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http://www.youtube.com/TeamKrinoid
- Check out a trailer of the game!
- Behind the Scenes video of the development of Syz: EG!


The Interstellar Conclave and Fringe Republic are in a state of all out war. Utilizing never before seen multi-touch controls, command Captain Russel Porter and the unique abilities of his intrepid crew in order to snuff out the growing Fringe threat.

Team Krinoid presents Syz: EG, a space shooter unlike any other.

-Winner of Game of the Year at the first annual UC Santa Cruz Sammy Awards

INNOVATIVE MULTI-TOUCH CONTROLS
Team Krinoid's never before seen multi-touch control scheme gives the player maximum control by allowing independent aiming and navigation.
Syz: EG is the only space shooter on the iPad to control this way!

COMMAND FIVE DISTINCT ABILITIES
Activate the ship's lasers, hacking, EMP, shields, and repair with the touch of a finger.

PERSPECTIVE CHANGES
The camera transitions between "Top Down" and "Side View" perspectives during levels, taking advantage of both classic space shooter styles!

TWO DIFFERENT GAME MODES
Play through the adventure in Story Mode, or aim for a high score in free play.

FULL VOICE CAST
Over 350 lines of recorded dialogue bring the story and characters to life!

EPISODIC NARRATIVE
In this first installment, Captain Porter and the crew of the Syzygy are sent on a routine mission to take down a Fringe Republic convoy, but a chance encounter with a Fringe Admiral quickly turns the mundane into the extraordinary.

FOLLOW TEAM KRINOID:
Http://teamkrinoid.com
Http://twitter.com/teamkrinoid

Look forward to these future Team Krinoid releases:
Run for your life in, Bunny Run!

Continue the quest of Captain Porter in, Syz: EG Episode Two.

TeamKrinoid's comments:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/syz-eg/id466950337?ls=1&mt=8


We are Team Krinoid, a brand new game studio based in Santa Cruz, CA consisting of UC Santa Cruz game design graduates, and winners of the first game of the year award at the UCSC Sammy Awards. Our first game is “Syz: EG,” a multitouch space shooter soon to be released on the Apple iPad. The game has been submitted and is waiting approval by Apple.

You can also see a trailer and behind the scenes look at the game, "Syz: EG" here: http://youtube.com/TeamKrinoid

This is a story-driven, episodic mutli-touch space shooter unlike anything seen before on the Apple iPad. It started as a senior project for eight Computer Science: Game Design students, one Literature Major, and one Art Major at the University Of California, Santa Cruz. After spending way more than the allotted class time working on the game, it became apparent that we wanted to start our our independent game studio in Santa Cruz and develop the IP further.

Some notable features of our game:

- First true multi-touch space shooter to be released. Control where you are aiming your weapon with one finger while dodging enemy bullets with the other. The separation of these two functions feels intuitive, allows for innovative game mechanics not easily replicated on other platforms, and separates "Syz: EG" from every other space shooter on the App Store.

- No auto-fire or drawn-on controls allow for an immersive experience as you and the Syzygy Crew take on the Fringe Republic!

- 6 Unique abilities, such as a circular shield that reflects bullets and a hacker that can hack into enemy ships. But don't worry, there's also lasers for the classic shmup fan. Each ability has its own strengths and weaknesses, so switching off between them mid-battle is key to survival.

- View the battle from multiple perspectives: During certain parts of levels, the camera will shift between the common "Top-Down" and "Side-View" perspectives found in all space shooters. This makes the game feel more dynamic and allows us to craft interesting and memorable levels that could not be possible in other space shooters.

- A gripping narrative that propels the game forward, with over 350 lines of fully voiced and animated dialogue. We are trying to achieve an episodic structure for our games, with each episode containing the amount of story found in an episode of television. The story and dialogue are very integral to the gameplay, unlike most space shooters, so the characters are constantly talking to each other!

- A Freeplay Mode where you can endlessly battle waves of Fringe Fighters!


We are excited to get our storyline started and hope to make many more games that tell stories within the universe we have created in the future!
09-29-2011, 01:47 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,426
This looks interesting.
Gonna give it a go, impressions will come later today, am a bit busy today.

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
Aaron Copland

09-29-2011, 01:36 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 14
Let us know what you think!
09-30-2011, 07:11 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 14
We have a few promo codes to give away. Let us know if anyone wants one!

We really feel there is no space shooter quite like ours on the app store, all we need is some people to try it out and say what they think!
09-30-2011, 07:19 PM
#5
I would love a code.
10-01-2011, 06:48 AM
#6
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 387
Quote:
Originally Posted by TeamKrinoid View Post
We have a few promo codes to give away. Let us know if anyone wants one!
Yes, one for me, please, TeamKrinoid!

Currently Playing: (iPad2) Angry Birds Space HD | MASS EFFECT INFILTRATOR | Hunters 2 | Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy | Flight Control Rocket | Azkend 2 HD: The World Beneath | rComplex | Zuma's Revenge HD | Rhianna Ford & The DaVinci Letter HD | Zepi:Spring HD | Reiner Knizia's Deck Buster | (iPhone) Doodle God
10-01-2011, 06:55 AM
#7


Syz E.G. Pre-Alpha Prototype Teaser Trailer:


Syz E.G. Level 2 Demo Trailer:


...Promo Codes are always welcome...
10-01-2011, 10:34 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 456
Me too please.
10-01-2011, 01:45 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 14
Here are 4 promo codes for you all!

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PEJYT4TWKTW3
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Enjoy and let us know what you think!
10-01-2011, 04:56 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 997
PEJYT4TWKTW3 taken, many thanks.

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