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iPad: Coming Soon: Hover Biker

11-25-2011, 05:05 PM
#1
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Coming Soon: Hover Biker

Hello iOS gamers,


My new game, Hover Biker, has landed on the app store.
Download it for free here:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hover-biker/id477766521?ls=1&mt=8



It is built around the physics simulation technology that made my previous game 'the little crane that could' so much fun.

Hover Biker will feature:
  • Amazing Hovering Physics
  • A rich go-anywhere city environment.
  • Acrobatics
  • Many challenging levels with diverse objectives.
  • Adjustable hover height
  • Differential steering with thrusters
  • Camera freely adjustable by user with PID controlled bike tracking
  • Lasers
  • Missile Towers
  • Explosions
  • Smoke
  • Advanced custom OpenGL-ES2 shaders
  • Retina Display support
  • iPad2 / iPhone4 optimized

Some screen shots from the iPad device:


KABOOM! Hit by a ballistic missile.


Getting some air while executing acrobatic stunts.


A free to roam, go anywhere city environment.

release date: dec 9, 2011
Compatibility: iPad, iPad2, iPhone4(S)
Price: FREE


Please drop me a reply on this thread with your thoughts.

Bram

Last edited by bram; 12-09-2011 at 09:10 PM. Reason: added itunes url and mention it is released now.
11-25-2011, 05:49 PM
#2
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Location: UK
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Looks marvellous!!

It's still got your vibe. Call it a programmer artists flair

Can't wait to give it a spin

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11-25-2011, 06:38 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 195
Looks good, can't wait to see how it plays

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11-30-2011, 12:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kearnel View Post
Looks good, can't wait to see how it plays
A video of the gameplay:

http://youtu.be/965UZAg5r98

Recorded with my webcam, so the quality could be better.
But it shows well how the bike handles.

Bram
11-30-2011, 02:33 PM
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Location: East London
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bram View Post
A video of the gameplay:

http://youtu.be/965UZAg5r98

Recorded with my webcam, so the quality could be better.
But it shows well how the bike handles.

Bram
Wow! This looks insanely good..!!

I need to play it immediately...

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12-02-2011, 05:57 AM
#6
Looks mad!! Can't wait!
12-05-2011, 01:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by natassiatracey View Post
is there an iPhone version of the game?
The game is a universal binary and will run on either your iPad or your iPhone or both. Any device with an ARM V7 and OpenGLES2 support can run it. I have not tested iPhone3GS but I think it will be able to run it.

On iPhone4 and iPad1, the real time shadows are disabled to keep the frame rate high.
On iPhone4S and iPad2, all the goodies are there (real time shadows, retina, multisample AA, the works).

I will post some iPhone4S screenshots later, but they are pretty much identical to the iPad2 screens. The iPad2 larger screen will make for the best gaming experience of course.

Lastly, for tilt-control your device will need Gyro and Accelerometer. Personally I find touch control preferable, although there are one or two levels that are actually a little easier with tilt control. But in general, touch control has an edge over tilt in accurate and fast control of the hover bike.

bram
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12-06-2011, 01:03 PM
#8
Looks great! +1 !!!!
12-09-2011, 09:09 PM
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Released!

Hover Biker has made its debut on the app store.
You can download it here for free:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hover-biker/id477766521?ls=1&mt=8
Let me know what you think of it!