monster for a short (but hard) time!
"Kill the boss": Destroy huge bosses, each with peculiar attacks and strategies!

OUTSTANDING POWERS AND SPECIAL BLOCKS
You and your blocks are not alone in this battle against the evil forces: electrocute, freeze, disintegrate and slow down your enemy with special powers granted by monster juice!


★ HIGHLIGHTS ★

✔ 3 Fanciful scenarios
✔ 90 Challenging battles
✔ 4 Different kind of battle
✔ 5 Huge bosses to defeat
✔ Many destructive powers & special blocks
✔ Amusing high quality soundtrack
✔ 36+ Game Center Achievements
✔ Optimized for old devices


Official website:www.blockshurt.com
iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blocks-hurt!/id478631481?mt=8
Follow Blocks Hurt! on Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/BlocksHurt
Facebook fanpage:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blocks...17057424981785



Have fun and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

SIGLUCA - Game Artisan
04-22-2012, 10:17 AM
#31
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,561
The App Store is a weird, weird place. I mean, it's beyond me how some things get noticed, while others... no matter how hard they (the games themselves of course >_>) try, just don't. I'll be the first to admit that this game really never grabbed my attention no matter how many times I've seen the thread bumped, so yeah...I can't point fingers at people at ask them why they haven't been checking it out. That said, recently I've been checking out some of the more "obscure" titles on the App Store (hidden gems if you will) such as Hit the Banker, Ace Rider, Greedy Bankers, (the recently released) Omegapixel and the like, and this game just seemed to fit in with those ones for some really odd reason.

I saw this thread bumped earlier today, noticed there were a whole lot of promo codes being given out, yet with this latest update, there weren't any promo codes here. I said "**** it" and wanted to buy it, but then noticed sigLuca in the promo code section. Long story short (cool story bro) I ended up getting a promo code and put this on my phone.

Next thing you know, I was telling Void that if he didn't like Blocks Hurt! I would personally gift him a $2 app. I shit you not when I say all it takes to fall in love with this game is to get through the tutorial.

Honestly, the only thing missing here are retina graphics, but other than that... the music, Mortal Kombat-like voice overs (OUTSTANDING~!), the variety in levels & objectives, the unforgiving (yes, by Level 7 you'll start wanting to pull your hair out to get 5 stars ) difficulty, the responsiveness of the controls and...**** it, how cool is it to be able to slow down that chain just by tilting left... yeah, it's a great, great hidden gem (by a persistent, dedicated developer... come on folks, have you seen those videos?) which needs some more love around here.

If anything, this game feels very Pizza vs. Skeletons-ish... kind of like... errrm, it's (even more) crazy brother. Obviously the artwork is not even in the same league, but the music is similar, the characters seem like they could be related and the bosses...well, I haven't gotten there just yet, but the trailer does show off a massive pumpkin that sounds like it swallowed the T-Rex from Jurassic Park. How OUTSTANDING~! is that?

Listen, guys... do me a favor... just buy this, ok? For me. Hidden gem, permanent spot on my iPhone... the whole nine yards. Just do it.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"

Last edited by metalcasket; 04-22-2012 at 10:54 AM.
04-22-2012, 10:52 AM
#32
haha...

Yup, the difficulty is great! By stage 8 I was pretty psyched. Stage 9... got a little worried. Those damn pumpkins and scarecrows just came at me SO quick! I could barely drop blocks on them quick enough. Then Stage 10... crap. I'm in for one hell of a battle with this game. But this is definitely going to be one of those games that I wind up making sure I get a perfect score on EVERY level. No matter how long it takes me. Because it's that fun. Loosing a level just pushes you harder the next time you replay it.

I don't know what else to say. It's a fantastic game. I'm going to have to make all my co-workers get it tonight. =oP

:;:CURRENT 'FAVORITES' FOLDER:;:
Bring Me Sandwiches!!, Castle Doombad, Relic Run, Battleheart Legacy, H&C2
:;:GAMECENTER ID:;: syntheticvoid
:;:CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:;:Access To Arasaka, Delerium, Anhedonia

04-22-2012, 11:07 AM
#33
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Italy
Posts: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
Listen, guys... do me a favor... just buy this, ok? For me. Hidden gem, permanent spot on my iPhone... the whole nine yards. Just do it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
AND YOU, YEAH YOU, READING THIS, GET THIS GAME! To quote a forum member... IT'S MOTHERF***ING INCREDIBLE. =oD
Aahah I have to say that you guys got a hold on me...downloaded 30 minutes ago...still playing!! I'll end up dreaming blocks falling over me dressed up as a scarecrow!
AND!!surprise surprise.. the developer is Italian, as I am! So keep on going sigLuca! make more!!
04-22-2012, 11:18 AM
#34
I'm also a big fan of this game.. sigLuca did an excellent job.

I hope it gets the attentions it deserves.. a review from TA would be nice
04-22-2012, 12:57 PM
#35
Thank you!

Thank you all for the nice words!

I'm very happy that someone (at last ) found my game interesting and amusing. I really appreciate Metalcasket and Syntheticvoid reviews, and i swear i'll do my best to release an HD version as soon as possible.

Thank you again!

SIGLUCA - Game Artisan
04-23-2012, 01:02 AM
#36
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,561
You're more than welcome Luca.

I just 5-starred Level 9... phew, what a workout! Gotta say I'm loving this game more and more every second. Really can't recommend it enough. You hardcore gamers out there will love the difficulty this seemingly simple and easy game brings...its TOUGH!

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
04-23-2012, 09:36 AM
#37
Hehe. Yup, very easy to get excited about a great game.

I've been stuck on 5 starring level 10... I've reached level 18 (and am stuck there currently), but have been going back and 5 starring completed levels, and am stuck on 10. I even got a 1 star on either 14 or 15...

Definitely has a great challenge. I'm a little worried about how much total time I'm going to sink into this though. With the challenge where it is already in the first world, can only imagine how hard worlds 2 and 3 are going to be. But I'm going to try my best to do it. Not too often you can find a game that's this difficult but doesn't bring a whole lot of frustration along with it. =oD


**edit**

I'm stuck on 1-20 and got 1 star on level 18, not 14 or 15...

:;:CURRENT 'FAVORITES' FOLDER:;:
Bring Me Sandwiches!!, Castle Doombad, Relic Run, Battleheart Legacy, H&C2
:;:GAMECENTER ID:;: syntheticvoid
:;:CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:;:Access To Arasaka, Delerium, Anhedonia

Last edited by syntheticvoid; 04-23-2012 at 09:43 AM.
04-23-2012, 04:15 PM
#38
I'm very glad Blocks Hurt! challenges you so much!

I must confess, tuning difficulty of various battles was painful. Fortunately, thanks to a really involved group of testers i managed to keep the game engaging, minimizing frustration.

Some battles are still too hard, so according to users feedbacks i fine tune the game through the updates.

If you manage to beat the first scenario, please let me know if you found some battle too difficult... i'll really appreciate your feedback!

Thanks again and... keep on playing! Many players says that the second scenario (Empty Desert) is the best designed and amusing.


sigLuca - Game Artisan
04-23-2012, 04:35 PM
#39
Woot! Well, so far, the levels have been challenging, but not TOO challenging by any means. Every time I lost its because I screwed up, and then screwed up again and again nd again... =oP

There hasn't been one time when I felt like "damnit, no matter what I do I'm not going to be able to beta this!" - which is when, IMO, it starts getting frustraiting. When you're the one that keeps screwing up, it's hard to blame the game. =oD

But yeah, definitely, if I come across a stage that's just, out of this world hard, I'll say something.

And thank you, sigLuca, for being so active, and for hanging in there. It's a very rare thing to see these days in the AppStore. You have my utmost respect. =o)

:;:CURRENT 'FAVORITES' FOLDER:;:
Bring Me Sandwiches!!, Castle Doombad, Relic Run, Battleheart Legacy, H&C2
:;:GAMECENTER ID:;: syntheticvoid
:;:CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:;:Access To Arasaka, Delerium, Anhedonia
04-24-2012, 07:33 PM
#40
That's a very nice game!I'm impressed and love it so much!Thanks for bringing us such a funny game!

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