App description: One of the Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Action- TouchArcade

Pocket Tactics' Action Game of the Year!

God of Blades now fills your iPhone 5 screen with gorgeous, sword-swinging pulp fantasy!

5/5 TouchArcade!
"The tortured, veiny world the art conjures and the surreal music it uses to bolster its paranoid sci-fi vibe are both riveting aspects that suck you into a surreal universe and doesn't let go."

8/10 Edge Magazine!
"God Of Blades enhances its glorious alien bloodshed with lavish presentation that blends the pulp sensibilities of paperback fantasy novels with the bizarre visions found on prog rock album covers."

4.5/5 148 Apps!
"Theres nothing quite like it on the App Store, and it's fun to boot. All hail God of Blades!"

5/5/ AppSpy!
"...there's not an inch of this game that isn't dripping with a strangely appealing other-worldly sheen."

A love-song to pulp fantasy tales of yore, 70s synth-prog-landscape oddities, and forgotten places, God of Blades is a gorgeous, visceral sidescrolling physics-based sword-fighting adventure.

See the trailer at http://www.whitewhalegames.com

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Praise for God of Blades:

Cripes. So many reasons to like this. The pulpy sci fi narrative, the prog rock lettering and album art backdrops, the spectral swordsmen and the fearsome sense of connection. God of Blades is pretty much glorious, basically. - Christian Donlan, Hookshot Inc.

...we were reminded of Shadow of the Beast for some reason probably because of the music and the setting... thats a very good thing.- Chris Priestman, IndieGameMag

The White Whale Games crew has gone above and beyond demonstrating their devotion to stories and literature, and [Loreseeker] is one of the most creative and brilliant ways they could have possibly conceived to get people to go to those incredible repositories of human knowledge known as libraries. - Brad Hilderbrand, Gamezebo

With their upcoming title God of Blades, the small indie developer has created an intriguing mashup of iOS genres. - A.T. Faust III, AppAdvice.com

God of Blades is dripping with style - Jim Squires, Gamezebo

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The dead king rises! Become a spectral warrior who has returned to defend his planet against a rampaging doom-cult and the devouring touch of the cosmic horrors they serve. Wrenching this world from the grasp of oblivion, the Nameless King wields phantom blades forged from the legends and heritage of a dying world.

Raise your blade, and rush into the darkness!

FEATURES:

BATTLE ACROSS AN ALIEN WORLD

- 10 Breathtaking, handcrafted environments (Retina display supported!) and art inspired by pulp novel covers, classic RPG modules, and 1970s rock
- Extensive Campaign mode includes gorgeous cinematics and an epic story in the tradition of fantasy sagas past.

WIELD A GODLIKE ARSENAL

- An array of unlockable weapons, each with a unique look, feel, power, and history learn their tales and develop your own fighting strategies. Banish your enemies to other dimensions, cover them in flames, slow time to achieve impossible blows, summon raging storms, coat them in soul-devouring worms and more!
- Addictive, emergent, physics-driven combat makes every duel uniqueshatter weapons, armor, and send your foes flying. No two duels are the same.

A WAR THAT NEVER ENDS

- Climb the leaderboards! Eternal mode offers white-knuckle survival gameplay- how long can you last the different warriors that comprise the void-crazed horde?
- Pit your swordfighting prowess against the monstrous Voidchosenprocedurally generated master warriors.

STUNNING SOUNDTRACK

- Stellar aural experience, featuring tremendous sound design, and an album-length score reminiscent of 60s/70s fantasy and horror films

EXPLORE YOUR WORLD, CHALLENGE THE DARKNESS

- Unlock select weapons by visiting real world libraries, using our innovative feature, Loreseeker.

Sanuku's comments:




09-26-2012, 12:42 PM
#21
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,255
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
The only bummer is that some weapons can only be unlocked by connecting to foursquare and visiting a real life library...yea, you heard that right. But this thing doesn't seem to work in my country. Might be US/Europe restricted.
The library thing is a novel idea (no pun intended), but seems kind of strange in a game like this. I could see it working in a "find it" type game or, of course, an educational game. I'll be interested to see how it works -- and even if it is restricted to the US/Europe is any library location going to be available or only "select" libraries? I'm assuming it has to do with scanning an ISBN number.

Even though it doesn't require as much effort, I hate games that require you to use any social networking site (foursquare in this case) to do things.

Still willl await some more feedback on this one. It sounds great and E-P's mention of Blood Roofs certainly peaks my interest as it's currently my favorite game.

Only thing with this and Amazing Runner's releases tonight is that as much as I love runners, I'm starting to have too many of them and like to keep my 8 GB's catalog diverse with other game types I like.

Impress me....and I'll still bite.

Last edited by awp69; 09-26-2012 at 12:44 PM.
09-26-2012, 04:20 PM
#22
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,255
Still no impressions on this one? After watching some of Sanuku's video, I'm not sure if I'm sold on the gameplay.

09-26-2012, 04:35 PM
#23
im sold this game looks freaking sweet, it looks like it gets tough later , art style has a demon souls / lord of the rings vibe good stuff ...graphics look great too.
09-26-2012, 04:51 PM
#24
awp69 - heres a good look for the TouchArcade crew - http://toucharcade.com/2012/09/13/ta...nd-slash-game/
09-26-2012, 05:00 PM
#25
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Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
Still no impressions on this one? After watching some of Sanuku's video, I'm not sure if I'm sold on the gameplay.
Still another hour or two before I can get it (UK store).
09-26-2012, 05:43 PM
#26
I never thought i gonna use this phrase for a video game but this is ''...so Eloy''. Totally want it!!!!
09-26-2012, 06:02 PM
#27
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: NCC 1701 A
Posts: 2,209
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Originally Posted by ironsam80 View Post
I never thought i gonna use this phrase for a video game but this is ''...so Eloy''. Totally want it!!!!
yessss! graphics reminds me Rodney Matthews artwork, in fact some progressive and hard rock bands from 70s and 80s, like Eloy, Magnum, Diamond Head, etc, use his paintings in their album covers... i had all his books and most of those bands lps...
09-26-2012, 06:25 PM
#28
Hmm.. I guess I clearly don't get why people are so hyped up for this game and praising it so much. I watched Sanuku's video and I got bored after a few minutes because all that was happening was: *hit* *run, run, run* *hit* *run run run* etc, over and over again. It just looks so repetitve, maybe thats just me, I don't know. Can anyone please tell me why this game is so good?

However, I do love the artwork and backgrounds in the game but I personally do not think that itself is worth $2.99.

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09-26-2012, 06:28 PM
#29
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Originally Posted by Jdragoon19 View Post
Hmm.. I guess I clearly don't get why people are so hyped up for this game and praising it so much. I watched Sanuku's video and I got bored after a few minutes because all that was happening was: *hit* *run, run, run* *hit* *run run run* etc, over and over again. It just looks so repetitve, maybe thats just me, I don't know. Can anyone please tell me why this game is so good?

However, I do love the artwork and backgrounds in the game but I personally do not think that itself is worth $2.99.
Maybe it's fun?
09-26-2012, 06:34 PM
#30
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Originally Posted by soldat7 View Post
Maybe it's fun?
It is? Can't really tell from the video because all the gameplay is is just running and hitting..

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