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  • Publisher: Garoo Games
  • Genre: Family
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 16.4 MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: Australia loves fireworks !
As fireworks master, do you have what it takes to wow the whole country, and become the new Firework HERO?

Get ready for a fun & really beautiful adventure everyone will enjoy!
And it's so easy to play; simply touch the screen when required to launch incredible fireworks.


Ready for the challenge? It's time to shine...!


Key features:
-Amazing firework effects with sounds, coming in more than 20 different kinds to discover!
-Long hours of fun ahead; one main "Story mode", plus 3 additional modes to unlock
- HD background images
- Gamecenter support !! leaderboard on each level / mode and 20 different achievements !
- Facebook integration (post score and screenshot)
-Customisable music playlist while you play
-Available in 5 languages : english, spanish, french, german, italian


modes:
* Main Story mode :
- Thanks to you skills, work your way up the ladder, from a small firework in Melbourne up to Sydney world famous NYE one!
- 7 locations playable across Australia most beautiful cities

* 4 additional Bonus Modes to unlock
- Endurance mode: be the best and stay above 80% success rate as long as you can
- Watch mode: just watch magnificent fireworks
- Create mode: Generate your own beautiful fireworks on the background image of your choice, then capture your creations, and use as them as wallpapers or... just share with friends!
- Shoot mode: save Australia from an alien invasion !

GarooGames's comments:
Hey,

Garoo Games is happy to announce the release of its first game: Firework Hero !
It's an iOS universal game so you can get it on any platform (iPod, iPhone and iPad).

AppStore link :
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firework-hero/id491271328?mt=8

YouTube video :
http://youtu.be/VxkE07XFbnY

More info on the website :
http://www.garoogames.com/index.php?p=1_2

A few screenshots :




Description

Australia loves fireworks !
As fireworks master, do you have what it takes to wow the whole country, and become the new Firework HERO? 



Get ready for a fun & really beautiful adventure everyone will enjoy!
And it's so easy to play; simply touch the screen when required to launch incredible fireworks.


Ready for the challenge? It's time to shine...!


Key features:
-Amazing firework effects with sounds, coming in more than 20 different kinds to discover!
-Long hours of fun ahead; one main "Story mode", plus 3 additional modes to unlock
-Customisable music playlist while you play
-Available in 5 languages : english, spanish, french, german, italian


modes:

* Main Story mode :
- Thanks to you skills, work your way up the ladder, from a small firework in Melbourne up to Sydney world famous NYE one!
- 7 locations playable across Australia most beautiful cities

* 3 additional Bonus Modes to unlock
- Endurance mode: be the best and stay above 80% success rate as long as you can
- Create mode: Generate your own beautiful fireworks on the background image of your choice, then capture your creations, and use as them as wallpapers or... just share with friends!
- Shoot mode: save Australia from an alien invasion !

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More information from this thread :

Yes it is an actual game ;-)
The trailer should explain everything you need to know about the game, it should be ready sometime this week.

The main mode is the Story mode where the goal is to basically finish the show.. and be hired for the next one
The game goal being to finish the year with the very famous Sydney's firework on top of the Harbour Bridge

If you miss some fireworks, then the audience satisfaction percentage will decrease.. under 80% a timer will appear and give you 20 seconds to increase it above 80% !
You will gameover if you're still under 80% after the 20 seconds timer..
The first level is really easy as you can see on the video, but the next ones are more challenging (as you can see in the video with the Opera section, being the next to last level)
There's a system of point multiplier (reset to 1x when you miss one firework)

3 bonuses are available to help you though :
- atomic : it will trigger all the fireworks for you during 2 seconds
- timer : it will add an extra 20 seconds in case you're having some issue to get above 80%
- 10x multiplier : this will set the point multiplier directly to 10, useful if you wanna improve your best score

At the end of each level, you will know if you have improved your best score or best percentage
So yeah one of the challenge is to replay a level and improve them..
GameCenter Leaderboards would come at some point.

The bonus modes are : (for these modes, you can choose any background from the game, load an image from your device or even directly take a picture if a camera is available)

Endurance mode :
- you basically have to stay above 80% as long as can, the game speed increasing so that it becomes very challenging after a few minutes !
- also some malus red circles appear randomly (you'll loose some percentage if you touch them)

Create mode :
- you just have to touch the screen to create some firework
- you can take a screenshot when you play
- an upcoming update will make this mode way more interesting

Shoot mode:
- it's basically a simple Space Invaders game where you have to launch some fireworks to destroy the aliens
- the challenge is that it takes a few seconds for a firework launcher to respawn so you have to be precise in your shots !

About the music.. there's no music but you can choose a playlist in the settings
In this case you won't have any sound effects, just the music (which is fine anyway.. the fireworks being very noisy ;-)

About the 2011 year.. the game was supposed to be released last year but the approval process took a bit longer than expected..
This will be fixed in an upcoming update !

Also last but not least the game is available in english, italian, spanish, german and french (can be changed in the settings but the game autodetect the language when it's started for the 1st time)
01-14-2012, 10:43 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,476
I love good firework apps! Could use a video to see how it runs. Is it multi touch action? Need more to go on before buying.

01-15-2012, 01:25 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks for your message ! I'm actually editing a video..
It should be on YouTube soon :-)

I do understand a video would help selling the app..
Also the game is multitouch and work the best on the iPad (thanks to the big wide screen)

Last edited by GarooGames; 01-15-2012 at 01:29 AM.
01-15-2012, 07:54 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6
video uploaded :
http://youtu.be/VxkE07XFbnY
01-15-2012, 10:02 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Atlantic, IA
Posts: 280
looks like a fun game
01-15-2012, 01:09 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,476
OK, so this an actual game! Not just aimlessly throwing fireworks up there! Looks interesting. But is there any more game play after playing it the first time through, or is it the same every time and you try to top your previous score? Would be nice if it 's different every time. And I noticed it said 2011 in the sky. Why? You immediately date your game doing that. Also, is there an option for any music? Seems kind of empty without that. Just wondering. I like the fact that there's a real point to this. Could be real good!
01-15-2012, 09:13 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6
Yes it is an actual game ;-)
The trailer should explain everything you need to know about the game, it should be ready sometime this week.

The main mode is the Story mode where the goal is to basically finish the show.. and be hired for the next one
The game goal being to finish the year with the very famous Sydney's firework on top of the Harbour Bridge

If you miss some fireworks, then the audience satisfaction percentage will decrease.. under 80% a timer will appear and give you 20 seconds to increase it above 80% !
You will gameover if you're still under 80% after the 20 seconds timer..
The first level is really easy as you can see on the video, but the next ones are more challenging (as you can see in the video with the Opera section, being the next to last level)
There's a system of point multiplier (reset to 1x when you miss one firework)

3 bonuses are available to help you though :
- atomic : it will trigger all the fireworks for you during 2 seconds
- timer : it will add an extra 20 seconds in case you're having some issue to get above 80%
- 10x multiplier : this will set the point multiplier directly to 10, useful if you wanna improve your best score

At the end of each level, you will know if you have improved your best score or best percentage
So yeah one of the challenge is to replay a level and improve them..
GameCenter Leaderboards would come at some point.

The bonus modes are : (for these modes, you can choose any background from the game, load an image from your device or even directly take a picture if a camera is available)

Endurance mode :
- you basically have to stay above 80% as long as can, the game speed increasing so that it becomes very challenging after a few minutes !
- also some malus red circles appear randomly (you'll loose some percentage if you touch them)

Create mode :
- you just have to touch the screen to create some firework
- you can take a screenshot when you play
- an upcoming update will make this mode way more interesting

Shoot mode:
- it's basically a simple Space Invaders game where you have to launch some fireworks to destroy the aliens
- the challenge is that it takes a few seconds for a firework launcher to respawn so you have to be precise in your shots !

About the music.. there's no music but you can choose a playlist in the settings
In this case you won't have any sound effects, just the music (which is fine anyway.. the fireworks being very noisy ;-)

About the 2011 year.. the game was supposed to be released last year but the approval process took a bit longer than expected..
This will be fixed in an upcoming update !

Also last but not least the game is available in english, italian, spanish, german and french (can be changed in the settings but the game autodetect the language when it's started for the 1st time)
Thanks for your question and feedback !
Garoo Games
01-16-2012, 03:50 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,476
Quote:
Originally Posted by GarooGames View Post
Yes it is an actual game ;-)
The trailer should explain everything you need to know about the game, it should be ready sometime this week.

The main mode is the Story mode where the goal is to basically finish the show.. and be hired for the next one
The game goal being to finish the year with the very famous Sydney's firework on top of the Harbour Bridge

If you miss some fireworks, then the audience satisfaction percentage will decrease.. under 80% a timer will appear and give you 20 seconds to increase it above 80% !
You will gameover if you're still under 80% after the 20 seconds timer..
The first level is really easy as you can see on the video, but the next ones are more challenging (as you can see in the video with the Opera section, being the next to last level)
There's a system of point multiplier (reset to 1x when you miss one firework)

3 bonuses are available to help you though :
- atomic : it will trigger all the fireworks for you during 2 seconds
- timer : it will add an extra 20 seconds in case you're having some issue to get above 80%
- 10x multiplier : this will set the point multiplier directly to 10, useful if you wanna improve your best score

At the end of each level, you will know if you have improved your best score or best percentage
So yeah one of the challenge is to replay a level and improve them..
GameCenter Leaderboards would come at some point.

The bonus modes are : (for these modes, you can choose any background from the game, load an image from your device or even directly take a picture if a camera is available)

Endurance mode :
- you basically have to stay above 80% as long as can, the game speed increasing so that it becomes very challenging after a few minutes !
- also some malus red circles appear randomly (you'll loose some percentage if you touch them)

Create mode :
- you just have to touch the screen to create some firework
- you can take a screenshot when you play
- an upcoming update will make this mode way more interesting

Shoot mode:
- it's basically a simple Space Invaders game where you have to launch some fireworks to destroy the aliens
- the challenge is that it takes a few seconds for a firework launcher to respawn so you have to be precise in your shots !

About the music.. there's no music but you can choose a playlist in the settings
In this case you won't have any sound effects, just the music (which is fine anyway.. the fireworks being very noisy ;-)

About the 2011 year.. the game was supposed to be released last year but the approval process took a bit longer than expected..
This will be fixed in an upcoming update !

Also last but not least the game is available in english, italian, spanish, german and french (can be changed in the settings but the game autodetect the language when it's started for the 1st time)
Thanks for your question and feedback !
Garoo Games
Hi, thanks for your consideration in addressing all my concerns! This is definitely a good start for you, and building a relationship with your audience in this forum goes a long way in terms of garnering interest for you and your creations! Gotta have this game and will buy it immediately! Can't wait to play it! Good luck with this and all your future endeavers! I'm definitely eager to support devs like you!
01-17-2012, 02:09 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks ! Your message is greatly appreciated !
We'll definitely work hard for the next updates as we have plenty of ideas to improve the game, polish the bonus modes and add some new ones !
For example it looks like people like the Shoot mode so we're going to redesign it a little bit and make it look more like a real game !
If only Apple was faster to release a game update ;-)

Thanks again, we'll update this thread each time we have something new.
Garoo Games
Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garoo-...96582360393321
Firework Hero FB page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Firew...29318437148268

Last edited by GarooGames; 01-17-2012 at 02:12 AM.