App description: ***Previously Featured on iTunes Games "New & Noteworthy", "What's Hot", and "What We're Playing" sections!***

The best space shooter in the App Store is now Retro! Inspired by classic arcade games, Alien Space Retro combines the best of old and new, bringing dual-stick shooter gameplay to a new level. Your mission: Pilot your ship into the heart of enemy space and destroy anything that gets in your way.

The game features:

-amazing retro-inspired graphics
-fast-paced gameplay
-upgradeable ship systems and weapons
-multiple weapon types to choose from
-30 campaign levels
-Survival mode
-Normal and Hard difficulty levels
-leaderboards and achievements through Game Center
-silky smooth controls
-listen to your iTunes music while you play
-new gameplay modes and weapons available through in-app purchases

The challenge: Unlike other shooters where the best the enemy AI can do is to run into you, Alien Space Retro offers a wide variety of enemies wielding the same weapons available to you, and then some. Blasters, lasers, tractor beams, missiles, photon torpedos they'll throw everything they can at you. Are you up to the task?

What are people saying?
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"Its not easy releasing a new game into a genre that is literally flooded with great games, but Alien Space managed to hold its own against the competition with excellent controls, interesting enemies, cool weapons, and a great upgrade system"
-TouchArcade

"Those charismatic new visuals may be the main selling point, but the gameplay is as fun, frantic, and satisfying as ever."
-PocketGamer

"Alien Space Retros strength comes not just from its aesthetically-pleasing vector graphics, but also its gameplay, which is at times deeper than other dual-stick shooters."
-148Apps

"Fantastic atmosphere, great sounds, and visual effects" - (5 stars)
-iTunes reviewer

"This game is top shelf, most stuff in the app store does not even compare. More games like this one need to be made" - (5 stars)
-iTunes reviewer

"If you like Dual Stick Space Shooters, this is one you should get" - (5 stars)
-iTunes reviewer

AlienSpace's comments:
Alien Space Retro is now in the App Store!

The game is a dual-stick space shooter, based on Alien Space. It features all new retro-inspired graphics, 30 campaign levels, survival mode and a wide selection of weapons including some new ones available through IAPs. There's also a new game mode called Lost in Space which is also available through IAP.

The game also has leaderboards and achievements through both Open Feint and Game Center. It's universal and has full support for playing your iTunes music while in-game.

The game is also just 99, which includes the full 30 level campaign and survival mode, as well as 6 weapons to chose from (3 light weapons and 3 heavy weapons).

In-App Purchases (IAPs): In addition to the 6 available weapons in the game, there are 4 new ones that can be purchased through in-app purchases (individually for $0.99). Alternately, you can purchase the Weapon Pack ($1.99) which buys all IAP weapons (including any that may be added in the future). There is also a new game mode, Lost in Space, which is available through IAP for $0.99.

So go try it out guys. I think you'll like it (ok, I know, I'm biased).

07-15-2011, 07:44 PM
#2
Here's the gameplay trailer:


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07-15-2011, 07:46 PM
#3
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Sweet! I expected this on a Wednesday night but, hey, I'll take it now.

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07-15-2011, 07:48 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
Sweet! I expected this on a Wednesday night but, hey, I'll take it now.
Oh yeah, I had originally set it to come out on the 20th, but Apple approved it earlier than I expected and I thought... what the heck. I suppose there ARE some advantages to not having a multi-million dollar marketing campaign relying on your game launching on a particular day.

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07-15-2011, 07:51 PM
#5
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loved alien space when i got it for free so ill gladly do my part for this one (:

edit : i hope its as unforgiving as the original .

Please support these indie developers for putting in so much effort and making what is known as a hidden gem .

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Last edited by STYJ; 07-15-2011 at 07:53 PM.
07-15-2011, 07:57 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
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Okay, that's just hot. Very impressive stuff!
07-15-2011, 08:03 PM
#7
looks bad ass owens just like alien space dl now!
07-15-2011, 08:10 PM
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Had a crash as I finished level one but I had alot of apps in the background. Closed all, booted my phone and trying again. Probably just my phone.

Anyone in love with AS1 or PewPew will love this. I love the new look and the AI seems a bit tougher.

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07-15-2011, 08:20 PM
#9
Thanks you all for the great feedback so far. I really appreciate it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
Had a crash as I finished level one but I had alot of apps in the background. Closed all, booted my phone and trying again. Probably just my phone.

Anyone in love with AS1 or PewPew will love this. I love the new look and the AI seems a bit tougher.
Arghh, sorry about the crash. I'm hoping it was just a glitch by the device and the reboot solves it. =(

Indeed there are subtle changes and improvements throughout the game as far as weapon balancing and AI, so it's not the same game as Alien Space.

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07-15-2011, 08:28 PM
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Yep, just my phone. Through level two and no problems!

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