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iPhone: Io (By Chillingo) is out!

04-28-2009, 02:49 PM
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Io (By Chillingo) is out!

Yep, Io is out, and it looks nice, but i think the gameplay screen isn't big enough to enjoy a side-scrolling game like this. What do you think guys?

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Last edited by vicente.ramirezch; 04-28-2009 at 02:57 PM.
04-28-2009, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by vicente.ramirezch View Post
Yep, Io is out, and it looks nice, but i think the gameplay screen isn't big enough to enjoy a side-scrolling game like this. What do you think guys?
I'll give this a go tonight and post impressions.

04-28-2009, 02:51 PM
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Ooh, very nice. I'll be picking this up soon.

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04-28-2009, 02:51 PM
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Does not look TOO good...........


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In io, your mission is to bring the Nautilus-114 spaceship back home. However, the task isnít easy thanks to the many robotic minions that now inhabit the ship. In order to accomplish your mission, you have to play evasively (hide in the dark, walk donít run), avoid detection and carry out your objectives. You are also accompanied by your robotic friend and constant help, Ned. Together, you will take enemies down, gather data pertaining to the destruction of the ships human crew and bring the ship back home (or will you?)

GAME FEATURES

* Player moves: Io is a side-scroller game, however you can also move the player in and out of the screen, to hide in dark nooks, pick up secret items, etc.
* Point and shoot mechanism: Touch on the screen and Norton will orient himself to look or shoot at the pointed spot.
* Equipment: Thermal vision camera, cloaking gear, weapon add-ons, etc
* Weapons: Machine gun, Rail gun, Rocket launcher, Displacer and a Flamethrower.
* Bots: different bot types to engage with.
* Gameplay Duration: If you are one of those super-smart-gaming-ninja types, you could probably finish it under an hour!
* 16 page behind-the-scenes on game completion.

io is developed by Atman Software and published by Chillingo Ltd









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04-28-2009, 02:55 PM
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Does not look TOO good...........
Yeah, the controls look quirky, but we'll see.
04-28-2009, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by vicente.ramirezch View Post
Yep, Io is out, and it looks nice, but i think the gameplay screen isn't big enough to enjoy a side-scrolling game like this. What do you think guys?
Those are rather large buttons. Chillingo games often have ugly and intrusive interfaces.

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04-28-2009, 02:57 PM
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I was looking forward to this game but seeing what the screens actually look like I'm not so sure anymore. def wait for impressions.

I was also put off when he description said if you were a gaming ninja you could finish it in an hour
04-28-2009, 02:57 PM
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Interesting. The gameplay video that was on Atman's website looked pretty good.
04-28-2009, 03:00 PM
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Here's the gameplay video:


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04-28-2009, 03:05 PM
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I'll give this a go tonight and post impressions.
Thank you

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