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Glitch Tank $1.99->$0.99

10-13-2012, 05:17 AM
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Glitch Tank $1.99->$0.99




Had this on my watch list, and decided to pick it up when I saw it was on sale (to celebrate his new game's release I guess). Glad I did. It's fun and I haven't even tried 2 player yet.
10-13-2012, 07:24 AM
#2
i'm looking at those screenshots, and i just have no idea what this game is about or what's going on in them

Playing: Ski Safari, Polara, Girls Like Robots, Dynamite Jack, Monster Flip, Polymer, Super Mole Escape, Dream of Pixels, Radballs

10-13-2012, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Filing Cabinet View Post
i'm looking at those screenshots, and i just have no idea what this game is about or what's going on in them
^This^

Uhm, yeah.

DBC

I could never give up.
10-13-2012, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Filing Cabinet View Post
i'm looking at those screenshots, and i just have no idea what this game is about or what's going on in them
Well...the word "glitch" in the title should tell ya something...

Last edited by Greyskull; 10-13-2012 at 10:46 AM. Reason: typo, of course
10-13-2012, 09:27 AM
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If you want to see something stupid, look at this game's description in iTunes.
10-13-2012, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Filing Cabinet View Post
i'm looking at those screenshots, and i just have no idea what this game is about or what's going on in them
You control a tank. There are 4 random action cards at the bottom of the screen. When you use one iris replaced. They can be turns,, forward, back, jump forward, shoot, and one that creates small clones of your tank. The game can be played in real time or turn based. Real time gets crazy.
10-13-2012, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Royce View Post
You control a tank. There are 4 random action cards at the bottom of the screen. When you use one iris replaced. They can be turns,, forward, back, jump forward, shoot, and one that creates small clones of your tank. The game can be played in real time or turn based. Real time gets crazy.
Godd job at explaining the hard-to-explain. . Developers who release games in which the gameplay is impossible to convey via screenshots should really consider releasing lite versions.
10-13-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by acrotran View Post
If you want to see something stupid, look at this game's description in iTunes.
IDK if it's stupid, but it is hilarious... and then there's this.

"What's New in Version 6

STRUCTURAL MALFUNCTION"

Holy OMG.

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10-14-2012, 01:53 PM
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Michael Brough is basically a genius indie developer like Shaun Inman of The Last Rocket. Brough also created the Rogue-like Zaga-33 which received a very favorable TA Review . Glitch tank is one of my favorite games. While it is intended to be a two player board game, the variable-difficulty AI makes for an enjoyable solitaire game. I also prefer turn based play while playing solitaire because the game progresses at a more leisurely pace.

As far as the gameplay is concerned, the App description is adequate:

Damage your opponent's tank by shooting it, jumping over it, or exploding it with a mine. Choose from four random action cards.

There are also glitches that appear randomly. The most interesting element of gameplay is undoubtedly the duplicate action. When using this function, your tank and any existing replicas are all duplicated and subsequently all move or attack simultaneously according to whichever direction they happen to be facing.

Brough has a website under the name Smestorp, a weblog called Mighty Vision, and he is working on a new game called Helix.

Last edited by retr0spective; 10-14-2012 at 02:09 PM.