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'180' action-puzzler, Today's Featured Android App on Amazon, FREE on iOS too!

07-11-2011, 11:12 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869
'180' action-puzzler, Today's Featured Android App on Amazon, FREE on iOS too!


It's true! Our flagship title was selected by Amazon to be their featured FREE Android app today (LINK) and in just a few short hours it's rocketed to their #1 spot.


To give a nod to the game's iPhone roots we've made it free for the original platform as well (get it on iTunes HERE) - it is free for today only!

If you are a fan, use this opportunity to show some goodwill and reminisce about the good times with this game in this thread today and tell your fellow TouchArcaders what they've been missing out on! There's no reason not to grab one of the best-playing (if lesser-known) classic iPhone hits, especially when it's not costing you even a penny!

Easy for anyone to learn in a minute, but deep enough to challenge the most extreme players. Fans of classic games like Tetris Attack and Bust-a-Move will love the new "shoot and flip" mechanic!

GAMEPLAY:
180 is an insane flipping match-3 drop action puzzle game! Launch coins into three-in-a-rows to clear the vertically-descending board. Play alternate colors by flipping coins 180 degrees at any time. Create incredible combos and be rewarded with HUGE scores - just don't let the coins touch the red line at the bottom, or it's game over!

Here's a YouTube video showing the gameplay when it gets quite hectic (starts slow to show the mechanics, about 20 seconds in it will go wild)


As for the future of Headcase Games.. well just last night I finally fired up the very first (early, earrrrly) build of our next big title, a side-scrolling action blast-fest called GunHead. More on that one soon, it's gonna be a crazy one


Last edited by headcaseGames; 07-11-2011 at 11:18 AM.
07-11-2011, 01:07 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Coolidge, AZ
Posts: 5,892
For free, it's simply a steal. I still play this f*cking game. LOL

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07-11-2011, 02:16 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Thanks Booch

We got mentions in Gizmodo and Destructoid today, so far!
07-11-2011, 09:42 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 2,533
180 is awesome!!!!!!!!!
07-11-2011, 10:13 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: omaha, ne
Posts: 1,442
definitely a nice twist on the genre.
07-11-2011, 10:14 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
180 is highly recommended; if it's still free get it... if it's not free anymore get it anyway. Here's to the developer updating iOS 180 to match the superior content in their Andriod release. Thanks for the give-away.
07-11-2011, 10:26 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 1,392
A great game, a great dev and a great price.
What more could you ask?
DL now!!
07-11-2011, 11:45 PM
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
180 is highly recommended; if it's still free get it... if it's not free anymore get it anyway. Here's to the developer updating iOS 180 to match the superior content in their Andriod release. Thanks for the give-away.
thanks undeadcow

The programmer has all the HD Assets, but it's a lot more work than simply "swapping them out" - the way the app is built will require significant rework. If there's a good demand for it then it can be a higher priority, otherwise it gets put on the back-burner for a long time

For what it is worth, the original iOS game does play a fair bit smoother than the Android version! Otherwise, we have tinkered with a casual mode which I've mentioned a bit around these parts. It's a very different game (and the mechanics of 180 lend themselves very well to a slower "plan your moves at your own pace" style as well). If nothing else I do want to flesh this out by the end of the year, as even in it's prototype mode it is quite fun to play (more like a Drop7 kind of experience, pace-wise). If that picks up speed then it will be easier to rationalize the rewrite work involved with implementing the HD assets.

As 180 has never been particularly well-received by the general iOS community I do feel it is in my best interest to concentrate on newer titles (which might actually make money), especially of the non-puzzle variety, and I am content to leave 180 on the "to-do" shelf until such a time as I can give it the proper attention it deserves.

It's obviously got some speed going on Android and there are actually more weird/exciting things for it in store this year over there, watch my blog for details - if you are truly a fan of the game you might be surprised what's coming

And I do want to make it clear, regardless of what happens with 180 I am not straying from iOS as a development platform, that would be foolish!
07-11-2011, 11:54 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 936
Thanks for making it free!
07-11-2011, 11:54 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,348
I really like this game and it still in my phone since I download it last year.
Good luck with your new new title!!