App description: Bee Leader - It's busy time!
The bees need you! Become a Bee Leader and help the bees fill their hives with honey.

September 2014 Update: Check out the new world Climate Change!

*** App Store Best of 2012
*** App Store 'Free App of the Week' May 2013

*** Editors' Choice in New Zealand, Australia & Brazil
*** #1 app & game in 6 countries
*** Top 10 iPhone app in 53 countries
*** Top 10 iPad app in 87 countries

* Touch Arcade 4.5 stars - "Bee Leader both surprises and delights from moment one."

* Modojo 4.5 stars - "Challenging, fun and readily-accessible title that ranks right up there with the best iPhone and iPad have to offer."

* The App Shack 4.5 stars - "Will definitely wind up being one of my favorite casual high-scoring arcade games of the year."

* iFanzine 4.5 stars - "A beautifully crafted game that oozes creativity and whimsical charm."

* Gamezebo 4 stars - "A game every iDevice owner should try. Like a honeycomb dripping honey, it oozes quality from nearly every facet."

* App Spy 4 stars - "It's certainly bee-lightful."

* TUAW - "Bee Leader is one of the most charming iPhone games I've come across in a long time."

* Touch Arcade - "trailer was absolutely amazing! iOS developers, take note!"
"Extremely simple concept taken to a level of perfection, almost like Tiny Wings meets Minecraft."
"Totally blown away, looks great on the new iPad, controls really well."

* Touch Arcade Forums - "PERFECT example of how an iOS game should be!"
"Incredible polish and great gameplay. Full recommendation."
"Controls are spot on! Graphics are incredible! Music is perfect!"

* AppCroc.com - "Surely going to blow you away with its amazing visuals and cute characters."

* Best10Apps.com, Editor's Pick - "Addictive and exciting with dazzling UI. You can't miss it."


Fly around the world and hover over flowers to collect nectar. Look out for enemies and bad weather! Collect as much nectar as you can before the sun sets. The faster you get nectar back to your hive the more honey you'll make! Pick up plenty of bonuses along the way - nectar, honey, time, and bee buddies. The more bee buddies you find, the more nectar you'll collect. More nectar means more honey - sweet!

To climb up the Bee Leader ranks fly through different worlds making honey - Just Desert, Country Life, City Heights, Island Time, London Fun and Climate Change. Each world has different obstacles, enemies, flowers, bonuses to break open and other fun interactive goodies. Some worlds are small, others are big, and there's a few surprises along the way.

Control your bee using your preferred method: joystick, touch or tilt. You can also remotely control Bee Leader using another iOS device via wifi or Bluetooth using Joypad, available free from the App Store. See http://getjoypad.com for more details.

Get busy!

Watch the trailers at;
Official Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QhkhlnUv8A&hd=1
Gameplay Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-6HqpeoZb0&hd=1

FEATURES:
- available for Mac & iOS & other platforms
- beautiful design & illustration
- full HD/Retina support on iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
- 19 levels over 6 different worlds
- cool flight model & fun physics
- great interactive sound
- social networking & sharing support
- full remote control via wifi/Bluetooth using Joypad
- Game Center leaderboards & achievements
- pesky hornets

CREDITS:
Bee Leader
A Flightless Production
by Greg Harding, John O'Reilly and Ali Teo.
Copyright 2012 Flightless Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

http://beeleader.com
http://www.facebook.com/beeleader
http://twitter.com/flightlessnz
beeleader@flightless.co.nz
http://www.flightless.co.nz/beeleader

Made using cocos2d/Box2d/ObjectAL/Freesound/Joypad.
http://itunes.com/apps/joypad/joypadgamecontroller

Echoseven's comments:




05-24-2012, 08:27 AM
#21
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 971
I'll definitely be grabbing this one. Just curious though, how many levels total are there?

Now playing: Working my way through the best retro games recently re-relased including Sonic, Raiden Legacy, Blazing Star and more. Keep them coming! And revisiting all Orange Pixel titles...
05-24-2012, 08:30 AM
#22
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Originally Posted by smes3817 View Post
I'll definitely be grabbing this one. Just curious though, how many levels total are there?
12 levels in 4 worlds with more to come, and levels are big.

You have a hive each level, and levels are like planets (not that big, maybe an tiny asteroid ), that means circular, go around its surface, and you have to collect enough pollen from different sources and different ways before sunset while avoiding enemies, traps, etc...

ADD: Any tips for the wasps?

05-24-2012, 10:16 AM
#23
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over The Rainbow
Posts: 3,082
This game is just beautiful. I hope it does well, because it really deserves to. Great presentation. Loads of control options. I really like the gameplay, too. Very well done.
05-24-2012, 01:51 PM
#24
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Originally Posted by Andy C83 View Post
This game is just beautiful. I hope it does well, because it really deserves to. Great presentation. Loads of control options. I really like the gameplay, too. Very well done.
Agreed... one of the brightest games that has come out lately
05-24-2012, 02:22 PM
#25
This game looks amazing. I'm guessing that my 4-yr old will really get a kick out of playing it also. 4-day weekend coming up so that will give us plenty of time to get our hands sticky playing this one.
05-24-2012, 04:57 PM
#26
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Posts: 83
Bee Leader - Flightless / Developers

@BrEaKBEaT @Andy C83 @burn @TheFrost - thanks a lot for your comments!

It's New and Noteworthy in a few places today including the US and is the Editor's Choice for iPad on the NZ and Australian App Stores
05-25-2012, 07:33 PM
#27
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Posts: 83
Bee Leader - Flightless / Developers

Wow, we are totally humbled and blown away by this week's episode of the Touch Arcade Show - http://toucharcade.com/2012/05/25/th...brim-with-tnt/ with some awesome comments about our game and trailer for Bee Leader ~11m30s.

We're not sure what else to say but massive thanks to Brad, Eli and Jared - much appreciated!
05-25-2012, 08:39 PM
#28
The kids and I are having a lot of fun with this one!

I originally picked it up just based on the fact that it was bright and had zero IAP! I like to support that idea when ever I can

Anyways, played it a little, figured it was a great idea but a little too hard to control. Well I loaded it on my son's iPod as well, and seen smiling away while playing it, I picked it up again an now I can't put it down!

Those third hives are tough!!!!!

(we found the touh anywhere pad to work the best with small movements and even little slide taps when needed, when we "dock" up to a flower just take your finger off the screen... Works for the first couple hives, but on the third ones you have to keep it moving so it doesn't work as well....

Anyways great game here!!! I really love bright games like this, it's hard to be in a bad mood while playing this one!
05-25-2012, 08:45 PM
#29
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Posts: 83
Bee Leader - Flightless / Developers

@bacon-N-eggs thanks for playing and cheers for your comments about no-IAP

It's great that you tried the touch-anywhere controls - some people are finding the joystick on the phone a little sensitive. The touch controls are scaled right to the sides of the screen so are way more forgiving, especially for little kids+ipad. Some reviewers have missed this control by the looks of it, so we're glad you used it!

Last edited by flightless; 05-25-2012 at 08:46 PM. Reason: title
05-25-2012, 08:58 PM
#30
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Originally Posted by flightless View Post
@bacon-N-eggs thanks for playing and cheers for your comments about no-IAP

It's great that you tried the touch-anywhere controls - some people are finding the joystick on the phone a little sensitive. The touch controls are scaled right to the sides of the screen so are way more forgiving, especially for little kids+ipad. Some reviewers have missed this control by the looks of it, so we're glad you used it!
Lots of typos in my post, dang these touch screens!

We are using the touch anywhere "joystick/pad," we tried the touch anywhere and it didn't feel as good for us. Now reading your post it sounds like we can pick how much movement we want based on the area we touch. Thus near the center it will not pull as hard as the outer edge? Hummmm might have to give it another try.

Great job, it's really polished and a whole lot of fun. I do feel like we need goals, and maybe even hats/things to "buy" for our bee. Maybe we get honey points or something??? Then again that might take more away from the free flowing feeling you have created here? Just thinking out loud, jet pack joyride really changed the way "collecting" games like this function and have a ton of replayability.

Well done!

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