App description: 4/5 Touch Arcade "leaves your senses crackling from adrenaline"
4.5/5 iFanzine "skillfully recalls the 80s arcade experience"
Thumbs Up at PocketNext "Omegapixel manages to be refreshing and nostalgic at the same time"

2085. THE SECOND EIGHTIES.

You are MOHAWK JONES. You just punched in for a hard days work. Your job? PROTECT OMEGAPIXEL.

OMEGAPIXEL is an action defense game that takes place over 42 levels, as you face down other ships, alien baddies, and evil planet bosses.

TELEPORT THE OMEGAPIXEL TO SAFETY!

The game toughens fast as your enemies' tactics evolve. Your only button trades your ships place with the Omegapixels your only way to cover the full screen and avoid some obstacles. Learning the varied enemies, their color schemes and patterns is key to keeping the Omegapixel safe!

POWER UP YOUR SHIP!

Defeat enemies and space debris to collect credits, or simply purchase some in the game, to upgrade your ship. Tons of weapons and tricks and armors are available to make the game even more fun and your ship more powerful!

ENTIRE PLANETS WANT THE OMEGAPIXEL!

Mohawk will encounter full planets out for the Omegapixel in intense boss battles. Each planet boss has a unique pattern and method of capturing the omegapixel, some using homing missiles, mirroring your control schemes, or simply needing to be attacked at a specific time or place. Youll need to learn each boss (is that correct?) patterns to defeat it.

AND ALL MOHAWK WANTS IS HIS TAQUITO LUNCH

Throughout Mohawks shift we check in on him and his crew as they take breaks and talk tacos via 8-bit style cutscenes. Commander Gagolly is on Mohawks case via monitor, and of course the Mayor Of Outer Space pops in as well.

- Bend time and space
- Defend Omegapixel against 30 different enemy types
- Battle across 42 levels in Story Mode
- Complete 40+ missions and unlock new ships in Arcade Mode
- Battle with a friend in Co-Op mode (iPad only)
- Unlock over a dozen upgrades and items
- Start on iPhone, continue on iPad w/ save game syncing via iCloud
- Optimized Retina graphics for The new iPad!

Also, take a look at our other title Four Hats while your at it!

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Now available on the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/omegapixel/id498996071?ls=1&mt=8

We decided to make the app free so everyone gets to play. Let us know what you think!

More screenshots and information can be found here: http://blog.tacograveyard.com/pages/tbdop
05-04-2012, 11:36 AM
#81
Congrats on the good review from TA. And don't know how I missed this one! Had one quick go with the arcade mode and fun stuff. Took a few tries to get the warp/teleport..but good stuff. Love the art..and the little bit of music that I heard.

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05-04-2012, 12:43 PM
#82
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Originally Posted by tops2 View Post
Congrats on the good review from TA. And don't know how I missed this one! Had one quick go with the arcade mode and fun stuff. Took a few tries to get the warp/teleport..but good stuff. Love the art..and the little bit of music that I heard.
Welcome to the Cult of the Omegapixel, tops! I also wanted to give props for the well-deserved TA coverage.

On another note, I'm at Level 33 in Story Mode and having a hard time getting past the heavily-armored triangle enemy that switches colors from red to blue. Any tips or advice would be appreciated to the nth. Thanks in advance.
05-04-2012, 01:58 PM
#83
Thanks guys! I am certain your feedback and love helped us get the review.

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Originally Posted by Guise View Post
Welcome to the Cult of the Omegapixel, tops! I also wanted to give props for the well-deserved TA coverage.

On another note, I'm at Level 33 in Story Mode and having a hard time getting past the heavily-armored triangle enemy that switches colors from red to blue. Any tips or advice would be appreciated to the nth. Thanks in advance.
Level 33 Spoilers: That level is more or less a survival game. After you make it through all the waves of enemies, a power up will appear that will destroy everything on screen including that boss. One thing to note is that when he is blue, he will run away from the OP. When he is red, he will run away from you. You can use that to steer him around and try to keep him at bay. If you still have trouble, try maxing out your defensive upgrades: Dead Man's Switch, Armored Plating, & Disruption Field. They help a lot against that enemy.

Behind the scenes info: That enemy was the final boss in an early build. As the game grew, he ended up in level 33. More enemies and level ideas ended up putting another boss at the end. When testing the balance and difficulty of the levels, I made sure it was possible to beat every level up through that boss without the use of upgrades. (Not that I would recommend doing that! I played for an absurd number of hours while making the game.)

PS Congrats on topping the leaderboards Guise! That is quite the score!

I make things. I made the soon to be released Penumbear. I also made Omegapixel & Four Hats. Tacos are my favorite thing to make. Twitter: @tacograveyard
05-05-2012, 10:57 AM
#84
Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up that I setup a poll for voting on what new upgrade(s) get added to the next Omegapixel update: http://blog.tacograveyard.com/new-om...-upgrades-more Thanks!

I make things. I made the soon to be released Penumbear. I also made Omegapixel & Four Hats. Tacos are my favorite thing to make. Twitter: @tacograveyard
05-05-2012, 01:59 PM
#85
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Originally Posted by tacograveyardllc View Post
Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up that I setup a poll for voting on what new upgrade(s) get added to the next Omegapixel update: http://blog.tacograveyard.com/new-om...-upgrades-more Thanks!
Thanks for the Level 33 advice. And again, for this gnarly game.

I'll vote in the upgrade poll presently.
05-06-2012, 12:06 PM
#86
I downloaded this days ago and finally got a chance to get into it this weekend. What an original and well made retro arcade game I'm having a ton of fun. My only little complaint is that the ship is starting to look a bit messy with all the upgrades installed. I wish they were a bit more coordinated with each other. It's a very minor thing obviously but draws away from the great pixel art IMO.

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