App description: **Named one of the best Racing games of 2012 by TouchArcade!**

Welcome to the world of Sky Gnomes! These little guys live high in the clouds and have only one passion in life: racing! Every day they're tinkering with their snow engines, building new parts and customizing others to go as fast as possible - falling straight down!

All this is done for a chance to win in the daily Sky Gnomes Tournament. These races have been going on for as long as any gnome can remember, drawing participants from all over the world. Every day the gnomes test their snow engines and piloting skills against harsh weather conditions and thousands of other competitors - all for another chance at fame, fortune, and glory!

Only the bravest of the Sky Gnomes compete in the infamous Battle Cup, though. This race pits two pilots against each other in a back-and-forth battle where opponents use rockets, machine guns, bombs, and all different types of trinkets to win! These duels provide the ultimate test of a gnome's piloting skills - and nerve!

And now it's your turn to join the competition! Customize your engine and put your skills to the test against people from all over the world in one of the most interesting multiplayer racers to ever hit the App Store! Whether you're looking to pass a minute or two waiting in line, or you want to become the greatest sky racer in tournament history, the Sky Gnomes Tournament awaits!


FEATURES:
- Easy to pick up and play with one hand
- Free fall from thousands of feet high!
- MULTIPLAYER racing action!
- Challenge your friends in the Battle Cup!
- Compete with players from all over the world in the Daily Tournaments!
- New chances to win trophies and prizes every day!
- Seamless, small group competition - compete at your level.
- Customize your play-style with tons of trinkets and upgrades!
- Transfer your profile to any device using your GameCenter account


Check out the Sky Gnomes trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wx1VGDauuM

Foursaken_Media's comments:


04-08-2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Asasnator View Post
I'm wondering if anyone can tell me this. I currently only have the Boost power-up upgraded, so that is the ONLY power up I can see during a race. I'm wondering if I upgrade other power-ups will they take the place of my Boost power-up during a race? or is it guaranteed that it will either be a Boost or some other power-up? Cause I really don't wanna kill my time on something so small as having some other power-up take the place of the Boost power-up.
You will either get the boost power up or the other one you unlock.

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04-08-2012, 01:38 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Oklahoma, OKC
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Then I would really like a setting for us to be able to turn on or off certain power-ups. Because I only really care for the Boost power-up, the coins are nice for when needing trinkets though.

Also, it would be really helpful to ALL the players who are looking for a good score. Because the coin power-up is worthless later in the game, also the shield power-up is no good compared to the Magnetic Force and Boost power-up. This setting would be AMAZING and it would help limit the "luck" you need to be able to get that really good run.

Could simply put a checkmark box right next to each power-up and the ones that are checked will be seen in the level. That simple. =D

Last edited by Asasnator; 04-08-2012 at 02:02 PM.

04-08-2012, 02:45 PM
looks very good,i think i'll pick this one up.

Drat!
04-08-2012, 02:57 PM
Cool thanks Agas Dont forget to vote if you're enjoying Sky Gnomes!

In regards to powerups, we've set it up in the most unbiased "fair" way we could think of. We didn't want players who want coins or need the shield powerup to be at a disadvantage to those who just care about speed. So, the way the system works is like this....

Each unlocked powerup adds a 25% extra chance to get a powerup in each section of the race. So if you have boost and coins unlocked, you'll have a 50% to get a powerup of any kind in each section. Then, once you collect a powerup it has an even chance of being any one of the ones youve already unlocked.

We did this to prevent "gaming" the system by just buying boost for ex and having a 100% to get boost all the time. We are going to change the descriptions as well to better describe what you're getting.
04-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Oklahoma, OKC
Posts: 347
Well that still leaves the players who buy only the Boost and Magnetized power-ups at an advantage if they use the Fortune ball completely maxed out. Then that provides 4 or more chances for a power up to spawn on first level, the Mountain level. So players with the fortune ball would have a significantly increased chanced for power ups PLUS they are only Boost or Magnetized. That meaning they could just use boosts through the entire level and get like 8 seconds or something. Though I'm assuming the fortune ball increases all power up chances to spawn from 30% to 50%, the regular + the additional power ups. So a player good at predicting where a power ups will spawn could BLAZE through levels.

Even if having each additional power up increases all of their chances to spawn by 25% by section, it would still be nice to be able to choose what has the chance to spawn. Cause lets say I'm getting a string of coins, but their is a power up coming up, I wouldn't bother getting it if I knew it was going to be a shield power up cause then I would would lose my coins, and spend my time "trying" to get that power up that might not even be worth it. So the way I see it, even if we have a reduced chance to get the powers up by having less of them active. I would still like to choose, so when I see a power up I KNOW its something useful and then I will try to maneuver around to get it.

Last edited by Asasnator; 04-08-2012 at 04:08 PM.
04-08-2012, 03:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foursaken_Media View Post
What do you mean -- like, trinkets in general, or you're not sure what some of the specific ones do?

Sorry for the late post, but I think I was trying to say why would one trinket give a boost from gathering snow and while the other one does the same thing. I got confused, but it turned out both trinkts do things differently, one gather snowflakes to build up a boost, while the other give a boost for each snowflake you passed. Just need to read carefully, haha.
04-08-2012, 05:28 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Oklahoma, OKC
Posts: 347
I'm kind of in need of gold now..though its not that big of deal, can get 500+ gold in about 40 seconds doing the night cup. The one issue I do have is that I have 83 nuts, 57 bolts, and 4 gears! like whats up with that? should really make a cap of like 40 nuts and bolts and gears, and once we reach that cap, the "spinning dial" changes to where it only has the last two parts that aren't at 40, and when two of them reach 40, only have that last part be on the dial. Would be a much better way of earning the parts IMO..cause having 83 nuts and 57 bolts while only having 4 gears is ridiculous.

or even a better idea, let us sell the extra parts we don't need for gold. Also let us buy other parts for gold, that would be AWESOME.

Last edited by Asasnator; 04-08-2012 at 05:52 PM.
04-08-2012, 10:11 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Oklahoma, OKC
Posts: 347
Well Mookmonster, I only have your time record left to beat on the Forest Cup. Though it won't be long. ;p
04-08-2012, 10:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Oklahoma, OKC
Posts: 347
oh wow and I just beat it by a full second. =D

haha and Nekcik is right on my tail for almost all of the Cup Leader boards...lol

Last edited by Asasnator; 04-08-2012 at 10:44 PM.
04-08-2012, 10:49 PM
I chilled out for todays tournys....ill be bak!

Honestly, im just going crazy bc pinball arcade update got rejected, and it has two new tables....was rejected bc didnt include a certain update button, even though the previous versions didnt have it.....apple can be sooo capricious sometimes.

Last edited by Mookmonster; 04-08-2012 at 10:55 PM.

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