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Shovel Heroes
Welcome to the world of Treasure, Monsters and Ancient Gods!
Explore beautiful tropical islands to find the rarest items in the World.

Corona SDK App of the MONTH!(1/8/2011)
"Aside from its impeccable artwork and intuitive, RPG-esque gameplay, its also got potential to become something of the next FarmVille!", - Ansca Mobile team
4.5/5 - CrazyMikesApps.com
4.5/5 - Appdictions.com
4.5/5 - Bild.de Magazine

Create a unique avatar, male or female from a huge set of items, ranging from awesome jackets to funky hair styles

They're blocking your way, get past them by bribing them with rum, meat and vegetables

Invite your Facebook friends to join you as your neighbours. They'll provide you with items, that help on your journey!

Earn extra energy by playing the Rune Matching game and unblock runestones by tracing the rune symbol with your finger!

As you collect more collections, you'll be able to turn them in for Ruby Crystals! If you get enough of them, Gods will reward you with new powers.

Make a comfy home out of your island by decorating it with stuff you buy from local merchants. Show it off to your friends, and check out their home islands!

There's enough content to keep you engaged for a long time, complete the exploration of islands in order to get an Extra Reward!

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY: Shovel Heroes was designed for iPod Touch 3rd generation 32GB and 64GB models, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and iPad 2 and requires iOS 4.0 or later!

If you like the game, rate it , so we can keep on updating the game!

ibuber's comments:
Hi guys!
My name is Ilya and I'd like to present you our first game for mobile devices, it's called Shovel heroes! It's available on both iOS & Android for FREE!

You play as a Treasure Hunter who has been stranded on a desert island with nothing but his loyal Shovel! You dig your way out of there, build a camp and start looking for Ancient Treasures on the islands nearby.

As you gather Collections, you trade them in for magical rubies that grant you new Powers.

But this game is not only about luck, it's about skill, too! Be the quickest to gather bonuses, and gain extra rewards from Action Bar.There are also two Mini-games you should master in order to complete the excavation.

There's also plenty of customization available, you can both change your Avatar's appearance AND Decorate Home Island.

Also, you can invite your friends from Facebook to join you, they'll provide you with additional materials you need in your journey. And you can always visit them, too.

The game doesn't require a constant Internet connection, you can play offline and sync later! Also, you can play the same story on any supported device without the need to start over.

It's developed on a Cross-Platform engine, so we publish to Android and iOS at the same time! We've also got App of the Month award from Ansca Mobile
There are links, again:

Hope you like the game! We have a lot of exciting updates in pipelines:
  • Fighting Pirates
  • Mini-Game where you 'Pray' the Gods (like Guitar Hero)
  • Exclusive Islands
  • Functional Items for your Home Island
P.S. Any comments/critics are WELCOME!
08-04-2011, 12:07 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 117
looks interesting.two questions though,does this require a constant internet connection? and will you be adding any other way to play with friend(ie gamecenter)? i don't want to spam my facebook friends with invites since no one i know plays ipod/ipad/iphone games.
08-04-2011, 12:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 575
When I saw stars (exp) and energy it makes me think of facebook games.

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08-04-2011, 02:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 6
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Thanks for the feedback!

Regarding the GameCenter, we'll not be able to implement it soon ('cause it doesn't work on other platforms), though, we'll certainly add OpenFeint support in our next release.
And the stars, well, we all know stars are the best way to say "XP"

Best regards, Ilya Buber, mobile game developer from Motherland!
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