• Publisher: Kismik
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 53.1 MB
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 4.3 (6)
App description: Help Be Square (aka Be2, aka "The Dot") get rid of those nasty paddles and escape the dreadful world of Pingland. Guide Be2 through mazes, moving platforms, roller-coasters rides, mysterious puzzles and more. Experience new lifestyles and play-styles. Collect all bonuses and unlock all achievements

And remember: live free or die!

---- SUMMARY ----

In this highly confidential document we describe what we have found so far about the rules of Pingland. Your mission is to lead the "white dot" the fastest you can through the obstacles that show up in Pingland. On your way you will find many obstacles: dumb and smart paddles, invisible bars, moving platforms, attractive and repulsive items, sliding doors, stretching figures, puzzles, labyrinths, dungeons and so on. The laws of gravity and motion can change anywhere, anytime. It's your ability to discover the tricks on the way and avoid them as well as catching the bonuses. You are given a limited amount of time to complete each level. The fastest you overcome the obstacles the highest your score gets.

---- CONTROLS ----

Sliding your finger on the screen will influence the dot's speed and direction. Longer the slide stronger the acceleration applied. Keep touching the screen and you will apply the acceleration continuously. Your ability to influence movement can be limited on a screen by screen basis. Sometimes you can influence movement vertically or horizontally only. Check the HUD (Head Up Display) for the available modes. For faster accelerations you can use the turbo mode: slide with two fingers. But remember that the turbo mode is available for a limited time.

---- INTELLIGENCE ----

Our field agents have collected useful information regarding the Pingland surveillance system known as "OpenFeint". We have reports of global and local score tracking and a special achievements lock/unlock sub-system.

---- CONCLUSIONS ----

Be fast, be smart, BE SQUARE!

goiMot's comments:



05-13-2012, 04:45 AM
I am just a little ways into level two and already I can confidently say that this is some of the most compelling storytelling and innovative design coupled with a creative implementation of minimalism that I have encountered on perhaps any platform. This is truly a masterpiece of a game.

Kismik, what do you have in store for us next?
05-13-2012, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by retr0spective View Post
I am just a little ways into level two and already I can confidently say that this is some of the most compelling storytelling and innovative design coupled with a creative implementation of minimalism that I have encountered on perhaps any platform. This is truly a masterpiece of a game.

Kismik, what do you have in store for us next?
I am really happy that you are enjoying Be2. Thank you very much!

About other projects I am working on in my spare time (I am a process automation custom application developer/consultant.... boooring!):

- a casual puzzle game about psychotic cats.
- an adventure with pictogram graphics where, after buying a cheap holiday package from a dubious travel agency, you end up in a far away alien planet trapped in an alien body. It is a big and strange galaxy!

Timeline: unknown!
05-13-2012, 12:44 PM
Kismik, thanks for the update - the alien themed game sounds fascinating. Please keep me in mind when you move into Beta Testing, I am registered on Test Flight.

I have been having difficulty finding truly creative games on the App Store this year - many developers seem to be focusing on tried and true formulas or otherwise emphasize style over substance - so I started looking through the old lists to see what I could come up with. Be2 was a fantastic find for me in this respect. I hope that you continue to find the time to keep making great games like this one. Thank you for your efforts!
05-13-2012, 12:48 PM
By the way what is the name of that classic tune on the title screen?
02-18-2013, 04:35 PM
Joined: May 2011
Location: paris (yeah, the one in france)
Posts: 420
Another "just discovered this" post to say, holy crap I just discovered this! One of the most creative games I have tried on iOS, out of, what, 3,000 now? Thanks kismick!
02-19-2013, 02:51 PM
Thank you VERY MUCH, Psiufoxx!

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