• Publisher: Zach Gage
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 19.3 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: By Zach Gage and Kurt Bieg
* Finalist at Indiecade 2011 *
* Finalist for for Best Mobile Game in IGF2011 *

"Innocently sucks you in for hours." - ABC News

4/5 Stars - iOS Game of the Day for January 13th
"A deep and challenging action-puzzler that's a natural fit for Apple's tablet." - GamePro

"A fun, unique, and delightfully musical challenge"
-Gamezebo

"... It's awesome, and there's something oddly trancelike about directing triangles against a background of soothing sounds and music..."
-jayisgames

"Feels like...Nintendo's Art Style and Bit Generations series" -GamesRadar

"a lovely aesthetic and a powerful dose of addictiveness."
"brings to mind Rez"
-TouchArcade

"If youve an iPad, do yourself a favor and buy this game."
PodGamer ESSENTIAL Award
- PodGamer.com

"Fresh, engaging and fiercely challenging; if youre looking for something thats unlike many iPad games out there right now then you should get this one." - 148apps

*Exhibited in the Giant Robot Magazine: Pixel Pushers show*

9/10 - theiPadTop.com

"Just the thing to fill the gaping void in your otherwise perfectly balanced modern life." - EuroGamer.net

Two Thumbs Up - ExtraLives.tv


* A Unique Action Puzzle Game *
Halcyon is named for the mythological bird of ancient Greece, said to charm the winds and seas into a calm during the Winter Solstice.
Gameplay is one part spacial action puzzler and one part interactive stringed instrument combined in an experience designed specifically for the iPad.
Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony.

Take on the role of the Halcyon, conducting nature, untangling currents, and bringing calm to the wind, sea, land, and stars.

* A Generative Musical Instrument *
Halcyon features a complete generative soundtrack that becomes an instrument when you play the game. Since its designed to accompany you while you play, you'll create tranquil sonic landscapes as you travel along.

* Tons of Gameplay *
: 36 Levels through Four Environments
: Two Endless Modes that dynamically adjust difficulty based on how you are doing
: A Twelve Song Generative Soundtrack
: OpenFeint + Game Center

If you enjoyed Unify, you'll love Halcyon

stfj's comments:
Hey guys, I just wanted to post and say that Halcyon just got released to the appstore!


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A Unique Action Puzzle Game
Halcyon is named for the mythological bird of ancient Greece, said to charm the winds and seas into a calm during the Winter Solstice.
Gameplay is one part spacial action puzzler and one part interactive stringed instrument combined in an experience designed specifically for the iPad.
Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony.

Take on the role of the Halcyon, conducting nature, untangling currents, and bringing calm to the wind, sea, land, and stars.

A Generative Musical Instrument
Halcyon features a complete generative soundtrack that becomes an instrument when you play the game. Since its designed to accompany you while you play, you'll create tranquil sonic landscapes as you travel along.

Tons of Gameplay
: 36 Levels through Four Environments

: Two Endless Modes that dynamically adjust difficulty based on how you are doing

: A Twelve Song Generative Soundtrack

: OpenFeint + Game Center

12-20-2010, 12:04 PM
#31
Quote:
Originally Posted by stfj View Post
Just wanted to let you guys know that halcyon 1.1 is out. With this version comes a few bug fixes, clearer tutorials, robust support for the colorblind, and a new icon. If you loved halcyon before and rated it it'd be great if you could re-rate it thanks so much!
Every time you update the game, I'll update my review. Love it.

Congratulations on TA front page article. It should generate some well-deserved interest.

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Last edited by djflippy; 12-20-2010 at 12:10 PM.
12-20-2010, 01:38 PM
#32
Definitely going to leave another review. Very excellent game.

12-21-2010, 02:05 PM
#33
@WilliamG - this was intentional. If you put one down by accident it'll stay until you beat the level or until it's traveled by a current.

thanks so much guys for the great reviews!

@caltab - I clearly need to get better with cross promoting my apps within my own apps.
01-04-2011, 01:16 AM
#34
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 384
This is a decent game but I'm sorry to say it is definitely not worth the 3.99. I think .99-1.99 is fair for a game like this. It's a one trick pony, pick up and play for a few minutes here and there, not really engaging. For 3.99 I expect some content.
01-05-2011, 02:44 PM
#35
@grimstone i'm sorry you feel that way

I wanted to announce that Halcyon is an Independent Games Festival 2011 Finalist for best Mobile Game!
http://www.igf.com/02finalists.html
01-05-2011, 05:03 PM
#36
Also! Halcyon 1.2 Update just hit the app store. With it comes a much smoother and better difficulty curve.
01-05-2011, 10:04 PM
#37
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by stfj View Post
@grimstone i'm sorry you feel that way
I think that sounded harsher than I meant it to be. It really is a neat game and I have been playing it a bunch, the price is really the only complaint I have about it. If it was only $1.99 then I would say it is a 5 star game. I think I've been spoiled by the vast quantities of dirt cheap games available in the app store. I didn't mean to insult you or your work in any way and if I did, I'm sorry. It's certainly better than any game I could ever create.
01-11-2011, 02:37 PM
#38
@grimstone don't worry about it! I didn't take offense. I certainly understand the stresses of being cash strapped for games. And you're certainly correct that there's a ton of low priced competition. Lowering the price or having sales of some sort is definitely something that we've considered
05-09-2013, 04:35 PM
#39
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
Currently free! Definitely grab this while you can

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