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iPhone: Gem Dash (by Black White Games)

05-17-2012, 10:53 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 25
Gem Dash (by Black White Games)

How fast are your fingers? You have 60 seconds!

Introducing Gem Dash for iPhone and iPad!





FREE iPad version available here
http://bit.ly/gem-dash-ipad

Why the black and white theme?
i like vintage stuff

Is this another gem game?
Yes and no. I wanted to break free from the match 3 in a row-type diamond games. I studied other gem games and found that they reward precise pattern matching and penalize when you tap a wrong gem. It frustrates new players a lot. Gem Dash lets you tap without limit, but all your taps count when you're trying to fulfill the required gems within 60 seconds.

There's no pattern matching -> the focus is on smashing items and getting to the gems. It's easy to start, but hard to master. The more fingers you have on screen, the better

About me
i'm an indie developer who recently quit my job to make games full time. I can be reached at ben at blackwhitegames dot com

Birdie bird
http://bit.ly/twitter-blackwhiteapps

More games
http://bit.ly/blackwhitegames
05-17-2012, 11:10 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,188
Interesting... Although for a Gem puzzle game, id prefer it be colorful. Odd choice to go B/W but very interesting.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
05-17-2012, 01:33 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 25
thanks! i'll keep that feedback in mind