iPhone: Mysterious Castle

09-22-2011, 12:31 AM
#1
Mysterious Castle

Hey!

I've just released a party based graphical roguelike for OSX and iOS. What does that mean? Kind of like a cross between nethack, Ultima 6, and Final Fantasy Tactics. It's available for free on OSX and "support indie games" ware on the App Store. The game is only in it's first stages and will improve significantly in the next few months, but I think it's really fun right now. You can download the game or watch the trailer at http://www.mysteriouscastle.com

Here's a screenshot from the Mac OSX version.

09-22-2011, 12:45 AM
#2
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09-22-2011, 01:30 AM
#3
just tried the OSX version, and adore it. Purchasing. Can't go wrong with a roguelike, especially a clever one like this.

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09-22-2011, 01:37 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by magihiro View Post
just tried the OSX version, and adore it. Purchasing. Can't go wrong with a roguelike, especially a clever one like this.
Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it! I don't know if the App Store version has cleared yet, but it should be done within a few hours. I'd also like to point out that the game you're buying now is going to be much better in a few months, because I'm committed to improving and growing it! Please feel free to comment or make suggestions at the homepage.
09-22-2011, 01:42 AM
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Can you briefly summarize the differences between MacOS and iOS versions? Is the gameplay exactly the same, the only difference is the interface? Can you view a larger area of the map in MacOS, using a larger window?
09-22-2011, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by DaviddesJ View Post
Can you briefly summarize the differences between MacOS and iOS versions? Is the gameplay exactly the same, the only difference is the interface? Can you view a larger area of the map in MacOS, using a larger window?
Yeah, sure. The Mac version lets you select the level size from 130x130 - 250x250, while the iOS version is always at 150x150. I found that 150x150 is a pretty good size as you get just enough treasure to face the boss in an epic confrontation. Nevertheless, this will likely change as I improve the memory usage.

The Mac version is at 720x480 widescreen while the iOS version is 320x480 QVGA. Not much I can do about that without making the graphics too small to recognize. You can use a two finger drag to scroll the view and see more of the world (two finger tap to center on party leader).

Other than that, the game is exactly the same.

Thanks for your interest.
09-22-2011, 02:52 AM
#7
Any chance of an iPad version in the future?
09-22-2011, 09:27 AM
#8

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Video from the PC/Mac/Linux version.

What I'm wondering, is that the official site says the iPhone version is for 4th gen... any news whether it works on any previous generations?

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Last edited by strivemind; 09-22-2011 at 09:29 AM.
09-22-2011, 09:50 AM
#9
OUCH!

I hit the Buy App button so hard I hurt my finger.

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
09-22-2011, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jonnycache View Post
Any chance of an iPad version in the future?
YES! I don't recommend this version for iPads because the resolution is kind of absurd for such a big screen. I'll find someone with an iPad to let me test on it and then it's game ON.

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What I'm wondering, is that the official site says the iPhone version is for 4th gen... any news whether it works on any previous generations?
I can't honestly say. I don't think it would play well on older systems because of it's pretty high memory usage. If you would be willing to test it out for me and give me feedback I could give you a promo code for a free copy. PM me your details.

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I hit the Buy App button so hard I hurt my finger,
Thanks!