★ TouchArcade is in READ ONLY mode this weekend while we upgrade. Please support us on Patreon.
App description: Check the newest wonder from the Appstore!

Shufflepuck Cantina is the newest game developed by the creators of the best-seller 1112.

Plunge into the Athanor's universe!
Play in a world populated by colorful characters in an atmospheric Space Western.
Face your opponents in frantic and spectacular air hockey matches!
Relax and take your chances at the prize machine.

Take advantage of one of the most beautiful games in the App Store, running at 60fps with no loading times, thanks to our all-new in-house 3D engine!

- Making an in-app purchase will permanently remove ads!
Check the Duranium Card: Credz are doubled for all the victories!

Please search for 'Shufflepuck Cantina GOLD'
- The Duranium Card is included - Credz are doubled for all the victories!
- A wad of Credz is included - a helping hand to get off to a good start!
- No ads!

- Hundreds of hours of addictive gameplay!
- More than 100 levels of evolution!
- No loading times!
- Sublime on the retina display of the iPhone, iPod touch and gorgeous on the new iPad!
- Antialiasing, blur, dynamic lighting, particles, spatial sounds!
- One of the most beautiful games in the App Store!
- High performance in-house 3D engine!
- 4 floors in a fantastic universe!
- 12 opponents entirely modeled and animated in 3D!
- More than 40 gadgets and equipment to collect!
- Unlock all your opponents biographies to embody them and take advantage of their powers!
- Unleash furious special strikes on your opponents!
- Super precise and responsive gameplay!
- Over 350 missions to play!
- 73 achievements to unlock for the Game Center!
- Instant two player mode included!

Gameplay Trailer: http://goo.gl/4x3Uw

Echoseven's comments:
Note: Shufflepuck Cantina GOLD is a $2.99 alternative to the regular (FREE) version and includes the Duranium Card, a wad of Credz (worth $2.99) and has no ads.

Shufflepuck Cantina GOLD: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id627420776?mt=8

09-12-2012, 10:32 AM
This looks pretty cool. With a pricetag of free though there must be SOME unlock fee?

09-12-2012, 10:51 AM
It looks oddly like a 1988 Broderbund's game called...Shufflepuck cafe.

09-12-2012, 11:14 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: The red Skittle
Posts: 5,813
By golly, this game is fan-freakin'-tastic.

At its core, it's an air hockey game, but the spin they've put on it with the general story, aesthetics and atmosphere is simply brilliant.

There are IAPs, but so far I can't see how they'd be necessary - there's nothing locked behind anything even remotely resembling a wall.

Basically you play the air hockey matches against different characters, and winning gets you coins, score and tokens. You can use coins to buy different short stories about each character, and once you've bought them all, you can unlock the character's special skill. You can also buy different pucks and paddles, but I haven't looked at those yet.

The tokens are used in a random-ish "flip a card to win a prize" mini game, where you can win coins, more tokens, or parts of characters' biographies. You get a free token every 30 minutes, but you also get them for completing missions. So far, nearly everything I've done has given me a completed mission and a token/coin/score reward.

Honestly, this game is just brilliant.

Need professional proofreading, editing or writing that won't break your budget?
Contact me at youarelowonhealth.com or via PM.
09-12-2012, 11:18 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,664
Looks like the ONLY pickup for me this week. None of the other releases posted here so far has gotten my interest much.

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
09-12-2012, 11:40 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,272
No, you did not just release a modern take on the first computer game I, at the age of 7, ever invested time and passion into, Agharta Studio...

Yes, you did, and I'll be watching every bit and byte of this download as soon as it hits my local App Store! I'll forego Infinity Blade: Dungeons (should it actually be released tonight) if there is a space issue! I'll throw away pictures of loved ones, delete favourite songs (here's to looking at yer MP3's, Marillion, King's X, I Mother Earth and Alter Bridge), and clear out the Scott Pilgrim and Lost at Sea albums from Comic Zeal! If there is still not space enough, I'll send Dan Simmons, Kapuściński, and The Long Earth packing from Stanza, not that it'll make any difference, and refrain from putting the new SoA episode into AVPlayer! I'll delete TWE...

No, I will not delete TWEWY. But just about anything else

Any relation to the original? IP purchased/transferred? Shameless (but still welcome) rip-off, err, I mean, homage? Might you fellas actually be the original Broderbund, or a part of it?

Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Looks like the ONLY pickup for me this week. None of the other releases posted here so far has gotten my interest much.
Curiously similar to my sentiments. But this more than makes up fer it, even should we not see IB: D drop tonight.

Vocalist of Neverlast
Game Center/OpenFeint/Plus+/[insert arbitrary game network, online character or multiplayer account here]: Ayjona

Last edited by Ayjona; 09-12-2012 at 11:53 AM.
09-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Hey someone who likes soa as well woohoo
09-12-2012, 11:58 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,272
Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Hey someone who likes soa as well woohoo
Well, I'm actually not convinced the artificial extension of the narrative is a good idea, so I'm approaching the fifth season with apprehension But yes, up until now, at least, it's one of my favourites, even though every single character, protagonist as well as antagonist (if that distinction even exists in SoA ) is an ass or a monster, and it's all bound to end in tears

Erm, back on track : I wonder if we will ever see online multiplayer for this one. Sounds like, if possible, even more fun than what's already in this package of potential awesomeness... I'm kinda surprised at the generous price tag, actually. Seems like a game that could have been sold for, well... lots of moneys.

Vocalist of Neverlast
Game Center/OpenFeint/Plus+/[insert arbitrary game network, online character or multiplayer account here]: Ayjona
09-12-2012, 12:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: NYC suburbs (New Jersey)
Posts: 1,628
Looks totally fantastic!!

240,000+ Game Center Achievement points
Gamecenter ID: Donny K76
PSN ID: donnydj76
Let's go Yankees!
09-12-2012, 05:16 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Lyon, France
Posts: 426
Send a message via MSN to aghartastudio
Yeah it's out a little early, the official release, video and PR are scheduled for tommorow
anyway, we hope this hommage to the 80's classic will be the next huge thing in IOS world^^

Alexandre leboucher - Agharta studio
Designer of 1112
Check out my twitter for latest updates!

Last edited by aghartastudio; 09-12-2012 at 05:20 PM.