• Publisher: Gerard Rallo
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 20.8 MB
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.5 (2)
App description: double drop is a fast paced minimal looking action arcade game inspired by long nights out in Tokyo, designed specifically for the iPad.


Mechanics:

- Drop balls from the bottom of the screen.
- Pick up Triangles.
- Bring them to the other side of the screen to score.
- Don't allow enemy balls to score.
- Don't run out of balls.

- Fail.
- Repeat.
- Master.



Features:

- Minimal graphics.
- Hypnotising action.
- Handcrafted sound, arranged dynamically by the way you play.
- Simple mechanics. Easy to pick up.
- Hard to master.
- Almost 80 challenges to become the best.
- Endless fun.
- Game Center Integration. Lots of leaderboards!
- Play with friends or against them with same device face-to-face multiplayer.



Game built with Open Frameworks and Box 2D
All sound created by Lullatone in Nagoya.
Find out more about them here:

http://www.lullatone.com

gerardrallo's comments:




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Double drop is a game inspired by nights out in Tokyo Arcades and Pachinko.
It starts as a very approachable game, with simple mechanics, and it evolves into a fast paced, reaction based arcade game, which really tests players skills and endurance.

The game creates a hypnotising experience with generative music, build with over 200 single note music samples, and features both, a fast, raw, same-device multiplayer experience, and a solo mode, designed to allow co-operation, with about 80 challenges.


http://www.gerardrallo.net/doubledrop
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/double-drop/id846597898


Extra video, of a whole game:
https://vimeo.com/90297487


This is what the VS game looks like:
( This is an older version, the sound is not working on that video, and the interface is now slightly different )

https://vimeo.com/80773789




Please, give it a try!
05-05-2014, 11:13 PM
#41
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,157
Good fun!

Simple but engaging, sort of, as others had already implied, a minimalist "Peggle Wars" (not that Pop Cap actually ever made such a game) in a way.

Get them colored triangles escorted off the top of the field while making sure no dark bubbles carry them off the bottom of the screen.

While not wanting to take away from the minimalist nature, I hope more power-ups get added over time just to keep stuff crazy.

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05-07-2014, 09:47 AM
#42
Quote:
Originally Posted by copaeci View Post
also: the statistic page looks bit messy on ipad air screen, hope you'll fix this
The update, in which this should be fixed, together with a couple of typos, is now live! I can confirm it is in Japan and the UK, at least.

It is a minor update, but there it is! Those who are using a retina display enabled device, might want to update.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
I've not had any issues with frame rate on the. 1st gen mini.
This might be the best device to play the game! It is the one in which it has been developed. It should rarely drop below 60 frames / second.




I hope it looks as smooth on other devices as well. Please let me know if that is not the case!

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