App description: Lightlands - A nerdy physics puzzle game

"Lightlands Cleverly Injects Efficiency Into Physics-Puzzling"
-CultOfMac.com

"From the very first moment I started playing Lightlands, I was hooked ... Lightlands clever mix of puzzle physics and traditional platforming gives it a unique take on the genre."
-Droidgamer.com

Compete the leaderboard for finding the shortest possible path in 60 very addictive levels!

- Multiplatform: iOS and others
- Cross platform level by level online rankings
- Multiple save games per level
- Zoom functionality
- 60 addictive levels
- iPhone4S / iPad2 / iPadMini or higher recommended

Long time ago, the mysterious planet Lightland was flourishing and flowering. Lighties, the inhabitants of Lightland, were the happiest ones in entire Universe, they shone with happiness and airiness, until IT happened.
One by one lighties started to dim; their brothers and sisters tried to lighten them, but sharing their light power with friends prolonged their lives just on a tiny bit

Lightland benighted.

Here and there, there were survivor lighties, but they were unable to help each other; they just tried to continue shine themselves as long as possible, waiting for the miracle to happen

However, one of the survivors, Ligh, was not waiting for the miracle, because he knew that he was left ashine to bring the old prophecy to life! The ancient books gave detailed description of how to find the Lightbornlake, the place where light had been conceived long time ago! And it is the only place on entire Lightland, where light will never stop shining! Now as he found that place, the only obstacle between him and revived Lightland is how to deliver the light to cities. If only he could do that, the cities would return to life with all their inhabitants!

The solution was found! The old delivery sphere could be loaded with enough light and teleported into the cities, one after another, but But from the teleport to the light dispenser there is a way to go, and the sphere is not hermetic enough, so it loses precious light with every meter passed.

Help Ligh to find the shortest way possible from the teleport to the light dispenser, enlighten the entire city and save his friends from completely dimming into nothingness!

cy@n's comments:



Inspired by Cat Physics this game gots many requested features CP didn't have (and some more ...).
The graphics aren't polished but the game is fun.
Some nasty tricks for the addicted, so this game isn't addressed to the casual players first of all.

I made this game in my spare time over the last 5 months. So it cannot and doesn't have to (visually) compete with professional productions.

Features:
- Multiplatform: starting with iOS and Android
- Cross platform level by level online rankings
- Multiple savegames per level
- Zoom functionality
- 60 (of course) addictive levels

Highscores at: www.lightlands.net





At first I thought "what is this cheap atari sh*t?"
But after I figured out what was going on, I thought "what a cool and addicting concept."
02-25-2015, 07:58 AM
Good to see many people are back: Lo, Garf, Cy@n, Prog, ... it seems lightlands has a great recovery. My hope is to convince Cy@n to - maybe - think about upgrading with a new level...
02-26-2015, 07:37 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Location: Singapore
Posts: 4
I played this game on web. The game play is excellent.

Is it available on Apple Store anytime soon?
02-26-2015, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by hasenfuss View Post
Good to see many people are back: Lo, Garf, Cy@n, Prog, ... it seems lightlands has a great recovery. My hope is to convince Cy@n to - maybe - think about upgrading with a new level...
I don't think there will be new levels for lightlands because the requirements for submitted apps are changing from time to time (i didn't check the latest announcments by apple but i think iOS8-compatibility is required). So you have to update the development tools what usually ends up in a different behaviour of the game engine. No big differences but all of you know of how a tiny change may lead to a totally different score.

If there will be new levels then with a new game. But i would like to do it with better graphics. But because i cannot do better graphics and i cannot spend money for a graphics artist or spend money for a professional tiles set i am looking for freebies from time to time. The best i have found up to now looks like the picture below (this is how Level 1 would look like) but i am not that happy with this tiles set.
Another problem is: TIME.

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Originally Posted by Hiterus View Post
I played this game on web. The game play is excellent. Is it available on Apple Store anytime soon?
Thank you hiterus.
There are no plans for doing this unless apple is doing the developer membership cheaper.
But if you want to i could make all levels available in the webplayer version
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Last edited by cy@n; 02-27-2015 at 03:06 AM.
02-27-2015, 05:50 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Schlaaand!
Posts: 1,181
Oh no. Jump'n Run. I'm out.

Seems some sleeping LL giants are awake now. What a great game.

BTW, LL runs great on iOS 8. Some arrow positions are different by a pixel though which I don't fully understand since you explained me how the internal grid is calculated.
03-06-2015, 08:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pappnase View Post
Oh no. Jump'n Run. I'm out.

Seems some sleeping LL giants are awake now. What a great game.

BTW, LL runs great on iOS 8. Some arrow positions are different by a pixel though which I don't fully understand since you explained me how the internal grid is calculated.
No, there will not be a jump&run-styled version
Yes, it runs on iOS8 but this version was done with the same versions of the development tools i used in every single version of lightlands. But now i have to use the actual versions what could give a different behaviour.

The full version of lightlands as a browser game is available on www.lightlands.net, btw. Just highscore submission is not available and zoom doesnt work ... but every single level is unlocked from the beginning.

Lightlands - A nerdy physics puzzler

toucharcade.com/games/lightlands

Last edited by cy@n; 03-06-2015 at 08:26 AM.
04-01-2015, 05:56 AM
FYI:
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpost.php?p=3511289&postcount=11682


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