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Bit Pilot (by Zach Gage)

03-04-2010, 09:48 AM
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Bit Pilot (by Zach Gage)

Hey guys, I wanted to announce my latest game, Bit Pilot. (I previously made Unify and SynthPond)


"...If only there was an intense bullet dodging game for my iPhone/iPod with great touch controls..."
Now there is! Bit Pilot. (it has great music too) (by the awesome chiptune artist Sabrepulse)

Dodge ever growing asteroids and lasers and collect powerups with fast and intuitave touch controls. Practice in easy mode, and than test your wits in tough as nails normal mode.

How long can you keep your Bit Pilot in one piece? Prove your worth on global OpenFeint highscore lists.

- Intuitve and precice touch controls
- Intense retro bullet-dodging
- Awesome music by Sabrepulse
- 2 Unlockable tracks + More bonus unlockables
- Eleven Challenging Achievements
- Global highscore lists and ranking through OpenFeint

The game looks great in motion, so you should definitely check out a video or two on the website - http://www.bitpilotgame.com/
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03-04-2010, 10:07 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 824
Love the graphics on this one.

03-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
Looks awesome! Especially for $.99

Why is there not more discussion on this game?!
03-04-2010, 01:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
I'm going to TOFTT, impressions soon!

Also you guys need to check out their website, has all kind of video!
03-04-2010, 01:32 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,340
If someone can, they should embed the video in this thread. I love the music in this game and like the style of the game. I am a little unsure about the touch controls but I am sure I will pick it up later today.
03-04-2010, 01:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,188
The music by Sabrepulse is indeed, awesome.

You can't embed Vimeo or QT videos here that I know of.

@developer - upload some of these to YouTube and embed them here!

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!

Last edited by drelbs; 03-04-2010 at 01:59 PM.
03-04-2010, 01:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
Aaaand, I am back!

Let me start in saying that this is the Canabalt mixed with Asteroids gameplay, and if you can see yourself enjoying that go get this game now, end of disscussion.

For the rest of you, You play as a small triangular ship floating in a roped off portion of space. You move your ship by swiping with one or two thumbs, one to move slowly in that direction and two to boost in that direction. They work extremely well, and add a level of precision that in seconds I was zipping around asteroids in no time.

The asteroids start off small, and grow larger every time you level up. Then you run into yellow pulsating asteroids that go from smal yo big and back again. Then there are red asteroids that are large and move quicker than the rest. Then they throw in lasers to really mess with you, preceded by a small trajectory line.

You have three shields circling you to start and lose one when hit by any obstacle (except running into the boundry of the level)

There are 2 power ups in this game:
- a red/blue capsule that gives 250pts and an extra shield
-a yellow/blue caple that gives 1000pts (basically a level up)

You earn points slowly by not dying, and the capsules.

Also this game oozes polish, from the awesome pixel graphics, to unlockables that are dangled in front of you each time you boot up the game (it tells how many points you need to the nect unlockable on the menu).

This game is a dream cone true to highscore addicts as it ranks you on your highest score, your local and global rankings (when online), even keeps a overall total of how many points you have gained ever.

The music is also a nice kind of upbeat track, which you can unlock more as you play.

You cannot play your music in game as far as I have tested, but I like the in game music so much, I have yet to try my own really.

You also start off with easy mode only, then unlock normal (the only other difficulty) after you score so many points in easy.

To sum it up, this game is a total steal at $.99. I mean Canabalt sold for $2.99 and this has the same kind of vibe (where you get in this rhythm to just go as far as you can) and unlockables, an extra difficulty, and maybe more. FOR ONLY $.99

So go on, get to the appstore and get this, now! (I want more people to compete against )
03-04-2010, 02:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,340
I agree with zztfox, this is a really good game. Touch controls work great, so there is no need to be concerned with controls. I do tend to just use my index finger though. Really cool retro game with excellent music and openfeint.
03-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
Yeah, this is an awesome release that many are not paying attention to...

Oh, and the red meteors actually bounce of the boundary of the level, then turning into a regular meteor.
03-04-2010, 04:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
This deserves a front page article, no one is paying attention to this AT ALL...