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App description: 1MM DOWNLOADS IN UNDER 4 WEEKS & REACHED #1 OVERALL IN CHINA

An ice age has descended upon Earth, wiping out mankind. Of all species left on the planet only a group of monkeys and bugs, hidden in pockets of Earth, survived. But a ray of hope appears when the golden banana tree sprouts to life. Magical warmth returns to the planet and the mysterious golden tree sparks a rapid evolution of the survivors.

Take command your crew of "Powder Monkeys" in a quest to gain control of the golden banana tree, defeat the villainous captain..Fidel Mantis and his crew of nasty bugs!

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REVIEWERS ARE PLUNDERING TOO!
"If you have ever had a hankering for the high seas this is a good place to start. Anchors aweigh!" TouchArcade.com

"The game is simple and the game looks great!" 148Apps.com

"Powder Monkeys gets a score of 9 out of 10" The App Shack

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DECK IT OUT!
Make your ship the most powerful in the fleet by purchasing bullets, power-ups and resources in the Powder Monkeys store!

BATTLE!
Choose your ammo and blast away! Deciding between hard-hitting coconuts, defensive umbrella bullets or devastating nukes will be a Captain's toughest decision. With over 50 types of bullets and only three slots in your hold, strategy will be the key to victory!

BOAT-LOAD OF QUESTS!
With over 60 levels and 40 quests danger, treasure and fun lurk around every island in the world of Powder Monkeys!

Powder Monkeys combines RPG-style exploration with tower-defense like systems. The game features eye-patching graphics, a boat-load of quests and a cast of characters ready for action and adventure on the high seas.

Featuring 7 different GameCenter leader boards the competition will get fierce on the high seas of Powder Monkeys!

Over 80 hours of gameplay!!!
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Check out our other amazing games!! Cows vs. Aliens, Inspector Gadget, Drag Racer World, Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast, and Fashion Star Boutique!

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Visit Us! xmg.com
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XMG Studio's comments:
Our newest game has launched this morning. It's an RPG-style game where you are exploring the high seas as captain of the Monkey Navy, going to battle against some nasty bugs as you go.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/1Mjtril5A9k
Gameplay video: http://youtu.be/y6zaC3k7QSE

Please let us know what you think? We're already considering what we want to add in future updates.

edit: adding Touch Arcade review link http://toucharcade.com/2011/10/18/powder-monkeys-review


10-13-2011, 09:45 AM
#2
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10-13-2011, 10:20 AM
#3
Joined: May 2010
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This looks insanely cool. Gotta ask, are there any IAPs and is it retina enabled?

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
10-13-2011, 10:53 AM
#4
Thanks Dazarath!

@metalcasket Yes there are IAPs, but they are entirely optional and you can play the entire game without them. It is a universal and has retina display enabled.
10-13-2011, 11:55 AM
#5
FYI, I'm the Producer of Powder Monkeys from XMG. I also designed Cows vs Aliens, Drag Racer and Style Studio.

Here at XMG we've been working on this game on and off for almost a year and half. It was eventually funded by the Government of Ontario (Canada) enough for us to get the project green lit and done! It's a relief to finally release this game, but very exciting to see users start playing on it!

We have big plans for this game, so this is just the tip of the iceberg. We're planning out Turn-based Multiplayer, more bullets, better battle strategy, and fighting sea monsters (lazer shooting dolphins and Nahrwallopuses). Play the game and let me know your thoughts! The game will continue to grow as we get more and more users.

The game is Universal and supports iOS 4.3 + iOS 5.

The game is essentially a "dungeon crawler tower defense". We procedurally generate quest maps, so each time you play the maps will be completely different. You'll always be searching in completely different areas for enemies, treasures and islands. The game lasts forever, and you have plenty of opportunity to build up your naval army and collect resources. We have about 20 pre-defined story quests inside as well, with a short, funny story to get back the Golden Banana Tree.

I hope you all like it.
10-13-2011, 08:02 PM
#6
So... I've been trying to play this, and it keep crashing on my 4th gen touch whenever I try and start my first choosable quest - Side Quest - Revenge. Keeps crashing right when I tap on the screen after the captian's first dialogue spot...

=o/

:;:CURRENT 'FAVORITES' FOLDER:;:
Repulze, Ravenmark: SOE, Cordy, Incoboto Mini, One Epic Knight, Cardinal Quest 2
:;:GAMECENTER ID:;:
syntheticvoid
10-13-2011, 08:15 PM
#7
Thanks for that feedback syntheticvoid. Can you tell me what OS you're on and I'll ask our QA team to see if they can recreate your situation.

Patti at XMG

** edit to add, syntheticvoid was able to resolve his crash problem by deleting and re-downloading the app, looks like it was just a corrupt download. see his comments about the app (working properly!) on page 2. Thanks for helping us trouble shoot this syntheticvoid! **

Last edited by XMG Studio; 10-14-2011 at 03:46 PM. Reason: adding update on crash resolution
10-13-2011, 08:17 PM
#8
iOS 4.3.3 - and my device is NOT jailbroken... just... if that comes up.

And I just tried it again after re-booting, and I made it through the dialogue, and a little bit of exploration so I could find the enemy ship, but then it crashed about 3 moves into battle...

:;:CURRENT 'FAVORITES' FOLDER:;:
Repulze, Ravenmark: SOE, Cordy, Incoboto Mini, One Epic Knight, Cardinal Quest 2
:;:GAMECENTER ID:;:
syntheticvoid

Last edited by syntheticvoid; 10-13-2011 at 08:19 PM.
10-13-2011, 09:26 PM
#9
Huh, crap. That never happend in testing and we tested ALOT with iPod Touch 4Gs.

Does this crash happen on any other quests or side quests? Thank you for your time, this will really help us fix the issue.
10-14-2011, 11:45 AM
#10
yup, just tried the second side quest, the one after Revenge, and it crashed during dialogue there as well... I haven't been able to earn enough experience points to unlock an actual main quest yet because of the crashes... =o/


I also just let the iPod sit there for a minute, and it crashed on the main loading screen at about the same amount of time it took me to get into the dialogue of the side quests... has happened to me 5 times now, even after 3 reboots and no other apps in my multitasking bar...

:;:CURRENT 'FAVORITES' FOLDER:;:
Repulze, Ravenmark: SOE, Cordy, Incoboto Mini, One Epic Knight, Cardinal Quest 2
:;:GAMECENTER ID:;:
syntheticvoid