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Companions [iPad only] - Celebration Time! 6.99$ -> 3.99$

11-23-2011, 01:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 497
Companions [iPad only] - Celebration Time! 6.99$ -> 3.99$

we are happy to celebrate a rather unusual anniversary:

>>>the 418th day of existence of smuttlewerk interactive<<<

to honor this glorious day, we lowered the price of our most beloved game "Companions" to 3.99$ !

On a side note: the year 418AD saw the rise of Theodoric I as king of the Visigoths while in 418BC, during the battle of Mantinea, the Spartans and their allies defeated the armies of Athens and Argos.

Whatever this has to do with Companions, knowing some historical facts won't hurt anyone.
11-23-2011, 01:51 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,493
418 days and still no iPhone/iPod version?!? Time of Heroes better be amazing to compensate.

11-23-2011, 02:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 497
hey, don't be unfair.

as I said in the Companions thread, we're currently building the "endless random crawler" for Companions.
once this basic structure is finished, I hope that we'll be able to accelerate the development of an iPhone version. the greatest problem is the different number of characters you'll have to control.

on a smaller screen you will have control of max. 2 characters, which in turn means you have to adjust the whole random encounters, game balance, char skills etc. and that's a lot of work. since september me and ralph work about 10-12h a day (on Companions and ToH + business stuff), the other guys working on ToH about 7-9h.(BTW: check out our homepage) we still have to finish the dwarven fortress maps for Companions, fix the occasional bugs, finish the "endless crawler", finish ToH, plan future games, relax (sometimes )....the list goes on. we'll do our best, I promise.
11-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 497
hey guys and gals!

give our game a try if you own an iPad, you won't regret it if you're into strategy/rpg games!
11-25-2011, 05:38 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,304
Really interested in this one. Is it turn based?

iPad 3 iOS 6.1 32GB
iPod 5 iOS 6.1 32GB
11-25-2011, 06:56 PM
It is not turn-based, there is a pause button that I believe is 20 seconds or 60 seconds long (your choice) I'm not far enough into it to have to have used the pause. The game itself is smooth and quite fun.
It's definitely on my top RPGs list. Some people complain about the controls but honestly I've had zero issue and don't quite know what they're talking about. There is a demo, and I tried that before I bought it.
11-25-2011, 10:20 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,304
Alright. Might buy it then.

iPad 3 iOS 6.1 32GB
iPod 5 iOS 6.1 32GB
11-25-2011, 10:56 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 491
I would plunge, but alas, I lack an iPad. Oh, woe is me.

Currently enjoying: CtR, AB: Space, Guitar Hero, Rock Band Reloaded, Burger Queen World, Hunters: Episode One, Batman Arkham Lockdown, Ice Race, Bar Oasis1.5, Air Gamblers: Supremacy, Mage Gauntlet, Real Racing 2, Inotia2/3, Undercroft, Pocket Warriors, Ascension, Chaos Rings
11-25-2011, 11:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 712
This title is just pure old school RPG fun. Get it!

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